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ESL Resources

ESL Center Workshop Schedule

ESL Center Workshops_Fall 2015


Note to ESL Instructors:

At the beginning of each semester, please contact LAC staff (585-7230) to schedule an orientation to the ESL Center and Learning Assistance Center for your classes. Please make use of our referral forms and recommended materials lists for each level of ESL.

Referral Forms

Adobe PDF document. Acrobat Reader required.Tutoring Referral Form (students need instructors' signatures to enroll in supervised tutoring)


Materials Lists

The Learning Assistance Center has a special collection of materials for ESL students, including books with audio CDs, DVDs, and computer programs.

Materials listings for specific ESL courses:

Reading and Writing:

Listening and Speaking:




  •    American Speechsounds (pronunciation exercises)
  •    Is ERnie an aTTORney?  (receptive pronunciation exercises)



The ESL Center in D-306 offers tutoring in writing skills as well as ESL conversation groups. Check the ESL Center website for an updated schedule.

Online Resources for ESL

Many helpful resources are available via the Internet. Some of these are listed on our Useful Links page, and others appear on PCC's ESL site at

DVDs with Closed Captioning/English Subtitles

High-intermediate to advanced ESL students may benefit from viewing films and lectures with closed captioning.  Listening to spoken English and simultaneously reading captions can reinforce ESL students' comprehension and strengthen their language skills. It is not necessary to be enrolled in a Telecourse to view these lessons.  For a list of courses with instructional DVDs, see our DVD Instruction link. Additionally, the Library's video clip collection is helpful: