Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Life Cafe (Part 3)



WeAreNY: New Life Cafe (Part 3)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Life Cafe (Part 2)



We Are NY: New Life Cafe (Part 2)

Rosa is about to open a Dominican café. But when her lab tests come back and the doctor tells her the bad news, her dreams are over. Or are they? A heart-warming drama about family, friendship, and coming to terms with diabetes.

For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/LearnEnglish

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

ESL Podcast 891 – Checking on the Status of an Application

ESL Podcast 891 – Checking on the Status of an Application 

Waiting to hear about whether you were successful in applying for a job or position can be stressful. Learn how to talk about it in English in this episode. Download Podcast 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ESL Podcast 884 – Types of Meetings

ESL Podcast 884 – Types of Meetings 

What could be more fun than going to a lot of meetings? Learn how to talk about different kinds of business meetings in this episode. Download Podcast 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Some US Nurses Struggle to Find Work



VOAVideo: Some US Nurses Struggle to Find Work

U.S. nurses are caught between a sour economy, a demographic bump and a flood of unemployed new graduates. After years of worry about a shortage of nurses, about one-third of new nursing graduates in the United States have been struggling to find work. Experts tell VOA's Jim Randle there will be many job openings for nurses - eventually.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

US Working Mothers Struggle Daily to Balance Family and Career



VOAVideo: US Working Mothers Struggle Daily to Balance Family and Career

A growing number of mothers in the United States are joining the workforce, from fewer than 50 percent in the 1970s to close to 75 percent today. And while U.S. labor policies in support of working mothers have come a long way, VOA's Julie Taboh reports they have not caught up to the realities of women who struggle daily to balance family and career.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

US Colleges Struggle to Keep Up with New Technical Skills



VOAVideo: US Colleges Struggle to Keep Up with New Technical Skills

Despite recent improvements, U.S. unemployment remains high. But at the same time, experts say a lack of computer-savvy workers means several million technology jobs could go unfilled. The president of a college that grants thousands of technical degrees each year says schools are struggling to keep up with the new skills needed for technical professions that didn't exist a couple of years ago. VOA's Jim Randle reports.

Friday, May 10, 2013

US Hiring Beats Expectations, Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent



VOAVideo: US Hiring Beats Expectations, Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent

The U.S. economy continues to be resilient. Despite steep government spending cuts, American businesses hired more workers than expected last month. The government also revised the February and March job numbers higher - driving the U.S. unemployment rate down to 7.5 percent - the lowest since December 2008. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.