Aug 6, 2018
Please forgive my sudden hiatus--my father has a series of
during Memorial Day and died in early in July. He was a master
teacher, and although I am devastated my his loss, I continued to
work with my students during this time.
Here is a recording with Min Zheng, a doctor from China. After
her interview, the students ask her the civics questions. It may be
little difficult to hear and understand some of the questions. Use
this opportunity to listen for key words and practice asking,
"Excuse me, can you please repeat the question?" Let's get
A bit more a Min Zheng. One of the most interesting things
her is that she did not go to school to learn English. She learned
English solely from mobile apps and an online community on We Chat that like to practice English. As she gained more confidence, she practiced speaking English with her grandchildren especially when she helped them with their homework.
I can recommend two mobile apps to learn English:
DuoLingo--This app is free. I am using it now to study German, but you can also download DuoLingo in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, or many other languages to study English.
Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. A
special thanks goes out to Min Zheng. Please visit us on the web
at uscitizenpod.com where you can find more resources for
Citizenship. While you are there, click the link for USALearns Citizenship. You can also click the link to visit the uscitizenpod channel on YouTube, download our free apps, or buy our book, US Citizenship Bootcamp which is now available Amazon.