Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
As I mentioned yesterday, I took a Spanish lesson after work. My tutor, she was from Mexico explained basic pronunciation and some words. It was so much fun for me, and I felt I really wanted to visit Mexico or Peru after the lesson .
I tried to find some good sites where "Intern's Journal" could be placed. I asked Ai where she is promoting "Dear Ai" then I wrote them if I could post my blog there. It is a really good site for students and ESL teachers. So I hope I can join them. (I put the web address above.)
I also answered questions from students as usual. Sometimes it took me for a while to explain the details about school, but I don't want to give wrong information to the students. Well, I just try my best!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
What have I done today? I tried to collect more information about TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is an academic English proficiency test, and international students take the test to study at colleges and universities, especially in North America. I wanted to ask ETS if they could send us Bulletin, so students could read information. Sometimes it is confusing for students to look for information on the web.
Also, I compiled some information from students. It includes popular places in Vancouver, popular websites, and what kind of visas they have. I will use this information to understand students more.
I have a Spanish class tonight, this is my first time! And I will see how do I like it.
Have a nice evening.
Monday, June 21, 2004
Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
There was Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver this weekend, and I worked as a volunteer. It was 16th year, and there were over 90,000 people and more than 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe. I was at the main gate to check if people had passes or tickets to enter the festival. Most of them were very nice to me and asked me questions about the festival. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to be trained, so I couldn't answer all of questions. Anyway, I really enjoyed it, and I would like to volunteer if I have an opportunity. Obviously, it is a good way to meet new people, so I recommend to join these festivals as a volunteer.
There will be a lot of events going on in Vancouver. For example, there will be Jazz Festival, Canada Day Festival and Powell Street Festival. Hope everyone enjoy summer in Vancouver.