LCs for Incoming Freshmen in need of​ English language support

Tara Thompson

To learn more, please contact Tara Thompson at Tara.Thompson@kbcc.cuny.edu 
or at 718-368-6610.

 

What are students saying about learning communities?

Take ​a two-semester ESL learning communities which link English courses with the First Year Seminar (SD 10), Speech, and another subject area, including Psychology, Sociology, History, and Health Education. These learning communities also include tutoring in a Reading Lab.

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Culture and Contexts

This learning community links English as a Second Language (ESL 101), with Popular Culture in America (HIS 21), Listening and Speaking Skills (SPE 11), an Integrative Language Seminar (ENG 1050), a Freshmen Seminar (SD 10), and Reading Lab with Tutors. Students are asked to explore—through reading, writing, and speaking—the relationships among popular culture, society, and the individual. By the end of the semester, students who study in this learning community will be able to discuss these relationships in spoken and written Standard American English. In the spring semester, English as a Second Language (ESL 102) continues, linked with Effective Public Speaking (SPE21), the Reading Lab, and additional courses of students’ choice.