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 28, 2011

Week 6 Updates

Caravan is here!!  Take advantage of all of the wonderful cultural events that will be happening at the School of ESL on Wednesday, November 30th!  Sign in with your teacher by 10:45 and enjoy this cross-cultural extravaganza from 11-2pm!

Kurt's Volunteer Activities of the week:

 1. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto is looking for dedicated volunteers across the GTA.  See or email Kurt for details.

2. STOP Community Food Centre is looking for volunteers for a commitment of 1 shift per week (approx. 4 hours/week).  This is an ongoing, long-term commitment for 4-6 months.  
You can go directly to this site to register and find more information.

3.  Student Association Holiday Food Drive is looking for volunteers from Nov 14th to Dec 2nd. Go directly to building E, Student Lifeworks Centre to lend a hand.

As always, for more details on any of the above opportunities or to sign up for email updates, drop by to visit Kurt in D304 on Mon or Tuesday or email him at: 

Ongoing Weekly Workshops:
4 Workshops to check out this week:

1.  Summary Paraphrase Study Group  
When:  Mondays  Where: D301  Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

2.  Listen Up 
When:  Tuesdays   
Where:  Schedule B, D320  Time: 11-12pm 
WhereSchedule A,  D332  Time: 12-1pm

No Speak Up This Week Due to Caravan Event

3.  Writing Strategies
Practice Brainstorming, Outlining and effective writing skills. 
When:  Thursdays
Where:  D320 
Where:  Schedule B Time: 12-1:30pm
WhereSchedule A Time: 3-4:30pm

4.  Movie Club
When: Friday, December 2nd  Where: D309 Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
We will be watching a holiday comedy this week!  Join us for some popcorn, an interesting movie and learn some new vocabulary.

Amazing Opportunity to Meet the Author of this Inspiring Story.  Don't Miss Out!!
Bite of the Mango author, Mariatu Kamara, is coming to George Brown College  on Wednesday, November 30th, 3:30 pm in the St. James Career Centre, B155.  
Meet at D304--the Student Success Office--at 2:30pm, after our Caravan activities, if you'd like to go to the downtown campus together.  Otherwise, see you there at 3:30, B155.

Website Recommendation
Excellent compilation of resources available to you on a variety of blogs.

Don't forget about the Ongoing Supports available to you FREE of Charge:
  • Tutoring is available in the ESL Library, D313 every Tues and Thurs at 12pm  for English practice. 
  • Visit the Tutoring Learning Centre, C503, for English language support. 
  • Visit our Peer Leaders in D304A for support- or visit our workshops and study groups listed below
Remember next Monday's International Volunteer Day Event!

  • International Volunteer Day, Monday Dec 5th.

  • Visit the Student Fair, Student Centre Bldg E, to get involved.
See the poster below for details.

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