Learning Success Center

Services for English Language Learners

Welcome to LSC

Note: We ask that you get a PVCC Community borrower card to use LSC services. Our front desk staff can help with how to get this card.

Beginning ELL Conversation Groups:

FREE to PVCC students and community members

For persons who speak little to no English, the ELL conversation groups provide beginning English practice to those who wish to learn English. The conversation groups are held two days a week. Community members may attend the ELL conversation groups for two semesters. Students may attend as often as they want.

Fall 2019 Beginning ELL conversation groups:
Dates: September 3-November 26
Days and times: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Summer 2019 Beginning ELL conversation groups:
Dates: May 30 - July 25
Days and Times: Tuesday/Thursday 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Advanced ELL Grammar Group:

FREE to PVCC students and $7 (non-refundable) a semester for community members

These workshops are based on the grammar taught in ESL levels 3 and 4. They also include the workshops based on student writing needs for composition classes.

The last day to enroll as a community member (someone who is not a PVCC student) for the fall 2019 semester is November 1, 2019. PVCC students may come at any time.

Fall 2019 Advanced ELL Grammar Group:

Dates: September 3-November 26

Days and times: To be decided by August--please check back

Rosetta Stone:

FREE to PVCC students and community members

Interactive software that allows practice in speaking, listening to, reading, and writing English.

Please bring earbuds or headphones, or check out headphones from the library, across the hall from the LSC.

Writing Center (for students):

Tutors help students taking credit classes at PVCC with grammar, punctuation, transitions, thesis statements, assignments, and other writing tasks for any PVCC class.