Radio Final Projects With ESOL 232 Intermediate Listening and Speaking

Group 1: Travel Tips
Ellen Lan, Jinsil Noh, Oahn Trinh, Anna Nguyen and Ngu Nguyen discuss some of their favorite places to travel in Asia.


Group 2: Places to Relax in the Bay Area
Woonlum Jang, Ying Liu, Jenny Wu and Tracy Liang share their favorite places to relax in the Bay Area.


Group 3: Thoughts on Happiness
Luna Lieu, Thao Nguyen, Haley Lan, Mika Feng and Ivy Lin ruminate on the meaning of happiness after watching the documentary "Happy" by Roko Belic.


Group 4: Tang Poetry
Yuji Wang, Kui Liu, and Xianxi Luo talk about the cultural significance of Tang Poetry and recite a few of their favorite poems in both Chinese and English.


Group 5: Musings on Happiness
Yijiao Xiao, Weiming Cai, Maggie Chen, and Jamie Ou share their perspectives on happiness.


Group 6: Traditional Foods
Lin Oo, Crystal Duong, Mandy Zhang and Carolina Arriola- Cordova tell us about their traditional foods in El Salvador, Burma, China and Vietnam. They also offer some tips for healthy eating.


Group 7: Life in the Bay
Jimmy Han, Shir Shah, Carrie Zhen, Meijuan Li, and Uan Le discuss some of the challenges and highlights of living in the Bay Area.


Group 8: Technology's Effect Around the World
Sameera Fnu, Faten Alareqi, Allen Xia and Setare Sadjadi discuss how technology affects lives around the world and in the United States.


Global Voices, Local Stories: Radio Project for ESOL 50

Group 1: Family Ties

Bizi Makonnen, Arch Huang, An Thi Thai

Bizi, Arch, and An share stories of being a parent and being a child. Their stories capture the joy and challenges of family bonds.


Group 2: Love and Adventures

Victoria Mogni and Minami Sugawara

Victoria took the plunge to live in a new country, and future teacher Minami explores what it means to be an educator.


Group 3: Travel

Zhenya Glazyrina, Natalia Diminscaia, Magaly Badan

Travel brings new experiences and also new challenges. Zhenya, Natalia, and Magaly share their travel experiences of trekking in the Himalayas, discovering Moscow for the first time, and being living with a US family as an au pair.


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Group 4: Cultural Differences

Clarissa Branco, Meimi Niida, Peter Hein

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Clarissa, Meimi, and Peter explain how growing up in three very different places led them to  discover and embrace cultural differences.

Group 5: Trip of a Lifetime

Mike Hillany, Aysun Ozkose

What is the trip of a lifetime? For Mike, it’s a cruise to Egypt and for Aysun it’s the chance to discover Americana through the humble thrift shop and yard sale.


Group 6: Surprising Combinations

Engin Tekin, Patricia Mozetic, Babak Behziz

What happens when you bring together water guns and faith, students and seniors, or ancient Iranians and gender equality? Engin, Patricia, and Babak explain.


Group 7: Study Abroad, take 2

Jules Lee

Jules lost her first opportunity to study abroad, so now she’s taking advantage of her second.