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ORIENTATION SESSIONS


SALC Orientation sessions are targeted to new students and external users (non-students) who need information about the SALC resources and materials. These sessions take place at the beginning of every term.

In order to attend one of our SALC orientation sessions, students can make an appointment by contacting us in person, by phone or sending us an email so they can choose a date and time. Orientation sessions are limited to 20 attendees per session.

Students who choose the 3-hour-per-week plan get a 10-hour card and students who choose the 4.5-hour-week plan get a 15-hour card. If a student uses up all of the hours on his SALC card and wants to spend more time in the SALC, he/she can purchase an additional SALC card, whether is a 10-hour card ($200 pesos) or a 15-hour card ($290 pesos).

External users (non-students) can also purchase 15-hour cards. Additional SALC cards are for sale in our administrative offices at the Institute.


     

SCHEDULE:

Monday to Friday 7:00am to 8:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
 

CONVERSATION CORNER

Have you had chance to use the Conversatrion Corner activities?

If not, what are you waiting for? If you are interested in improving your conversation skills, find a partner and sign up for a session. The topics are interesting and there is a variety of activities for students of all levels.




Here is why students like the conversation corner:

  • "It's fun and easy.".
  • "I can learn the pronunciation of some words and learn how to talk to other people."
  • "I can practice speaking and vocabulary."
  • "I have to speak and learn how to express myself."
  • "I can speak without being afraid of making mistakes."
  • "It's good that we have a teacher there to help us out and guide us."
 


    MATERIALS


   
    Grammar and Vocabulary
Grammar Through Stories: A textbook for intermediate to advanced students who need to improve grammatical accuracy and fluency in English. It provides students with stories to listen to for specific grammar points.
ABC Of Common Grammatical Errors: A practical book that enables intermediate and advanced learners to identify errors, see and understand the corrected form and, as a result, improve both their spoken and written English.
Basic Vocabulary in Use: This is a reference and practice book for students of English at the basic level. It includes a presentation of the vocabulary, exercises for practice, an audio CD with recordings of example sentences from the book and an answer key.
    Listening
The Woman who disappeared: A novel that includes a cassette or an interactive CD-Rom, which talks about a beautiful blond woman who hires a detective to find her missing sister. Before long, the stage also contains gunmen, dead bodies, policemen and jewel thieves. Appropriate for intermediate students.
    Speaking and Pronunciation
New Interchange Lab Guides: Series of books with tapes to practice and extend from grammar patterns, functions, vocabulary and pronunciation. It also has listening/repeating and cue/response interactive exercises. There is a book for each level.
ABC Pronunciary: This dictionary, which presents all the sounds of the alphabet using the phonics method, includes a video and an audio cassette. For each sound, there is an explanation of how to make the sound with a picture and 3 words containing the sound. It is for beginner levels.
    Reading
True Stories in the News: Newspaper or magazine articles in American English with various reading exercises to be used by beginner students.
    Writing
Interactions Two: This book uses a process approach to writing. It includes many exercises in prewriting and revision. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced students.
    Tests
Longman preparation course for the TOEFL test: This complete course gives you the skills, strategies, practice and confidence you need to increase your scores on all sections of the TOEFL test as well as on the TWE exam (Test of Written English). It includes a cassette and a CD-ROM.
    French
Panorama 1 and 2: A course for beginner to advanced students of French that includes a wide range of learning activities in communicative situations. Each book includes an audio CD.
    German
Sowieso 1 and 2: This material for learners of German includes a workbook, an audio cassette and an interactive CD-ROM for each level. It focuses on language skills and prepares students for the First Certificate: "Zertificat Deutsch".
    Spanish
Repaso: This is complete review workbook of grammar, communication and culture for intermediate to advanced learners of Spanish. It includes an answer key.
    Computers
The New Oxford Picture Dictionary: A multimedia picture dictionary with vocabulary presented in thematic contexts. All words are spoken and include interactive exercises, memory games, crossword puzzles, short texts and dialogues for listening and reading practice. It can be used at all levels.
    VCRS
Reward: This video is for intermediate students. It includes light drama and documentaries based on facts, which make it a flexible and motivating learning tool.
Focus on Business: This video shows interesting business topics for advanced students of English.
    AUDIO
The Diary of Young Girl: This is the story of a young girl who lived in Holland when the Germans invaded in 1942. The book includes a cassette and comprehension questions at the end of the book to help you check for understanding. It is appropriate for intermediate students.
Skyline: A series of books for all levels that encourages learning through interesting topics and a wide range of activities. The tasks allow students to develop their skills in all areas, promoting integrated and authentic practice.

Equipment



We have electronic equipment such as CD, DVD players, computers with multimedia software and Internet access. All audio equipment has headphones so students can accurately listen to the language they're studying.






Counselors



Some teachers spend certain amount of time in the SALC. During this time teachers act as counselors helping students in many ways: they make suggestions on materials and strategies, guide students with instructions and facilitate their speaking activities.


JUNIOR COUNSELORS



Junior counselors are students from our Institute who work with us in the SALC. In return, they receive either a full or partial scholarship and have the opportunity to practice the language they are studying.

The following are the requirements for becoming a Junior Counselor:

  • Be enrolled in the Intermediate 2 level or above
  • Have an overall average of at least 80%
  • Have an attendance record of at least 75%
  • Be familiar with the SALC system, procedures, material, equipment, etc.
  • Submit a cover letter in English explaining the reasons for applying for the position.
  • Submit a CV


    SAC Practice Sites



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