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, February 6, 2012

Another mild start to the week! Check out what's on for week 5 at the School of ESL

Ongoing Weekly Study Groups and Workshops led by your Peer Leaders:

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

2.  Listen Up:  Tuesdays
Where:  Schedule B, D301  Time: 11-12pm
Where:  Schedule A, D301  Time: 12-1pm

3. Drama Wednesdays
For the upcoming Wednesdays, a  very special Speak Up opportunity --Improv with Natasha!!!  Improve your confidence, pronunciation and speaking skills in a fun and active Drama workshop.
Where:  D309 Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

4.  Writing Strategies:  Thursdays 
Where:  D309 Time: Schedule B--12-1:30pm Schedule A--3-4:30pm

5.  Movie Club
Featured Movie:  Valentine's Day 
Room:  D309  Time:  3:00 pm

  Get Involved, Improve Your English, Meet New People, Gain Canadian Experience, Do Something Worthwhile, Gain a Sense of Belonging

Besides all of the great volunteer opportunities that Kurt can introduce you to for long-term positions, there are two great one-day activities coming up.  Drop by D304 to sign up!

1.  Friday, February 10th  (3-7pm)  Tokens for Change
Raise money for homeless youth and support the work of Youth Without Shelter

2.  Friday, February 17th.  (5pm onwards)  Kidsport
Toronto Raptors 50/50 Draw, Air Canada Centre

Sell tickets at the Raptors game to support Kidsport and ensure that all kids get the opportunity to play sport across Ontario.

Have you met Kurt?  Kurt is our volunteer coordinator and is happy to speak with you about volunteer activities at GBC and in the GTA.  Drop by D304 on Mondays and Tuesdays to meet with him or drop him a line at

Also:  Wanderlust Fundraising Event, Monday, February 13th, 2012
A multicultural fundraising event hosted by the Special Events Planning students at George Brown College.
Location:  Devil's Martini (473 Adelaide West)
Tickets for George Brown Students:  $15
Proceeds from Wanderlust support a student scholarship administered by the George Brown College Foundation.


1.  Scholarship Opportunities for International Students:  
See this link for Information
Deadine for applications:  March 15, 2012

2.  Ongoing Supports Available:

  • Tutoring in the Library on Tues and Thurs at 12pm.
  • Tutoring in the TLC, room C503.
  • Peer Leader assistance, D304A

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