Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More websites: ESL, Citizenship, and DMV

Here are some more websites:
1. ESL (English as a Second Language)

list of irregular verbs

Virtual Language Center - Hong Kong

New English File - Intermediate

Pronounce American English

2. U.S. Citizenship

San Francisco Library Citizenship Resources

Citizenship Office - USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

3. From the DMV (CA Dept. of Motor Vehicles)

Buying a Used Car - Video

CA Driver's Handbook - English

CA Driver's Handbook - Chinese

4. Games

ESL Games

Chinese games

Chop the fruit game

more ESL games

Add Voki to iGoogle page

Remember your iGoogle page? You added gadgets to it earlier this semester. 

Today we'll learn how to add a Voki avatar to your iGoogle page. 
You can record your own voice to your Voki. Ask me for the microphone.

How do you sign in to iGoogle? 
Use your Gmail sign in - just like you do for google docs.

How to create a VOKI avatar video:

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Building Information

This is our last week of Spring Semester, and our last week at 940 Filbert Street. This campus will close on May 31st.

Classes will end on Thursday May 24. I'll give your registration forms back to you then.

Our new campus at 808 Kearny Street will open on June 18. 
The new phone numbers are: 
Main Office, 395-8621
Admissions Office, 395-8601

Here are some websites you can use this summer to continue your English studies:

We'll look at how to use these sites in class. 

Fall Semester 2012 starts on August 15th.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get to Know the U.S.A.

Let's get to know about the U.S.A. before summer vacation. 
Here's an informative U.S. map:
get to know the states 

When you think you're ready, try this map:
put the states in the correct place 

If you're studying citizenship, try this:
U.S.A. quiz

Now, where would you like to travel this summer?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Practice Using Google Docs

Here's a link you can use to practice google docs:

Add your favorite website to this google doc

I have started with the City College home page link. 
Each person adds a new website that you like to use. 
We'll look at some of these websites in class. 
If you don't remember how to do this, I will demonstrate in class.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mothers Day

Thank you for helping out during Testing and Registration Week. It's always very busy. 

Sunday May 13 is Mothers Day. Here's an interesting website on the subject:   Mothers Day  

We'll also use Publisher software to make a greeting card. You can choose Mothers Day or Fathers Day (June 17). We have different colors of paper. Let me know which one you want before you print. 

Friday May 11 is the last day to pre-register for Fall 2012 classes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Look for classes online

Hope testing week is going well. It will soon be finished. 

If you want to look for classes online, click here:

Chinatown Class Schedule Fall 2012 

You will also find class lists on the wall in the hallway and in classes. Ask questions if you're not sure about a class.

Business computer classes are listed under Noncredit Business Department. They also have a brochure you can get at school. 

Remember, you should be at ESL 6 or above to take noncredit Business classes.

Find Credit classes in the Fall 2012 Credit Class listing at www.ccsf.edu

Monday, May 7, 2012

Registration and Testing Week May 7 - 11

Hi, everyone. I hope you had a lovely, sunny weekend.

This week is very busy. Students in Levels 2, 4, and 6 have promotion tests.

All students will register for Fall classes at our new campus (808 Kearny Street) this week. 

Give your completed reg forms to a teacher when you are done. That teacher will return the form to you on the last day of class.

Here are some game websites you can use if you need to relax:
Jigsaw puzzles

Chinese matching games

Grammar Games

The ESL computer classes will register all week. Remember to bring your student ID.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Your PowerPoint presentations

Let's see if this blog will show your PowerPoint presentations. Here's one from Siu Wong:

Can I add Presentations from google docs? Let's see: 
Mrs. Go's flowers 

We'll check out these two posts. If they work well, I'll add the others I get from you. 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PowerPoint 2010

Here's a help page from Microsoft. It's all about how to use PowerPoint 2010:

You can also find information about PowerPoint here:

You can choose another version of PowerPoint if you have one at home.