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At the LSC, our talented tutors offer activities to help you improve your language communication skills and deepen cross-cultural understanding – so you can build confidence and achieve your goals!

Celebrating Black History Month

Mark Hanna Watkins

In the early and mid-nineteenth century, linguistics wasn’t still considered an independent academic major but part of anthropology. It was during this time when Mark Hanna Watkins (1903 – 1976) wrote his master’s thesis on the relationships among seven Mexican indigenous languages and his dissertation on the grammar of an African language, Chichewa. Dr. Watkins was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Anthropology, specializing in Linguistics.

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To sign up for ESL workshops and tutoringclick the yellow "Sign Up for/Join ESL Workshops & Tutoring" button below and follow the prompts on your screen. Click the same button to join the sessions offered online. For in-person sessions, join us at AT 313.

For World Language Tutoring, scroll down and click the "Request a World Language Tutor" button. Click the same button to join the sessions offered via Zoom. For in-person sessions, join us at AT 313.

* See Winter Week 5 schedule

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Winter 2023 Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Week 1 & Finals Week: Closed

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Programs and Services

ESL Workshops and Tutoring / Tutoring for Speech 

  • ESL General Workshops: 50-minute small group sessions for everyday conversation practice and on other special topics such as idioms, listening, reading, and pronunciation.
  • ESL 251/255 Support Workshops: 50-minute small group sessions on the topics covered in ESL 251 and ESL 255, including pronunciation, presentation, verb tenses, adjective clause, and sentence structure.
  • ESL/Speech Tutoring: 30-minute one-on-one sessions for help with ESL listening and speaking homework or any other topics related to ESL and oral communication skills.

 World Language Tutoring

  • Weekly individual sessions for help with the world language courses offered at De Anza.
  • Available languages: Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and French

Request a World Language Tutor

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World Language Conversation Café

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Language Exchange

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Become a Tutor!

You can improve your own skills in communication and your favorite academic subjects by helping other students learn. We provide training – and it's fun! 

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Questions? Contact Us!

Kanako Suda, Instructional Support Technician
408.864.5385, sudakanako@deanza.edu 

Diana Alves de Lima, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.8485, alvesdelimadiana@deanza.edu

Melissa Aguilar, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.5422, aguilarmelissa@deanza.edu

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