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, November 7, 2011

A beautiful start to week 3!

Ongoing Supports:
  • Tutoring is available in the ESL Library, D313.  Drop by every Tues and Thurs at 12pm  for English practice. 
  • The Tutoring Learning Centre is also available for English Language Support.  The TLC is located in Building C, room C503. 
  • Visit our Peer Leaders in D304A for support- or visit our workshops and study groups listed below.

  • Kurt, our Volunteer Coordinator has an opportunity to volunteer with seniors.  Drop by to visit him in D304 on Mon or Tuesday or email him for more details.  *(yes!  it's )  Kurt has other opportunities to share with you for volunteering with the Student Association and agencies in the GTA.  Get to know Kurt and get involved!!

Ongoing Weekly Workshops:

1.  Summary Paraphrase Study Group  
Improve your skills and confidence in these skills.
When:  Mondays  Where: D301   Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

2.  Listen Up  
Improve your listening skills, build your vocabulary and enhance cultural knowledge.
When:  Tuesdays  Where:  Schedule B, D320  Time: 11-12pm
Where:  Schedule A, D332  Time: 12-1pm

3.  Speak Up 
Practice conversation skills, improve your speaking confidence and meet new friends.
When:  Wednesdays  Where:  D309  Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
4.  Writing Strategies
Practice Brainstorming, Outlining and effective writing skills.  

When:  Thursdays
Where:  D320 
Time:   Schedule B,12-1:30pm  Schedule A, 3-4:30pm

ANDBack by popular demand!
  This week only:  
Memory Improvement and 
Stress Management Workshop:
Tues Nov 8 (3-4:30pm) and 
Thurs Nov 10 (3-4:30pm)
 Room D310
Have fun, relax and learn effective stress management techniques and vocabulary retention strategies! 

  United Way Bake Sale!

This Friday, November 11th:  10:15 to 1:30 pm in the ESL Library, D313.
Save up your loonies, toonies and donations for a delicious cause!

Recipes!  Recipes!  Recipes!!!

We need your recipes for our International Cookbook!!
Send them by the end of this week, November 11th.
All Proceeds will go to the United Way. 
Please share your favourite recipes!
Include your name, level, recipe origin, a couple of lines about the recipe (special occasions, what you like about it etc), a picture if possible, and clear instructions.  
Word attachments are preferable.  
Send your recipes by November 11th (the sooner the better):
or Dorothy:


We've got 20 FREE TICKETS
10 students will win a pair of tickets for you and a friend to check out the Toronto Marlies vs the Rochester Americans.
The Toronto Marlies is a Canadian professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League.  Be prepared for lots of fast-paced action!
Date:  Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Time:  3pm
Location:  Ricoh Coliseum (on the grounds of Exhibition Place)

Details:  2 FREE tickets available for 10 students who enter the draw.  Visit the ESL Office, D313 and enter to win by filling out a ballot.  
Ballots will be accepted from Monday, November 7th to Friday, November 11th.  Winners will be announced on Monday, November 14th.
Tickets courtesy of the International Centre, SJ Campus.  
5 Domestic and 5 International students will win 2 tickets.
One entry per student

ALSO: Meet the Author:

Don't forget:  Bite of the Mango author, Mariatu Kamara, is coming to George Brown College  on November 30th,  3:30 pm in the St. James Career Centre. 
Copies of the book are available in our Library, the GBC Bookstore and bookstores throughout Toronto.
Take advantage of a great opportunity to meet the author of this inspiring true story.  We will have a final reading club meeting to discuss the book prior to Mariatu's visit.  Details to come!!

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