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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Writing Resources and ESL Services

Language Learning Resources
Art Terms ArtLex Dictionary
SmartHistory
ESL Activities for ESL Students - Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org) has thousands of contributions by many teachers.
Dave's Internet Cafe - The Internet's Meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the World.
Easy English - Online English tests place, then explain what student need to study, links to English lessons and personalized tests- different every time,too.
English Forum - Self study quizzes, vocabulary quizzes and puzzles, interactive English language exercises, better English and business English exercises.
Grammar Common Errors in English - Excellent list of common errors with clear explanations and helpful learning on how to avoid the error in future.
General Writing Resources - Offer handouts, exercises, power point presentations and useful resources on grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Grammar Help - Interactive language exercises on the web.
Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary - Help to expand your academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List. All students, home students and overseas students, need to learn the technical vocabulary of their field.
Pronunciation American Accent Training - Can have self-training for intonation, word connections (liaisons), pronunciations , and accent in action.
Listening Randall's Cyber Listening Lab - Highly recommended excellent listening site. Choice of general listening quizzes, listening quizzes for academic purposes, and long conversations with RealVideo. Voice mailbox, too!
CNN Listening Activities - Offers web delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau and CBS 5 - KPIX (CBS Broadcasting) news stories including the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension.
Reading Global Issues for English Learners - Learners can choose from various topics dealing with issues in the Real World. Easier reading, help with vocabulary and interactive vocabulary quizzes.
Bradley's Online Activities - Over 250 free interactive activities to help students with their vocabulary and grammar.
Speaking

Language Trade - Brings you free Internet voice chats with native speakers of the foreign language you want to learn!

Chat Library - Use the virtual reality chat room and library for asking questions about writing, grammar and vocabulary, and can also use the discussion board to leave messages on this website.

Writing Online Research and Documentation - Finding Sources and Documenting Sources for MLA in-text citations, MLA list of works cited, MLA information notes, MLA manuscript format and Sample MLA style paper.
Uni Learning - Well organized, excellent site for effective writing, academic writing, writing sentences, essay writing, report writing, reading, note taking and critical thinking.
Basic Essay - Guide to write the basic structure of essay including topic, outline, thesis, introduction, conclusion, finish and sample.
Essentials of Writing - The writing process, audiences, organizing your paper, formatting and writing with computer, essentials of English usage and avoiding plagiarism and documentation in writing.
Special Writing Resources
Translation Translator from Dictionary.com
Quotation Using Quotations from University of Toronto
A Dictionary of Quotations from Bartleby.com
Plagiarism Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It from Indiana University
Errors Finding Common Errors from Purdue University
MLA Styles Citing Sources from Duke University
Dictionary Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus from Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Academic Writing Advice on Academic Writing from University of Toronto
Online Writing Resources Online Writing Lab from Purdue University

 


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