Archive for July, 2016

A Fungus Among Us!

Today I want to salute the chewy champion hiding behind our main attraction on Donut Fridays. Along with our Bagels and Donuts we always grab something more nutritious for those who don’t want to blow their diet. These healthy heroes of Hancock International College are none other than bananas! I happen to eat bananas every day and since our ESL…

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Are You Listening?

I once heard someone say, “Are you really listening or did you just hear me?” At that point I had never considered the difference between listening and hearing. All of us hear our instructors inspire our ESL students here at Hancock International College, but I wondered if the students are truly listening! One way you can tell if someone is…

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Good Migrations!

Something amazing is happening in Newport just a hop skip and a jump away from Hancock International College. Earlier this year our ESL students went on an amazing whale watching field trip and I for one think it’s time for us to go for round two! Below is an article I am reposting from destinationirvine.com to share the excitement with…

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Practice Practice

Our ESL students know that if they don’t practice their English skills out loud then they won’t hold on to much of what they are being taught here at Hancock International College. Part of our mission is making sure our students have plenty of practice… but if our international students practice enough does that mean they will be perfect? I…

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A Few Words from the Heart

Hancock International College Faculty and Staff wanted to take some time to express our condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks on Bastille Day in France. Cultural differences are celebrated by all of us here, especially our ESL students, but in these moments of shock and sorrow it is difficult to understand how cultural differences can be considered just…

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Tips for ESL Students in America

Being an International student in a new country can sometimes be overwhelming. Our faculty and staff here at Hancock International College do what we can to help our students stay positive, enjoy their time in America and get the most out of our ESL program. Below are excerpts from an article I found on the Front Range College website that…

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Have Your Drink and Eat It Too

Our International students love the perks that come with studying in America. Especially learning about and understanding American culture! One key facet of American culture, however, is the American ability to take an idea and make it our own. Along these lines I searched around Hancock International College and searched for ways American culture has adapted some amazing ideas that…

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