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 26, 2011

We've Passed the Mid-Way Point! Week 5 is here.

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! 

3.  The Tutoring Learning Centre (TLC) is now available for English Language Support.  The TLC is located in Building C, room C503.  

4.  Volunteer Activities
Meet with Kurt in D304 on Mon and Tues to find out more or email Kurt at:
 Opportunities To Get Involved In:
  • This Saturday, October 1st, volunteer at The Annual Fall Festival in Palmerston Community Centre.  See or email Kurt for all the fun details! (10:30am-3pm)
  • Volunteer for the Casa Loma Campus Food Drive (see details above)
  • Join the Enbridge CN Tower ClimbSat Oct 22nd & Sun Oct 23rd (5:30am-11am--for all of you Early Birds!)
  • Find out about various volunteer positions with Central Neighbourhood House
You will receive a certificate of appreciation for your volunteer hours.

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
 Practice Brainstorming, Outlining and effective writing skills.
When:  Thursdays

Where Thurs D319, 12-1:30pm, Sched B
              Thurs D301, 3:00-4:30pm, Sched 

Other Opportunities to Check Out!

  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  in NOVEMBER.  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!

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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