Archive for July, 2018

America on the Go – Segway

Since Americans first horseback riding for themselves they have tried to move faster and faster. Then came the carriage and the automobile and nowadays we at Hancock International College have seen many attempts at the next level of personal transportation. Our ESL students sometimes come from countries where smaller modes of transport are move common such as scooters, however, there’s…

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America on the Go – Drive-Thru

America on the Go – Drive-Thru Drive-In movies were a perfect pair to an American car life. It’s been fun hearing how parents of our Hancock International College staff used to spend hours out and about as a family and hardly leave their car. Our ESL students were talking about how amazing it would be to see that change and…

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America on the Go – Drive-In Part 2

America on the Go – Drive-In Imagine all the adventures parents of the Hancock International College Staff must have had at the Drive-In Movies. Many of our ESL Students want to visit one and they do still exist as mentioned in previous blogs. To wrap things up…  what happened to Drive-In’s and where are they now? Smithsonianmag.com says, “D. Vogel,…

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America on the Go – Drive-In Part 1

It’s hard for us at Hancock International College to truly know where the “on the go” or “microwave” mentality came to be. But it’s easy for our ESL students to see that Americans are especially impatient with their food. I can’t blame us for being a little hangry after a hard day’s work but America has become the epicenter for…

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Moon Day?

Around the world people are reminiscing about the first time Americans made it to the Moon. Of all the National Holidays that do exist our ESL students were surprised that Moon Day wasn’t among them. Hancock International College spent some time sharing all about this amazing day and so we wanted to share about the movement to make the National…

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Hot Dog History

Its National Hot Dog Day! Our ESL students have had a lot of fun with us at out Hancock International College Barbeques, but one thing they are divided about is Hot Dogs. Many of our International Students enjoy these tasty sausages, but some don’t like them at all. So where did they come from and why are they another food…

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Oreo Cookies

American ingenuity has been the mother of many inventions including ones in the kitchen. A treat that has existed for more than 100 years is continuing to evolve and has solidified its place among classic flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. It’s known as Cookies and Cream. But the original Cookies and Cream was none other than the Oreo cookie….

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Friday the 13th

Superstitions are far from exclusive to American culture. Less and less Americans seem to be affected by superstition, but like April Fool’s Day, Friday the 13th is still talked about. Many of our Hancock International College staff remember how the Friday the 13th movie popularized the belief that Friday the 13th meant bad luck. Friday the 13th myths and coincidences have…

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Oh Thank Heaven Part 2

Free Slurpee Day was a success! Our ESL students took our advice and many got a free taste of the famous 7-Eleven treat. The history of this global company is so rich that we thought Hancock International College could use a second part to wrap up the story. Fundinguniverse.com says, “Another key strategy that Southland adopted to revitalize the chain…

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Oh Thank Heaven Part 1

On many street corners and in many shopping centers in America our ESL students have noticed there are many 7-Eleven convenience stores around. Sadly there isn’t one very close to Hancock International College, but today it’s really worth the time to stop by even if it’s out of the way. Today is Free Slurpee Day from 11am to 7pm in…

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