ESL Learning Center
PCC, LL-216

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Welcome to the ESL Learning Center. Our center’s purpose is to provide positive and creative assistance to strengthen our students’ language skills in a manner that fits each student’s individual learning needs. The ESL Learning Center focuses on students’ understanding of course material and provides a place for students to practice and enhance what they have learned in our ESL classes.

Language skills require the constant use and practice, and the learning center supports this need through workshops, tutoring, group activities, web resources and language learning software that reinforce what a student has learned in the classroom.  The Learning Center offers tutoring and language assistance for individuals and small groups of students either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. We offer a variety of free workshops to provide practice and support for classroom learning.

The Learning Center’s technology includes 44 Dell computers equipped with language links and ESL software, headsets for practicing speaking and listening activities, and limited free printing. The Learning Center provides six work tables and a private tutoring area. The center’s multilingual staff and certified instructors welcome you and will be happy to assist you with all of your English language learning needs.  

Office Hours

Tutoring is available during normal office hours. These schedules are subject to change, so please contact the ESL Learning Center for any updates.

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tutoring Hours

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 11:30 am – 6:45 pm
Friday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop Schedule

Beginner Workshops
Day Time Workshop
Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Conversation

Tuesday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Conversation

Wednesday 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Grammar Review

Thursday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Conversation

Friday 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Pronunciation

Advanced workshops
Day Time Workshop
Wednesday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Idioms
Thursday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Writing
Thursday 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Writing
Mixed Workshops
Day Time Workshop
Monday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Conversation
Monday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Conversation
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Conversation
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Conversation
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Conversation
Wednesday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Grammar Review
Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Grammar Review
Thursday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Conversation
Thursday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Pronunciation
Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Idioms

Online Resources

Vocabulary & Short Stories

Academic Vocabulary
Dictionary.com
EFL.Net – Picture Vocabulary
ESLGold.com
Folklore
Grammar Commnet
LanguageGuide.org
Learn American English Online
Lexipedia
ManyThings.org
MyVocabulary.com
Children’s Picture Books
Feedbooks Short Stories
Gutenberg Short Stories
Myths and Fairy Tales
Short Fiction
SpellingCity.com
University of Victoria – Beginning Vocabulary
VocabTest.com
Vocabulary.com
WordThink
Words In a Sentence 
World English, Classic Short Stories