Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Granville Island Tour
I took a student to Granville Island this afternoon, and it was my third time to visit there with students.
Granville Island is a really nice place to shop and relax. There are a Public Market, a Kids Market, an art school, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, and a hotel.
Public Market - We can buy fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, fish, and handmade accessories.
Kids Market - There are wooden toys, children's art supplies, puppets, stuffed animals, baby things, glitzy costumes, and handmade clothes.
Arts - There are three theatres, a lot of studios and galleries. We can also enjoy street performance.
Too bad, there was only one student went to Granville Island today, but we enjoyed walking around and talking. Many students just stay in Vancouver only for short time, so I hope they come and enjoy activities.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
I've continued working on "Manual" since yesterday. I focused on collecting information about Employment Standards in British Columbia, Tax Returns, and How to open a Bank Account in Canada. Canadian tax system is different from Japanese one, I was a little confused to understand. I've certainly found that the more I research, the more questions I have as well. I hope the information I collected will be useful.
I will continue working on research tomorrow. Sorry, there is nothing interesting about my journal today.
Monday, March 22, 2004
New Promotion Project
VEC will promote our school at the airport in near future. I worked on collecting information about Vancouver to prepare manual for newcomers, especially who have Working Holiday Visa. This manual will include "how to" find a job, prepare a resume, and employment standards in British Columbia etc... Although there are many information available in Japanese, sometimes it is complicated to understand own rights here in Canada. Ai and I will be working on preparing this manual, hopefully it will be done this week.
New session just started at VEC today, so we had a lot of new students. I think they came really good time, because it is going to be nice weather from now. (I saw cherry blossoms started blooming, and that reminded me of Japan.)
Sibel has gone last Friday, so I'm the only one writing intern's journal now. Hope everyone enjoy reading my journal!