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English as a Second Language - BSI: Getting Started


Would you like to improve your English skills?  This guide will help you find information related to English as a Second Language (ESL) including reading, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and writing.

Start with the tabs above to find books, articles, websites, and other resources available on campus and online. Feel free to stop by the Reading Center, English & Study Skills Center, and Library located in the Library and Technology Center if you have any questions or need help.

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Online Media

Connect with English (Annenberg Learner)
Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect With English touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss. All of the characters use meaningful, natural language that students can put to work immediately in their own lives. Each episode features dialogue that is slightly slowed down and subtly simplified. Key lines are repeated, idioms paraphrased, and important events retold. There are constant visual clues to meaning, such as written signs, notes, and documents. Facial expressions, gestures, and body language also reveal meaning for students. Closed captioning can be used as a teaching and literacy resource. For levels from high beginning through low and high intermediate. Produced by WGBH Boston with books from the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 1998.

MPC Humanities Division


Humanities Division offers transferable lower-division instruction in the following subjects:  Communications, English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy, Speech Communication, and World Languages (including American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian). The division also features two learning centers:  the English and Study Skills Center and the Reading Center.

Division Chair:                       Diane Boynton
Division Office Manager:      Michele Brock
Administrative Assistant:     Rosa Arroyo
Telephone:                              (831) 646-4100
Location:                                 HSS-1-9