ESL Learning Center
PCC, LL-216


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 Monday – Thursday from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm. Limited tutoring is available on Friday. These schedules are subject to change, so please contact the ESL Learning Center for any updates.

Day Time
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Workshop Schedule

Day Time Workshop Instructor
Monday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Conversation & Grammar Faith Gobeli
Tuesday 10:30 am – 11:30 pm Grammar Review Jan Copeland
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Conversation Sam Kakovitch
Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Conversation Eman Sebei
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Conversation Riham Aryan
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Conversation Shirley Neal
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Conversation Jane Wang
Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Conversation & Grammar Faith Gobeli
Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Accent Reduction Eric Takamine
Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Conversation Fayruz Sabha
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension Marisa Kindweller

Online Resources

Vocabulary & Short Stories

Academic Vocabulary
EFL.Net – Picture Vocabulary
Grammar Commnet
Learn American English Online
Children’s Picture Books
Feedbooks Short Stories
Gutenberg Short Stories
Myths and Fairy Tales
Short Fiction
University of Victoria – Beginning Vocabulary
Words In a Sentence 
World English, Classic Short Stories