WELCOME ESL Students
English skills can help you achieve your dreams
English Language Skills: Reading Writing Speaking and Listening
When are the classes? summer, fall, winter, and spring
morning, afternoon and evening
Who will be in my class?
All are adult learners
People from many countries
People with different goals Life Job College GED
Who teaches these classes?
Professional instructors who understand language and culture
Heather, Crystal, Julie
Linda, Mya, Debbie
ESL students should … Treat school like a job – attend your classes Take CASAS tests each quarter Be open to new ways of learning and studying
Talk with instructors if you have questions
CASAS Testing Before registration for classes
Every quarter or after 45 hours
Other things you might need to know
Where are these classes? Main campus classes are in Building 33
Jane : Basic Skills Secretary Building 34 Room 108
Hawks Prairie Campus
At Hawks Prairie, Scott Larson, at the front desk, can help you!
Instructor Janelle Hawks Prairie ESL class
Office Hours Teachers can help you outside of class. Ask them when!
Each instructor has class rules. Sick? Call your teacher Turn off your cell phones Be respectful
All college campuses have rules
Smoke here: “designated areas”
Progress When do I go to the next level? Our class programs are based on 1 year Most students do not move up every quarter Sometimes students move more quickly
Sometimes students move more slowly
To learn more quickly Speak English as much as you can outside of class!
Read in English every day!
What other classes can I take?
ESL students can take ABE math and GED classes for one payment of $25.00
What is after ESL? Students can progress to:
Reading/English 91/92, 96/97 and more
ESL to Developmental Education Example for Reading and Writing: ESL/ABE—no credit, low cost ($25) Reading 91/92 5 credits ($430+) English 91/92 ($430+) Reading 96/97 ($430+) and English 96/97 ($430+)
I-BEST Integrated Basic Skills Training Take college classes with a support teacher
Automotive Service Technology
Students at SPSCC can…
Use Computer Resource Lab Building 34
Use the Library Building 28
Need more English practice? Get a tutor! Call Bookends 464-8578 Leave your name and phone number
Ride the bus for free! Get your card in the SUB (27)
Why do you want a Student ID Card? Free bus transportation in Thurston County Discounts and free admission to college events, movies, stores, businesses Free admission to Evergreen College pool
and recreation facilities
Your Student ID Card Go to Building 27, upstairs to
Get your card with your student ID number and your picture.
More about the ID card Your SID is on your card (875-XX-XXXX) Get a new sticker each quarter
*Hawks Prairie – Reception desk
Get a student email account " [email_address] "
Students must activate their account
Hungry? SUB (27) Cafeteria
Coffee? Buildings 27 and 32 Espresso Stand
Disabilities Services Now in SUB, upstairs. “Accommodations”
Bookstore: SUB You can buy a textbook, but are not required to.
Financial Aid, Cashier, Career Center and Security Office Building 25
Financial Aid $ for college Building 25
Pay for parking fee, Basic Skills tuition, and GED tests in Building 25. $25 for classes
Need a job? Career Center, Building 25. Help with finding jobs and a career.
Worried? Sad? Stressed? Confused?
Counselors can help you! Building 22 .
Parking Pay parking fee at Security Office $35.15/quarter for part time students or by machine in front of Building 21 $2.00/day
Have rights and responsibilities Are a member of the Student Body Can join clubs and organizations
Can use all services and resources
Call if you have questions!
Welcome to SPSCC