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, September 19, 2011

Week 4 Supports and Activities!


1.  Tutoring is available in the ESL Library, D313.  Drop by every Tues and Thurs at 12pm  for English practice. 

2.  Visit our Peer Leaders in D304A for support--don't wait until the last minute!  Come early to ensure your success.  Form a study group and STUDY SMARTER NOT HARDER!  The Peer Leaders can meet with and support your study group.

One of our popular activities are Games Clubs.  Drop by to have some fun and improve your language skills in the process.

3.  The Tutoring Learning Centre (TLC) will be available shortly for English Language Support.  The TLC is located in Building C, room C503.   Stay tuned for updates here or check their website.

4.  Volunteer Activities
Meet with Kurt in D304 on Mon and Tues to find out more or email Kurt at:
Recently, GBC students were involved in the Block Party and
Cabbagetown Festival.


See more photos on our facebook page:

Ongoing Weekly Workshops:

1.  Vocabulary Booster
Vocabulary games, phrasal verbs, collocations! Learn new expressions and boost your fluency!
When:  Tuesdays
Where: Tues D320, 11am-12pm, Sched B
             Tues D317, 12pm-1pm, Sched A

2.  Speak Up 
Practice conversation and improve your speaking confidence while meeting new friends.
When:  Wednesdays
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

3.  Writing Strategies
When:  Thursdays

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Practice Brainstorming, Outlining and effective writing skills.

  Book Club!
The TLC will be inviting Mariatu Kamara to GBC.  Read the book and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet the author in person!

Bite of the Mango author, Mariatu Kamara, is coming to George Brown College  on September 29th.  Copies of the book are available in the GBC Bookstore, Library and Bookstores throughout Toronto.

We will be meeting to discuss the book on Mondays.  Our Book Club will be held on Monday after school in D301.  See you there!

Other Opportunities to Check Out!

1.  College Secrets Revealed!
Workshops on the following:
Study Tips, Motivation, Dealing with Stress.
First 30 students admitted.
Thurs, September 22nd, C317, Workshop Room
Click here for the Poster 

2.  TESL Ontario
Writing and Multi-Media ESL Contest:
 Check out the above link now to see what it's about! 
Numerous prizes of $500 to be won.
Deadline is fast approaching--September 30th is the deadline for all entries, including essays, short stories, videos, photography.  If you don't enter, you can't win!!

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