Archive for February, 2018

American Inventions – Liquid Rocket Fuel

Hancock International College is not alone in our excitement for the brewing world space race. We believe it’s about to really build momentum and our ESL students are lucky to be so close to the recent SpaceX launches. When making advancements in technology it’s always interesting and often necessary to know how it began. Today’s invention is about the birth…

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American Inventions – Traffic Light

Spring is almost here and Hancock International College is excited for some warmer weather! Our ESL students have been surprised by all the cold lately so it may seem strange to be highlighting this chilly American invention at a time like this. Still no one can deny how happy Americans are that on a hot day we can cool down…

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American Inventions – Ice Pop

Spring is almost here and Hancock International College is excited for some warmer weather! Our ESL students have been surprised by all the cold lately so it may seem strange to be highlighting this chilly American invention at a time like this. Still no one can deny how happy Americans are that on a hot day we can cool down…

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American Inventions – Mousetrap

Americans like clean homes and that means getting rid of unwanted house guests that might make a mess. Hancock International College staff use all sorts of methods but there’s one our ESL students surely know about that really started the pest control craze. Today’s invention is the Mousetrap. Jdmitchelldesigns.wordpress.com says, “…on November 6th 1894, William C. Hooker received a patent…

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American Inventions – Airplane

An invention that truly united the world and broke down borders is the same invention that allows our ESL students to come to America and allows Hancock International College to impact lives around the world. No it’s not the internet. It’s the Airplane! Although there is controversy in other countries as to who truly created the first Airplane… we believe…

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American Inventions – Cotton Candy

Some of our ESL students have been exploring California for a while now and have found some amazing sweet treats to try. Sometimes we can share these treats at Hancock International College and sometimes you have to get them at the source. We think Cotton Candy is one that must be enjoyed fresh. Most commonly this treat can be found…

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American Inventions – Skyscraper

When most of our ESL students first arrive at Hancock International College they are surprised that we are located in the middle of a ten story building. However being safe here on the 6th floor in one of the safest cities in America is comforting and plus we have a great view! This American invention doesn’t seem like an invention…

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American Inventions – Phonograph

How our ESL students listen to recorded audio has also changed as much as how they store the recordings themselves. Many of us at Hancock International College prefer in ear headphones while our ESL students like over ear headphones. Some of us have great sound systems in our cars and others have great sound systems at home. The sound revolution…

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American Inventions – Disc Record

From Record to 8-track to Cassette to CD to MP3. From Film to VHS to DVD and BluRay… Our ESL students have been alive for many changes in media delivery format. At Hancock International College We prefer the digital age of online streaming or flash drives to distribute media throughout the classrooms. Today we’ll learn something about the invention of…

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Lincoln’s Birthday

With President’s Day just one week away our ESL students are exited for a day off from class. Especially after the Hancock International College Group Projects they’re completing this week. There are many reasons we celebrate President’s day in 2018. Whereas the holiday used to be about George Washington it is now about all U.S. Presidents. American icon who stands…

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