Our Motto: “The responsibility for learning rests with the learner.”
English Phrase of the Week:
"Interesting!" (Pronounced "Intrstin'!")
(informal, Southern colloquial) Spoken alone this insinuates that something is NOT, in fact, interesting at all.
This is an slang expression commonly used in the South of the USA.
¡Que vayan a todo el mundo! Studying and teaching foreign language for the past 27 years has afforded me so many unique opportunities. I hope to help open your eyes to the Spanish-speaking world this year. Click here to find out where in the world Señora Raquel is going next!
Class Materials Lists
ESL SMALL GROUP CLASSES
For Ages 3 - adult in Columbus, Georgia
ESL 1B - Mario
ESL 2 RIGHT - Ismael and Abraham
ESL 2 LEFT - Amanda and Mario
ESL 6b - Jorge & Rosa, Diego, and Noelie
UPDATE - THE SEEDS WE SOW BEAR FRUIT - 11/15/2010
My time in ESL at Columbus State was really a process that began in 2006 when a group of Colombian colonels came to study there. I had the opportunity to teach 12 of their children a starter ESL course in my home to get them ready to enter the public school system. I was so proud that one of my students advanced 1 entire grade level in reading in just 8 weeks.
Today that same student called me to say that he'd gotten his TOEFL scores by email and he scored 102! CSU only requires a 79 minimum for admission to a regular degree-seeking program. Long story short, my work here is done and what a pleasure to have played a part in such great success of José Alejandro Vivas Velasquez.
An eloquent farewell from my dear, ELI students
June 5 - July 27, 2006
Audio Vocabulary Files -
You may listen to these files from any computer that has internet access and sound software. Make sure to adjust the volume before clicking the links below if you are using a public computer.
AR Book List by Level - This link will give you a list of AR books in order of their level. Use your AR Reading Level to find some titles that sound interesting to you.
The Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System - You can check with the librarian or the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System Online Card Catalog to look for books by title, author, or keyword that are available in Columbus.
You may also "Login" to your Library Account by entering your "Borrower ID" (the 14-digit number from the back of your library card) and your "PIN" (the last 4 digits of your phone number). Once logged in, you can see all the books you have checked out, renew any books that are about to be overdue, view any fees on your account from overdue books, and see the status of materials you have on hold.
When you are logged into your account, you may also search for materials through the Online Card Catalog, and request them to be sent for you to pickup at a library of your choice.
Class Pictures - Look at my lovely bunch of students!
Taught by Rachel Jones Schmidt, B.A. Romance Languages, UGA
with Curriculum Provided by Dr. Donna Carter of Valley Language Services