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 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday CLOSED

Tutoring Hours

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 1:25 pm – 5:25 pm
Friday CLOSED

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Day Time
Conversation Tuesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Conversation Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grammar Monday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Idioms Wednesday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pronunciation Thursday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Speaking & Listening

Dictionary.com
ESL Study Zone
ESL Cyber Listening Lab-Randall’s
Howjsay
Kizclub
Leaping Match
Listen and Repeat Podcast
Many Things
VOA Special English

ESL HELP REFERRAL

The ESL Learning Center referral is a great way to help students improve in areas where they need more practice. 

INSTRUCTORS

Are any of your students struggling with a particular problem area?  Do they need a better understanding of paragraph and essay writing?  Are they confused about certain grammatical structures and how to use them?  Do they have persistent problems with fragments, run-ons, or subject-verb agreement?

The ESL Learning Center can help! Download the ESL Learning Center Form and send your student to us for tutoring, participation in a workshop, or other supplemental practice. 

STUDENTS

Is it difficult for you to understand what you are learning in class?  Do you read your book or do your homework but still feel confused?  Would you like to improve your grades? Or would you like more practice in certain areas? 

The ESL Learning Center can help!  Fill out our ESL Learning Center Form and bring it to your instructor.  Talk to your instructor about your problem areas, or areas you need to improve, and select those areas on the form.  Then bring the form to the ESL Learning Center so that we can help you with FREE tutoring, workshops, and other fun practice exercises.