Learning Center for Multilingual Students

ESL Center

The Learning Center for Multilingual Students provides academic support to multilingual students enrolled in RACC's courses. The Center is located on the first floor of Yocum Library in Room Y-119 and open in fall, spring and summer semesters. The Center aims to build the community of practice, in which ESL professionals and students form partnerships to achieve college success.

Fall Semester Hours are Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Center functions as:

ESL Student-Friendly Study Area & Computer Lab
Students can do homework, study in groups, utilize computers and printers, and use English learning software, textbooks and dictionaries. If needed, they can receive help from a tutor. Wi-Fi is available.

Writing Center
30-minute writing tutoring sessions are offered. All tutors are writing teachers experienced in helping students to write college essays in their second language. Signing up for an appointment is encouraged.

English Conversation Group
English Conversation Group meetings are open to everyone who wants to improve their ability to speak English in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The group meets every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. RACC students and local community members are invited.

Student Testimonials

"The Center is one of my go-to places at RACC. It showed me a new meaning of the word 'to learn.' Precisely, I have not just developed knowledge, but I have also learned that I can count on my comrades, tutors and instructors. Deep down, having so many people ready to help and advise me makes me feel like home. I am sure that every student would discover his own meaning of 'learning' in the Center and I greatly encourage people to come over and learn." -- Idrissa D.

“I always come to the Center if I don't understand my homework or how to do my essay. It is the right place to go when you need any help as an ESL student." -- Monica A.

FAQs

Q: Who can study in the Center?
A: Any bilingual/ESL student who takes classes at RACC.

Q: If I have a question related to an assignment in a non-ESL class, can a tutor help?
A: Yes, a tutor can help you with any questions related to any class. All you need to do is to ask!

Q: Can I study with other students and still ask a tutor to help?
A: Yes. In fact, creating a study group is a very effective way to do homework! Encourage your classmates to study together. If you need help, just ask a tutor.