Thursday, February 28, 2013

MacArthur Genius Grant for StoryCorps

StoryCorps is a favorite for many of us at TELC, so I thought I'd pass on the good news that they won a MacArthur Genius Grant! Here's a classic story from their archives, now with animation.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our Saturday Students

We recently completed a survey of Saturday students to get a clearer sense of their educational goals and needs. The slideshow below explains our findings; you can also click here to download the document. We are interested in how this information can shape our course offerings, and we welcome your ideas. A profile of Tuesday and Thursday evening students is also in the works.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Communication Workshop For Students

Photo by Ed Yourdon (Creative Commons license, some rights reserved)


FROM CONFLICT TO COMPROMISE:

How to Get Along with Your Difficult Roommate
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room C-229

Guest Teacher Vlad Belyayev
B.S. Psychology, Brooklyn College
City College MATESOL Candidate

DIP students in Level 3 and higher are invited to this free workshop where they will learn some English-language skills that are useful for bringing about compromise. Please remind students to sign up on the Language Clinic board beginning on Wednesday, February 20th.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A YouTube Series, "Stereotypes"

Our students have a lot to say and learn about stereotypes, especially since they are so culturally-bound, and the stereotypes we face in American society are sometimes at odds with the stereotypes students face in their home countries. This series on YouTube explores a wide variety of stereotypes via man-on-the-street interviews. The clips are by turns funny, infuriating, and insightful. A handful are embedded below, but if you are interested in using these in the class, be sure to look at the whole series.