ESL Center at College of San Mateo - Overview
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December 10-16, 2019
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December 24 - January 12
Spring Semester begins
January 13, 2020
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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

Spring 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 requirements of your ESL class or enroll in an independent, lab‑only course to improve your reading, vocabulary, listening and speaking, and/or writing skills.

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
  • Learn about grammar
  • Practice and improve your writing 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.