Archive for June, 2018

Sure or Unsure or Insured

Our ESL students understand the need for car insurance when driving in America. At Hancock International College we always encourage our students to do the right thing and only drive if they are insured. America has truly embraced the insurance industry in many forms but it is by far not from America. Here’s a brief overview of the history of…

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Happy Birthday to You Day

Around the world when the Birthday Cake comes out even our ESL students expect to sing the Birthday Song! We love birthdays at Hancock International College, but many of us wondered exactly how the Birthday Song Phenomenon came to be. Today is Happy Birthday to You Day so it’s the perfect day to find out! Checkiday.com says, “It’s been translated…

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Skateboarding – Part 2

Over many decades Skating has continued to evolve, and it turns out many of our ESL students enjoy using Skateboards. It came as a surprise to us at Hancock International College how many of our students enjoyed the activity and inspired a few to break out their old boards and skate again. The reason in part is that many of…

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Skateboarding – Part 1

American culture is often shaped by new inventions. Different modes of transportation notwithstanding. Some of our instructors at Hancock International College have shared their experience Skateboarding with our ESL students. It got them excited about where Skateboards came from. Today we’ll learn something about the evolutionary timeline of Skateboards in America. Skateboardingmagazine.com says, “…1950s-Surfers in California get the bright idea…

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Apples Were Big

Looking back in American history our ESL students often don’t know about the effects of the great depression. Hancock International College employees have parents and grandparents that remember the way it changed family traditions and birthed new creative ways to prepare food with little to no money. Among ways people began to rebuild their lives was an opportunity to sell…

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Down with the Sweetness

Necessity…as well as pure desire seems like the American mother of invention. Although it can’t always happen Americans try to have their cake and eat it too …literally. When it comes to food our ESL students have noticed around Hancock International College that we want the best of health and taste.  One major example are the artificial sweeteners we use…

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Peace

We are so excited for Americans and North Koreans to finally have a chance at peace and disarmament! Hancock International College is buzzing about the possibilities of having the safety and security of a strong positive relationship with North Korea. Our ESL students have their own ideas about it but most of them are happy this is happening too. Here’s…

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June Bugs

Bugs in general, insects and spiders, are curious and sometimes scary creatures with all their colors shapes and sizes. Our ESL students have expressed their fear of certain insects, but some revere them for their symbolism. Most of us at Hancock International College are familiar with a bug that shows up this time of year and at times can be…

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To Dairy or Not to Dairy – Part 3

Americans now have so many ways to try out flavors of nondairy ice cream. Many people at Hancock International College recommended Halo Top which is a tasty in-store brand. There are also new shops with nondairy options all around Orange County like Hug Life in Garden Grove, Scoops N Scoops Creamery in Irvine and Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana…

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