Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Class 18: conjunctions and Compound Sentences

 7ESL: How to Use Coordinating Conjunctions | FANBOYS | Grammar Lesson You use a coordinating conjunction “for,” “and,” “nor,” “but,” “or,” “yet” or “so” to join individual words, phrases, and independent clauses. If a clause can stand alone as a sentence, it is an independent clause.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Class 16: Irregular Verbs

ESL 7: The 50 Most Common Irregular Verbs in English | Grammar & Pronunciation 
Lesson List of Irregular Verbs: The English language has a large number of irregular verbs.

English Vocabulary: Talking about WORK
Do you have a job? Do you know how to talk about it in English? In this vocabulary lesson, I will teach you some basic English words and expressions we use to talk about work. This lesson features vocabulary like "shift", "overtime", "get off", and common sentences such as, "I'm not getting enough hours", "I need to come in early", and "I need to stay late." Do not miss this essential lesson, and make sure to do the quiz at to review your new vocabulary!

Talking about Jobs and Occupations in English - Free English Lesson 
In this lesson you will learn how to ask someone what they do for a living (job) and how to answer someone if they ask you. There is an example of a brief conversation between two people. The last part of the lesson is a description of jobs and a description of the job and where they work.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Class 14: Simple Present v. Present Continuous

 Learn English with Nick Shepherd: present simple and present progressive 
This video is about how we use the present simple (I do) and the present progressive (I am doing)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Class 11: My Hometown

Oxford Online English: Talking About Your Hometown - Spoken English Lesson 

Where do you live? Do you live in a small town, a big city, or a remote village? What’s it like? In this lesson, you can learn how to describe your hometown in English. Describing your hometown is useful for your conversational English, and could also help you in exams such as the IELTS speaking exam or the FCE speaking exam. Learn more at

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Class 07: Adjectives

7 ESL: Order of Adjectives in English | Grammar Rules and Examples

In English, it is common to use more than one adjective before a noun. For example, "He's a silly young fool." or "She's a smart, energetic woman." When you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order

7 ESL: How to Put Adjectives in the Correct Order | English Grammar Lesson

When you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order - order of adjectives:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Class 03: Daily Routines

Teacher Prix: Daily Routine in English - Learn How To Talk About Your Daily Routine - Lesson 24 

This is another Daily Routine English Lesson! Learn how to talk about your daily routine in English. In this lesson, you are going to learn the necessary vocabulary and how to structure, how to organize your sentences to talk about your daily routine.

Handouts 1 and 2

Monday, September 10, 2018

Class 02: Introduction

VOA Learning English: Lesson 12: Meet My Family  (full lesson here)

Anna is feeling homesick. Marsha helps her by listening to her talk about her family.

Life Stories

Li Ying and Shu Fang are from China.  They came to America six months ago.

She was a General Practitioner and practiced both Eastern and Western medicine.

He worked in a hospital. He currently works as a telemarketer for a medical research company.

Their daughter is sixteen years old. She would like to be an orthodontist.

Now they volunteer at a hospital. One reason they came to America is that their daughter could get a good education.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

ESL Tutoring

English/ ESL/ Reading Tutoring 
Campus Tutoring Center, Room LE-237 - DROP-IN Help
Tutoring will begin Monday, September 10th.  
Online Tutoring for EVC students is also available via

ESL Writing Tutoring  Lab
Student Services Center, Room SC125
ESL students in courses (345, 346, or 347) can enroll in .5 unit of ESL 341L. We have an excellent computer program which helps students improve their listening, reading, pronunciation, and grammar skills. They just have to complete 24+ hours of lab work in order to receive credit for .5 unit. It is really a very helpful program.

  • Fall 2018 ESL Lab Hours (May change)
    • Mon. 8:00 A.M. – 5:20 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. – 7:50 P.M.
    • Tues. 8:00 A.M. – 5:20 P.M.
    • Weds. 8:00 A.M. – 5:20 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.
    • Thurs. 8:00 A.M. – 5:20 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.
    • Fri. 9:30 A.M. – 12:50 A.M.
    • Sat. 9:00 A.M. – 12:20 A.M.
    • Sun CLOSED
  • Fall 2018 ESL Orientation Hours 
    • 5. Monday, September 10th 6:30pm – 7:00pm
    • 6. Tuesday, September 11th 3:00pm – 3:30pm
    • 7. Wednesday, September 12th 10:30am – 11:00am
    • 8. Thursday, September 13th 6:00pm – 6:30pm 
    • 9. Friday, September 14th 12:30am – 1:00pm
    • 10. Saturday, September 15th 11:00 – 11:30am

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Welcome to ESL 345


Grammar Videos:
  1. VOA Learning English: Lesson 16: Where Are You From?
  2. VOA Learning English: Everyday Grammar: Sentence Pattern 
  3. VOA Learning English: Everyday Grammar: Present Progressive Tense 
Homework due Mon 9/10

  • Longman Academic Writing Series 1: Sentences to Paragraphs, with Essential Online Resources (2nd Edition) Sep 26, 2016 | Student Edition by Linda Butler pgs 6-9, 12-15