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    The 4 600 acre aquatic playground is surrounded by 27 miles of shoreline with a variety of waterways inlets more Continue Reading ALI Instructor Profile Brian Mark Posted on July 17 2014 No Comments Brian Mark s parents met while in graduate school at the University of Connecticut Little did he know that a similar circumstance would happen to him at San Diego State University more Continue Reading Program Spotlight Social Entrepreneurship Posted on July 16 2014 No Comments The American Language Institute ALI at San Diego State University will offer a Social Entrepreneurship certificate program beginning in spring 2015 focusing on businesses that solve social problems Students will more Continue Reading Staff Profile Raquel Munoz Ruiz ALI Student Ambassador Posted on July 16 2014 No Comments When Raquel Munoz Ruiz came from Bolivia to study at SDSU s American Language Institute ALI six years ago she hardly knew a word of English As one of only three more Continue Reading NAFSA Annual Conference in San Diego Posted on July 16 2014 No Comments San Diego State University SDSU and the American Language Institute ALI were well represented among the international study abroad educators and professionals who attended the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors NAFSA more Continue Reading The ALI is Turning Forty Posted on March 5 2014 No Comments The American Language Institute celebrates its 40th birthday in 2014 recognizing four decades of excellence in providing English language training to students from around the world Over the years we ve had more Continue Reading Older Entries Newer Entries ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/author/steve/page/2/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Event Spotlight – Student Activity – San Diego Zoo
    a lot of opportunities to communicate in English During any given activity you could have students from ten or more different countries talking to one another and English is definitely the common language San Diego Zoo Trip A few weeks ago many ALI students went to visit one of San Diego s gems the zoo Zoo activities were based on what the student personally wanted to do One highlight was the bus tour it was a great way for students to bond while sitting on top of the bus looking down at all the different zoo exhibits It was a unique way to experience the park as opposed to walking to each exhibit individually Students appreciated the freedom they had on this trip We all went together as a group but they got to experience the park however they pleased It was amazing to see how well they all bonded and walked around based on who wanted to go where They absolutely loved checking out all the different exhibits while enjoying the San Diego sunshine One particular thing they loved was the bus tour adds Student Ambassador Catherine Whattam Tags Alan Schuchman ALI Activities Catherine Whattam San Diego Zoo Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October 2014 4 38 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Valeria Garcia Alvarez 21 July 2014 3 42 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Finds Multinational Success Yutaka Matsuda 28 January 2014 7

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2013/02/sandiegozoo/ (2015-06-03)
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  • ALI Events: Graduation Party and Ceremony
    teachers and new friends The next graduation party will be a surprise however rumor has it will be in a hotel ballroom where students will dance and enjoy food Attendance is usually between 175 200 students ALI Graduation Party Video Link Graduation Ceremony The graduation ceremony there are two separate ceremonies one for IEC BGP and one for EAP Pre MBA and Pre Master s program is also exciting for students since it confirms the students English success at the ALI ALI instructors attend to cheer on their students who will either be headed to the next English level or back to their home country Once a student graduates he or she receives a certificate of completion in whichever English or academic program they finished in front of their peers and teachers ALI Graduation Ceremony Video Link Both the graduation ceremony and party are memorable moments for each ALI student after meeting and gaining life long friends and family learning English and living in one of the most beautiful cities in the U S it s difficult for students to forget their time at the ALI Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October 2014 4 38 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Valeria Garcia Alvarez 21 July 2014 3 42 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Finds Multinational Success Yutaka Matsuda 28 January 2014 7 28 PM No Comments Read More Student Spotlight Zabella Demirtshyan Pre MBA and

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2012/10/graduation/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Event Spotlight: ALI Conversation Groups
    of these meetings take place in the ALI lounge right on campus The result is natural improvement in the student s English ability This audio lingual method of dialogue helps the student learn English pronunciation as well as new vocabulary It also helps students to gain insight on what to say in certain social situations Additionally the volunteer gets to learn new things about the student s home land culture and way of life making for a fun and educational environment To say the least it is a rewarding experience for both student and volunteer To sign up for an English conversation group students should visit the ALI office at the College of Extended Studies when they arrive in San Diego To see a student produced video of one conversation group in action click here Tags American Language Institute conversation conversation groups learning english practice English San Diego SDSU speak English Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October 2014 4 38 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Valeria Garcia Alvarez 21 July 2014 3 42 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Finds Multinational Success Yutaka Matsuda 28 January 2014 7 28 PM No Comments Read More Student Spotlight Zabella Demirtshyan Pre MBA and Pre Master s Program 16 October 2013 10 30 PM No Comments Read More Instructor Profiles ALI Instructor Profile Renee Merrill 27 February 2015 8 24 PM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor Profile Glen

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2012/02/event-spotlight-ali-conversation-groups/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Program Spotlight – Fulbright Preacademic Training Program
    also schedule a library tour and computer application instruction Afternoon sessions consist of SDSU faculty lectures on topics such as the U S economy cultural diversity in the U S the role of the media and an overview of social media and mobile applications everyday geographies in a multicultural neighborhood etc a grad SDSU Fulbright student panel to alleviate some of the students fears about what they re about to encounter a volunteer opportunity at a local public library and science summer camp Various fieldtrips to Coronado via ferry SeaWorld Disneyland and a city tour expose the students to Southern California and help them connect with each other outside the academic environment A two day two night homestay allows them to experience American family life first hand All expenses room board small allowance for incidentals and post program travel are paid for through the Fulbright Preacademic Program During the week students buy breakfast and lunch on campus with a meal plan just like other SDSU students and for evening and weekend meals they are given a cash allowance Fulbright Facts Program was named after its sponsor U S Senator James William Fulbright It s one of the most prestigious award programs in the world There are 144 countries involved in program More Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes than those of any other academic program Famous Fulbright Scholars Samuel L Kountz Thomas R Pickering John Lithgow Hedwig Gorski Sylvia Plath Boutros Boutros Ghali Charles Kennedy Renée Fleming Joseph Heller For more information contact program coordinator Barbara Bass at barbara bass mail sdsu edu Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2011/06/program-spotlight-fulbright-preacademic-training-program/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Neighborhood Spotlight – Mission Valley
    campus of SDSU and on to the East County cities of La Mesa El Cajon and Santee Fashion Valley Westfield Mission Valley Hazard Center and Fenton Marketplace are major shopping centers that attract people from throughout the county These centers offer anything you can imagine to buy Riverwalk Golf Course is in the middle of Mission Valley It includes three courses that are each nine holes long with many wetland areas nearly 100 sand bunkers and many water features including four lakes and the San Diego River With its freeways shopping centers restaurants and hotels Mission Valley is a great location to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer Events in Mission Valley San Diego Jazz Fest Nov 26 30 The 35th San Diego Jazz Fest over the Thanksgiving holiday will present traditional jazz music from ragtime to swing to dixieland at the Town Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle Jazz bands and musicians from across the U S will perform A Christmas Carol Nov 28 Dec 28 San Diego s Cygnet Theatre helps you celebrate the holiday season with the beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge presented as a live radio play Complete with holiday music commercials and live sound effects it s a holiday treat for the whole family San Diego State Football Nov 29 The San Diego State football team will play San Jose State in the final regular season game for both teams at 12 30 p m at Qualcomm Stadium A Magical Visit from Caring Santa Dec 7 Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session at Fashion Valley Shopping Center with Caring Santa in an environment set up to support the developmental needs of kids with all abilities San Diego Chargers Football Dec 7 The San Diego Chargers football team plays the New England Patriots at 5 30 p m at Qualcomm Stadium in a game that will be televised nationally by NBC as the National Football League s Game of the Week Poinsettia Bowl Dec 23 College football teams from the Naval Academy and the Mountain West Conference play in this 10 th annual game at 6 30 p m San Diego State could be the team from the Mountain West Holiday Bowl Dec 27 College football teams from the Pac 12 and Big Ten conferences meet in this 37 th annual game at 5 p m at Qualcomm Stadium Restaurants Entertainment Venues Applebee s Barnes Noble Buffalo Wild Wings California Pizza Kitchen Chipotle Daphnes Greek Cafe Fuddruckers Hazard Center YMCA Joe s Crab Shack Outback Steakhouse Panda Express Sombrero Mexican Food The Cheesecake Factory Tilted Kilt Pub Eatery Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2014/11/neighborhood-spotlight-mission-valley/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Neighborhood Spotlight – Coronado
    Beach and the Shores Coronado Bay Bridge opened in 1967 and was awarded the Most Beautiful Bridge from the American Institute of Steel Construction in 1970 It cost 50 million dollars to build One can keep boredom away by walking along the Main Street in Coronado there are unique boutiques to shop in as well as eateries and beautiful scenery Known for its beauty and wealth Coronado means the crowned one It is nicknamed The Crown City and it even has its own flag Popular Restaurants Mootime Creamery is located on Orange Avenue This famed ice cream shop has even served famous customers like Magic Johnson Mandy Moore and Cuba Gooding Jr Danny s Palm Bar and Grill is a dive bar known for their slamburgers and is known as a hotspot for Navy Seals for years The Hotel Del Coronado or The Del as it is called by locals offers several restaurants and eateries at its hotel but the one that stands out the most is the Crown Room Voted the best in San Diego for its Sunday brunch make sure to bring an appetite because you will leave full Clayton s Coffee Shop has a 1950s diner vibe where people love to divulge in all American delicious food If you re thinking of a romantic place the Coronado Boathouse is perfect for you It sits right over the water where you can see beautiful views of the bay and the city Coronado Brewing Company is a laid back restaurant and it knows how to please with a huge menu to accommodate everyone If you re over 21 try one of their handcrafted beers Tags Bridge cornonado SDSU Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2012/05/neighborhood-spotlight-coronado/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Neighborhood Spotlight – The SDSU College Area
    Arena is also a national landmark because U S President JFK spoke there during a commencement before he was assassinated SDSU s original school colors were gold and purple The red and black colors we know today were adopted in the 1920s One reason for the color change was that when the players would sweat in gold uniforms they looked more tan than gold El Cajon Boulevard is a historic commercial district through the college area community and was once the primary transportation route from San Diego to El Cajon and Arizona before the construction of Interstate 8 Restaurants The Daily Grind A popular breakfast café that is family owned and has great college friendly prices Woodstock Pizza A college favorite that is known for their fantastic Aztec support and have Trivia Tuesdays every Tuesday at 8 pm State Street Grill This restaurant is right next to the dorms on campus and serves everything from burgers to sushi Trujillos Taco Shop This is a late hour college favorite Try the Sigma Nu burrito which is a giant burrito wrapped around a quesadilla and has a rolled taco inside California Kebab Right next to SDSU this restaurant is frequented by college students and features doner kebabs as well as skewer plates Four Point O Deli Located close to SDSU this sandwich shop makes delicious subs salads and cheesesteaks Buddies Burgers New to the college area this burger joint already has a big crowd of hungry followers who love its mouth watering burgers Yogurtland A college after school hotspot that has an array of frozen yogurt flavors and fresh toppings to pick from a student discounted price Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2012/02/neighborhood-spotlight-the-sdsu-college-area/ (2015-06-03)
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