Monday, August 24, 2015

Some Information on Intro to Business

Many students are showing interest in the Intro To Business elective that we will be piloting in the fall. As always, we encourage you to send them to the office to get detailed information - in this case from Liz or me.

That said, here are some basic facts for you. You may wish to share this with interested students.
  • Elective in the Morning Intensive Program in Fall 2015
  • Open to Level 7 and higher
  • $95 additional fee
  • Required textbook ($164)
  • Fridays are longer to make the time equivalent with the college's version of the course
    • Wednesdays (11:00am - 12:45pm)
    • Fridays (11:00am - 1:45pm)
  • Students earn 3 credits if they pass the course and matriculate at LaGuardia Community College (BTM101)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stock Photos & New Yorkers

Woman Texting at Top of Subway Stairs While Others Try to Exit: Richard Yeh / WNYC

WNYC created some funny stock photos of New Yorkers doing New York-y things - the image above is just one example. Other highlights include Woman Looking for MetroCard and Blocking Turnstile While People Wait to Enter, Diverse Group of People on Stoop Drinking Out of Paper Bags, and Man Trying to Figure Out What Just Dripped On Him. There is also a two-minute audio clip (embedded below) which could provide a listening piece in a lesson. Here are some ideas for classroom activities.
  • Flip through the photos as a class and ask students to read the titles for each one. Pull out unfamiliar vocabulary to generate a list of new words and phrases.
  • Have students select a favorite picture and role-play the scenario.
  • Choose a photo and have the students write about what makes the situation so "New York."
  • Have students choose photos that fit certain criteria - Funniest, Most Annoying, Most Typical - and explain why they chose this photo.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Intro To Business!

Liz and I will be coming to daytime writing classes (Level 6 and higher) on Monday, August 17 to talk about a very exciting development for the fall. We will be offering a credit-banking Intro To Business elective in the morning program! We will share more details on Monday - please encourage your students to come talk to us about it if they have questions.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Where We're From: Summer 2015

This summer, our nearly 700 students come from 65 different countries!