Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

To all my students and friends: 2012 will be a great year not because we simply wish it to be so, but because we WILL it to be so. Remember what Adam Smith said: only 3 roads can build your fortune: 1. Sell your skills 2. Sell a product, or 3. Sell both. You choose and the sky is the limit. Happy 2012!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Learn to Speak English Well

Many students spend a lot of time and money on schools and programs that do not work.  It’s so common and it’s sad. 

Because of technology things are now different.  If you have a computer or an MP3 player, you can learn to speak English well in a very short time.  Even 15 minutes every day will improve our speaking faster than you can imagine. 

It is all about listening to real native English dialogues and conversation.  Each dialogue is about a real life situation and discusses a lot of slang, idioms, and other cool vocabulary native speakers use all the time.  It is the kind of stuff you don’t learn in school.  It will help you understand English movies and speak with and understand native speakers. Our teaching style is really fun and we promise you won't get bored. We'll teach you how to remember everything you learn and how to not forget things.

The program has 100 MP3 English lessons that you can download and listen to on your Ipod or computer.  Each lesson has a PDF of the dialogue and an explanation of the important words and phrases.

Each lesson is around 10 to 15 minutes. 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Writing Stragegies: What is a Clerihew?

My own clerihew:

Economist Adam Smith
Taught facts not myth
To be rich here and in hell
Your skills or products sell

In the book A Jacques Barzun Reader I found
the following definition of a clerihew:

Which is of all the kinds of verse
The most informative and terse:
One line invokes a well-known named,
Three more disclose, for praise or blame,
In words that make one want to quote,
A single vivid anecdote.

Post your clerihew here--they are more fun
than Haikus.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Upper East Side - Manhattan

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Yesterday during my daily meanderings I ended up in East 86th (Old German town). It was a nostalgic walk.

When I was an undergrad at Columbia I used to visit 'El Corso,' on Saturday nights and have a great time there. I also used to visit the restaurant 'Lorelei,' and others. This time, I went into the huge Barnes and Noble and purchased two books: A Jacques Barzun Reader, and American Nietzsche by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen.

Although The Corso and the Lorelei are gone, the street still maintains its vitality; I wonder if time is not an illussion?

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Accounting Students at LaGuardia Community College

Having completed their Accounting project as a team, Punet, Jose, Juan Carlos, Kevin, and Nico treat themselves to some burgers--and arroz con pollo!