Archive for May, 2017

Memorial Day

America is free because of men and women who served in our military. Hancock International College observed Memorial Day yesterday and our ESL students got an extra day to explore this country freely, so today I’d like to make sure to share the reason why for those who don’t know and might think this is just another reason to have…

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Tap Dancing

All of our ESL students have different talents and abilities that many of them have demonstrated recently at our Sharing Knowledge Symposium group project. I wanted to share about a talent many Americans have including some here at Hancock International College. It’s a rhythmic form of dance called “Tap”. Here’s some history about how tap dance evolved and its presence…

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Asparagus Day

There are so many national days around the world worth mentioning that I fear I’ve created a habit of looking them up and sharing them with our ESL students! However, Hancock International College loves an excuse to try something healthy and I found out that May 24th 2017 is Asparagus Day! The first place I went to find out more…

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OC Night Market / 626 Night Market

One of my favorite parts of American culture is our ability to showcase cultures that immigrant U.S. Citizens have brought with them from their country of origin. Hancock International College recently held a group project event where some of our ESL students described their homes and parts of their culture. Asian American community has been bringing the best parts of…

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National Employee Health & Fitness Day

Hancock International College is a huge advocate for health and fitness! For our quarterly field trips we create many opportunities for our ESL students as well as faculty and staff to engage in physical activities from sports to a walk around a beautiful park. Today America nationally recognizes and reminds employees all over the country to prioritize health and fitness…

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Mother’s Day

No matter who you are, if you’re human, you have a mother! For many people, mothers are their primary relationship in at least the first part of their life. We have many moms that work at Hancock International College as well as many ESL students who are mothers too! Yesterday was Mother’s Day which is known in America as, well,…

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Teacher Appreciation Day

The teachers at Hancock International College are the best part of our school! Our ESL Students love them all, and that’s because all of our teachers have such a passion! They educate, uplift and encourage everyone around them helping the entire school to be better. I wanted to look at how teaching and education evolved in America because today is…

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Cinco de Mayo

Time for another American cultural celebration, this time it’s Mexican style! Tonight will be filled of Mexican themed fun all over town as Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Some people at Hancock International College join in just for the fun of it and some know about the real reason Mexican Americans celebrate. Our ESL students are sure to ask on…

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May The Fourth Be With You!

One thing about American culture that is interesting, to say the least, is the effect of movies on our society. Our ESL students learn a lot from movies and Hancock International College uses many films to reinforce lessons. Today is a day the fans of one of the most impactful movie franchises ever celebrate the movies they’ve loved, some, for…

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May Day

As Americans, when most of us at Hancock International College hear, “May Day” we immediately think of the distress call that has been around since 1928. Some of our ESL students are from countries that have a very different view of May Day, or May 1st. Out of curiosity I learned about a holiday I personally knew very little about. I had…

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