Lesson 22 – Coffee Break Spanish
In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara talk about booking into hotels and asking for specific types of rooms. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Lesson 33 – Coffee Break Spanish
In lesson 33 we revisit the language learned in earlier lessons for booking into a hotel. Having arrived in Santiago de la Ribera, Kara takes on the role of “Jane Johnston” who needs to check into the hotel. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
Authors@Google: Salman Ahmad
Salman Ahmad spoke and performed for Googlers in Mountain View on January 14, 2011. He spoke about his book "Rock and Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution." About the book: Ahmad offers a fascinating glimpse into the complicated existence of a Pakistani whose unconventional life bridges the Muslim world and the West. As a teenager living in a New York City suburb, he fell in love with rock, dreamed of playing guitar in a band, and though his parents looked down upon what they thought wa
Free Hugs Campaign
Free hugs campaign. Good for service learning classes.
Meeting Food Industry Demands
Quebec needs more nutritionists and consumers want healthier food. The McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and the Dept of Food Science are training students to understand both nutritional needs and food industry demands, in new state-of-the-art kitchens and labs.
Learn About Cinco de Mayo
See how this holiday is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico. Also learn the real reason for the celebration and what it stands for.
U.S. President Grave Sites
A slide show with patriotic music in the background. Presidents are shown in order of service to the American people.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker
While on the hunt for the endangered Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, Jorge Ribas encounters all kinds of wildlife. Run time 06:09
Blogging With Word Press
This shows how to blog using WordPress. WordPress is a free service web logging tool. This tutorial shows you how to use this tool. (45:36)
Billie Holiday singing "Summertime"
One of the best known songs by Billie Holiday. The video is a photograph of her while she is singing over it. (2:56)
How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
StudyJams! Hearing and the Ear
The StudyJams! characters explain how hearing works. StudyJams! is an online learning service offered by Scholastic.
This video clip is about Presidents Day. Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. (Amateur video probably made for ESL students.)
While on the hunt for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas, Jorge
Ribas encounters all kinds of wildlife, including a particularly
venomous critter - the Cottonmouth. Video ends with some facts about the cottonmouth. For example: "The cottonmouth, also called a water moccasin, is the only poisonous water snake in North America." Run time 2:18
Video discusses the vocabulary used when discussing Thanksgiving. It also discusses the expressions used around the holiday, for example, "Let's talk turkey.", and why people celebrate the holiday.
"The Raven" (read by James Earl Jones)
This favorite classic poem by Edgar Allan Poe, is read by actor James Earl Jones in his deep, richly elegant, throaty voice. Poe's darkly beguiling words are perfectly articulated. Jones' voice builds Poe's mysterious lament to a crescendo; unfortunately the last word of this recording is clipped off a moment too soon. The screen shows a single, still graphic, a black raven composed of the letters in the word, NEVERMORE, shaped in the form of the bird. A vocabulary study of the words
Inside the National Weather Service
Every day of the year, the National Weather Service is on the front line, providing accurate forecasts and early storm warnings. Take a look inside to see how a forecast comes together.
Gingerbread Man- The Book
This video is the story about the Gingerbread cookie that runs away from the lady that is baking him. Along his journey he encounters many different obstacles. The video is the actual book with someone reading the pages, just as you would at a listening center.
Journey to the Center of a Virus
This cartoon animation explains the four different parts of the virus (service proteins, capsid, DNA/RNA, and membrane envelope) using the analogy of a present. The video appears to be a high school project. 2:25 min.
This is a five minute video about the importance of jury service.
Why is jury service important? What is the role of
the jury? Jury service is the most direct way of participating in our democracy. In this video, students question federal judges from across the country on the basics of jury service. Good for older students to understand what juries are and what they do.