Students Sharing Stories

Phoutthaphon, Literacy for English Language Learners

Hello, my name is Phouttaphon Keovolalath but my friends call me Phoutt. I was born in Laos and lived there with my family until I was 19. In 2003 I finished my high school and then I went to Thailand to study at Buddhist University MCU Khonkaen Campus (Bachelor of Art) and I graduated in …

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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 …

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Sureer, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

I came to Canada 35 years ago as a refugee from Somalia. I had moved away from the fighting in my own country and I had not really been to school. I came to Canada alone and I could not speak any English, I could not even spell out my name! I have done a …

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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 …

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