Thursday, June 29, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
The latest issue of our student literary magazine was distributed last week. This issue features the work of 20 students from the morning, afternoon, and evening programs. We are thankful to Nursen for her continued dedication to this fantastic project, and we are thankful to all the teachers who encouraged students to share their work. Most of all, however, we are thankful for the work and generosity of our student authors! You can find the literary magazine in the office, the faculty room, and here.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Check out the latest story on We Are The English Language Center!"I want to be a psychologist and studying English helps me prepare for college." - Salma, 🇪🇬 Check out her story on the #telcstories blog! (Link in bio)A post shared by The English Language Center (@telclaguardia) on
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
This symposium on Friday is free, on campus, and may be of interest to many of you. Teachers are also encouraged to bring their classes, if they wish. Click here to register; the schedule (including afternoon offerings) is listed below.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Our first book club meeting is Tuesday (4/18) from 1:00 to 2:00 in C327. We will talk about a scene in Chapter 1. If you don't have time to read before the meeting - or if you are a little nervous about reading a novel in English - come to the meeting anyhow! We will start slow, and have fun with this beautiful book. All students, teachers, and staff are invited. #onebookny 📖A post shared by The English Language Center (@telclaguardia) on
The first meeting of the Americanah book club is coming up! Students, teachers and staff are all invited, and we are looking forward to this chance to socialize as a department. Please encourage your students to attend!
For the first meeting, we will focus on a scene in Chapter 1. If you have a chance to read the chapter, that's great; if not, I will bring some copies of this scene to read at the meeting. If you prefer to listen to the book, Scribd is offering a free trial download of the audiobook. I just downloaded the app to my phone, and I might start listening to the book on my commute.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Join us for a series of brown bag workshops this spring about Global Learning at LaGuardia Community College.
We will learn about what this core competency means for students entering the credit side of the college, and how we at TELC can best prepare them. We will look at assignments in a variety of credit courses, student writing samples, the global learning rubric, and more.
Writing teachers may find this particularly insightful and are encouraged to attend.
Friday, March 3, 2017
|Nursen with Jose, who contributed to the Literary Magazine in 2016|
This week, we feature Nursen and the TELC Student Literary Magazine on our #telcstories blog. Read the blog post and read below about how she uses the Magazine in her classroom.
One of my favorite things to do in my writing class is to distribute copies of the Literary Magazine from a previous semester to my students and assign it as reading homework. They are to read the magazine, choose one piece that they like the most, and be ready to explain why they like it. The next class, they get into groups and talk about their favorite pieces. Not only does this give them a chance to see good examples of writing at every proficiency level, but it also allows them to express their choices and opinions without the fear of being wrong. After all, that’s what we do in real life. We read, and we talk about what we read, without doing exercises or practicing vocabulary. I’ve observed that students really enjoy this activity. As a teacher, I especially like to see my level 3-4 students critique the content of a fellow writer’s work, hear how they relate to it, and see the diversity of their responses.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
New year, new project! Check out our new blog, We Are The English Language Center.
This blog - TELC Media Center - will remain a space for us to share teaching ideas and updates about the department and the university. It will continue to be a teacher-facing space focused on resources and information.
The new blog, however, will be a more student-facing space. We plan to share the stories of current and former students, as well as ask teachers and staff to share their #telcstories from time to time.