With the end of the year in sight, George Brown students from the ESL program share their experiences of studying at the college
Dennis Gomez Rosales, student in level 5
ESL at George Brown helped me learn English; it is the best opportunity for new people in Canada to learn English with a kind teacher.
Liliya Khamzina, student in level 8
I started in level 6. Before that, I had problems with writing because I didn’t know academic vocabulary. In level 6 I learned vocabulary and in level 7 and 8 I learned academic writing. Now I can speak about different ideas.
Negar Asadzadeh Raj, student in level 8
At first, I knew a few words and a few grammar structures, but after one year I improved my writing, vocabulary and grammar. Now I can use English in daily conversation. I can write essays on different subjects too. It makes me happy because I finally learned a new language.
Aysen Boyrat Cetinkaya, student in level 8
I have problems in most subjects. My writing is good, but speaking and vocabulary are not enough for daily conversations. I need to learn more to improve my English.
Muhammad Abrar, student in level 8
In the beginning I was a little shy to speak in front of people, but now I feel more confident. My writing and vocabulary is improving and I am comfortable doing presentations.
Ekaterine Napireli, student in level 7
At the beginning, I could not speak fluently, could not understand what people said to me and could not write. Now I feel comfortable with my English which gives me an opportunity to connect with people and share ideas with each other. I can read, speak, listen and communicate effectively. I would like to say thank GBC and its teachers.
Maria Teresa Romero, student in level 8
Not only all nationalities but also all ages are welcome at GBC. Everybody knows that learning another language when you are an adult can be a slower process. It is my case. When I started at level 3 a year ago, I didn’t know anything about English. I think I have achieved many goals in learning English now, but I’m aware that my speaking and listening is not fluent yet.
Maya Roitshtein, student in level 8
I learned a lot during 8 months here. I have improved reading and writing a lot, but wish GBC would have focused more on speaking and vocabulary.