Hello, my name is Ann Hillen. I teach American English and culture to adult learners. This page is a place for my students to view class content for upcoming classes, and to review past class material. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at annhillen.esl@gmail.com

 

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Free Classes:

Join me on Zoom for weekly ESL classes with the San Jose Public Library.

ESL Intermediate / Advanced Conversation Club

Wednesday’s 9:00am – 10:00am
Register at the Library website:  https://sjpl.bibliocommons.com/

June 26, 2024: Consumer Education

June 5, and 12, 2024: Schools/Education Systems

May 29, 2024: U.S. Holidays

May 22, 2024: Social Media

May 15, 2024: Free Speech

May 1 and 8, 2024: Mother’s Day

April 3, 204: World Happiness Report 2024 
“American Social Skills for English Language Learners” weekly class content:

December 7, 2023, Social Skills for American Schools

November 30, 2023, “American Parenting Culture”

November 9, 2023, “Body Language”

October 26, and Nov. 1, “Holidays and Celebrations”

October 11, and 18, 2023, “Talking on the Telephone in English”https://eslann.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Talking-on-the-phone.pdf

September 27, and October 4, 2023, “Manners”

September 13 and 20, 2023, “Small Talk”

June 21, 2023, “Business Meetings in the American Workplace”

June 7, 2023, “Everyday Communication at Work”

May 31, 2023, “American Business Culture”

May 17, 2023, “Social Skills for the American Job Interview”

May 3, 2023, “Social Skills for American Schools”

April 26, “American Parenting Culture”

April 19, 2023, “American Dress Codes”

April 12, 2023, “American Body Language”

March 29, April 5, “American Holidays and Celebrations”

March 8, March 15, “Talking on the Telephone in English”

February 8, 2023, “Small Talk”

February 22, March 1, 2023, “Manners

San Jose Public Library “ELL Conversation Club with Ann”

December 16, 2022, “20 Questions” Holiday Game

October 7, 2022, Dress Codes in the U.S.

September 16, 2022, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (presentation by Tina)

September 9, 2022, “Current News Articles

September 2, 2022, California Bans Gas Cars by 2035

August 26, 2022, SJPLF Fundraising Gala Presentation by Jodi Pulliman

August 26, 2022, Fundraising

August 19, 2022, Mars Time – “Time in Space”

August 12, 2022, Travel Planning

August 5, 2022, National Parks

July 29, 2022, Talking in English About Movies and TV shows, Part 2

July 22, 2022, Talking in English About Movies and TV Shows

July 15, 2022, Poetry for English Language Learners

July 8, 2022, News Article

June 17, 2022, Travel by Trains Presentation by Peter

June 24, 2022 Class Evaluation

June 10, 2022 Song Review “I Want to Live” by John Denver

June 3, 2022 Listening Skills 3 “The Ellen Show”

May 27, 2022 Listening Skills 2

May 20, Listening Skills

May 13, 2022, U.S. Parenting Culture

May 6, 2022, Volunteering

April 29, 2022, Politically Correct Language

April 22, 2022, Passover Presentation by Julie

Ramadan Presentation by David

April 15, 2022, EASTER

April 8, 2022, Negative Humor

April 1, 2020, “Save the Bees” Presentation by Khin

March 25, 2022, “Space” Part 2 Prsentation by Julie Jiwon Kim

March 18, 2022, The Benefits of Laughter and Humor Presented by Nohemi

March 11, 2022, Community College

March 4, 2022, “Outer Space” Presentation by Julie Jiwon Kim

February 25, 2022, Driver’s License

February 18, 2022, The Olympics

February 11, 2022, Horoscopes and the Western Zodiac

February 4, 2022, The Chinese Zodiac

January 7, 2022 The Sport of Running by Peter Hsu

December 17, 2021 Christmas Trivia Quiz

December 17, 2021 Christmas Party!

December 10, 2021 Your Questions

December 3, 2021 “MISHMASH” of Topics

November 19, 2021 Fluency in English

November 12, 2021 The American Dream

November 5, 2021 Dance Culture

October 29, 2021 Talk About the Weather

October 22, 2021 Halloween

October 15, 2021 Presentations (Vince, Sue and Michele)

October 8, 2021 Indigenous Peoples Day 

October 8, 2021 Your Questions/Halloween

September 24, 2021 Stereotyping People

September 17, 2021 Special Guest Deborah

September 10, 2021 Retirement

September 3, 2021 Holidays Observed in the U.S.

August 27, 2021 Impromptu Speaking

August 20, 2021 “Personal Challenge” and “Your Questions”

August 13, 2021 Homophones, Homographs and Homonyms/  Idioms in the News/  Personal Challenge

August 6, 2021 Second Language Acquisition

July 16, 2021 Talking About Personality

July 9, 2021 Getting a Drivers License

July 2, 2021 Summer Vacation

June 25, 2021 Interview Skills

June 18, 2021 American Social Skills

June 11, 2021 Education Systems

June 4, 2021 Career Advice Part 2

May 28, 2021 Career Advice

May 21, 2021 American Shopping Culture

May 14, 2021 Life After the Covid 19 Pandemic

May 7, 2021 Movie Review “My Octopus Teacher”

April 30, 2021 “Breaking News”

Apr 23, 2021  Talking on the phone in English

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