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 12, 2011

Workshops Begin Week 3: Take Advantage of the many supports available to you!!

We wish you much success in this new session and hope you take advantage of the many supports and services available to you at the School of ESL and George Brown College. Stay tuned to the blog for weekly updates and items of interest.

-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.

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

-The Tutoring Learning Centre will be available as of Sept 19th for English Language Support.  The TLC is located in Building C, room C503.  

Workshop This Week Only, Back by Popular Demand!

Memory Improvement and Stress Management Workshop
Tuesday, September 13th
Sched A:  12-2pm, D331

Thurs, Sept 15th
Sched B:  12-2pm, D319

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.

Is there something missing?  Would you like to improve listening strategies or practice listening logs?  Work in a writing group?  Drop by D304A to sign up for a Peer Learning Group.  
Look for the orange and yellow sign up sheets outside of D304A.
And, as always, we encourage you to STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER.  FORM A STUDY GROUP and ask a peer leader to assist you.  
Remember:  We learn 

  • 50% of what we Hear and See
  • 70% of what is Discussed with Others
  • 80% of what we Experience Personally
  • 95% of what we Teach to Someone Else

ALSO: Book Club!

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.

Would you like to take advantage of a great opportunity and meet the author?  Want to start a Book Club and read the novel together?
Email Dorothy: 
Our Book Club may be held on Monday after school or Wed at lunchtime depending on student availability and interest.  Let Dorothy know your preferred time.

Writing Contest:
Details to follow next week! Check out the above link now to see what it's about!

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