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This edition: Opportunity Knocks

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Episode Details

Crossroads Café is a captivating episodic series which offers a complete program designed to teach English to speakers of other languages. The series engagingly depicts the lives of six characters involved with a small neighborhood restaurant. Their backgrounds, challenges and struggles are typical of many ESL/ESOL learners. Two video sidebars appear in each episode: Culture Clips, a documentary-style segment which focuses on cultural issues portrayed in the story; and Word Play, a colorful animated segment which demonstrates the appropriate language to use when communicating specific types of information.

This episode: Jamal is offered an engineering job; Brashov buys a jukebox for the cafe. "The Word Play" segment addresses: Comparing things. "Cultural Clip" emphasizes: Worker protection and benefits.