The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) is a collaborative statewide effort to address the needs of community college students who are academically under-prepared to succeed. BSI is funded by a grant from the Chancellor's Office. It is intended to facilitate basic skills education and to provide extended professional development opportunities to faculty and staff.
Basic Skills Initiative: http://www.cccbsi.org
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The Reading Café
Now that reading is a required course in Credit ESL, teachers would like to help diagnose their students' reading challenges. The Reading Café (next to the ESL Lab) has software to assist students in understanding their learning styles, and books with audio in 6 levels of comprehension to encourage students to read more for fun.
Link to the Reading Café to see a complete list of books and audio available to students.
Here is a detailed presentation about the Reading Café. (pdf)