Friday, January 26, 2024

MAE ESL 3 2024-01-26

We Speak NYC: Rafaela's Test

Rafaela has a panic attack on the day of her High School Equivalency Test. She goes to the emergency room, where a doctor tells her about NYC Well, a City service that helps people manage stress and anxiety. Her family and her friend are very worried about her. Join them in this important story as they learn how to support each other and thrive. Video, practice lessons, pdfs and more!

Mental Health Services (SJ/Milpitas)
Phone: 800-704-0900
Mental Health and wellness resources to help with feelings of loneliness, grief, depression, anxiety, and other life stresses.

(510) 451-0661 
We have 3 offices located in Oakland, San Leandro and Newark. Our clients in Alameda County are low-income Medical recipients. We serve African-American, Caucasian, Latino, Afghan, Korean, Indian and Iranian Clients. Call 510-451-0661 for more information.

(669) 220-7104 | 
We promote the resilience and well-being of refugees and immigrants through counseling, forensic services, educational workshops and opportunities for cultural exchange with the larger community. 

Phone: 1 (408) 792-2166 
Mental Illness can have a tremendous devastating effect on families, friends and loved ones. As Family members ourselves, we can help your family get back to living a healthy and meaningful life not running away from the illness, but by embracing and learning how to live with it. The Office of Family Affairs can help you during this time of need.

VOA News: Mental Health on Minds of International Students Studying in US video 
Mental health is a big topic on U.S. college campuses, with universities themselves often reaching out to students to make sure they are OK. Many foreign students studying in the U.S. say the concern is novel but welcome. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has more. Camera and video editing by Saqib Ul Islam. 

The introduction of a nationwide mental health hotline has increased the numbers of people calling for help in the United States and the need for more counselors to answer their calls. For VOA, Svitlana Prystynska has this story from the Western state of Colorado. Camera - Vladimir Petruniv.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

MAE ESL 3 2024-01-24


Learn English with TV Series: Learn English With Disney | Cinderella
Let's learn English with Disney's classic fairytale, Cinderella! Did you know that the original animation was made in the 1950's? Well, today, we'll be learning with the 2015 film adaptation. You'll learn heaps of vocabulary, expressions and pronunciation as well as completing a fun quiz at the end!

Watch more videos at Learn English with TV Series YouTube channel

Monday, January 22, 2024

MAE ESL 3 2024-01-22

Barrier to Employment Survey (new students)

Morning Classes:

Around 9:30 a.m., send your new students who missed any pre-tests on the intake day to Rm. B104B to start testing.  Remind your new students of bringing their student cards along.  All new students who attended the orientation session have already received their student ID cards.   

Evening Classes:

Around 6:15 p.m., send your new students who missed any pre-tests on the intake day to Rm. B104B to start testing.  Remind your new students of bringing their student cards along.  All new students who attended the orientation session have already received their student ID cards.   

Monday, January 8, 2024

MAE 2024 ESL 3 Class 01


Ventures 3 Chapter 4 workbook

Randall's ESL Listening Lab: Happy New Year 

  • “turn over a new leaf” = change personal habits
    • “I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf; I’m going to exercise three times a week and not play so many video games.”
  • “ring in the new year” = celebrate the new year
    • “We’re going to ring in the new year at my sister’s house next week.”

Saturday, January 6, 2024



Epiphany is a Christian holiday or festival on January 6. It celebrates the revelation of the Christ child to the Gentiles, when the Magi or wise men visited Bethlehem to see Jesus, by following a star. It is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2. Epiphany is included in the Christmas time.  In Latin America, Epiphany is known Día de los Santos Reyes or Tres Reyes.

VOA News: Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany With Chilly Dip in Istanbul 

Sasha, the champion Winter Swimmer of Brighton Beach, has to make a choice—quit cigarettes or miss this year’s big Winter Swim. With the help of his wife, his best friend, his doctor and 311, the champion learns that quitting smoking may be the greatest, but hardest won, victory of them all. Video, pdf, and listen practice

Wednesday, January 3, 2024



INDEX: 0:00 Topic 0:32 Vocabulary Note 0:59 First Reading: listen 1:45 Second Reading: listen and repeat 3:42 Third Reading: slow reading 4:54 Fourth Reading: natural reading 5:50 Post-reading Thoughts

Every year is full of change. Almost every month brings something new into our lives. The one thing that is certain in this world is change. Nothing remains the same for long. What will happen next? Who knows? Some may feel change is forced upon us. But if we learn to expect changes, life becomes easier to face, so don’t turn away. Turn toward what is coming.

Elli: New Year's pdf | listening

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

New Year's Resolutions

Lantern Fish: New Year's Resolutions

A vocabulary presentation for talking about New Year's resolutions. The video contains many instances of verb + gerund combinations such as 'quit doing,' 'start doing,' 'stop doing,' and 'cut down on doing.' It also contains several examples of comparatives. Happy New Year!

Elli: New Year's pdf | listening

Woodward English: What is one thing you have done this year that you are proud of? – English Conversation Question 6

Monday, January 1, 2024