ESL Center at College of San Mateo - Overview
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ESL Center

Overview

Contact Us


Jill Haberlin/Colleen Olle
North Hall Building 18, Room 101
haberlinj@smccd.edu
(650) 574-6437
Fall Hours
Monday‑Thursday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Sunday closed
Sharpen your ESL skills in a quiet and friendly environment.

In the ESL Center, you can fulfill the hour-by-arrangement requirement of your ESL class or enroll in an independent, lab‑only course to improve any aspect of your reading or vocabulary.

You can:
  • Develop your vocabulary
  • Learn about and practice metacognition
  • Improve your reading rate
  • Deepen your comprehension of textbook material
  • Practice pronunciation
  • Practice conversation with ESL teachers and native and non-native speakers
  • Improve note-taking and listening skills
The ESL Center is staffed by instructors and instructional aides, so you can get personalized attention. Books and other print materials, videos, DVDs, and computer programs will also assist your instruction.