Saturday, August 27, 2011

'Revolution School' Teaches How to Overthrow a Dictator



VOANews: 'Revolution School' Teaches How to Overthrow a Dictator

Veterans of the uprising in Serbia, which overthrew President Slobodan Milosevic, are running workshops for opposition groups around the world on how to bring down a dictator.

Friday, August 26, 2011

ESL Podcast 715 – Outsiders Moving In

ESL Podcast 715 – Outsiders Moving In


Who are all of those new people in your neighborhood? Learn in this episode about what happens when the population begins to change. Download Podcast

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable - a Tale of the Sports Hijab



VOANews: Athletic, Muslim, Fashionable - a Tale of the Sports Hijab

Female Muslim athletes who observe a strict Islamic dress code sometimes face the question of whether they will be allowed to participate in major competitions -- with their heads and most of their bodies covered. Now, one Iranian-Canadian woman is marketing a product to change that. It complies with the requirements of many major sports, and it's fashionable, safe and comfortable -- while still meeting Islamic requirements. VOA's Tala Hadavi has more from Montreal.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Milpitas Adult School ESL and Citizenship Registration

2011 Milpitas Adult School ESL and Citizenship Registration is August 8, 10, 12, 15 or 17. For more info, click here. For other schools see the Literacy Directory.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

US Toddlers Get Jumpstart on Fitness



VOAVideo: US Toddlers Get Jumpstart on Fitness

Childhood obesity in America has more than tripled in the past 30 years, according to government statistics, and today nearly one in three youngsters are overweight or obese. As parents grow concerned, fitness programs for babies and toddlers are on the rise. These programs try to foster a lifetime love of fitness by making exercise fun.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Classical Iranian Music Gets a New Audience



VOAVideo: Classical Iranian Music Gets a New Audience

Few in the West have heard its authentically Persian sound, but now the classical, Persian stringed instrument known as a kamancheh is being heard in an unlikely place - the mid-western U.S. state of Ohio. An Iranian-American musician is resurrecting the kamancheh's ancient sound - the hard way - and introducing it to a whole new audience.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Obama Honors Muslim-Americans



wh.gov: Obama Honors Muslim-Americans

VOANews: Obama Honors Muslim-Americans

U.S. President Barack Obama said Muslim-Americans have made great contributions to the "strength and character" of the United States, as he welcomed guests to the White House for an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. (read more)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ESL Podcast 709 – Taking Someone for Granted

ESL Podcast 709 – Taking Someone for Granted


Does your boyfriend appreciate you? Does your girlfriend ever thank you for all you do for her? If not, then find a new love by listening to this episode. Download Podcast

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ice Hockey Scores in Beijing with Youth Leagues, New Rinks



VOAVideo: Ice Hockey Scores in Beijing with Youth Leagues, New Rinks

When one thinks of the sports China excels at one may think of swimming, gymnastics or track and field. But ice hockey? VOA's William Ide found out recently in Beijing that while the sport may not have as big a following as football (soccer) or basketball, an increasing number of youngsters are taking to the ice and growing the sport in this non-traditional market.

Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 ESL Registration and Placement Testing


2011 ESL Registration and Placement Testing

August 8, 10, 12, 15 or 17

MORNING AND EVENING CLASSSES for Academic and Career Students
Registration 9 am - 12
Begins on time. No late entry!
eTest 1 - 4 pm

Bring a picture ID and a $40 non-refundable test fee. (Exact change
only)
Plan to be here approximately 3 hours for registration and 3 hours for
the eTest. No Children Please!

The next ESL Registration/Placement test will be August 8, 10, 12, 15 and 17. Please click one of the language version listed below for registration and testing times.


School starts on August 29th

MORNING ESL CLASSES
ESL - Career & College Students Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 12 noon

EVENING CLASSES
ESL - Career & College Students Tue/Thu 5:45 pm - 9 pm
ESL Citizenship Preparation Tue/Thu 5:45 pm - 9 pm

Next Registration/Test Date: Oct 25, 2011.
Check the website https://adulted.musd.org/ for ESL updates.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Palestinian Authority Crisis Adds to Ramadan Hardship for Muslims in Territories



VOAVideo: Palestinian Authority Crisis Adds to Ramadan Hardship for Muslims in Territories

Muslims around the world are observing the second week of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting from sun-up to sun-down. The month is a difficult anytime for many. This year it is proving especially hard for the faithful in the Palestinian territories because of a crisis in the Palestinian Authority that administers them. VOA's Scott Bobb has this report from Ramallah.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Muslim-Americans Say Ramadan Experience Differs in US



VOAVideo: Muslim-Americans Say Ramadan Experience Differs in US

Muslims in the United States and around the world observe Ramadan at the same time each year. But some Muslim-Americans report the experience is different and, at times, more challenging than in predominantly Muslim countries. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the western state of California has the largest Muslim population in the United States. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

For African-American Muslims, Ramadan Has Special Meaning



VOAVideo: For African-American Muslims, Ramadan Has Special Meaning

As the month of Ramadan begins, many millions of Muslims around the world are joining in a collective fast intended to help purify their souls. But for the more than half a million African-American Muslims, many of whom descend from former slaves, Ramadan has a special meaning -- a link between the African-American experience and the Islamic tradition of spiritual freedom. VOA's Mana Rabiee has more.

Monday, August 1, 2011

US Debt Debate Worries Gold Buyers, Sellers in Asia



VOAVideo: US Debt Debate Worries Gold Buyers, Sellers in Asia

The political wrangling in the United States over the national debt ceiling has helped push the dollar to record lows, and the price of gold above $1,600 an ounce, double where it was two years ago. In Asia, where gold is not just an ornament, but also a trusted investment, demand remains brisk. But with prices expected to continue rising, especially if the U.S. debt fight drags on, consumers and gold sellers say sales are going to be affected. VOA's Kate Pound Dawson in Washington has more.