Thursday, February 28, 2019

Phantom of the Opera 5

TEDxSouthLakeTahoe: Fall in love with fear | Sandra Joseph

Sandra Joseph holds the record as Broadway’s longest-running leading lady (Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera) and is the author of Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway. Through song and story, Sandra pulls back the curtain and reveals how her battle with fear offstage mirrored her character’s struggle onstage and led her to the question: What if we could fall in love with what we fear? As the lines between art and life blur, one thing becomes clear: Rather than hold us back or choke us with worry, the things we fear the most might actually free us to live our lives full-out. Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a bestselling author, and a keynote speaker.

Ten years as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Oprah calls her a Broadway legend and an inspiration.

Sandra has been seen on numerous national broadcasts, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?.

Sandra is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway and the coauthor of Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss.

Recognized for her thought leadership, Sandra is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top personal development professionals, founded by Jack Canfield. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

ESLDiscussions: Fear

thisibelieve: Freedom from Fear (mp3)  (pdf)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Job Websites

COAPPS 32.5 Presentation Guidelines

Job Websites
Job Openings
CCCREGISTRY provides a number of chances for individuals seeking employment as a faculty, support staff at a CA Community College.
Recent job opportunities in San Jose:
*Help Desk Technician $24.8/Hourly
*Project Coordinator $60k~$74k/Annual
*College Facilities Coordinator,SJCC  $63k~$77kl
Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website in many different categories: jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community, résumés, and discussion forums.
Recent job opportunities in Milpitas:
1.    After Care Staff
2.    Office Assistant
3.    Leasing Specialist
4.    CDL Driver
EDJOIN is the number one education job site .
Examples of jobs in the San Jose area include Teacher Pre-K, ESL Teacher, Clerical Substitute.
Santa Clara County Government Jobs
There’s a lot of  job vacancies in Santa Clara County in the medical field, Engineering, & Sales dept
Indeed is a job search  website. Also for companies/employers, they can offer their job opportunities on the website.
1. Find jobs: you can find variety of jobs here.
2. Company review: rate/review companies
3. Find salaries: Compare salaries
4. Find resumes: people can upload their resumes.
1. Housing & Neighborhood Services Manager
2. Recreation Services Assistant
3. Junior Engineer/Assistant Engineer
Milpitas Unified School District provides multiple learning opportunities for all.
1. ESL Teacher (Certificated Staff)
2. Account Technician IV (Certificated staff)
3. Substitute Custodian Day/Night (Classified)
San Jose City Gov’t Human Resources
There’s lots of jobs, including open-competitive recruitments in management, police, fire, and parks.
Santa Clara County gov’t job opportunities
There’s a lot of  job vacancies in Santa Clara County in the medical field, Engineering, & Sales dept
USAJOBS connects job seekers with Federal jobs across the United States. Many job resources!
This website provides full info related to the Federal open positions offered such as starting salary, work schedule and travel percentage. Create an account.
Volunteer Match provides many volunteer opportunities
1. Reading partner
2. ESL tutor
3. Development manager (BATA)

One more:

Side Hustle School
It's a daily podcast, an online community, and an action-packed book — all designed to help you create a new source of income with-out quitting your job.

VOA Leaning English: Can Language Learning Happen During Sleep?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Phantom of the Opera 3

ted-ed The myth of Cupid and Psyche

Cupid and Psyche worksheet

wikipedia: Cupid and Psyche

Phantom of the Opera: Christine Unmasks Erik 


Jean Shinoda Bolen
Bolen is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author. Bolen has written several books on the archetypal psychology of women and men in the development of spirituality, She is the author of many books covering parapsychology and mind-body-spiritual subjects such as "Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women" (1984) and "Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman" (2014).

Humor: James Corden joins the cast of the Phantom of the Opera

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Learning New Languages

TED: The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.

thisibelieve: I believe in foreign languages.

esldiscussion: Language

Current Events:


Notes from Class: (contrast the following with: You think about the way the language works, admire its elegance and economy.)

  • Bushism are unconventional statements, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors in the public speaking of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.
  • Malapropisms: use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, sometimes humorous utterance.
    • **"They misunderestimated me.
  • Neologism describes a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language.
    • "Unfortunately, not all neologisms are as adorkable as, well, adorkable."— Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Made-Up Travel Words We Love to Hate," 18 July 2018
  • Spoonerism is an error in speech in which corresponding consonants or vowelsare switched between two words in a phrase
    • **EX: "The Lord is a shoving leopard" instead of "The Lord is a loving shepherd."