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Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada. The Intern's Journal

Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004
See: http://www.vec.ca/English/8/

I have been receiving a lot of inquiries from permanent residents these days. They were interested in VEC's programs and wanted to know about tuition fee. VEC offer them a 75% tuition fee discount, unfortunately this offer is not for international students, if they have been living in British Columbia for a minimum of 60 days. It is very good for international students, because permanent residents add a welcome diversity to VEC. (I love Vancouver because of its diversity.) One thing I had to be very careful about was I had to give them appropriate information.

I also answered some questions about cancel policy, high schools in British Columbia, and TOEFL. As a member of marketing, there is a lot to know to help students. That's what I felt today.


Tuesday, June 01, 2004
A Hectic Day
See: http://www.vec.ca/english/3/vsp.cfm

My friend and I went to Orpheum Theatre to see Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concert last night, because she got complimentary tickets to the concert. It was orchestra with soprano Jane Eaglen, the greatest Wagnerian soprano in the world today. Honestly, I don't know much about classical music and opera, I was really impressed by their performance, even she performed in German.(of course, I didn't understand the lyrics)

It was a little hectic day today. I think I have done a lot. Inga, Vivian, and I had an errand to run to pick up a cake at a bakery, because it was Ms. Yvonne Gardner's birthday today. (Thanks Inga, you organized almost everything!) And Ai, Assistant Marketing Director, took a day off, so I answered inquiries from agents and students about Vacation Study Program, trial lessons, and counseling. I felt it went so fast today, which is good! I couldn't list my blog and visiting other blogs, so I will do it tomorrow.


Monday, May 31, 2004
How to List My Blog in Search Engines 2

I came to school 8 a.m. this morning and was supposed to start listing my blog and visiting other blogs. Before I started working, I received an interesting phone call from a movie company. I have no idea how they found VEC, probably from the internet, and they wanted to know how to say "Who sent you?" in Japanese. It was a very simple sentence, that because it was too hard for me to translate. So, I asked context, then I could explain better. I felt a little strange about this incident. After that I started working on listing and visiting jobs on other websites. It was very interesting to visit other blogs to know what kind of topics were popular and different kinds of opinions. Mainly, I tried to list my blog and Ai's page, Dear Ai, on Japanese websites even though both of our blogs were written in English, it is a good opportunity for Japanese to know what is internship like in Vancouver. I will continue this tomorrow.

Have a nice evening, see you tomorrow.


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