ESC Workshops


Workshops at the ESC are intensive, interactive 50-60 minute presentations focused on specific academic skills or strategies. They are held in a small-group setting (typically 6-8 students). Each workshop will include an overview of the topic, and short presentation, and a hands-on activity. Workshops are led by English or ESL faculty and tutors.


The Cypress College English Success Center has ESL Workshops for you!

You do not need to register in advance.

Join our Zoom approximately five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Day, Time, & ProfessorClass Level and Topic
Week of 2/28Week 6
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Essay Organization Series: Basic Essay Organization
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 110: Summary Writing
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 108 – ESL 110: Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. –KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Speaking Clearly (speed, volume, clarity)
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: Introduction to Parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Essay Organization Series: Basic Essay Organization
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Speaking Clearly (speed, volume, clarity)
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: Introduction to Parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)
Week of 3/7Week 7
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Facts vs. Opinion
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESC Workshop: Preparing for Your Timed Writing Exam (“Bring” class materials)
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Essay Organization Series: Introductions and Conclusions
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: American classroom communication style
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108 Writing: How to Write Differently Than You Talk (Using Commas)
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110Facts vs. Opinion
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: American classroom communication style
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108 Writing: How to Write Differently Than You Talk (Using Commas)
Week of 3/14Week 8
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Advanced Modals: past modals and hedging
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 110: Summary & Response Writing
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Facts vs. Opinion
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: How to Prepare for Class Discussion
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: How to Write Complete Sentences
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Advanced Modals: past modals and hedging
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: How to Prepare for Class Discussion
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: How to Write Complete Sentences
SPRING BREAK Week of 3/21-3/25
Week of 3/28Week 9
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – MLA Documentation for Advanced ESL
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Advanced Modals: past modals and hedging
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Expanding Ideas and Taking Turns
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: How to Use Commas
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – MLA Documentation for Advanced ESL
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Expanding Ideas and Taking Turns
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109:  How to Use Commas
Week of 4/4Week 10
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 106 – ESL 109 Writing: Understanding Professor Feedback (“Bring” graded work)
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – MLA Documentation for Advanced ESL
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Responding Quickly
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: Avoiding Run-ons and Comma Splices
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Responding Quickly
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: Avoiding Run-ons and Comma Splices
Week of 4/11Week 11
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format – In-text Citations
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESC Workshop: Preparing for Your Timed Writing Exam (“Bring” class materials)
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Asking Questions and Disagreeing
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: Writing a Well‐developed Paragraph
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format – In-text Citations
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Asking Questions and Disagreeing
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108:  Writing a Well‐developed Paragraph
Week of 4/18Week 12
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format – Works Cited
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 11: Argument Essay Writing
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110 MLA Format: In-text Citations
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Speaking Clearly (speed, volume, clarity)
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: Modal Verbs (Permission, requests, politeness)
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format – Works Cited
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Speaking Clearly (speed, volume, clarity)
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 105 – ESL 108: Modal Verbs (Permission, requests, politeness)
Week of 4/25Week 13
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 110: Argument Essay Writing
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format – Works Cited
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: How to Prepare for Class Discussion
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: Gerunds and Infinitives
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing – Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: How to Prepare for Class Discussion
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109:  Gerunds and Infinitives
Week of 5/2Week 14
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110 MLA Format: Works Cited
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 109 – ESL 110: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 109 – ESL 110: Advanced Modals: past modals and hedging
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Expanding Ideas and Taking Turns
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 107 – ESL 109: Adjective Clauses
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: MLA Format: Works Cited
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Expanding Ideas and Taking Turns
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 107 – ESL 109: Adjective Clauses
Week of 5/9Week 15
Monday 11 a.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing ‐ MLA Documentation for Advanced ESL
Monday 12 p.m. – WadaESL 106 – ESL 109: Preparing for Your Next ESL Course
Tuesday 11 a.m. – WhitsettESL 108 – ESL 110: Essay Organization Series: Introductions and Conclusions
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Asking Questions and Disagreeing
Tuesday 4 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: Writing a Well‐developed Paragraph
Wednesday 12 p.m. – CobbESL 109 – ESL 110: Writing ‐ MLA Documentation for Advanced ESL
Wednesday 3 p.m. – KarenESL 105-107: ESL Conversation Labs: Asking Questions and Disagreeing
Thursday 2 p.m. – WalkerESL 106 – ESL 109: Writing a Well‐developed Paragraph
Week of 5/16Week 16No workshops in week 16, but the English Success Center (ESC) is open during regular hours for DLAs and drop-in visits