Archive for May, 2016

Volleyball

After I got the chance to join our international students on our quarterly Hancock International College field trip at the Irvine Park Railroad I couldn’t stop thinking about how much fun everyone had playing Volleyball! Everyone joined in and seemed to have a love and respect for the game. The enthusiasm over playing Volleyball was so widespread that it seemed…

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Let There Be Light!

Our international students always show their curiosity about American culture and I am always excited to accomplish our mission here at Hancock International College to expose our students to American culture and History. As I post some historical news my goal is to highlight some moments that I believe are truly significant in American history! I looked up for inspiration…

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Taboo or Not Taboo?

Every single ESL student here at Hancock International College last Friday knows the answer… Taboo! The students and staff of Hancock International College were graced with the presence of the famous international mega star Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas! Taboo came to uplift, encourage and motivate our students as an example of someone who knows the value of learning…

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It’s a Small…Virtual World… For Now!

The goal of technological advancement in general is usually to enhance or augment our everyday lives. Among the slew of advancements one has been greatly anticipated and is user friendly virtual reality. Finally with all the major tech companies like Google, Samsung and Microsoft pouring money into making virtual reality… a reality, they are making real progress in the last…

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Buy and Sell

Sometimes you need an extra buck, and sometimes you need a change of scenery in your living room. Whatever the case and whatever you need you can probably find it on the internet. When our international students travel to Irvine California for their IESL courses at Hancock International College they have to find a place to stay. Since most people…

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Irvine Improv

Along my travels surfing the web to find amazing experiences for our international students I came across one of the great entertainment venues to visit in the Irvine Spectrum… The Irvine Improv!  It’s been so long since I saw a show there that I got curious about the Irvine Improv and its history, so I did some research and I…

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Let Me Take a Selfie

Since the dawn of time man has struggled with the desire to have his cake and eat it too. Taking pictures is no exception. Someone has to take the picture, and a friend is always left out. So someone somewhere invented the “selfie”, or simply, taking a picture of yourself. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and it…

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Tasty Cutlery

Over the last few decades plastic has become an integral part of everyday life. From bottles to bags and even eating utensils we have plastic versions of many of our everyday items. Many of these inexpensive alternatives cost less and save people money but the price is heavy on our environment. Plastic photo-degrades rather than biodegrading, so instead of becoming…

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SMART Goals

Hancock International College provides a safe environment to grow with positive faculty and staff that our ESL students count on to support them when times are difficult, but what happens when you’re out there, doing homework, or somewhere in Irvine, and you want to remind yourself why you struggle? You remember your goals! I wanted to share with our ESL…

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May Flowers

It’s been said that April showers bring May flowers. Wikipedia.com says, “‘The proverb “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers’, first recorded in 1886,[2] or the shorter, trochaic version “April showers bring May flowers” (originally “Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers”, part of a poem recorded in 1610[3]) are common expressions in English speaking countries.” However the expression…

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