Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ESL Podcast 504 – Training Inexperienced Employees

Kazuko: I really appreciate you helping with the training of the newbies. I couldn't have done it without you. Martin: Don't mention it. Download Podcast

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ESL Podcast 162 - Training a New Employee

Even though I’ve only been on the job for six months, my manager asked me to train the new hire. She was starting today and when she arrived, we got down to business. Download Podcast

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Constitution Day!

Here is a slide show of the US Constituion.

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. Citizenship Day also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization. It is celebrated on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Before Constution Day, students study the US Constitution, focusing on the rights and responsibilites of American Citizenship. On Constitution Day, students sign a large copy of the Constitution and are given pocket-sized copies of the Constitution. Many Adult Schools honor the students who were naturalized as American citizen during the previous school year. The school also encourages the students who are preparing for naturalization during the upcoming school year.

For more info, see: The US Constitution
Learn about the US Constituion with Pictures, Easy Lessons, and Fun Activities

ESLPOD English 92
LISTEN to the Preamble to the US Constitution.

National Constitution Center: Home
The National Constitution Center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the worlds only museum devoted to the US Constitution.

US Citizenship Podcast
Check back every day for updated materials for Constitution Day. Here are some pictures from last year's celebration.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

ESLPodcast 94 - Nervous at an Interview I


ESLPodcast 94 - Nervous at an Interview I

I was on my way to an interview and there was a lot of traffic on the road. I got to the office in the nick of time for my appointment. Download Podcast

Thursday, September 9, 2010

ESLPodcast 59 - Teamwork

ESLPodcast 59 - Teamwork

At school and at work, you have to be able to work with others. Find out how to talk about it in this podcast. Download Podcast

Monday, September 6, 2010

Milpitas VESL and more!

is a *NEW* website
for Vocational ESL
--work-related materials and resources
for English Language Learners.

Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ESL Podcast 478 – Having Plumbing Problems

ESL Podcast 478 – Having Plumbing Problems

Can you send a plumber out to my house right away? Mickey: Yes, we can. But first, let's find out what the problems are. (Download MP3)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

ESL Podcast 131 - Sharing an Apartment

ESL Podcast 131 - Sharing an Apartment

I've shared a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with my roommate for two years. He was moving to Austin and I posted a "roommate wanted" ad in the local newspaper. (Download the mp3)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ESL Podcast 175 - Places to Live

Today we read a story about a man's 'dream home": a 727 jet airplane. Here is a dialogue about another "dream home."

ESL Podcast 175 - Places to Live

"I'd like to say that I pick the house, but really, it was Shiloh's ... I don't think he would ever forgive me if I didn't buy that house." (download mp3)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ESL Podcast 438 – Renting an Apartment

Some people live in apartments, condos, mobile homes, or housese. Tomorrow we will read about a person who lives in a very unusual home.

ESL Podcast 438 – Renting an Apartment

"I saw the vacancy sign outside and I'm looking for an apartment. The lease on my apartment is up soon, so I'd like to move in the first of the month..." (download mp3)