Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt

The competition was fierce on Thursday afternoon, March 28th.  MESLS students interested in participating in an Easter Egg Hunt split into three groups: Funny Bunnies (blue), Crazy (yellow) and Arrow (green). Each team had twenty minutes to search the school grounds for eggs of their assigned color. Team Arrow came in first place with 17/20 green eggs. Congratulations!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bowling & Brunch

 Sunday, March 24th, MESLS students went bowling. $1 per game-- can't beat that!  After bowling a few games, they went to the Great Dane restaurant for all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, a definite American favorite!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Class (Fun in Madison)

Friday, March 22nd, a UW-Madison volunteer taught MESLS students a free class focused on how to get the most out of their stay in Madison. She gave them restaurant and dining tips plus ideas for day trips and weekend activities in Wisconsin. The class ended with students designing their own dream trip.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 17th, MESLS students went to Madison's Capitol Square to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade!  Floats, marching bands, animals, costumes and the color green filled the streets.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fashion Show

Friday, March 15th, MESLS students checked out the UW-Madison Fashion Show! University students modeled that latest fashion from local and well known name brands. MESLS students enjoyed the show and took part in the red carpet affair.

Free Class (Glee!)

Friday, March 15th, a UW-Madison volunteer taught MESLS students about the television hit sensation, Glee! After watching an episode of Glee, students engaged in lively discussion and reflected on the show and the unfamiliar words, phrases, and cultural norms that it presented.

Interested in Free Classes?  There are a few coming up next week!

Wednesday, March 20th: American Healthcare (1:10 pm - 2:20 pm)
Friday, March 22nd: Fun in Madison (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Interested in teaching a Free Class at MESLS?  Contact Linda at !

MESLS' New Website!

Friday, March 15th, Spring is in the air. Time for a bit of spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. In that spirit, MESLS got a brand new website.  Take a look:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Free Class (Healthcare)

Wednesday, March 13th, a UW-Madison Master's candidate taught MESLS students about the American healthcare system. Students learned key medical vocabulary, names and symptoms of common diseases as well as who to call and where to go in emergency situations.

Part two of this FREE class will be offered next Wednesday, March 20th at 1:10 pm in Room 5. Come get all your questions answered!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Congratulations, Saad!

Monday, March 11th, during MESLS beginning of the session pizza party, Saad won $100 for earning all "A"s the previous session. It pays to study hard and do well in school!  Congratulations on your outstanding achievement, Saad.  Keep up the great work this session!

Note to current students: there is extra pizza in the MESLS fridge. Please feel free to help yourselves!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Welcome to MESLS!

Friday, March 8th, after orientation, new students discovered downtown Madison. The Red Gym, Memorial Union and Miaza's restaurant were just a few of the highlights.

Friday, March 1, 2013

MESLS Harlem Shake

Friday, March 1st, students celebrated the end of winter session with their own version of the Harlem Shake!  

A phenomenon that started in Australia, the Harlem Shake is sweeping the nation. One person starts dancing alone to "Harlem Shake" (song by Baauer). Everyone ignores him/her. After 15 seconds, everyone starts dancing.

A big thank you to Remi Patriat for editing and motion graphics!

End of Session Potluck Lunch

Friday, March 1st, MESLS students and teachers gathered together at lunchtime to celebrate the end of the session with a potluck!

Everyone enjoyed tasting traditional food from all over the world. Arabic coffee and desserts, Thai shrimp curry, Reuben casserole, pot-stickers and bubble tea were just a few of the dishes shared.

Potluck: a meal where each guest brings food to share with everyone.