Monday, October 27, 2014

The Power Of Candy

From Humans Of New York, a charming slice of life.
This is my neighbor. She only speaks Mandarin, so we’ve never had a conversation. But she’s brought me a handful of candy every day for 20 years.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Saturday Technology Workshops: Internet Basics

To those of you who teach on Saturday - please remind your students about this on Saturday morning! If students want to attend, tell Olivia, Christina or Kata in the morning. We encourage all students who need practice with this essential skill to attend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

End Of The Week: Lobster Rolls & Key Lime Pie!

Here are some pics form the Red Hook food tour last weekend. Thanks, Kata, for taking the students on such a cool trip!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Activity Roundup: Music Video As Art

Flying Lotus is a prolific musician and producer whose experimental approach earns him respect across all genres of modern music. (He is the great-nephew of Alice and John Coltrane, so it perhaps runs in the family.) Kendrick Lamar is the most celebrated rapper of recent years. This song is their first collaboration - and this video (directed by Hiro Murai) is a joy to behold. Why don't you consider using it as a writing or speaking prompt in your class? Ideas for writing, speaking, vocabulary, and reading are after the jump.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Save The Date For November 6th!

This year's focus is on transitions to college (and LaGuardia in particular), and we are excited about all the people who have agreed to present. If you have not yet RSVPd, please do so - Liz is the point person.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Spotlight On Students: John Lennon's "Imagine"

Thanks to the morning and afternoon programs for a strong and happy start up - let's hope the same holds true for the start of evenings and Saturdays in the coming week! To close out your week, here's a video made by the students in Kata's rock 'n' roll elective in the summer.

(Vocals: K. Kitabayashi and J. Vallejo. Video Editing: A. Farfans)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Skills Exchange

Staff will be coming in to classes this week to talk about the Skills Exchange partnership that Nursen and Professor Reem Jaafar in the Math Department have launched. The pilot version of this program took place in the summer, and our students loved it! TELC students who are skilled in math get training to become math tutors at LaGuardia, and in the process, they become more comfortable and fluent in their English-language use. Any questions, see Nursen!