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  • English Accents for Native and Non Native Speakers

    Posted in in English Language by Justin on 05 Aug 2011

    The English language is very complex, and often poses problems to speakers. With a myriad of different variations and regional dialects and accents to learn, non-native speakers must quickly adapt to learn the subtle differences. This leads to a third problematic issue, non-native English speakers accents.

  • Cultural Differences

    Cultural Differences

    Posted in in American Culture by Lindsey on 22 Jul 2011

    I have spent most of my life living in the same small town. I grew up traveling a lot, but not too much of that traveling was to destinations outside of the United States. And by not too much I mean to say that I have only left the United States once. Just once. I was about 6-years-old and I went to Canada for a week with my parents. Needless to say, I do not have all that much first-hand experience with other cultures. I have, however, always been intrigued by how other cultures work. It's interesting to me how an everyday thing in one culture can have an entirely different meaning, or even be a vast insult, within another culture.

  • National Multilanguage Spelling Bee

    Posted in in English Language by Justin on 11 Jul 2011

    Language, and language learning is nowhere as cut and dry as it once was. America continues to expand into an international melting pot, and Chicago excels in the teaching and acceptance of international students. But with the first ever Spanish National Language Spelling Bee held over the weekend, the boundaries between diversity and integration have taken one step closer to being blurred.

  • For the Love of the Job

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Lindsey on 22 Jun 2011

    Caring for others is not always easy. But for some, it is a passion. The beauty of becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is that it gives you the chance to make a real difference.

  • How to Learn a New Language

    Posted in in English Language by Lindsey on 31 May 2011

    I recently read an article about a lady named Christina. She wrote about her experiences trying, as a native English speaker, to learn the Spanish language. She went to a high school that required that each student take a foreign language class. Christina chose to take a Spanish class. She had a hard time learning the language because she didn't have the drive. It didn't matter how good the instructor was or how much he tried to relate the Spanish language to the things Christine was interested in. She just didn't feel a need to learn another language. After all, within the community in which she lived, she could get by just fine by speaking English.

  • Haley Reinhart Homecoming

    Posted in in Miscellaneous by Justin on 13 May 2011

    A big shout out and congrats to "American Idol" finalist Haley Reinhart. After advancing to the Top 3 on this week's past show, Haley will be heading to her home town of Wheeling, IL to meet with her fans and have a free concert.

  • CNA Training Program

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Lindsey on 13 Sep 2010

    A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a term used for a person assisting patients with activities of daily living. This would include eating, bathing, dressing and bed making. A CNA works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA may work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes and clinics.

  • What's Life Like in Medical Assistant School?

    Posted in in Medical Careers by Elizabeth on 18 Jun 2010

    Until I started working at SOLEX College, I had never heard the term "medical assistant", and I had no idea that there was such a thing as "medical assistant school". I've been to the doctor and been poked and prodded, but I just assumed the person administering these procedures was a nurse. Turns out that might not be the case. They were probably medical assistants. So now that I know these people exist, I wanted to find out what they go through to become capable of doing their jobs.

  • Huge Microsoft Savings

    Posted in in Miscellaneous by Lindsey on 15 Feb 2010

    Microsoft currently has a fantastic promotion available on select software. Their website offers Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010 for only $79.95. They list the regular price of this product at $679.95. It is compatible with any Microsoft operating system.