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:


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Coming Soon

Saturday April 2, 2011
The 2nd Annual Glendale Community College and Pasadena City College-Sponsored Conference

The New College Student and You: Putting the Pieces Together

9 am - 3:30 pm, Pasadena City College

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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)

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Last updated: 2/25/2011 10:24:15 AM