Monday, September 15, 2014

How to change Basic English into Business English



Learn English with Rebecca [engVid RebeccaESL]: How to change Basic English into Business English

EngVid: Want to get that job? Improve your image? Sound more professional? Learn how to transform simple English words to business English vocabulary and watch your career take off! I'll show you how to change "get" to "receive", " make sure" to "ensure", "give more information" to "elaborate", and more. These small vocabulary changes will make a huge difference in your English level. Test yourself on this lesson a http://www.engvid.com/how-to-change-basic-english-into-business-english/

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What's Next? Mobile Apps for College Prep and Getting a Job

What's Next" and "Words4U" Apps Available for Free

The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a state leadership project at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) that supports adult educators throughout California, has developed a series of free apps. The software helps users prepare for college, enter the workforce, and improve English language skills.

College and workforce preparation apps include:
  • What's Next? Success in School—how to prepare for college, including tips about study skills and goal setting. [iPhone | iPad | Web/Flash]
  • What's Next? Getting a Job—an informative and entertaining way to learn what it takes to make a good impression in a job interview. [iPhone | iPad | Web/Flash]
For English learners, two additional OTAN apps help students increase their vocabulary:
  • Words4U—provides practice with words associated with getting ready to go to college or preparing for the world of work. [iPhone]
  • Words4U2—features vocabulary building exercises focused on technology, government, law, health, and the human body. [iPhone | iPad | Android]

Saturday, September 13, 2014

US Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected, Unemployment Falls to 6.1 Percent



VOANews: US Economy Adds Fewer Jobs Than Expected, Unemployment Falls to 6.1 Percent

U.S. job growth slowed sharply last month with employers adding only 142,000 jobs in August. That’s well below analyst expectations of more than 200,000 new hires. But the disappointing job numbers had little impact on investors. Wall Street largely ignored the monthly employment data. Others saw it as just another blip on the long road to recovery. Mil Arcega reports
Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2440475.html

Friday, September 12, 2014

China Misses Out on First Wave of New iPhone Releases

VOANews: China Misses Out on First Wave of New iPhone Releases

China Mobile sales rep tells Reuters staff-wide memo Thursday morning informed them that phones would not be shipped until 'the end of the year'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Authorities Allege LA Fashion Industry-Cartel Ties



VOAVideo: Authorities Allege LA Fashion Industry-Cartel Ties

U.S. officials say they have broken up crime rings that funneled tens of millions of dollars from Mexican drug cartels through fashion businesses in Los Angeles. Mike O'Sullivan reports that authorities announced nine arrests, as 1,000 law enforcement agents fanned out through the city on Wednesday.  Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/authorities-allege-la-fashion-industry-cartel-ties/2446019.html

Read more at VOANews: US Police Seize $65 Million in Money Laundering Bust

Authorities say they have broken a crime ring that laundered large sums of money from drug cartels through businesses in Los Angeles, California (read more)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vietnam Seeks a New Identity: Global Friend

VOANews: Vietnam Seeks a New Identity: Global Friend

Vietnam hopes to move beyond its economic relationship with China and claim a larger role in the global marketplace

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Apple's New iPhone Set to Launch Sept. 9



VPOAVideo: Apple's New iPhone Set to Launch Sept. 9

Apple’s next big thing is just around the corner with Tuesday's launch of its newest products. One of the most anticipated products is the newest iteration of the company's flagship smartphone. Like Apple’s previous product launches, details about the new iPhone 6 are cloaked in secrecy. But thanks to the Internet, there is no shortage of speculation and leaked information on what the new iPhone will look like. Mil Arcega has more.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2443202.html