Friday, February 27, 2009
In part 23 of our Foreign Student Series, we explain some ways to learn more about American colleges.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
VOAVideo: Slumdog Millionaire No Underdog
One of the strongest contenders for the Best Picture Oscar this year is "Slumdog Millionaire." Set in Mumbai, India, it is a story about destiny. Jamal, a young man from the slums, becomes a contestant in the Indian reality show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire." Based on its American equivalent, the Indian show offers 20 million rupees to the winner. Directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle, this is an independent production few expected to make it to the Oscars. But "Slumdog" is no longer an underdog. It has won viewers' hearts and has gained critical acclaim.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen this year?
ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Academy Awards - (Oscars)
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is an annual presentation held by the U.S. movie industry.
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Breaking News English: ‘Slumdog’ children in millionaire world
The two child stars from the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire” are on their way to Los Angeles to attend the Oscars ceremony.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
VOANews: Foreign Student Series: Becoming a Fulbrighter
In part 21, we discuss the Fulbright Program, which offers opportunities for students, scholars and teachers to come to the U.S.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Jennifer Wilson, Owner of Red Carpet Cakes
show's her love for Ace of Cakes.
VOANews: Recession Cuts Into Valentine's Day, but Drives Demand for Love
On AMERICAN MOSAIC: Lovers are spending less on gifts because of hard economic times. But more people are spending money on online dating services.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Customer: Let me take this check out of the deposit envelop. And what about my card?
ESL Discussions: Banks
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The Lunar New Year holiday in China is the main chance each year for the country's 130 million migrant workers to return home to visit their families. Many return to the countryside, hundreds of kilometers away from their jobs. This year's travels are taking on a more somber tone, though, as the global economic downturn shutters Chinese factories. Stephanie Ho reports from Zhugao, a town in southwestern Sichuan province.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Getting Into a Job Market by Mobile Phone
A company is working on a system in developing countries to use technology to connect job seekers with employers.