Archive for November, 2017

Giving Tuesday

As Thanksgiving has come and gone Hancock International College is truly thankful for all of our ESL students. Now we’re looking forward to the giving part. What better way to start giving than to participate in Giving Tuesday! Especially because it’s today! Here’s what Giving Tuesday is about. Givingtuesday.org says, “Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and…

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Cyber Monday

Online shopping is more and more becoming the American and world way. Hancock International College thrives on online shopping as do many other businesses. Our ESL students also love to use online sites to purchase so they can have products delivered to their home. Today is a day like Black Friday where online shopping deals are bigger than most days…

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Cranberry Sauce

One colorful treat at Thanksgiving that compliments the most savory dishes is Cranberry sauce. It comes in a variety of forms, but all together makes the taste of traditional Thanksgiving meals complete. Our ESL students aren’t used to cranberry sauce so many shy away from it but Hancock International College believes we can turn some of them around to taste…

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Don’t Forget the Stuffing

We all know Americans usually serve Turkey at Thanksgiving. Americans at Hancock International College agree that if there’s turkey then there has to be stuffing. Some of our ESL students prefer if the stuffing is cooked outside the turkey but the true American way is to actually stuff the stuffing into the turkey and cook it together. History.com says, “When…

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Sweet Potatoes

Many say their favorite version of Sweet Potatoes is an even sweeter holiday treat than the Sweet Potato alone. All of us here at Hancock International College agree at Thanksgiving we enjoy Sweet Potatoes mashed with brown sugar, butter and topped with toasted marshmallows! Our ESL students all have their own ways of enjoying this amazing food so let’s look…

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Pumpkin Pie

Holiday treats are a huge part of American holiday traditions. Hancock International College has been looking forward to our Potluck where we’ll see some international treats as well. We want to share a few of the most common American Thanksgiving food items with our ESL students to highlight what an American Thanksgiving experience might be like. Whatscookingamerica.net says, “Pumpkin pie…

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The Great American Smokeout

Hancock International College would like to observe Lung Cancer Awareness Day as it is an important problem to raise awareness about. We don’t judge anyone for smoking, however, we do recognize the negative affects smoking has on human health. We hope at least one of our ESL students who chooses to smoke will choose to smoke less, or quit all…

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Times Have Changed Part 2

Part one of this list made a lot of people reflect on what they thought they knew? Faculty and staff at Hancock International College love it when our ESL students learn the history of our language as well as how to speak it. So let’s continue the fun and look at the second half of 20 words that used to…

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Times Have Changed Part 1

We Americans like to think we know everything right? Well at Hancock International College our ESL students know that isn’t the case. Still the English language is full of confusing words that, among other things, have changed their meaning over time. Today we’re sharing the first half of a list of 20 words that used to mean something very different…

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The Fall of the Wall

There are many events our ESL students have experienced in their lives that shaped their home countries and the world. Hancock International College is looking back today at one event that is still talked about today the world over… the fall of the Berlin Wall. Theguardian.com says, “At 1.05am on Sunday 13 August 1961, East German border guards and army…

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