Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hello Everybody,

I am trying to start a class this Fall 2016.

If you are interested in learning English As A Second Language (or Spanish), please let me know.

Thank You

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Testing Blog 6-13-12

Today is June 13, 2012.  This blog page is being tested.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Norma Velasco
ESL Instructor

Monday, June 4, 2012

Checking out New Blog Page - (Please ignore)

OK, please ignore this message (only testing to learn more about how this new blog page works)

Monday, April 23, 2012

WEEKS 11 and 12

On Week 11, I forgot to post a discussion topic. SORRY!! :(
Please look at the assignments below and complete them by Wednesday, April 25th
Also, please note that this is our last week of class.    


1.  Mayor C. Bruce Rose will be visiting class tonight.  He is the Mayor for the City of Wilson. 
**Please come to class on time and be ready to ask him questions.

2.  Our last day of class is on Wednesday, April 25th

Assignments & Discussion Topics:
Assignment #1

  1.  What are some good questions you can ask the Mayor?  (Please type at least 2 questions). 
  2.  What do you think about the Mayor's class presentation?  Did you like it?  Why or why not?
  3.  Did you learn something new about the Mayor or the City of Wilson from the class presentation?
  4.  Would you vote for Mayor C. Bruce Rose?  Why or why not?

Assignment #2

-What did you like the most and least about this class? 
-How can the college make this class better for students? 
-What changes or activities/topics do you think would make this class more interesting for students?
-Did you like the Blogs page?  Why or why not?
-Would you be interested in taking this class again in the summer semester?

Discussion Questions:

1.  What do people in your community need to know about health care?

2.  What experiences have you had getting health care here or in your country?

              Special Thank You
Thanks for supporting this class and making class more fun and exciting!! 
I appreciate your hard work and positive attitude.


Norma Velasco

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WEEK 10 Future Tense Video

Please watch this video and comment after you watch.


Remember that the Videos Assignment is due no later than the last day of class on Thursday, April 25th.
Please work on it during class or at home.

Discusssion Topic:  Mayor for the City of Wilson
Please use the internet or google to answer these questions:

-Who is the Mayor for the City of Wilson?
-What did you learn about him or her?  
-Do you think he/she is a good Mayor?  Why or why not? 
-What do you think about the City of Wilson?  Is it a good place to live? Why or why not?

Monday, April 2, 2012

WEEK 9 Topics of Discussion

Hello Everyone,

Remember that the Blogs Page is for students to share their ideas about different topics. Please don't forget to visit this page every week and to publish your comment. You can also reply to other students' comments.

Discussion 1 - The Lottery
Last week, many Americans found themselves in a lottery ticket-buying frenzy. In this record-breaking Mega Millions lottery, ticket sales reached $1.5 billion. Were you, your family or your friends hoping to win?

Discussion 2 - Health Care
Medical care is very expensive today. For example, you spend a lot of money on dental and eye care expenses. Some people don't have health insurance because they cannot afford it.

Please answer these questions:

1. Do have health insurance? 

2. What is the "Affordable Care Act"?

3. What is your opinion about health care and do you think expenses (costs) are too expensive?