Monday, August 18, 2014

Our Study Hall and ELFs Start This Week!

As school starts today, our ESL Tutoring Program offers something fresh, fun, and exciting. That is, our Study Hall will begin this Friday, so will our ELFs (English Learners' Friday Workshop Series). Please share with everyone this Study Hall info and this list of the ELF workshop topics and details.

Monday, August 11, 2014

She Has Found Her Purpose in Life

Although Amy Purdy's story has been heard, although the format of TED talks has been faulted for keeping discourse limited, I still feel compelled to see things her way and to accept the moral she attaches to her story. Despite the depression-inducing nature of her conditions, she finds a new purpose in life when she decides to defy its limitations.

As the fall semester is just around the corner and as we struggle with low enrollment, the parallel between Amy's life and our reality is quite strong. Despite the many barriers that impede people's access to college, we remain champions for the best interests of Palomar's ESL student population, both matriculated and prospective. Overcoming limitations may very well be our sense of mission for the community and our purpose in life as well.

Monday, August 4, 2014

It Is Still the Summer Travel Season

and check out the best Wi-Fi connectivity here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Employment Services Are Available to Latino Students

Interfaith Community Services, which has offices in both Escondido and Oceanside, provides employment services to Hispanics living in the area. The organization's employment specialist, Nydia Ramirez, has reached out to us and conducted a few classroom presentations this summer. She says she is "definitely open" to presenting more in our future classes about their services and programs. She can be reached at (760) 644-4349 or at

Monday, July 21, 2014

Multilingual Flyers to Target Our Demographic

Here are the Arabic and Chinese versions of our current new student registration flyer. It would be nice to have the Russian, Vietnamese, Farsi, and Japanese versions, too. Do you know someone who can help us produce these other versions?

Monday, July 14, 2014

ESL Registration Begins

Our talking points:
  1. We are here.
  2. We are affordable. Our noncredit classes are tuition-free.
  3. We are not la migra. No residency requirements are needed to take our classes. 
  4. We are a school for everyone. Everyone in the community owns this place called Palomar Community College.