Writing is Important

Jefferson Community & Technical College

Center for Language and ESL Studies

 

Hours now available at the

Center for Language and ESL Studies
Brown Building, 8th Floor

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Writing, reading, and conversation tutoring available.  Stop by and see us in the Brown Building on the 8th floor.

The JCTC Center for Language and ESL Studies has been established to provide support services for ESL learners.  We are now offering writing consultation and tutoring services including a focus on pronunciation/conversation and writing support.  We offer computers on which students can type papers, conduct Internet research, and access ESL websites that assist with ESL learning.  We’re also developing a multi-media learning resource center with reference materials, films, learning tools, and lounge space for student gatherings.  We hope the Center will offer our ESL learners a familiar “home” where they can access the information, resources, and support needed for academic success. 

Chapman Writing Center

ESL Writing Tutoring

Chapman Writing Center

213-2503 / DT-WritingCenter@kctcs.edu

www.writingisimportant.com

 

Appointments available Monday - Thursday 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

ESL Specialist Available in SEM 133

Monday 1:30 – 7:30 / Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 /

Wednesday 1:30 – 7:30 / Thursday 12:00 – 7:30

Services Include

  • Resource materials available
  • One-on-One meetings with a writing specialist
  • Reviews of papers and drafts
  • Lessons in grammar and rhetoric
  • Assistance with synthesizing and quoting from sources
  • Assistance with documentation styles (MLA / APA / CBE, and Chicago)
  • Limited reading and conversation tutoring

 

Handouts from the Chapman Writing Center

Vocabulary Resources

Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
Students can hear any word pronounced for them by clicking on it.  It also has pronunciation exercises for students interested in improving their pronunciation. The "Perfect Pronunciation" link on the Learner's Dictionary Home Page has a series of exercises that can help.
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/index.html


Cambridge Dictionary of American English
This dictionary has three to five example sentences for each word.  
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/