Archive for August, 2018

John McCain Part 2

This is a continuation of Hancock International College’s favorite article on Senator John McCain’s passing. We hope this helps our ESL students to know more about him. Nytimes.com continues, “His mother, Roberta McCain, Navy all the way, inspired his political career. After retiring from the Navy and settling in Arizona, he won two terms in the House of Representatives, from…

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John McCain Part 1

An American Hero has passed. Another sad update at Hancock International College for our ESL students. This is a little history about the recently deceased Senator John McCain. Rest in Peace Senator. Nytimes.com says, “John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a…

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Aretha Franklin

An American Icon has passed, but she will never die. Hancock international College sends is saddened to learn of the death of Aretha Franklin on August 16th 2018. We would like to share an amazing blog with our ESL students that includes many letters to her honoring her and showing how she impacted America and the world. Proquest.com says, “Letters…

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Sand Castles

With California comes a lot of beaches for our ESL Students to visit. There are many ways to enjoy yourself at the beach and a favorite at Hancock International College is building Sand Castles! This is actually an art form and to celebrate August 19th was National Sandcastle Sculpture Day! Daysoftheyear.com says, “The History of Sandcastle Day Sandcastles have likely…

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Asian Games 2018

Hancock International College has ESL students from all around the globe and many of them are from Asia! Today I heard they’re excited about the 2018 Asian Games. We just heard about it for the first time so we wanted to learn all we can. Tourfrombali.com says, “Asian Games is approaching, and the Indonesian government is already doing their best…

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California Wildfires

Unfortunately for Californians Hancock International College has news to report about wildfires again. We have told our ESL students that they are natural occurrences, however they keep seeming to get worse. Recently we heard these 2018 fires are no exception. BBC.com says, “Twin wildfires in California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have grown to become the largest active wildfire…

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Laos Dam

Hancock International College and our ESL students want to express our positive thoughts and prayers for those affected by the Dam Collapse in Laos back in July. Here’s some information about the situation. CNN.com says, “An estimated 25,000 people are being evacuated from a northern Cambodian province following extensive flooding due to the collapse of a massive hydropower dam in…

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Parker Solar Probe

As we were telling our ESL students about how Babe Ruth launched baseballs into the sky they informed us at Hancock International College that another launch was occurring today. Another step into understanding our Solar System is underway and we want to share the news! Thepostgame.com says, “Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun’s…

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First to 500

Historical Icons rise in many ways throughout American History. Our culture is shaped by many entertainment based Pastimes… At Hancock International College our favorite is America’s Favorite pastime… baseball! Today marks the anniversary of an amazing achievement from an American Icon. Thepostgame.com says, “August 11, 1929: Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits his 500th career home run in a 6-5 loss…

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The Oscars

The world watches movies and movies are America in so many ways. Our ESL students all show their English skill when they arrive and some come to Hancock International College knowing mostly movie and music quotes more than basic English! It’s about time for the Oscars or the Academy Awards and over the last 90 years there have been some…

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