Monday, September 24, 2012

Lend and Borrow / Because and Because Of

Let's look at another explanation of LEND and BORROW. It may help you understand how to use these words.
Here's a video that explains the same thing:

We'll also practice Because and Because Of
I hope this helps.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Our wonderfull Open House at Chinatown Campus

Chinatown Campus at 808 Kearny Street
Congratulations to all of you who volunteered or attended the Chinatown Campus Open House on Friday. It was wonderful!

This article is from the San Francisco Chronicle, our local newspaper. Learn about the history of our new Campus here. 

Here's an easy parts of speech game you might like. We'll look at it in class.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spelling practice online

Here's a spelling list with some of the new words in Unit 3. I'll enter new words for each unit in our book.

If you have words you want added to this list, let me know. I can add them.

We'll practice how to use this website in class. 
For students who don't want to or don't know how to  use the computer to study vocabulary, I have a vocabulary practice paper for you to use.

Here's a video about prefixes from SpellingCity.Com

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Open House on Friday September 21st

Everyone is invited to Chinatown Campus' Grand Opening and Open House this Friday, 5 - 7 p.m.

Bring your family and friends. Have a look around some of the 14 floors of our new building. 

And thank you to all the students who helped us get our new 'home' built in Chinatown. 

This weekend there is a Street Fair on Grant Avenue celebrating the Moon Festival. All are invited. 

Today we are in the Computer Lab (Rm 803). Please help your classmates if they are new to using computers. Ask me if you have questions.

We will look at our textbook website. Open Chrome and type the address: or click on this link. Choose book 3 and go to Unit 2.

If you want to add CCSF wifi to your smartphone or laptop, go to this address:  Ask me for help.

We will also learn to make a vocabulary table using the WORD program. I will show you in class. 

To play a game, go to this address:  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More present perfect tense practice

For students who like to use the computer to study English, start here
You will find new vocabulary, idiom and listening exercises daily.

We'll practice this in class one time. You can practice on your own, or in the computer lab next week. 
Present Perfect or Past Tense?

Learn about Hong Kong and practice verb tenses with this quiz. 
It was made in 2004 - remember that when you answer the questions.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Present Perfect Practice

I'll remind you that there is no school on Wednesday, September 12. All teachers will be at a meeting about City College. 

Here are a couple of present perfect quizzes for you to practice:
1. past participle form of the verb

2. matching quiz

Let me know if there is any special information you want to see in this blog. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Get WIFI at school

I forgot to show you how to get WiFi for your smartphone or iPad today when we went to the Computer Lab (RM 803).

Go to and follow the instructions. Remind me next time we go to the computer lab in two weeks, or get help using the 2nd floor Library computers. 

Practice grammar online at this website

And watch the videos to learn about good study habits

Monday, September 3, 2012

At School This Week

Did you enjoy your long weekend? We had great weather in San Francisco.

This week's schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 5 - meet in front of the 2nd floor Library at 10:30 for a 15-minute tour. We return to class after the tour.

Thursday, Sept. 6 - class meets in Rm. 803 Computer Lab to learn/practice using Ventures Arcade and the Teacher's blog (

Here's a video about 7 Money Expressions in English - something we all like.
We'll learn how to use these in the lab on Thursday.