Archive for December, 2018

Cyberbullying is a Crime

Many of our ESL students are aware of the problem American and world youth faces with online bullies or “Cyberbullying”. One may think the issue should be solved by either schools or parents but with rising suicide rates it’s important to improve deterrents and make sure there are severe consequences for such a ruthless thoughtless act. Here’s what Michigan is…

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Secret Santas

We love a good Secret Santa party at Hancock International College. In fact we had an amazing gift exchange with our ESL students at our holiday party! On this Christmas Eve we wanted to share a happy tale about a charity and its noble deed. Apnews.com says, “Philip Sasser had a familiar, sinking feeling when he saw the yellow envelope…

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Food Waste

Hancock International College always promotes solution seeking among our ESL students. When they have problems we don’t just solve them for them, we teach them to think for themselves! In regards to the food system in America a lot needs to change and some truck drivers agree. Take a look. Goodnewsnetwork.org says, “Instead, the Indy Hunger Network charity created their…

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A Greener California

Our ESL students not only love that they have the privilege of studying at Hancock International College, but they also love that we’re in California! Even so, once people spend time in California they realize the beauty is in danger because of weak environmental law. Recently some great strides were made toward reducing greenhouse gasses and we couldn’t be happier!…

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Kwanzaa Part 2

Kwanzaa Part 2 A now 52 year long tradition, Kwanzaa is definitely a beautiful way to celebrate with family. At Hancock International College we keep our family of ESL students strong by following out mission statement. As with Kwanzaa which has it’s own principals to follow as a path for this tradition. Infoplease.com says, “The Principles of Kwanzaa umoja (oo-MOH-ja)…

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Kwanzaa

Although it’s been around for quite a while, our ESL students have been asking around Hancock International College about Kwanzaa. Here is a short history of this unique African American tradition. Infoplease.com says, “The year 2016 will see the 50th annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1. It is estimated that some 18 million…

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Roasted Chestnuts Day

With Christmas comes Hancock International College’s favorite Christmas tradition… Christmas Carols! What better way to learn about English this time of year than to look at the opening lyrics to “The Christmas Song” depicting “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and right away our ESL students are confused because chestnuts are not often talked about these days… Funny thing too…

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Shopping Vocabulary Part 3

Our ESL Students are finding this vocabulary very helpful and have already told us stories about how they were able to understand American shopping better. Hancock International College is located near some high class shopping destinations so we want to finish up this list and make sure they’re prepared! Fluentu.com says, “9. Overpriced: I like to go to two supermarkets…

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Shopping Vocabulary Part 2

Hancock International College definitely knows a good bargain when they see them and lots of us heard our ESL students found some back on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These deals just keep coming and so does the vocabulary! Fluentu.com says, “A Steal: It’s wrong to steal—to take something without paying for it. But if someone tells you their new…

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Shopping Vocabulary Part 1

Our ESL Students are about to experience the most wonderful and busiest time of the year! It’s Christmas time in America and there’s a lot to learn if you don’t already. So today Hancock International College will share some common Shopping Vocabulary from Fluentu.com to help you along the way to making conversation while you shop! Fluentu.com says, “Outlet Mall:…

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