Monthly Archives: August 2014

Feliz Labor Day

Labor Day is this Monday. Here’s a video with a nice history of the holiday. When you’re finished watching it, take the quiz to test your comprehension:

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Summer’s Almost Gone

Here’s a fitting song for the end of summer – a classic from the immortal Doors:

Summer’s Almost Gone

By The Doors

Summer’s almost gone
Summer’s almost gone
Almost gone
Yeah, it’s almost gone
Where will we be
When the summer’s gone?

Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night we swim the laughin’ sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be?
Where will we be?
Where will we be?

Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night we swim the laughin’ sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be?

Summer’s almost gone
Summer’s almost gone
We had some good times
But they’re gone
The winter’s comin’ on
Summer’s almost gone

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Ready For a New School Year?

The 2014-215 school year here at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program is set to begin. All students must attend one of the orientation sessions listed below (you should have already received a phone call about which one):

Wednesday, August 27 9:00 am: Classes 0A, 1A & 3A

Wednesday, August 27 11:00 am: Classes 0P, 1C & 3P

Thursday, August 28 9:00 am: Classes 1B & 2A

Thursday, August 28 11:00 am: Classes 1P & 2P

Tuesday, September 2 6:30 pm: All Evening Classes

Saturday, September 6 9:30 am: All Weekend Classes

 

To see what you’re in for, watch a video from last year’s orientation:

 

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Study English with Quizlet

We’ve highlighted this website before, but we’re highlighting it again because we here at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program have created many more sets of vocabulary words and also added audio to them in recent months. You can also practice your pronunciation with our phonics sets. Click here or on the picture below to take a look:

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Study English with Duolingo

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Out of fairness to our students – who come from many different countries – we don’t give bilingual classes. But there’s a website you can use at home using your first language to study English (and English speakers can use it to study other languages, too.) It’s called Duolingo. So far, Duolingo supports these languages:

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Click here or on either of the pictures above to start studying.

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It Ain’t Too Late!

We’re still doing new student registration, so come to our office at 175 Eldridge St. any time between 9:30 am and 4:00, Monday through Friday if you want to start studying English in September! Click on the documents below for a bigger view:

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Our location:

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Another Riddle for You

Two fathers and two sons went duck hunting. Each person killed a duck, but only three ducks were killed. How was this possible?

To see the answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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