Friday, February 27, 2009

VOANews: Studying in the US: Web Redefines the College Visit

VOANews: Studying in the US: Web Redefines the College Visit
In part 23 of our Foreign Student Series, we explain some ways to learn more about American colleges.
  • matches students with colleges and universities.
  • has thirty thousand videos of students answering questions about their schools.
  • has video profiles produced by students themselves.
  • offers college reviews, videos and other content created by students.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Glenn's Blog

Glenn in Milpitas, CA, USA

Check out Glenn's Blog: Her latest post is about mountain climbing near Tainan and the Smangus, a Taiwanese aboriginal tribe. Also check out The Yang-Grevot Collection: Taiwanese Aboriginal Art

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

Breaking News English: The Oscars

ESL Discussions: Movies
What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen this year?

ESL Holiday 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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Sunday, February 15, 2009

VOANews: Foreign Student Series: Becoming a Fulbrighter

Milpitas Adult Students talking about their Educational Goals

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

Valentine Day Prep

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

ESLPod 271 – Using an ATM

This is not an ATM envelop, but . . .

ESL Podcast 271 – Using an ATM
Customer: Let me take this check out of the deposit envelop. And what about my card?
Bank clerk: I’ll call the technician and she should be able to retrieve it for ... Download Podcast

ESL Discussions: Banks
Are banks the best place to keep your money?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

VOAVideo: Economy Takes Toll on China's Migrant Workers

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

VOANews: Foreign Student Series: Financial Aid

"Pulling" Uyghur Noodles

VOANews: Foreign Student Series: Financial Aid
Offerings may be limited, but more aid is available for international graduate students than for undergraduates in the U.S. Part 20 of our series.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

VOANews: Getting Into a Job Market by Mobile Phone

Getty Images: 9 months ago: CHICAGO, IL- MAY 07: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) talks on his cell phone as he boards his campaign plane at Midway Airport en-route to Washington DC, May 7, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

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.