Archive for September, 2017

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico With all that is going on in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Hancock International College wanted to share the story with our ESL students about how Puerto Rico became a part of America. History.com says, “On March 2, 1917, Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act, under which Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans were granted statutory…

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Crush a Can Day

Sometimes even Hancock International College has something to learn about American history and culture and we learned something today! Our ESL students enjoy beverages in aluminum cans regularly and since today is Crush a Can Day I wanted to find out how they came to be! Here’s what I found. Checkiday.com says, “National Crush a Can Day was created to…

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Johnny Appleseed

Another tale we love at Hancock International College is one called Johnny Appleseed! Why? He helps us keep the doctor away with an apple a day and without his effort we wouldn’t enjoy Apple Pie this side of the country. Our ESL students have their own stories from their home countries but it’s all part of American culture when we…

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Autumn Equinox

It’s that time of year! But what time is it exactly? Our ESL students will be amazed when they take part in all the holiday festivities that come with Fall quarter at Hancock International College… but how do we know it’s fall anyway? Here’s some info on today… which is known as the first day of Fall! Time.com says, “Friday’s…

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Miniature Golf Day

After finding out today was Miniature Golf Day my mind was flooded with good memories from time spent at my local Golf Land Miniature Golf Course. Golf Land has long since been torn down and with it most of my Mini-golfing. Many of our ESL students have expressed interest in golf so I’m thinking Hancock International College might look into…

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A Breath of Fresh Aire

Technology is about to boom in so many directions and with the addition of smart phones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi possibilities are truly becoming beyond belief! One small example is how our ESL students are able to overcome the feelings of loneliness as they study in America easily because they can make video calls to their family basically any time. Hancock International…

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Snow Leopards

We love kitties at Hancock International College! Especially big wild ones! Our ESL students always share their love for exotic animals and many have passion and respect for protecting them. Good news on the endangered species front as Snow Leopards are bouncing back from the brink of being gone forever. Iflscience.com  says, “It is now thought that there are at…

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A Green and Peaceful Future

A common thread among Hancock International College faculty and staff as well as our ESL students is our love and respect for the environment and peace. We like to think that the more educated the world becomes about environmental issues and the more we break down walls of communication through teaching English the more positive impact people can have on…

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Are You Nuts?

Of all the national days that happen every day I think our ESL students would be fascinated with the abundance of information about, oddly enough, peanuts! Hancock International College hasn’t seen too many peanut dishes at our potlucks, but I think that will change after this blog. Celebrating national peanut day let’s take a look at some fun facts about…

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National Day of Service and Remembrance

Amidst the tragedy of hurricane Harvey and Irma Hancock International College remembers the attacks on September 11th 2001. America has deemed this day as a time to reflect on what happened that fateful day 16 years ago, and our ESL students are encouraged to read more about it to further understand its impact on American history on 911memorial.com. Nationaldaycalendar.com says,…

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