Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Massive Egg Recall Raises Food Safety Questions

I love tea eggs!

VOANews: Massive Egg Recall Raises Food Safety Questions

The recent egg contamination is one of the largest salmonella outbreaks ever recorded in the US. Congress is considering new food laws. (listen)

Monday, August 30, 2010

WELCOME BACK, SENIORS!



It is really great to have SENIOR ESL back at Milpitas Adult School. Here is this morning's presentation with more info about the ESL skills levels.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Senior Class Level 4-6, M-TH 10 am-12 noon

Due to overwhelming demand, there will be two Senior ESL classes:

Senior Class Level 1-3
Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Teacher: Judy Connell, Room 407
Class Size: 36 students
Check the class lists posted on the front door of the school.

Senior Class Level 4-6
Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi, Room 703
Class Size: 36 students

There is a waiting list for each class.

Senior Class Level 4-6 Class Roster:

  1. Chang, Hui Li
  2. Chen, Fu Chiu Tammy
  3. Chen, Ming Hua
  4. Dinh, Loc T.
  5. Dominguez, Leticia
  6. Espinoza, Daisy M
  7. Fung, Kum Lee Anita
  8. Gao, Lixin
  9. Ho, Bich Chau Thi
  10. Ho, Nu
  11. Iontcheva, Nadejda G.
  12. Joshi, Jayadevi M
  13. Karamanaga, Minire
  14. Kosel, Mark
  15. Lam, Cindy Ngoc
  16. Leon, Rosario
  17. Lin, Cheng Hsiung Charles
  18. Liu, Willson
  19. Mendoza, Nolberto
  20. Ngo, Quang Van
  21. Nguyen, Chile Thi
  22. Nguyen, Viet Quang
  23. Park, Hae S.
  24. Phan, Le T
  25. Sheth, Ashwin Nataranjan
  26. Souvannavong, Kitima K.
  27. Tan, Mi Fang
  28. Tom, Pak
  29. Ugarte, Rosa Felicia
  30. Valdez, Antonia
  31. Valencia, Isabel De Vazquez
  32. Vazquez, Araceli
  33. Xu, Xiaozhong
  34. Yepez, Silvina YST
  35. Zhang, Mei Qin
  36. Zhu, Dianna H.


See you on Monday, August 30, 10am- 12 noon!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Learning First Aid: What to Do Until Medical Help Arrives



A guide to treating emergencies like choking, heart attacks, accidental poisonings and severe bleeding (listen to the MP3)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blueberries a Big Hit in South Korea



VOANews: Blueberries a Big Hit in South Korea

The reputation of blueberries as a so-called "super-food" has created a boom in South Korea. People here are increasingly consuming the vitamin-rich fruit because of research contending blueberries may help ward off cancer, heart disease, strokes, infections, and other ailments. The berries were virtually unseen on the Korean peninsula until just a few years ago, but that has changed. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman traveled to Naekanri in Gyeonngi province to learn more about Korea's growing appetite for all things blueberry.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New ESL Registration and Placement Test New & Returning Students August 16—19

Scroll down to see today's new lesson!

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  1. Bring a picture ID and a $20 non-refundable test fee (exact change only).
  2. Plan to be here approximately 3 hours.
  3. No children please.

Milpitas Adult Education Center
1331 E. Calaveras Blvd , Bldg 400 Milpitas , CA 95035
Office Phone: (408) 635–2692 Fax: (408) 635–2611
OFFICE HOURS August 2 - 27 Office Hours 8 am - 4 pm


Testing for Morning Classes 9 am - 12 noon
Begins promptly at 9 am (come early to line up)
No Late Entry
If your last name begins with:
  • A—F come August 16
  • G—L come August 17
  • M—S come August 18
  • T—Z come August 19

Morning Students will be placed in one of the following classes:

  • ESL - Career & College Students / M-F 8:45 am-12
  • VESL - for the working student / M/W/F 8:30-10am
  • ESL Older Adult - 55 and older / M-F 10 am-12 (Seniors must take the test)
  • Multi-Level ESL - Non-Career & Non-College Students / T/Th 8:30 - 10 am

Testing for Evening Classes 5:45 - 9 pm
Begins promptly at 5:45 pm (come early to line up)
No Late Entry
If your last name begins with:

  • A—K come August 16
  • L—R come August 17
  • S—Z come August 18

Evening Students will be placed in one of the following classes:

  • ESL - Career & College Students / T/Th 5:45 - 9pm
  • Citizenship-/ T/Th / 5:45 - 9 pm (Citizenship students must take the ESL placement test)

See you there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aging Man Plans Unusual Personal Funeral in 'Get Low'

VOANews: Aging Man Plans Unusual Personal Funeral in 'Get Low'

Film starring Oscar winner Robert Duvall centers around farmer who wants to experience his own funeral before he dies. (Listen)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Medicare Officially Safer After Health Reform



WH.gov: Presidential Weekly Address: Medicare Officially Safer After Health Reform

The President discusses a new Medicare Trustees report showing Medicare to be on much stronger footing as a result of the reforms in the Affordable Care Act. In addition, seniors are also already getting help with prescription drug costs when they fall into the infamous "donut hole."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Study Shows Air Pollution Poses Greater Link to Heart Attack, Stroke



VOAVideo: Study Shows Air Pollution Poses Greater Link to Heart Attack, Stroke

Medical researchers are finding out more about the health risks of air pollution. They say the world's dependence on fossil fuels is largely responsible for increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

400 -Year-Old Bonsai Survived Hiroshima Bombing



VOAVideo: 400 -Year-Old Bonsai Survived Hiroshima Bombing

Sixty five years ago , during World War II, a B-29 bomber known as the "Enola Gay" dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Among the survivors was a small tree, a Bonsai, which ended up in the United States as part of a national gift from Japan. The Bonsai, now 400 years old, is still alive, and forms part of one of the most striking collections in the U.S. capital. Producer Zulima Palacio has the story. (Read more)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Family, Friends Help You Live Longer


VOANews: Family, Friends Help You Live Longer

Relationships improve your odds of survival by 50 percent (Listen)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Researchers Develop Wireless Glucose Monitor for Diabetics

VOANews: Researchers Develop Wireless Glucose Monitor for Diabetics

The device, if approved by federal regulators, would give diabetics a more reliable and less painful alternative

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

National Night Out 2010


VOANews: Neighbors Fight Crime with a National Night Out

An estimated 34 million Americans take part in the National Night Out, which has been held in early August since 1984 -- organized by a non-profit, grassroots group called the National Association of Town Watch. Matt Peskin,the group's spokesman, said the event has been growing year by year. "In the early days, it was very symbolic - front porch lights on, front porch vigil -- that was about it. People liked that - the unity part of it, that '99 percent of us are law-abiding, that we're all out [one night] showing our support for fighting crime.'

Monday, August 2, 2010