ELP Awarded 5-year Accreditation from CEA
The ELP is very proud to announce that the English Language Program at PUC has been granted accreditation for five years by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as the only specialized accrediting agency of English language programs and institutions in the U.S.
Congratulations to everyone who was involved and assisted in the accreditation process, including ELP faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Job well done!
Fall 2015 Pronunciation Workshops
This fall, ELP instructors will offer pronunciation workshops every Tuesday in CLO 237 from 12:45-1:15. The topics include:
September 1 r and l
September 8 b and p
September 15 sibilants (the sounds in “usually,” “bridge”)
September 22 th
September 29 short i (“sit”) and long e (“seat”)
October 6 v and w
October 13 no workshop–Midterm exams
October 20 sh and ch
October 27 schwa (in unstressed syllables)
No sign-up required. Just show up. We hope to see you all there.
Spring 2015 Spelling Bee
The ELP held its annual Spelling Bee on Thursday April 23. Congratulations to our winners!!
Spring 2015 End of Semester Party
The PUC Challenger Center was the venue for this semester’s end of semester party where students viewed laser light shows, participated in space simulations, and took pictures in a space-themed photo booth. Four students were nominated by their teachers for this semester’s Citizenship Awards, an award presented to one student from each level who routinely demonstrates positivity, leadership, and encouragement to classmates.
On Wednesday March 25, the ELP welcomed back some of its alumni for an afternoon of fun with former teachers and classmates.
Fall 2014 End of Semester Party
The ELP celebrated the conclusion of another successful semester on November 20, 2014.
Highlights included Citizenship Award winners, student performances, games, food, and fun. A poster presentation of novels the students read followed the party.
ELP to Offer TOEFL Exam
Brazilian students studying in the ELP as part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program will have the opportunity to take the TOEFL exam for the second time this semester.
Date: Friday November 21
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Gyte 107
To help BSMP students improve their TOEFL scores, a special TOEFL-prep. session has been created
Join us on November 20 for a presentation by Dr. Mohammed Errihani, ELP Director
ELP/Writing Center Partnerships
On November 13, Continuing Lecturer and Writing Coordinator Brian Hampson will conduct a training seminar for peer-tutors employed in the PUC Writing Center. The session will focus on tutoring strategies and techniques when assisting English Language Learners with grammar.
In order to provide additional training to Writing Center peer tutors, each tutor will also observe ESL writing classes in action during the fall semester. By observing specially-trained instructors and their interactions with students, tutors will learn firsthand the most effective ways to address the needs of PUC’s language learners.
International Education Week
ELP students participated in International Education Week (November 17-21, 2014) by creating poster presentations about the cultures of their home countries. Students representing Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, and Ecuador presented information about their countries’ cuisine, traditions, geography, and other interesting facts.
Above: ELP Director, Dr. Mohammed Errihani, poses with students as he tries on traditional Saudi Arabian garb
Interested in Sharing Your Experience as an International Student?
Enter to tell your story in the Fall 2014 ELP Video Contest!
On September 17, 2014 the ELP held a Brown Bag session for the PUC community featuring tips, strategies, and techniques for teaching international students in mainstream classes
Professional Development for ELP Instructors
Instructors and administrators attended the 2014 TESOL Conference in Portland, OR