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Telugu Language and Culture – run4telugu

Would you like to support the education of Telugu language and culture (run4telugu) in the US – virtually from anywhere in the world?    All are welcome to participate in a free, virtual event called Run4Telugu, organized by Silicon Andhra in conjunction with ManaBadi, the arm of the organization that promotes Telugu language and culture to […]

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Small Talk for the 4th of July Holiday

The 4th of July is a much awaited summer holiday. For many students mid May to Mid June starts summer vacation. During the summer vacation, many look forward to celebrating Independence Day, which falls on July 4. While many working professionals do get July 4th off, as it is a national and bank holiday, some […]

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Pioneer Day: A Holiday Unique to Utah

We moved to Utah on July 4, America’s Independence Day. We moved into our new apartment on Pioneer Day, July 24.   “Pioneer Day?” I wondered, “What’s that? I have never heard of it before!”  I heard there would be fireworks and a parade. We loved the 4th of July fireworks show we saw from […]

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Cycling in Moab – ESL Video Vlog/Podcast

Cycling in Moab Welcome to our ESL Podcast Episode 2 of T-shirt Travel Tales Watch or listen to the video. To see bigger photos of the places and scenes seen in the video, scroll below. Below the video, feel free to follow along with the transcript. But, please try to do that only after you listen once. The […]

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Tour of St. George – ESL Podcast

We are all missing “normal life” – which means different things to different people. For many of us it probably doesn’t mean to #stayathome and work from home day in and out…. I thought to start a series talking about things I like to do outside of quarantine….all through the t-shirt collection I have amassed in our travels. In this first […]

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Help me Have a Conversation with an American!

Meet Rakhesh, a typical Keralite who grew up studying in a Malayalam medium school, started using English while in college, and has been struggling for the past 30 years to have a conversation with an American. Read his profile, and listen to the video below for my suggested remedies which we applied in coaching sessions.  […]

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How to Start a Chat with a US American Person

Do you want to start an online chat with a US American?  Recently, a few of my friends in the US who weren’t familiar with Indian culture reached out to me with this concern, “A few people from India reached out to me to be my Facebook friend.. but why are they asking me if […]

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What or Who is a New American?

While there are many government and private, non-profit 501(c)3 organizations supporting newcomers to the US, I was hard-pressed to find a proper definition for the term ‘New American’ or ‘New Americans.’ More interestingly, these two terms can bring up wildly different search results on Google. Additionally, articles or videos about ‘New Americans’ like I am […]

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H1B Visa Interview: Questions and Answer Ideas

you The H1B visa interview are a high stakes situation. Careful and thorough preparation in advance can help secure success.  For those new to the US visa system, The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101 that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in […]

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Expat Success Coaching: Work & Live in the USA

Expat Success Coaching For Successful Career Growth in the US or With Americans Our goal is to help you be successful in your new home and new country, especially if you are: An expat from another country  A highly skilled immigrant, New American, international business visitor or immigrant entrepreneur looking for support in success in […]

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