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Newsletter for English Teachers

U.S. Government: The United States Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the U.S., examines federal and state statutes and executive actions to determine whether they conform to the U.S. Constitution.
On April 9, 2010 Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he would retire after nearly 35 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Obama announced the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Stevens on May 10, 2010.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Every immigrant brings to the United States his or her unique culture, which, as a result of assimilation and acculturation, have become a rich part of American society. This holds true for Asian and Pacific Americans, whose culture is recognized and practiced in innumerable venues.
This month, we honor all Americans who trace their ancestry to Asia and the Pacific Islands. Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It's great time to explore the art, food, music, and writing of these fascinating and varied cultures.

Reading & Language
Reading in English is a great way to improve one’s English. Here are some specific suggestions for ways how your students can use reading to work on specific English skills.

In Focus: Ambassador Murphy's Heroes - General Stanley McChrystal
Our Ambassador Philip Murphy has introduced his heroes to the audiences during his town hall meetings. In this month’s edition we will focus on the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal.

World Cup 2010: Webchat with Ambassador Philip Murphy on Thursday, May 27, 15:00 – 16:00
For further details please see the Ambassador’s Facebook page .

eJournal USA: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Since the first atomic bombs exploded in 1945, some have tried to rid the world of nuclear weapons. President Obama has embraced this goal with new vigor. This eJournal USA examines the challenges to achieving nuclear disarmament.


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Updated: May 18, 2010