Archive for April, 2018

Welcome to the USA – Part 6

Another new experience for ESL students at Hancock International College is visiting an American home for the first time. Since these settings are private and each home is different it’s important to have a strong foundation of typical behaviors to expect and to adhere to. According to harrisburg.psu.edu, “Etiquette When Visiting a Home or at a Party Generally, Americans don’t…

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Welcome to the USA – Part 5

At Hancock International College we do our best to share our love of food with our ESL students. Through this cultural exchange we have found over the years that there are also many differences in Eating habits, practices and etiquette. According to harrisburg.psu.edu, “ Eating Culture and Etiquette In general, Americans eat quietly with their mouths closed. Burping is seen…

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Welcome to the USA – Part 4

Many of our ESL students live far enough from Hancock International College where they need to drive themselves to school. When driving in America is different from their home country there can be a large learning curve. Today we’ll learn about one students’ experience. According to harrisburg.psu.edu, “’If you are a driver, make sure your car has all the inspections,…

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Welcome to the USA – Part 3

Many of our ESL students live far enough from Hancock International College where they need to drive themselves to school. When driving in America is different from their home country there can be a large learning curve. Today we’ll learn about one students’ experience . According to harrisburg.psu.edu, “Driving Laws and Etiquette Always wear your seat belt when driving and…

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Welcome to the USA – Part 2

Next on the list is for our International Students to learn a little bit about American dating culture. Hancock International College is close to many restaurants and many fun activities so we aren’t surprised when we hear stories from our ESL students about dating adventures. According to harrisburg.psu.edu, “’If you ask many Nigerian young adults or teenagers, the dating culture…

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Welcome to the USA – Part 1

This will be the beginning of a new series to help our ESL students better assimilate to life in America and at Hancock International College. This will be excerpts from an article on PennState Harrisburg’s website. The article truly captured what we want our ESL students to know and so we wanted to share it with you in small sections…

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American Inventions – Crash Test Dummy

Cars are no doubt an invention that changed the face of America. It also brought new hazards to American lives. Hancock International College always makes sure if any of our ESL students are confused about traffic safety that we help them learn. Thankfully because of years of testing cars are much safer than they used to be and keep getting…

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American Inventions – Chemotherapy

Through all the American Inventions we’ve shared with our ESL students, Hancock International College is most grateful for the inventions that truly change lives for the better. The battle against Cancer continues today and although Chemotherapy is surrounded by differing opinions… the fact is it has saved lives. This article will highlight some of the story of how it came…

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American Inventions – First Video Game

Our ESL students love video games! Many of them play video games on their phones during their breaks at Hancock International College. It helps them let off some steam while studying hard… or just bring extra fun to their day in the midst of learning. This brings into question, however, what was the first video game? According to Popularmechanics.com, “Today,…

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American Inventions – Global Positioning System

Along with the mobile phone many technologies have been integrated into what we now call smart phones. Hancock International College and our ESL students are very grateful for the integration of GPS into smart phones. This gave anyone with a smart phone the ability to navigate new areas or make it to our campus with ease. This technology actually had military…

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