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Khan Academy – A Great Online Resource for SAT and TOEFL Prep

At Hancock International College many of our international students are planning on going to go to university here in the United States or often have children going to grade school here as ESL students. Both of these demographics should really take advantage of using khanacademy.org. What is it? Khanacademy.org sums up what they do by saying, “A world class education…

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Earthquake Emergency Kit

With the recent earthquakes shaking things up there is once again a lot of talk of the “big one” happening in Southern California. Even if that does not happen anytime soon, it is always good to be prepared for an emergency. For our international students who may not be familiar with earthquake preparedness here at Hancock International College, below is…

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The United States and the Metric System

Many international students wonder why the United States still uses the British Imperial System of measurement when almost the rest of the world uses the Metric System. Our ESL students here at Hancock International College may find this article by William Harris titled “Why Isn’t the U.S. on the Metric System” very interesting as it explains just that. William Harris…

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Working Out Physically for to Bulk-Up that Gray Matter

Another good reason for our ESL students to take advantage of the basketball and volleyball courts here at Hancock International College. The following study discussed below explains how working out even in small increments can make you smarter. Something international students could definitely take advantage of while learning a second language! Goodnewsnetwork.org says, “Most people know that regular exercise is…

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TOEFL Changes Coming August 1st, 2019

Many of our international students here at Hancock International College are happy to hear about the new changes to the TOEFL exam. For our ESL students prepping for the TOEFL exam the changes are not earth shattering, but they benefit the student so it is good news. What are the specific changes? ETS, the producer of the TOEFL exam, has…

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Lifeguard Tower Flags

Hancock International College is conveniently located by Southern California’s beautiful beaches known for great surf which is perfect for our international students to be able to take advantage and enjoy. Of course we are having great beach weather now that it is July, so many of us including our ESL students may have noticed those lifeguard tower flags and wonder…

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National Sugar Cookie Day

National Sugar Cookie Day is July 9th, 2019. Sugar cookies are a staple for many parties and holidays including here at Hancock International College. If you’re an ESL student and haven’t tried one, we encourage you to try making some.  It’s a simple cookie that kids, adults love. International students certainly enjoy them too. Check out the following from a…

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An Undo Button for Printing?!

ESL students, how often have you clicked print only to realize one typo that you didn’t notice before? Then you run over and hit cancel on the printer but it’s too late. The paper is already halfway finished printing and you wasted a piece of paper. Personally this has happened to me so often, but then as a school, like…

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A Brief Explanation of American Independence Day

Independence Day is a lot of fun barbequing with friends and enjoying a firework show. Being in Southern California the weather is beautiful and it makes for a great time to hit the beach (if you don’t mind the crowds as it is the biggest summer holiday). But here at Hancock International College our international students may enjoy a bit…

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Origins of the Fourth of July

Hancock International College will only have 4 days of class next week as we will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. We often celebrate with friends and family at backyard barbeques throughout the afternoon and, of course, lighting fireworks in the evening. Many people flock to the beach or a nearby park to witness an impressive display usually around…

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