Welcome to News from Maestro Sersea #134: December 24th, 2023

Greetings, and welcome to our newsletter. I’m Ioan Elvis Sersea, M.A., M.A.T., aka Maestro Sersea. English was my third language when I moved to the United States of America from Romania over 40 years ago. I have been passionately teaching English learners in California since 1989, both at K-12 public schools and community colleges. Whether you’re a student or a teacher of English, I hope you will find the following learning activities and educational resources helpful. You can contact me and learn more about me by visiting my website and my LinkedIn account or by emailing me at maestrosersea @ gmail. com .

Many people in the United States of America and across the world are celebrating Christmas Day. Here’s a video I created for English learners a few years ago. Enjoy, and if you celebrate it, Merry Christmas!


  1. Here are five helpful online articles accompanying my published book, “33 American English Topics: Everyday Dialogues for American English Learners 1”
  1. Toxic Relationships
  2. Searching for Jobs
  3. Planning a Vacation
  4. Camping
  5. Fishing

2. Here are five online informative articles accompanying my published book, “Survival English in the United States of America 1A”

Topic 3: The Importance of Mental Health

— How Do You Feel?

— How Do You Deal with Stress?

— The Benefits of Having a Positive Attitude

— Feeling Homesick

— Dealing with Depression

3. Here are a couple of creative and motivational short stories for English Learners included in my published book, “Creative Stories for American English Learners with Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Exercises 2”

  1. Fabiola’s Academic and Professional Success Story: Creative Stories #6
  2. Huda’s Success Story in the USA: Creative Stories #7

Do you want to access MaestroSersea’s other helpful resources and websites for learning English? Look below:

Helpful Videos

— Dolch Sight Words Vocabulary (250 words English Learners need to know) (Literacy/Beginning)

— Fry’s Sight Words Vocabulary (1,000 words English Learners need to know) (Literacy/Beginning/Intermediate)

— VOA Wordbook Vocabulary (Beginning/Intermediate)

— American English Dialogues with Pronunciation (Beginning/Intermediate)

— Read Articles about American Holidays and Celebrations (Intermediate/Advanced)

— Careers and Jobs in the USA (Intermediate/Advanced)

— American English Idioms (Intermediate/Advanced)

Helpful Websites


News 1: Great News! At the beginning of April 2024, Maestro Sersea will officially open the virtual doors of California International Online School (CAINTOS), an online school for English Learners worldwide. CAINTOS will offer initial online diagnostic testing to identify student English grade level (we provide online skills training and coursework for 13 levels, starting from Level 1: Beginning Literacy to Level 13: College Preparation), online courses, periodic webinars, regular one-on-one online office hours via Zoom, individualized feedback from Maestro Sersea, and an official exit English assessment with a certificate identifying English language fluency that students can share with employers and schools.

— To schedule a free, 25-minute appointment via ZOOM to learn more about California International Online School, click here.

— To learn more about our progress and educational offerings and sign up for our CAINTOS newsletter, please visit www.caintos.com.

News 2: More Great News! Webinars with Maestro Sersea will begin in February 2024. English learners serious about improving their English skills are invited to sign up for our low-cost American English webinars.

  • You’re invited to schedule a free, 15-minute one-on-one online appointment via Zoom to discuss our low-cost monthly webinar subscription by clicking here.
  • To learn more about our future webinars and register for our monthly low-cost monthly webinar subscription, please click here.

NEWS 3: Click Here if you wish to access Maestro Sersea’s seven published books for English Learners

NEWS 4: Even More Great News! Check out Maestro Sersea’s educational podcasts for English Learners. Now you can listen to the Maestro Sersea podcast for English Learners on numerous Podcasting platforms, including Apple, Spotify, IHeartRadio, Google, Amazon, Podbean, PlayerFM, Listen to Notes, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Stitcher, and more.

Thank you. I will send you the next American English News from Maestro Sersea on Sunday of next week.

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