Thursday, September 30, 2010
VOAVideo: American Voters Rate Economy, Jobs as Major Concerns
Americans will go to the polls November 2 to select all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and more than one-third of the 100-member Senate. In survey after survey, Americans rate the economy as their top concern. Voters say they are looking for candidates who will spur job creation and restore prosperity. (read more, especially about California's upcoming election)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
My Onggi Pot - Time Lapse
After 8 months of my 10 month apprenticeship here in S. Korea, I have put together this video that shows a bit of what I've learned. http://www.adamfieldpottery.com/
Monday, September 27, 2010
Jennifer ESL: Lesson 2b - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the second lesson on conditionals. There is a review and expansion on present factual conditionals, and then we move on to look at factual conditionals in the future. Level: intermediate - high intermediate.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
VOAVideo: China Growing Increasingly Assertive Along Its Coast
In recent months, China has taken an increasingly aggressive stance along its coastal borders from the Yellow Sea in the north to the hotly disputed South China Sea. Regional security analysts say this increased assertiveness highlights China's growing economic might and its desire to project its military might beyond its borders. VOA's William Ide has more from Washington.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
WH.gov: Senior Citizens and the Affordable Care Act
Vice President Joe Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hosted a conference call with senior citizens from across the country to discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for senior citizens. September 23, 2010.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Mid-Autumn Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival (traditional Chinese: 中秋節; simplified Chinese: 中秋节; pinyin: Zhōngqiūjié
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
JenniferESL: Lesson 2a - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the first of several lessons on conditionals. In this lesson we begin with factual conditionals in the present. Level: intermediate - high intermediate.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
VOAVideo: Study Indicates Better Way to Care for Patients
In medical school, students learn how to diagnose and manage a patient's medical concerns. But non-medical issues - a patient's emotional state, caretaker responsibilities, job status or access to care can be just as important. A new study finds that medical students who are trained to ask about issues affecting patients' lives in addition to their physical problems are better able to help their patients. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Here is a slide show of the US Constituion.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. Citizenship Day also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization. It is celebrated on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
Before Constution Day, students study the US Constitution, focusing on the rights and responsibilites of American Citizenship. On Constitution Day, students sign a large copy of the Constitution and are given pocket-sized copies of the Constitution. Many Adult Schools honor the students who were naturalized as American citizen during the previous school year. The school also encourages the students who are preparing for naturalization during the upcoming school year.
For more info, see:
ELCivics.com: The US Constitution
Learn about the US Constituion with Pictures, Easy Lessons, and Fun Activities
ESLPOD English 92
LISTEN to the Preamble to the US Constitution.
National Constitution Center: Home
The National Constitution Center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the worlds only museum devoted to the US Constitution.
US Citizenship Podcast
Check back every day for updated materials for Constitution Day. Here are some pictures from last year's celebration.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Breaking News English: Asian Youth Forgetting How to Write
A new study commissioned by the China Daily Youth newspaper has found many young Chinese people are forgetting how to write traditional Chinese.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
No one likes to make mistakes. But a new study says organizations learn more from their failures than their successes, and keep that knowledge longer. (download MP3)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
VOAVideo: Millions Of People Likely Suffering From Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome is a medical condition associated with our addiction to digital devices -- from computers to smart phones, hand-held video games and e-books. Doctors estimate that nearly 80 million people in the U.S. could suffer from it. And that does not include the growing number of children developing eye problems related to electronic devices. Producer Zulima Palacio talked to the experts and filed this story.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 1
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 2
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 3
The Kims' Journey to Harmony is a story about one Korean family's journey to the United States following the death of Hyo Kim's father. After the funeral, Hyo's brother asks him to stay and take his father's place in their engineering company. But tension between the brothers disrupts the harmony in the lives of their mother, wives, and children as they try to adjust to life in America. With the help of new classmates, colleagues, and friends, the Kims embark on a different type of journey to balance their responsibility to family with their dreams for life in America and restore harmony to everyone.
The files below are in PDF (Portable Document File) format. To view PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. To find out more, please visit www.press.umich.edu/pdf/pdf_instructions.jsp.
Monday, September 6, 2010
JenniferESL: Modal Verbs to Express Past Possibilities - Lesson 26 - English Grammar
TOPIC: Modal verbs to express possibilities in the past ("must have gone"). Levels: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
STUDENTS: Additonal practice is available on EnglishCafe. Try the listening quiz I created.
TEACHERS: Classroom ideas are available on my WordPress blog.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
ESLPod's English Cafe 49 Topics: Labor Day, charitable organizations in the U.S., safety vs. security, clutch vs. grip vs. grab (Download MP3)
Comedian Jerry Lewis hosts a Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystropy Association. The telethon is always on Labor Day weekend. It lasts about 20 hours or so. It
is very successful in getting people to donate money. Last year, people watched the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and donated 55 million dollars.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
VOAVideo: Global Uncertainty Drives Demand For Gold
Demand for gold is expected to rise as a weak US dollar and persistent fears of a double dip recession weigh on investors. Despite falling slightly from historic highs earlier this year, the precious metal remains a safe and attractive investment. Analysts expect the price to stay strong for the rest of the year, thanks in part to accelerating demand from India and China. Mil Arcega reports.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
ESL Podcast 611 – Having an Overbearing Father
Parents want to protect their children, even when they grow older. Sometimes the children, however, don’t want the protection. Learn more in this episode. Download Podcast
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
VOANews: For Lots of People, Getting Older Means Getting Happier
A study found that by age 85, people are happier with their life than they were at 18