Stephanie (Taiwan)

Our ambassadors are former students of the UBC ELI who are willing to answer your questions about UBC ELI programs and activities and life in Vancouver.
 
Stephanie-Taiwan

Name: Chun-Ya (Stephanie)
City: Kaohsiung
Country: Taiwan
Studied at the ELI: IEP Fall 2012

Message:
Coming to UBC is one of the best choices for me. I learned how to read, write, speak and listen for 4 months. In the reading class, I read the textbook and novel before answering a question. After that, I had to tell all of classmates in the reading class the summary which I read. In the writing class, I wrote a lot of articles to practice my writing. And then, I corrected the mistakes in the article with my partners to improve my writing. In the speaking and listening class, I had to discuss the topic with my classmates. Except that, my classmates and I also had to prepare our presentation. All of them are good for my English skill.

Besides the lesson I mention above, the instructor and the CA are friendly to help me if I had any questions. In addition, there are many kinds of activities, such as ice-skating, Foodie Club, International club, ect. I liked joining those activities because I could make a lot of friends and have fun. Especially, I like Ice-skating because I have never gone Ice-skating in Taiwan. It is a good experience for me.

More importantly, I met a wonderful host-family. I could learn their way of life and eat a lot of different food in Vancouver. Besides enjoying the life there, I celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving with my host-family. Therefore, I could know all of the members in her family. Moreover, I ate a lot of desserts I have never had before.

Coming to UBC-ELI in Vancouver was the best decisions I have never made in my life. In short period of time, I met lots of friends who come from different countries and knew about their cultures. I will keep these memories at ELI with my all of friends in my mind and never forget this place. I will come back next time and stay longer and longer.

In Mandarin:
在UBC所附設的語言學校就讀四個月的我學到如何讀、寫、說和聽英文的技巧。在閱讀的課程中,老師讓我們讀課本並做裡面的題目,之後再與同學一起討論彼此的答案,除此之外,每個人都要讀一本小說,並且在最後一周要上台和大家分享書的內容。在寫作課程的時候,每周都要寫一篇作文,讓我們練習以增進寫作的技巧,再來會將錯誤較嚴重的部分提出來,與大家討論錯誤的句子並提醒不要再犯同樣的錯。接下來就是口說和聽力,分成個人和團體的報告,讓我能夠快速學習聽和說。透過這樣的方式可以增進對英文的技巧。

這裡的老師還有助教的非常熱心的幫忙解決我的疑問。此外,還舉辦各式各樣的活動,像是有溜冰、聚會,因為每個人都來自不同的國家,透過這些活動可以認識很多的人,對我來說溜冰是最開心的,在台灣沒有這樣的環境可以讓我溜冰,也沒有這樣的環境讓我認識不同的人。

最重要的是我遇到一個很好的住宿家庭,能夠學習他們的生活方式還可以吃到許多沒有吃過的食物。特別的是他們慶祝節日的方式也不一樣,像我就很喜歡他們的聖誕節和感恩節,也因為這些活動我認識了住宿家庭的其他家人。

能夠來到溫哥華UBC-ELI這所學校對我來說是一個很棒的體驗,在這短短的幾個月,我認識了很多來自不同國家的人,也了解其他不同的文化,我會將這些回憶牢牢的記在心裡,總有一天,我一定會再回去溫哥華。