We have a lot of students who love this Youtube video. This video really examines language use and as you view it, you really can hear all of the beautiful accents of the world. Many times we forget just how beautiful our languages are. Additionally, Amy Walker is an actress and a one-of-a-kind. It must have taken her years of practice to complete this video. Furthermore, not too many people are able to do what she has done. Some people might be able to learn a few different accents but not 21.
So, enjoy this video and compare the many accents in the video to ways in which you can view your own study of the English language. (Many of our students may hear the many dialects, (or accents), from the many different states that Amy is performing from the USA). - ESL Carnival Academy
Sometimes, America just has to laugh at itself. Here at the Academy, we love to take breaks from ESL teaching to acknowledge great comedians. Also, in keeping with our Carnival theme, we recognize when things are just too plain funny. Additionally, we have a couple of staff members whose birthday is April 1st - or April Fool's Day. Anyway, we'll miss Jon Stewart, although his humor is legendary. Here is Jon's recent ode to big American corporations who really "care" about Americans & the American diet. Love your jokes, Mr. Stewart!
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Pictured from left to right: Nina, Mary, Gia, and Galina on ESL Carnival Academy Day!
ESL Carnival Academy hit the road to deliver ESL lessons at a cafe in Las Vegas Nevada this past Saturday. It was a wonderful start to teaching English in French cafes, in American coffee houses, and in Japanese "Tea Pot & Social Houses." The latter is the location for the next meeting stated for March 14th at the Tea Pot & Social House in Henderson.
It's interesting in that we believe that total language immersion is the best way to improve your English, however, if it isn't the prime time for you to travel abroad we have an answer. You can immerse yourself in English and in international culture right in your own backyard. In the case for this past weekend, you can immerse yourself in the southeastern Europe's Bulgarian culture. If you live in the Nevada area, you're free to join the Las Vegas/Henderson ESL Group via ESL Carnival Academy. See here on information of how to join.
About the New Las Vegas/Henderson ESL Group:
Facts on Bulgaria: (Per Wikipedia)
Bulgaria occupies a portion of the eastern Balkan peninsula, bordering five countries--Greece and Turkey to the south, Macedonia and Serbia to the west, and Romania to the north. The land borders have a total length of 1,808 kilometres (1,123 mi), and the coastline has a length of 354 kilometres (220 mi). Its total area of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi) ranks it as the world's 105th-largest country.Bulgaria's geographic coordinates are 43° N 25° E.
The most notable topographical features are the Danubian Plain, the Balkan Mountains, the Thracian Plain, and the Rhodope Mountains. The southern edge of the Danubian Plain slopes upward into the foothills of the Balkans, while the Danube defines the border with Romania. TheThracian Plain is roughly triangular, beginning southeast of Sofia and broadening as it reaches the Black Sea coast.