Archive for October, 2017

Tales of Halloween

What a fun party we shared at Hancock International College! Our ESL students all dressed up and carved pumpkins together as part of our 2017 Halloween Party! In honor of Halloween here is more history on this spooky celebration! Thingsthatgoboo.com says, “In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants. These new immigrants, especially the…

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The Faces of Facebook

Facebook is a true American success story and like many companies Facebook didn’t become a success by staying the same. Instead the company did its best to be innovative and adaptive to the ever-changing world. Our ESL students can relate because they come to Hancock International College to, among other reasons, adapt to the universal nature of the English language….

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Without different languages Hancock International College wouldn’t exist! Our ESL students would speak the same language as everyone else and the world would be a lot less interesting. When we need a better way Americans make a better way and NASA has found a way to use 3D printing in space when an astronaut needed it most! Nasa.gov says, “The…

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Another Man’s Trash

Many of our ESL students are environmentally conscious and in America there are many people striving to make their mark in making the world a better place. Hancock International College is always interested in new innovations that can move America to the forefront of friendliness to the environment. We recently found MIT students have made an amazing discovery with some…

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Food Day

There’s no shortage of food choices in America, and our ESL students love to explore all the restaurants around Hancock International College. Americans could, however, make better food choices regarding maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Today is Food Day and instead of an all you can eat extravaganza there’s more of an educational motive behind why this day was established….

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Credit Cards

Put it on the card is something we Americans are all used to saying at this point in history. With the use of credit cards Hancock International College has been able to receive electronic payment and help many of our ESL students to ensure their passage to our school. I thought I’d take a small look into the history of…

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Steve Jobs Day

Apple products have influenced the direction of the whole world of technology. Hancock International College has many ESL students and staff with “iPhones” that would say they are a huge part of their lives. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers, was the visionary and is largely revered for his inventions. Today is Steve Jobs day, and since he is a…

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UnLimbited Possibilities

Americans and our ESL students love amazing inventions… especially ones that help little kids! With the invention of 3D Printing all of us at Hancock International College are excited about what place these printers will have in our future learning environments. One amazing feat is that artificial limbs are becoming much less expensive and I wanted to share the story…

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What’s Old is New

Our ESL students all have many different interests and are learning English at Hancock International College for many reasons. Our world is connected though by many commonalities besides English, one being Fossils! Today is national Fossil Day so I thought I’d share the best places to see Fossils in America in case our International students can plan ahead and make…

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California Fires

A haze of smoke and ash floats past Irvine and everyone here at Hancock International College is praying for a swift end to the fires in Orange County. Our ESL students have never seen anything like this before and although we haven’t heard about any of our students having to evacuate we want to urge everyone to stay as far…

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