News in the ELP

Alumni Lunch

On Wednesday March 25, the ELP welcomed back some of its alumni for an afternoon of fun with former teachers and classmates.

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ELP 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.

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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

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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.

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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!



ELP Outreach

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

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 Professional Development for ELP Instructors


Instructors and administrators attended the 2014 TESOL Conference in Portland, OR

(Participants include: Jennifer Rockafellow, Brian Hampson, Dr. Mohammed Errihani, Tatjana Mulina, Paul Quaintance, and Shane Dunkle)