On October 27, 2018, the ESL Registration Day event welcomed 26 new ESL (English as a Second Language) students, one of them being Jaswinder Chauhan, to Skyline College! Seven years ago, she moved to the United States from Punjab, India. After studying ESL at an adult school, she is ready to take the next step towards her educational goals. She is eager to improve her English skills for college and pursue a degree in cosmetology. For many immigrants like her, taking the next step to attend an American college and navigating through the enrollment process can feel daunting. The ESL Registration Day team played a huge role in helping her access Skyline College. They warmly welcomed and supported her and the other new students in completing the major enrollment steps. Beyond the event, new students like Jaswinder will continue to receive follow-up from the English Language Institute (ELI) to ensure ongoing support.
Thank you to the representatives from SparkPoint, the Dream Center, Financial Aid and EOPS who were available to answer the new students’ questions about campus resources.
Thank you to Minerva Velasquez and Adriana Johnson for assisting with the student ID numbers; Goldie Lee and Jacky Ip for efficiently running the ESOL placement tests; ESOL Counselor Virginia Rosales for a very helpful orientation; Jairo Barreto for the IT Support. Also, many thanks to the ESOL student volunteers, ELI student assistants and Leigh Anne Shaw, Stacy Nojima and Erinn Struss for their hard work.
Article and Photo by Mylene Foo, Program Services Coordinator at the English Language Institute