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Esl orientation

  1. 1. WELCOME ESL Students
  2. 2. English skills can help you achieve your dreams
  3. 3. English Language Skills: Reading Writing Speaking and Listening
  4. 4. When are the classes? <ul><li>summer, fall, winter, and spring </li></ul><ul><li>day and night </li></ul><ul><li>morning, afternoon and evening </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who will be in my class?
  6. 6. All are adult learners
  7. 7. People from many countries
  8. 8. People with different goals <ul><li>Better English for my: </li></ul>Life Job College GED
  9. 9. <ul><li>Professional instructors who understand language and culture </li></ul>Who teaches these classes?
  10. 10. Heather, Crystal, Julie
  11. 11. Linda, Mya, Debbie
  12. 12. ESL students should … <ul><li>Treat school like a job – attend your classes </li></ul><ul><li>Take CASAS tests each quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to new ways of learning and studying </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with instructors if you have questions </li></ul>
  13. 13. CASAS Testing <ul><li>Before registration for classes </li></ul><ul><li>Every quarter or after 45 hours </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other things you might need to know
  15. 15. Where are these classes? Main campus classes are in Building 33
  16. 16. ESL classes
  17. 17. Main Office <ul><li>Building 34, room 108 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone:360-596-5317 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Jane : Basic Skills Secretary Building 34 Room 108
  19. 19. Hawks Prairie Campus
  20. 20. At Hawks Prairie, Scott Larson, at the front desk, can help you!
  21. 21. Instructor Janelle Hawks Prairie ESL class
  22. 22. Office Hours Teachers can help you outside of class. Ask them when!
  23. 23. Each instructor has class rules. Sick? Call your teacher Turn off your cell phones Be respectful
  24. 24. All college campuses have rules
  25. 25. Smoke here: “designated areas”
  26. 26. Progress When do I go to the next level? <ul><li>Our class programs are based on 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Most students do not move up every quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes students move more quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes students move more slowly </li></ul>
  27. 27. To learn more quickly <ul><li>Study at home! </li></ul><ul><li>Speak English as much as you can outside of class! </li></ul><ul><li>Read in English every day! </li></ul>
  28. 28. What other classes can I take? <ul><li>ESL students can take ABE math and GED classes for one payment of $25.00 </li></ul>
  29. 29. What is after ESL? <ul><li>Students can progress to: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading/English 91/92, 96/97 and more </li></ul><ul><li>Math 80/90 and beyond </li></ul>
  30. 30. 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+)
  31. 31. I-BEST <ul><li>Integrated Basic Skills Training </li></ul><ul><li>For ESL/ABE students </li></ul><ul><li>Take college classes with a support teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Earn a certificate in: </li></ul><ul><li>Office Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive Service Technology </li></ul>
  32. 32. Students at SPSCC can…
  33. 33. Use Computer Resource Lab Building 34
  34. 34. Use the Library Building 28
  35. 35. Need more English practice? Get a tutor! Call Bookends 464-8578 Leave your name and phone number
  36. 36. Ride the bus for free! Get your card in the SUB (27)
  37. 37. Why do you want a Student ID Card? <ul><li>Free bus transportation in Thurston County </li></ul><ul><li>Library check-out </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts and free admission to college events, movies, stores, businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Free admission to Evergreen College pool </li></ul><ul><li>and recreation facilities </li></ul>
  38. 38. Your Student ID Card <ul><li>Go to Building 27, upstairs to </li></ul><ul><li>“ Student Life” </li></ul><ul><li>Show photo ID </li></ul><ul><li>Get your card with your student ID number and your picture. </li></ul>
  39. 39. More about the ID card <ul><li>Your SID is on your card (875-XX-XXXX) </li></ul><ul><li>Get a new sticker each quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Go to either… </li></ul><ul><li>* Cashier in Building 25 </li></ul><ul><li>* Student Life-- </li></ul><ul><li>upstairs in Building 27 </li></ul><ul><li>*Hawks Prairie – Reception desk </li></ul>
  40. 40. Get a student email account <ul><li>Student email address: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; [email_address] &quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Students must activate their account </li></ul><ul><li>before it can be used </li></ul>
  41. 41. Hungry? SUB (27) Cafeteria
  42. 42. Coffee? Buildings 27 and 32 Espresso Stand
  43. 43. Disabilities Services Now in SUB, upstairs. “Accommodations”
  44. 44. Bookstore: SUB You can buy a textbook, but are not required to.
  45. 45. Financial Aid, Cashier, Career Center and Security Office Building 25
  46. 46. Financial Aid $ for college Building 25
  47. 47. Pay for parking fee, Basic Skills tuition, and GED tests in Building 25. $25 for classes
  48. 48. Need a job? Career Center, Building 25. Help with finding jobs and a career.
  49. 49. Worried? Sad? Stressed? Confused?
  50. 50. Counselors can help you! Building 22 .
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. <ul><li>As a student here, you… </li></ul><ul><li>Have rights and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Are a member of the Student Body </li></ul><ul><li>Can join clubs and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Can use all services and resources </li></ul>
  53. 53. Questions? <ul><li>Write down </li></ul><ul><li>360-596-5317 </li></ul><ul><li>Call if you have questions! </li></ul>
  54. 54. Welcome to SPSCC