Archive for March, 2017

National Parks

Hancock International College has great respect for America’s National Parks. We take our ESL students on field trips to Irvine Regional Park often and we always have an enriching cultural experience whether it be BBQ cuisine, American Sports or the Zoo in the park! But there are so many more National Parks in America so I wanted to share their…

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National Something on a Stick Day

Today is apparently National Something on a Stick Day! Yet another random national day! In my research I have found this is not pertaining to sweeping which is great news for our ESL students! Hancock International College just wrapped up another quarter with our traditional Potluck party and someone brought fruit kabobs with grapes the size of small plums! Still…

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Nowruz! Persian New Year

With our amazing ESL students come international traditions that are truly wonderful and intriguing! Many here at Hancock International College celebrate the Chinese New Year and of course we all celebrated the Gregorian calendar’s New Year as we always do in America. But just as I thought we were done with all the New Year’s traditions in the world I…

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St. Patrick’s Day

This Friday is St. Patrick’s Day! Our ESL students have been talking about their after school and weekend plans, but many don’t know what to do! Well after class at Hancock International College there are many celebrations all around the area and I’d like to first share a little history about the celebration and then relay some events I found…

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Irish Step Dancing

Hancock International College loves to celebrate diversity and culture. Since we’re about to celebrate Irish culture this Friday for St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to highlight one of my favorite parts of Irish culture… Irish Step Dancing! I think our ESL students will get a kick (no pun intended) out of learning more about this unique dance style that has…

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National Pi Day

It’s national… Pi day? When I found out they meant the mathematical number instead of actual pies I thought I’d be writing some sad news for our ESL students. Upon further research I have good news for everyone at Hancock international College! Many restaurants actually recognize National Pi Day and provide awesome deals all day! I didn’t think this national…

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Daylight Saving Time

 Time is precious to all of us and quality time is even more important! So even though our ESL students will have one less hour to enjoy the weekend Hancock International College is excited for longer sunny California days ahead! What am I talking about? Daylight Saving Time! This Sunday March 12th at 2:00 AM Americans and other countries around…

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International Women’s Day

Of all the national and international days I’ve found out about this is the first one that I found to have its own website! Many cultures have their views on gender and equality, but a big part of American Culture is the fight for equal rights for all regardless of race or gender. Hancock International College is proud of the…

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Pancakes

Today is National Pancake Day! I hope none of our ESL students gave up carbs for lent! Many of us at Hancock International College will be going to the nearest International House of Pancakes to get a free stack of pancakes before the promotion ends tonight. In honor of this day I want to share the history of pancakes as…

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