Maria, Literacy for English Language Learners Student

Hello, good evening. My name is Maria. I´m from Mexico. I would like to tell you about my journey learning English. I started two and a half years ago when I came to Canada. First of all, the English language has always been important in my life. Since I was a child I have been Read More …

Daniel, Literacy

Hi! My name is Daniel Scott My life was a struggle everyday before I came to P.A.L.S. I couldn’t read signs or the menu or the bus schedules. With my kids I couldn’t read to them and I couldn’t even play a board game with them. A lot of jobs require reading and writing skills Read More …

Duane, Math Literacy

I, Duane Alexander Payne grew up and went to school in Edmonton. During my teen years I was too busy partying – trying to be cool, not too concerned about my future and taking everything for granted. I did very little to keep up with my studies and even though I had no learning barriers Read More …

Annette, Literacy

Hi, my name is Annette. I am a full time mom and I have a full time job. I have hidden the fact that I had trouble reading and spelling my whole life. I had trouble in school and no teacher tried to help me. Somehow I survived and lived a good life. I got Read More …

Harjinder, Math Literacy

My name is Harjinder Boparai. After completing grade 10 in India, I helped my family on the farm. In 1993, my family – parents and brothers and sisters moved to Canada. I wanted to go to school but could not because of the cost. I looked for a job. It turned out to be difficult Read More …

Crystal, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

My name is Crystal Liu and I am from Taiwan. I wanted to immigrate to Canada because I feel it is a good country to live in. When the opportunity came I emigrated. Before coming to Canada I could speak a little English. In Taiwan every student studies English stating in junior high school, but Read More …

Augustin, Math Literacy

My name is Augustin Avril. I came to Canada from St. Lucia on February 25th, 1995. I remember, it was snowing that day. I came to Edmonton and joined my dad’s family business. I used to drive trucks. I had very low literacy and math skills. If I did not see the company name before making Read More …

Daniel, Literacy

Good evening, my name is Daniel Haines and I’m from Edmonton. I’m here today to tell you a bit about my literacy journey. From the time we were little my brother and I were always getting into trouble. We were sent to a reform school and then a boy’s farm. If we had gone back Read More …

Gabor, Math Literacy

Gabor is 32 years old. He is currently working at a job that does not give him satisfaction, so he is working hard to move forward towards his dream. He wants to be in a profession that he feels passionate about. Gabor was a shy child and although he completed Grade 12, he felt anxious Read More …