• Word of the Day: retroactive

    retroactive   Retroactive has been around since the 17th century and designates operation with respect to something in the past, such as a retroactive law.  The Latin word retroagere, an ancestor of the a...
  • Word of the Day: indigence

    indigence Indigence is a synonym for extreme poverty. If you experience indigence, you have a critical need for food, money, and other resources. To correctly pronounce indigence, accent the first syllable: "IN-dih...
  • Word of the day: glucose

    glucoseTwo hundred and fifty years ago last April,  the British Parliament passed the Sugar Act.  This was a  a revenue raiser that imposed a tax on sugar and other goods imported from New World colonie...
  • Word of the day: felon

    felon Law related word that describes a criminal who has committed a serious crime (called a felony).  It derives from an Anglo-French word that meant "evildoer".   (OLD Meaning) wicked   &nbs...
  • Celebration of the Day:  Mother's Day!

    Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country. &nbs...
  • Word of the day: scurrilous

    scurrilous                    from a Latin root meaning "buffoon" Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, slanderous or abu...
  • Grammar Point of the Day: English Word Order (SVO)

      WHAT IS SVO?   SVO is the basic word order of main clauses and subordinate clauses in present-day English: Subject + Verb + Object. Compared with many other languages, SVO word order in English is fa...
  • Word of the day: monstrous

    monstrous It means "like a monster," but it also means "abnormally huge," perhaps because we do not typically designate small things as monsters unless they are behaving very badly.  A long time ago it was used ...
  • Word Of The Day: circumnavigation

    circumnavigationMay 5th was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nellie Bly, an American journalist who, in 1889, went around the world in 72 days, a feat intended to best the fictional account of the same in Jules V...
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students

           Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students   These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their tech...
  • Summer Options for International Students- Must Read

    As an International Student, you will probably want to make summer plans a little earlier than your peers – at least a month in advance. Here are some ideas of what to do during this fantastic time.   4 Su...
  • PLANNED TORNADO DRILL (PRACTICE) TODAY: APRIL 24-2014

    ESL-Students On Thursday, April 24, 2014, a statewide tornado drill is planned. At 1:00pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45pm a statewide mock tornado warning.  M...
  • GREAT APP:  iTUNES U for ESL, Engineering, Business, and more!

    ESL RESOURCES  The free iTunes U app gives you access to the world’s largest online catalog of free education content — on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Learn English. Study Shakespeare. Discover...
  • A College Student's Guide to Citation Styles

        College students are often expected to write research articles on a regular basis. Depending on their specific area of study, the manner in which these articles should be written may vary quite dramatic...
  • A College Student's Guide to Citation Styles

        College students are often expected to write research articles on a regular basis. Depending on their specific area of study, the manner in which these articles should be written may vary quite dramatic...
  • Office of English Language Programs of the U.S. Dept. of State

    American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development a...
  • NEW ESL Resources Folder in our ESL-Students Group!

    We are excited to begin a compilation of resources for all international students.  Please, check this area often and feel free to use as needed. Click below to visit our Resources Lounge       &n...
  • What are your thoughts on North Korea's situation?

  • North Korea Presentation

    Students, ESL-Students Click on the link below to learn more about this important initiative.This allows you to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity to others around the Globe, especially new incoming classmate...
  • Word of the day 2/18/14: dismiss

    dismiss At the end of a lesson period, your professor says, "class dismissed." This means that you and the rest of the students are free to go. Dismiss means to let go. If a judge dismisses a case, it means he's say...