Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

MESLS wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving!  (Thursday, November 27, 2014). 
Looking for something festive?  Check out these Thanksgiving song lyrics!

MESLS is closed until Monday, December 1st.  Have a wonderful long weekend. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Free Class: Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24th, Barbara taught students about the origins and traditions of Thanksgiving. Why does America always celebrate this holiday the last Thursday in November?  We have Abraham Lincoln to thank for that. 
Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Source.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Class: History of Chicago

Friday, November 21st, Mara offered students a free class on the history of Chicago. We learned all about gangsters, pizza and the urban art scene.

Mara will give a second class about Chicago on Friday, December 5th!  Come learn more about this iconic American city before we take our field trip there on Saturday, December 6th!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter in Wisconsin

Monday, November 17th, Barbara taught students how to prepare for their first winter in Wisconsin.  The class focused on wearing layers, buying affordable winter attire, and how to not only survive but ENJOY winter in Madison.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Slang Class

International students always want to know more about American slang. What is it? How do you use it? Who do you use it with? These questions and more were answered during Barbara's free slang class on Friday, November 7th.  We have another free class coming this Friday! Stay tuned.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Congratulations, Abood, Abady and Maria!

Abood received straight A's AND was our #1 green ticket winner on Monday, November 3rd-- that's why he's in both pictures!  Maria received straight A's and Abady was our #2 green ticket winner.  These three are unbelievable role models at MESLS.  Keep up the great work!