A publication ofThe   ESL Globe                                 the ESL                                                ins...
ActivitiesThe Cookie Jar Cafe                                                                                             ...
StoriesFolk TalesCarolyn’s Reading & Writing Class      By Carolyn Randle | This semester Carolyn’s studentslearned how to...
StoriesMore Folk TalesThe Little Red HenLittle Red Hen                                                                    ...
ActivitiesShane Rides Horseback; Or Eitani Hang Glides                      Shane! Come back!                             ...
EventsInternational Buffet                                                                                      Marvelous ...
RecipesPad Thai                                                                     Orange Chicken                        ...
ActivitiesChattanooga Ducks—Quack! Quack!                                                                                 ...
FriendsPicnic with Students from Soddy-Daisy High School                                                               Khi...
Making Headlines                                                th   The article below appeared on October 29 in the Chatt...
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FriendsCall Me, Text Me            Mohannad                                      Haitham Aldughiem                    Kyeo...
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  1. 1. A publication ofThe ESL Globe the ESL institute University of Tennessee at Fall 2011 Chattanooga Delving into English at Cumberland Caverns! Journey to Cumberland Caverns by Steve Zhiming Li Every semester, we have an exciting field trip. This semester’s field trip was no exception. Discovering Cumberland Caverns was exciting. It’s the most impressive thing in memory. I didn’t have any chance to discover any caverns in China, but I finally achieved my long cherished wish. Cumberland Caverns is located in the middle of Tennessee. It took us about one hour and thirty minutes to get there from Chattanooga. The caverns were discovered in 1810 and the place became a national natural landmark. When we first entered the caverns, we felt a little cold. And then the tour guide told us that the temperature remained a constant 56 degrees year round. It took about one hour to complete the tour. We saw a lot of interesting things. Unfortunately, we couldn’t take pictures in the caverns. In this NewsletterCumberland Caverns Or’s Hang Gliding Autumn Picnic International Buffet Shane’s Horseback Riding
  2. 2. ActivitiesThe Cookie Jar Cafe Among the cookie jars.At the Cookie Jar Café.Before we arrived at Cumberland Caverns, we had amemorable lunch at The Cookie Jar Cafe. We celebrate Suzanne’s birthday!A grand restaurant for grand appetites.The Cookie Jar Café is located out in the rolling Tennesseecountryside near Dunlap, Tennessee. It’s a greatopportunity to have a unique dining experience away from Old folks on the porch. Trinity, Kwan, Wade, and Mariela.the hustle and bustle of the city.They offer a daily special -- a “meat and three.” Theofferings range from grilled meatloaf, hamburger steak, andcatfish, to sides such as greens, potatoes, okra, white beans,pinto beans, and cornbread dressing. The service, by theway, was first class. Braulio, Nasser, and Steve. Anne and Jane tour the cookie jars.The desserts at The Cookie Jar Café are by far the bestfeature, as they are made fresh and the variety is huge anddelectable.There are high shelves which run around the perimeter ofthe dining areas. Lined up on the shelves is a huge collectionof cookie jars, and thus the name, The Cookie Jar Café. Teachers eat. Page 2 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  3. 3. StoriesFolk TalesCarolyn’s Reading & Writing Class By Carolyn Randle | This semester Carolyn’s studentslearned how to apply reading skills such as sequencing,making inferences, identifying the main idea and details,and developing vocabulary through context by reading anddiscussing folktales. Students wrote summaries, scripts,different versions, and alternate endings of the stories.Here are some of the summaries Carolyn’s students wrote.The Gingerbread Boy Summarized by Husam Alkushiban | A husband andwife are baking a gingerbread boy cookie. He jumped outof the oven and out the window. Then he ran down the Rapunzelstreet. A rat tried to eat him but he ran too fast. Then he metsome construction workers and he said, you can’t catch me Summarized by Fawzia | Long ago a husband and wife didn’t haveif you want to eat me. Then they all ran after him. They children. Then one spring the wife became pregnant. One day she sawwanted to catch him but he ran too fast. Then he met rapunzel (an herb) in the garden behind her house. The gardensome musicians and said, if you want to eat me, follow me. belonged to a sorceress. The wife liked rapunzel. She told her husbandThen he ran. He met a policeman on a horse and he said, to get her some. The husband stole rapunzel from the sorceress’you want to eat me, but you can’t catch me. They all garden ten or twenty times.followed him, but they couldn’t catch him. One time the witch caught the husband when he stole rapunzel. She Finally, he met a fox and said, they all want to eat me, asked him, “What are you doing in my garden?”but they can’t catch me. If you want to eat me, follow me, “My wife likes rapunzel. If she doesn’t eat it she will die,” thebut the fox said, no no, I don’t want to eat you. I want to husband said. The witch said, “You can take rapunzel, but I will takehelp you, and the Gingerbread Boy said OK. But the fox your baby when it is born.”was smart. The fox said, do you see the lake? I will take you Then the child was born and the witch took the child. She namedto the other side and they can’t catch you. The the girl Rapunzel. The witch cared for the girl. The girl was beautifulGingerbread Boy said ok. Then the fox took him on his back and had long gold hair. When she became twelve, the witch took herand swam in the lake. The fox said, you can’t run on the into the forest to live in a high tower. The tower didn’t have a door; itwater, and if you swim, you will crumble. Then the fox ate just had one window that was at the very top. When the witch enteredhim. the tower she called, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.” Then the witch climbed the silky braids. For years Rapunzel lived alone in the tower. Then one day a king’s son came to the forest. As he came near the tower he heard a voice. It was Rapunzel singing to the birds. The prince wanted to climb up to her and look, but he couldn’t. He tried every day. One day he saw the witch and she called, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.” The next day the prince came to the tower and called, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.” She did, and she saw the prince. She was scared because this was the first time she saw a man. The prince talked to her like a friend. He came to her every day and they had their own marriage ceremony. When the witch knew Rapunzel met the Prince, the witch cut her hair and took her far away. Next day, the Prince came to the tower and called, “Rapunzel, let down your hair.” The witch let down the hair she cut and the Prince climbed it. The witch said Rapunzel was lost and she pushed the Prince down the tower. He hit his head and became blind. He walked in the forest for many years. Then he found Rapunzel with twin children. When he met his family, he cried and he could see. Finally, they lived a long and happy life. Page 3 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  4. 4. StoriesMore Folk TalesThe Little Red HenLittle Red Hen Johnny Appleseed Johnny Appleseed Summarized by Kyeong Sook | Once upon a time alittle red hen, chick, pig, duck, and goat lived together. Oneday Red Hen found a stalk of wheat. “With this stalk wecan grow wheat to make into bread,” the hen told her Summarized by Mohannad Alkushiban | Once upon a time therechick. was a man named John Chapman. The people called him Johnny Appleseed because he grew apple trees. He wore a cooking pot on his head, and a big“Now who will help us plant this wheat?” sack he made for himself.“I won’t,” said the pig, the duck, and the goat. The people thought Johnny was crazy because he talked to himself and gaveThe Red Hen and Chick put on the water. After some time people apple seeds for free. He always carried a seed bag everywhere he went. Johnny did not care what the people said about him. He lovedthe wheat grew and it was time to harvest it. “We will nature, animals, children and planting apple seeds.have to do it ourselves.” So the Little Red Hen and her When he was traveling across the USA to grow apple trees, Johnnychick harvested all the wheat. became a friend to everyone he met. He had a lot of Indian friends. They thought he was a wise medicine man.“Now who will help us grind this wheat into flour?” When he was traveling, he met a wolf. The wolf’s foot was captured in a“I won’t,” said everyone. So Red Hen and her chick worked trap. Johnny helped him and they became friends forever. Johnny and thehard to make the flour into bread. The Red Hen took the wolf traveled together. The wolf started to love Johnny. He didn’t botherbread out of the oven. It smelled good. the animals anymore. When the wolf drank water from the lake, there was a rabbit, squirrel, and some other animal near him. They drank the water too.“Now who will help us eat it?” Johnny and the wolf were together all the time everywhere Johnny went. One time when Johnny and the wolf were traveling between the farms, they“I will,” said the pig, duck, and goat. passed near a chicken barn. The farmer saw the wolf and brought a gun and“Oh no you won’t,” she cried. “You didn’t help us. Now my shot him. Johnny yelled to the farmer, “Don’t shoot! Stop!” But that didn’tchick and I are going to eat it ourselves.” stop the farmer. The bullet hit the wolf’s heart and killed him. Johnny was sad because his friend died. He buried the wolf in the forest. Later, a man found Johnny under an apple tree. He had died.Three Little Pigs Summarized by Nasser Alharbi | Once upon a timethere were three little pigs. They decided to build newhouses. The first one made his house from straw because itwas cheap and easy to use. Then the wolf came to the littlepig and asked him to open the door, but he didn’t. Thenthe wolf said, “I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your housedown.” Then he blew the house down. The pig ran to hisbrother.His brother made his house from twigs. The wolf followedthe first pig. When he arrived, he said, “Little pigs, openthe door.” But they said no. Then the wolf said, “I’ll huffand I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.” And he blewthe house down. The little pigs ran to their brother.The third pig made his house from brick, so the wolfcouldn’t blow his house down, and he went away. The pigs Moral: build with brick.learned a lesson and made their houses from brick. Page 4 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  5. 5. ActivitiesShane Rides Horseback; Or Eitani Hang Glides Shane! Come back! Or. The sky is not the limit. By Shane | Before coming to USA, I had dreamed of By Or Eitani | My first hang glidingsomething special for a long time. That was horseback experience took place about a month ago onriding. I like horses. Why? Because …….? “I don’t know.” Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. I always hadBut I just wanted to run fast on the wide ranch or wild field the dream of flying, so shortly after I arrived inand sometime roam on the grass and in the forest. Chattanooga, I decided that I wanted to tryHorseback riding meant something like “Exit” for me, like hang-gliding.“escape” from the big city. I was just a city mouse that First Let me tell you a little about hang gliding,envied the “country mouse.” Unfortunately, until recently, I Hang gliding is an air sport in which a pilot flieshad never had a chance to try horseback riding. a light and unmotorized foot-launchable aircraftLike most people who live in a huge metropolitan city, called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliderswhere more than 20,000,000 people are living there, my are made of an aluminium alloy. The pilot isusual life was so busy (working hard, friends, etc). ensconced in a harness suspended fromEven though I had enough time to do some things, I the airframe, and exercises control by shiftingcouldn’t just anything I liked. I only left my dream in my body weight in opposition to a control frame.mind. In the sports early days, pilots were restricted to gliding down small hills on low-performanceOne day, last December, I visited my wife’s sister who lived hang gliders. However, modern technologyin Chattanooga. At that time, I was reminded of my dream gives pilots the ability to soar for hours, gainabout horses in my mind, and I looked for it. I knew that my thousands of metres of altitude in thermaldream would come true. After that I decided to take some updrafts, perform aerobatics, and glide cross-time from my work. As soon as I went back to Korea, I country for hundreds of kilometres.asked my company to take time off for a few years, then I Although hang gliding Is very fun, it hasgot my real free time. traditionally been considered an unsafe sport.Finally, I’m here now. I’m in Chattanooga. It might sound scary, but once you are in the air,Actually I started learning horseback riding 3 months ago. you feel free like never before in your life (it’sEvery Friday, I go horseback riding and I enjoy it with my pretty cold up there, so I recommend wearing“Kissy”. Kissy is my lovely partner, a 2-year-old mare warm clothes).(female horse). Sometimes I feel that I communicate with I recommend hang gliding to anyone who wantsKissy. She is just like my friend and daughter. to feel how it is to hang in the air at 4,000 feet.For 3 months I have learned 3 steps of horseback ridingskills. There are 4 steps in horseback riding. And another thing—it’s not very cheap, so beStep 1) Walking ready to pay about $200.Step 2) trot ----- to walk fastStep 3) canter ---- to run softlyStep 4) gallop ----- to run very fastI just reached to 3/4 of horseback riding skill. But that’s notall that I have to learn. There are so many other skills inhorseback riding. It would be hard time to learn everythingand will take so much time. But I won’t give up. Until mydream comes true, I’ll keep going on. Tonight I imagine thatI run with my horse against a background of burning redsky. Like another ‘Shane’ – It would be like such a scene outof a movie.What a wonderful life; oh! Peace of mind. Or Eitani? Is that you soaring at 4000 feet? Page 5 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  6. 6. EventsInternational Buffet Marvelous traditional Asian dishes such as Shane’s bulgogi, Korean barbecued beef, and Chloe’s kimchee seafood pancake brought By Anne Rittenberry | The idiom “the the tastes of South Korea to the table.best of both worlds” certainly applied when Kyeong Sook also brought Korean foods:the ESL students and teachers threw a rice, kimchee, and sausage. Winnie’sdelicious international pot luck lunch in the Tawanese boiled eggs flavored with tea andnew break room in Metro. The worlds of spices were yummy along with Trinity’sAsia, the Middle East, South America, and spring rolls with turkey and pork, a taste ofTennessee came together to delight the Viet Nam. Steve brought China to the feastpalates of all of us. Sweet dates made even sweeter. with a plate of orange chicken and salt and pepper shrimp. Contributing chicken friedIt was fun to experience the major music with cashew nuts and chili, a Thai favorite,festival in our adopted city, Chattanooga. In was Kwan.addition to students and teachers, Jane had The Middle East was represented by tastyinvited two guests from the English hummus and motabl, an eggplant dish madedepartment to join us, Dr. Joe Wilferth, by Haitham and Rayan. Also, Moe, Nasser,Head of the department, and Heather and Husam brought a fancy version of theGrothe, administrative assistant to Dr. most popular foods in Saudi Arabia, dates,Wilferth. Unfortunately, Dr. Wilferth was which come from the date palm tree. Fawziaunable to attend because he was teaching brought another Saudi treat, kanafah, athe class of a sick colleague in the Kwan’s Thai cuisine. sweet cake with angel hair pasta. Or Eitanidepartment. Lucky for us, Heather Grothe brought eitahi and tabouleh salad, a zestywas able to attend and she had a wonderful salad made from parsley and bulgar wheat,time. which is a favorite all over the Middle EastThe tables in the break room groaned with including his native Israel. Aziz contributedthe heavy weight of platters, bowls, trays, ghalia, an Arabian stew of tomatoes andpans, and dishes filled with marvelous other vegetables and tabouleh.looking foods. As we gathered around the A Latin zest enlivened the table with Samtable, remarks were heard such as “What is and Andréa’s arepas, corn bread tortillasthis? It looks great!”; Wow, who made stuffed with ham and cheese. For dessert,this?”; and “I’ve gotta try this one!” and Braulio’s zuspiros, delectable cookies made“This one looks delicious!” An Asian delicacy. light as air with egg whites, and Mariela’s sweet and smooth Mexican custard dessert, called carlota, finished the meal off beautifully. Maria’s flan was absolutely perfect as well. American foods were yummy Dunkin’ Donuts brought by Kevin; pineapple punch brought by David; down home favorites An Asian buffet. baked beans and potato salad, brought by Carolyn; a cranberry cobbler brought by Linda; pumpkin and sweet potato pie brought by Suzanne; fried chicken, cider and a cake, brought by Jane, and tossed salad brought by Anne. Shane’s bulgogi. Everyone ate until totally stuffed, enjoyig every bite and being together. This pot luck banquet offered delicious food as well as wonderful friendships. If all the world could come together as ourstudents and teachers did at this lunch, sharing and appreciating each other’s foods and cultures, what a better place this world could be. Fresca & Pineapple JuiceThe best of many worlds. Mix half Fresca and half pineapple juice over chipped ice for a sparkly, citrus-y drink—great for the holidays! The chipped ice (rather than chunk ice or ice cubes) adds to the breezy coolness of the beverage. Page 6 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  7. 7. RecipesPad Thai Orange Chicken By Steve | Orange Chicken Ingredients: Chicken, potatoes, orange, flour, salt, sugar, vinegar, ketchup. soy sauce, water 1. Wash chicken, potatoes and orange. 2. Peel the potatoes and orange (Dont throw away orange peel). 3. Dice chicken and potatoes, slice the orange peel. 4. Wrap chicken in flour and then deep-fry chicken and potatoes. 5. Fry chicken and potatoes until the color of their surface looksFun with food. golden, take them out and drain away the oil. 6. Get a new pan, turn on the fire, spread the butter or pour a little oil, put the orange peel into the pan, stir-fry it, combine ketchup, soy By Kwan | sauce and vinegar, sprinkle a little salt and sugar.Ingredients: 7. Simmer the sauce, then take a bowl, mix the flour and water, pour4 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus extra as needed it into the sauce and let it thicken (pour in the mixture as needed1 teaspoon chopped garlic until you feel its thick enough).1 tablespoon dried shrimp, optional 8. Put chicken and potatoes into the pan, let the sauce cover the1/2 cup whole shrimp, shelled and deveined chicken and potatoes, then put them into a dish.1 tablespoon (shredded) preserved radish1/4 pound medium-size dried rice noodles (soaked 60 minutes incold water and drained)Water5 tablespoons Pad Thai sauce, recipe follows2 large eggs1/2 teaspoon ground hot chiles, or more to taste2 tablespoons ground roasted peanuts1/2 cup sliced garlic chives or green onion2 cups bean sprouts, rinsed, plus more for garnish1 wedge limeDirections:Heat the oil in a wok. Add the garlic and stir-fry until goldenbrown. Add the shrimp and keep stirring until the shrimpchanges color. Remove the shrimp to prevent overcooking andset aside. Orange ChickenAdd the noodles. They will stick together so stir fast and try toseparate them. Add a little water, stirring a few times. Then addthe Pad Thai sauce, and keep stirring until everything isthoroughly mixed. The noodles should appear soft and moist.Return the cooked shrimp to the wok. Push the contents ofthe wok up around the sides to make room to fry the eggs. If thepan is very dry, add 1 more tablespoon of oil. Add the eggs andspread the noodles over the eggs to cover. When the eggs arecooked, stir the noodles until everything is well mixed--thisshould result in cooked bits of eggs, both whites and yolk,throughout the noodle mixture. Add chillies, peanuts, garlicchives and bean sprouts. Mix well. Remove to a platter. Servewith raw bean spouts and a few drops of lime juice.Pat Thai Sauce:1 cup tamarind juice Pad Thai1 cup palm sugar plus 3 tablespoons1 cup water1/2 cup fish sauce2 teaspoons salt Fun Fact: The Fortune Cookie is Japanese, not Chinese. The Chinese popularized it, though, and the Americans eat it. Its barelyMix all ingredients in a saucepan for about 60 minutes until it iswell mixed and syrupy. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. known in China and Japan. Page 7 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  8. 8. ActivitiesChattanooga Ducks—Quack! Quack! Kwan and friends.Kwan rides a mighty duck. A fun day out with her cousin, Amy. Not a bus, not a boat. By Kwan During the fall break my cousin and I The DUKW (colloquially known as duck) is a six-wheel-drive amphibiousdecided to spend a special time touring downtown. We truck that was designed by a partnership under military auspices ofwent on an adventure with the Chattanooga Ducks. This Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation (GMC) duringwas our first time to ride in an antique military vehicle, so World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and waterwe were so excited. We got a lively captain who gave us a and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.fun and animated history of the city. Designed to last only long enough to meet the demands of combat, productionized Ducks, a modification of the 2-ton capacity "deuce"We got a little history about WWII and the DUKW. The trucks used by the US military in World War II, were later used asDUKW vehicles are the real thing, produced during the tourist craft in marine environments.war. It was exciting to ride something thats part ofhistory. We also got a lot of background of the town The designation of DUKW is not a military acronym; rather, the nameChattanooga and the river. We traveled around a couple comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC:of blocks in downtown Chattanooga, and then we wentdown a ramp into the beautiful Tennessee River. We saw  "D" indicated a vehicle designed in 1942,many waterfowl and gorgeous private homes along the  "U" meant "utility",banks. Moreover, the captain offered to let someone drive  "K" indicated front-wheel drive,before returning downtown. While driving and floating  "W" indicated two powered rear axles.around, we learned a lot about the history ofChattanooga. We really enjoyed the adventure and had alot of fun on this trip. It was such a great experience, so I Decades later, the DUKW designation was explained erroneously byreally highly recommend the Chattanooga Ducks to my ESL writers such as Donald Clarke who wrote in 1978 that it was anfriends. Don’t miss it!! acronym for "Duplex Universal Karrier, Wheeled.” This mistaken explanation is likely a backronym fabricated by someone unaware ofDUKW GMC naming practice.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Principal military users of DUKW  Australia – 535  Canada – approximately 800  France -  Soviet Union – 586  United Kingdom – approximately 2,000  United States - A DUKW, in use by American troops in France. Page 8 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  9. 9. FriendsPicnic with Students from Soddy-Daisy High School Khia, Savannah, Taylor, Rayyan and NasserOn Thursday, October 27th, Jane Womack, the Director, on behalf of the UTC ESL students, invited students from Soddy-Daisy HighSchool for a picnic at Greenway Farms. What a fine day for meeting new friends! Jane, Anne, Candace, and Carolyn came early todecorate the pavilion. Halloween, four days away, was the theme. Anne dressed up as a witch. A good witch. There were oodles offaceless pumpkins just begging to be carved into jack-o’lanterns. And the Soddy-Daisy students brought doughnuts for breakfast. Howmany friends have been brought together over doughnuts? The sugar rush set several teachers dancing to the background music—andsome of the more adventurous high-schoolers joined in. They danced to the Monster Mash, and gyrated to the dance styles of the RollerCoaster, the Four Corners, and the Pony. Scene of a pumpkin massacre. Cutting a rug. Guy stuff. Or made a soccer ball.Teams were formed and groups of the high school students went looking for the international students whose names they had alreadybeen given. After chatting for a while, introductions were made to the entire group. Bonds of friendship were strengthened with thepumpking carving activity. The newly formed teams of friends gathered at tables and worked together to produce art out of theoversized vegetables. Jane, Ashton, and staff watch the fun. Girls and giggles. Anne, the Good Witch. Presenting the jack-o’lanterns.About lunch time Jane and Candace rolled up with boxed lunches made fresh with turkey sandwiches, fruit, drinks—and we had lots ofchips on the side and all the soda you could eat. The ESL teachers had thoughtfully brought desserts too. After lunch, the pumpkincarvers presented their jack-o’lanterns. Then it was playtime in the beautiful fields of Greenway Farms. The students were free to playas they wished, so out came the footballs and soccer balls. After that, there was a question-and-answer session with the Soddy-Daisystudents asking questions of our international ESL students. Finally, our guests had to get back on the big yellow school bus and headback to the schoolhouse. Before leaving, the ESL students were issued an open and genuine invitation to visit Soddy-Daisy High Schoolanytime they liked. Page 9 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  10. 10. Making Headlines th The article below appeared on October 29 in the Chattanooga Times Free-Press and was borrowed and reprinted here, with thanks, from the website, timesfreepress.com . The article was written by Kevin Hardy and the photograph was snapped by Angela Lewis, both of whom appeared at our picnic with the Soddy-Daisy High th School students on Thursday, October 27 . Nasser is now famous in Chattanooga.Soddy-Daisy High School students share U.S. culture by Kevin HardyNasser Alharbi, left, and Savannah Davis carve a pumpkin Thursday at Greenway Farms during a cultural program between students in a UTC Englishlanguage program and Soddy-Daisy High School students. Photo by Angela Lewis.Nasser Alharbi never had carved a jack-o-lantern until this week.The 19-year-old was among 20 foreign students in the University ofTennessee at Chattanoogas English as a Second Language Institute who took time out to learn about American culture.A class of 34 Soddy-Daisy High School English students spent the day sharing about their lives, while also learning about the foreigners. Alharbi said he enjoyedlearning about the American celebration of Halloween -- a holiday that doesnt exist in his native Saudi Arabia. He said he appreciates thechance to interact with Americans."I actually just came to the country. So this is really good for me," he said.Soddy-Daisy English teacher Trevor Fuller said his students gain a better understanding of the world by meeting diverse people. The dayalso helps the Americans dispel some myths or stereotypes about foreign cultures, he said."Were not very culturally diverse and we dont get these opportunities," he said. "My kids get to interact with kids from countries that theyread about and study about."Most of the students studying in the ESL institute are in their 20s, hoping to go on to study full-time at a college or university aftermastering English.Soddy-Daisy student Laura Maynard said she was surprised to learn all the things she had in common with the foreign students."Theyre just like us. Its really cool," she said. "Most people think that people from other countries are so much different. But we like a lotof the same things."For the ESL students, spending a whole day with American students is a rarity.Jane Womack, director of UTCs ESL Institute, said her students can sometimes struggle connecting with busy UTC students. For some of theinternationals, the program is their first chance to get to know American youth."Its hard to meet American students, ironically, even though were in the heart of campus," she said. "For many of them its their firstopportunity to meet young Americans."And the lessons from the field trip to Hixsons Greenway Farms last more than just the one day. Organizers say students often continuerelationships after the field trip."Some stay in contact," Maynard said. "Thats really what its all about -- building relationships." Page 10 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  11. 11. TOEFLEssential Vocabulary Words for the TOEFLabandon assimilate complication distort impact nucleus retainabduction associate component diverse impair obese retrieveabstract astrological compress divination implant objectively rewardaccumulate atheist concentrated domesticate implement obnoxious rigoraccuracy augment condemn dynamic implicate obtain riteaccuse authority confide ecclesiastical implicitly offense rituallyacquire battle conflict election impoverish oppress rosteracquisitions be inclined to connotation elementally improvisation overlap rotateadapt berate conquest elite in common paradigm sacrificeaddictive biased consciously emission in the trenches parallel safeguardadjacent bitterly consequence engender inaugurate parochial sagaadjust bond constraint enterprising incentive passion scandaladolescent bribery contamination entrepreneurial incompetent paternal scaradvent bulk contemplate equity indisputable peer secularadversely burden contemptuous erode industrious per capita seizeadvocate bureaucratic contest erudite inference permeate sentimentaffection candidate context eruption inflation persevere sequenceaffluence capricious contrary esthetically ingenious persist severelyaggravate cartel convey evade inherent perspective shameaggregate cast convict evidence inhibit phantom shrinkagnostic catastrophic core evolve inject phonetic siblingallegedly cause corrode exalt innovative photosynthesis simulationallegiance cease counter exclusive inquiry pious smuggleallocate certifiably cremation exotic inscription piracy solaramateurish charismatic cultivation expeditiously installation plunge soleambiguous chronologically cumbersome exploit integrity policy solidarityamend circulate cure exponentially intensify poll sourceanalyze civil curriculum extinction intentionally portrayal spectrumanomaly clique cynically extract intermediary potent stableanticipate coalition de facto famine intervene precipitation status quoantipathy coerce decipher fatality intrepid predicament strategicapex cohesion decline feasibly intrinsic prejudiced strikingapprehend coincide decrepit feature intuitively prestige structurearbitrary collapse degrade fertilize invasive prevalent subsidyarrogantly collide deify flood irrigation privileged subtlyartillery combustion delinquency fluctuate jointly process surveillanceascertain commodity denominator folklore juxtapose prognosis surviveassail compensate denote forensics kin proliferation suspectassess complex deny fortify legitimate promote suspendasset cast depict fossilize liability proportion suspiciousagnostic catastrophic deplete fringe longitude proprietor symbolicallegedly cause derive gala luxury prosper tangibleallegiance cease descendent gap maintenance prototype terminalallocate certifiably despise generation manipulation proximity tolerateamateurish charismatic despondent grotesque marginal psychic trendambiguous chronologically detain guilty maximize rank triggeramend circulate detection gut meditate rate unmaskanalyze civil devise haggle medium ratio vanishanomaly clique devotion haunt merchant realism vestigeanticipate coalition dilemma hazardous merit recede villainyantipathy coerce dimension hedonistic migration reciprocity violationapex cohesion diminish hierarchy milieu reconciliation vitriolicapprehend coincide discretely hilarious minimum regulate vulnerablearbitrary collapse discriminate horror misconception relic willingarrogantly collide disease humiliation mobilize reservoir witnessartillery combustion dispose of hypocritically modify residual working classascertain commodity distill hypothesize nobility resign woundassail compensate distinctly illiterate notion resist zeal Page 11 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/
  12. 12. FriendsCall Me, Text Me Mohannad Haitham Aldughiem Kyeong Sook Msk565@hotmail.com Ah_bw@hotmail.com (865)456-9737 (615) 556-3579 ( Braulio Ferrando Trinity Vu Kevin Park ferrandobraulio@gmail.com phuangtrinh_vu1992@yahoo.com keunwon82@gmail.com (423) 255-0478 (423) 991-2390 (267) 250-2938 Husam Alkushiban Rayan Samuel Pahmer Stoon-900@hotmail.com Ray_05550@hotmail.com samuelg1@hotmail.com (865) 253-8412 (731) 335-0108 (423) 991-1160 Or Eitani Nasser Alharbi Shane alharbi.nasser.a@gmail.com Hayunseun11@gmail.com (706) 537-2953 (423) 305-9077 (423) 280-3846 Mariela Ruvalcaba Abdulaziz Chloe Park (Ki Ran Park) marieruv@hotmail.com Abdulaziz0@gmail.com sweetest00@hanmail.net (423) 903-2030 (678) 231-1861 Nancy Neff Steve (Zhiming Li) Maria Capriles Nancy-Neff@utc.edu lzm271122839@yahoo.cn cmavalle@hotmail.com (423) 653-1381 (423) 486-2221 Fawzia Carolyn Randle Anne Rittenberry cv.randle@yahoo.com aritten@comcast.net (423) 667-2062 Linda Voychehovski Wade Rittenberry Khia lindy-sky@comcast.net waderittenberry@yahoo.com (423) 314-3197 ( ( Suzanne Carter Candace Long Jane Womack Suzanne-Carter@ utc.edu wanderlust7@comcast.net Jane-Womack@utc.edu (423) 314-4006 (423) 902-6556 (423) 364-5591 ThanksThank you to all who contributed to the creation of the Fall 2011 Edition of the ESL Globe. Great thanks to AbdulazizAlrasheed, who worked so hard to create this little history of our ten weeks during the autumn of 2011. Thanks to each andevery student who contributed a story or photo—or photos! including Nasser, Husam, Muhannad, Steve, Kwan, Shane, andOr. If you don’t see enough of yourself in the newsletter—submit stories and photos! Thank you, teachers (special thanks toCarolyn, for the folk tales), for shepherding the students and reminding them to submit work for publication in thenewsletter. Reminder: 12-week ESL Courses begin in the new year 2012. th th Spring Session runs from January 17 to April 13 th rd Summer Session runs from May 14 to August 3 th th Fall Session runs from August 27 to November 20 Page 12 ● Fall 2011 ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● ESL Globe ● UTC ESL Institute ● http://www.utc.edu/Academic/ESL/

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