From the monthly archives: "July 2008"

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The ASC has placed all the currently tested ESL students.  Friday, July 25, was the last day to place students in class for Summer 2008.  We are continuing to test prospective students and placing them on the waitlist for fall quarter.  Our placement of students for summer was so successful that we currently have only seven students on the waitlist.

We are testing Monday through Thursday at 1:00 PM and we will hold one more evening test on August 14 at 5:30 PM to accommodate those who cannot test during the day.  

Feeling stressed? Need to take a little break from your homework and term papers? Board and card games will be available for check out at the circulation desk next week. So far we are getting: Monopoly, Checkers, Uno, and Scrabble, but if there is a game you and your friends really want, let us know!

There will be a new ESL I-BEST program beginning Fall 2008.  I-BEST stands for Integrated Basic Education Skills Training.  It is a combination of workplace training and ESL.  The College is currently offering I-BEST Accounting at the Redmond campus.  This is a three quarter accounting program for non-native speakers. 

The new I-BEST offering will run on the Kirkland campus.  It is called the General Service Technician program and will train students to work in the automotive industry.   The program will run two quarters with tentative hours of 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Interested students should contact the staff in the ASC (T-217) or Mikal Steinbacher at

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