The Student Success Blog will update you with useful resources, services and activities in our ESL Program and throughout the college. You will also find useful links for self study and study skills tips. Visit the blog often as information is updated weekly. Submissions, links or ideas for the blog are always welcome! Have a wonderful session at the School of ESL!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Week 4 is a 4 day week!

Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable long weekend, soaking up some of the sun that we haven't seen in ages!!

 Ongoing Supports Available for You:
1.  Tutoring at the TLC (Tutoring Learning Centre):  Speaking and Writing Tutoring in C503 with Peer Tutors.  Check out their blog for more information. 
2.  Student Success workshops and Peer Leader assistanceCheck this blog ( for upcoming workshops and clubs, as well as info on study tips and events. 
Start your own study group and we'll support you!!
 Peer Leaders are available in D304A.

Workshops this week:

1.  Speak Up (levels 4-8) :  
Practice conversation and public speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends in the process.
When:  Wednesdays
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

 2.  Listen Up Workshop (levels 5 and up)
A new workshop to help you practice listen skills and build your vocabulary by watching and discussing interesting programs and sitcoms. 
 When:  Tues and Thursdays
Where:  Tues D316 and Thurs D302
Time:  12-1:30pm
This week's program:  Modern Family!!

3.  Games Club
 Fun Opportunity to Practice your English and meet new friends.  Join the Games Club with Marcela to learn English and have fun at the same time.
When:  Thursdays
Where: Meet at Peer Leader Office, D304 A
Time: 10:00am-1:00 pm

4.   Stress Management and Memorization Skills Workshop (Sched B Students)
Learn and practice  valuable skills.
When:  Thurs May 26th 
Where: D310
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

 5. Writing Study Group (levels 5 and up)
Practice Brainstorming, Outlining and effective writing skills.
When:  Thursdays
Where: D301
Time: 3pm

Coming Next Week:  Register NOW!

 Career Planning Workshop for levels 5-8 students.
Find out answers to your questions about post-secondary education and make the right choices for your future academic career.
WHEN:  Tues May 31st (Sched A students)
                Thurs June 2nd (Sched B students)
Room:  E430

Representatives from Advising, Counselling, Admissions, International and Assessment will be there to answer your questions.
TO REGISTER:  Email Aarzoo
Send Aarzoo the following to register:
1.  Your full name
2.  Your level and class (e.g. 5C)
3.  The date you would like to attend (May 31st or June 2nd)
4.  At least one question that you would like to have answered at the workshop.

Don't forget about the VIDEO COMPETITION!!

Create a 2-3 minute video on the topic of Life in Toronto or at GBC.
Win an iPod Nano, Flip Camera or Movie Passes for 2!!
One student has offered to help anyone who requires help with editing software.  Email Dorothy for details or if you have any questions.

Here is an example of a video on the topic of "Places to Hang Out in Toronto, " created by 2 of your Peer Leaders, Arjola and Mehdi.

Stay in touch and  "LIKE" us on Facebook!!
You can see a couple of examples of video entries from last year's contest!!

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