Friday, October 31, 2014

MESLS Used Book Sale

After a long day of orientation and placement testing on Thursday, October 30th, current and past MESLS students gathered to sell their books to new students on Friday, October 31st. Then, the Halloween festivities began!  What a culturally rich way to start a new session!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congratulations, Abdullah!

One of our students recently became a father!  In his country, it is common for new fathers to offer a large meal to his family and friends to celebrate.  In America, our student adapted this tradition and bought pizza for everyone.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Spill the beans

Friday, October 17th, students learned all about American slang and common idioms.  What does it mean to "spill the beans?"  What does "an apple a day" do? 


Friday, October 17th, students went to the Union South and had dinner together before watching "Boyhood."  What a revolutionary film.  We loved it.  Have you seen it? 

Monday, October 13, 2014


"A tailgate party is asocial event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves grilling food. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Many people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates" (Read more: here!)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Badger Bash!

Saturday, October 11th, Students will learn about America's tailgating culture at Badger Bash before watching the Wisconsin take on Illinois.  Gooooooooooo Badgers!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cultural Faux Pas

Monday, October 6th, MESLS students learned about what things are considered to be "cultural faux pas" in America. Sometimes what seems totally naturally in one's country of origin is completely unacceptable in a foreign country.  Can you give any examples?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Haunted Forest

This evening MESLS students will discover Schuster's Farm and the infamous Haunted Forest.
Haven't heard about this before?  Take a look:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Free Class!

Wednesday, October 1st, Barbara taught students about American Halloween traditions.  They even came by the advising desk to try their hands at trick-or-treating!