My First Impression of Vancouver
Hello everyone. My name is Yurika Tomita. I’m from Japan. I will talk about my first impression of Vancouver and learning English at CSLI
I learned English in the Philippines for two months before coming to Canada. I arrived on January 7 and I did a trial lesson at some English schools for one week. And then, I chose CSLI because, I thought that CSLI creates a lot of communication between students. I believe that it is the most important thing to consider about learning English.
Therefore I chose CSLI, where I can learn English through many activities. The last two weeks have passed quickly. I was blessed with a very good teacher and friends at a school that has a great communicative style. Everyone is friendly and they welcomed me into a ping-pong party. I made Mexican food with my team for the International Chef Graduation party. I spent every weekend with my friends so there is no time for less!
I have a very fulfilling school life.
Next, I will talk about my family in Vancouver. I stay with the family of a Canadian man and his Philippine wife, and their 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl. It is a very lively family. I’m having a good time with five students from four different countries so my home stay is international too. I play billiards with our family together at home.
My host mother can cook very well and can make international food. Everybody feels like it is a true family as they are so kind.
Finally, it was a very big challenge to come to Vancouver for me, I was uneasy about it too. However, I was very lucky, because I could meet a good host family and I could find a good environment at CSLI and I could make a lot of wonderful friends.
This experience will be a treasure for me for a lifetime!