Archive for February, 2019

Single Tasking Day

At Hancock International College we’ve all heard of multi-tasking as some sort of tactic to improve one’s work habit in many areas of life. Our ESL students have heard of multi-tasking and many don’t believe it’s beneficial and neither do we! We believe focus breeds concentration and creates opportunities for success and we’re excited that this month there’s a whole…

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Healthier America

Many of our ESL students tell us how they had to get used to American cuisine compared to their home countries. This is because American food is often more rich than other native foods. This caused discussions about health in America and now Hancock International College wants to know. Is America Healthier than before? Livenaturallymagazine.com says, “Twenty years ago, people…

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George Washington’s Birthday

All over America at Hancock International College and beyond people remember our first President George Washington. Our ESL students understand and respect the significance of George Washington’s contributions to the land of the free and today is when we celebrate his birthday! Archives.gov says, “George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It…

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Persistent Precipitation

One thing our ESL students did not expect during their time in California was so much rain! Hancock International College Staff and Faculty are also divided between excitement and annoyance at the persistent precipitation. Even so we know California definitely needed the rain and will be better for it. But why is it happening? Latimes.com says, “After years of drought…

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2 Million Acres

Our ESL students agree that America should continue to preserve its land and water and Hancock International College totally agrees. America has so much beauty and needs to allow the ecosystems to remain protected. Here’s what happened recently that’s making a huge wave. Huffingtonpost.com says, “The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a bipartisan public lands bill…

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Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air at Hancock International College and following an exciting Lunar New Year celebration our ESL students are excited about celebrating even more. This year we’re having Love Song Karaoke because we all love to sing and what better way to celebrate love than with a serenade? Here’s a little info about what Valentine’s Day in the…

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Recycling Incentive

Everyone at Hancock International College wants our ESL students to know how Americans do their part to help the environment. We hope California joins Oregon in incentivizing its citizens to recycle more however they can. Here’s how Oregon does it. Goodnewsnetwork.org says, “A statewide program which pays consumers for their beverage containers has resulted in a recycling rate that is…

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School for Homeless Children

Hancock International College is always excited to share ways Americans are helping those in need with our ESL students. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported in 2018 there are roughly 554,000 people who are homeless in the United States of which 193,000 are unsheltered, or on the street with no access to shelter. Something is being done…

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National Boy Scouts Day

There’s no question when Americans at Hancock International College think of the biggest band in history their answer is The Beatles! Not many of our ESL students know that 55 years ago on February 7th, 1964 this British sensation took America by storm and changed our culture forever.  History.com says, “On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101…

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National Boy Scouts Day

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. Many of us at Hancock International College reflect these characteristics and we find them across the cultures of our ESL students as well. These are the Scout’s Law and today is National Boy Scouts Day! Nationaltoday.com says, “On February 8 we celebrate National Boy…

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