ESL Student Testimonials
Kyu Hyung from South Korea:
"I feel very comfortable in the class. Most Canadians
are kind and generous. I enjoy the field trips like the
hockey game and the trip to the Civic Centre. We spoke to
the mayor. He was polite and nice and he took time to answer
our questions. Sault Ste. Marie has lots of land and it
is very peaceful. I enjoy learning Christmas carols and
then I go to the mall and when I hear them I can understand."
Mary from Kenya in East Africa:
"In Sault Ste. Marie I am treated with respect. There
is no violence here and women are treated as equal to men.
I am free to say what I think. There is freedom. This is
the best country. The teachers are the best! They care for
us. They understand us. They teach from the heart. My teacher
is the best thing that ever happened to me! I recommend
this school to everyone. I like winter, summer and fall
because of the change of the trees and also because we are
in the center of three lakes. We are also close to the beaches
and we have fresh air. Today I have good faith with people
here in Sault Ste. Marie. Sault Ste. Marie please don't
change. I love you the way you are."
Renata from Halla, Germany:
"I enjoy this class. My classmates are nice and I get
to meet nice people from many countries."
Holly from Macao:
"Sault Ste. Marie is quiet and clean.
The school has an excellent system that helps increase vocabulary
Xiaoqin from China:
"Canada is a wonderful country. You are free to speak
and there are human rights."
Fang from China who has been to another
"I feel very comfortable in this class so I speak and
practice more. That is why I am learning much more. The
teachers are extra special. They try harder because they
love to teach. They are more encouraging. I love to be here
and I miss it if I am not here. The small class size helps
a lot too."
Elsa from Macau (who drove through
Sault Ste. Marie on the way from Toronto to Vancouver):
I chose to go to school for ESL in Sault Ste. Marie "because
of a special feeling I got. The people go out of their way
to help. People from Sault Ste. Marie have a good heart.
They are kind and helpful. Our teachers are special. They
are becoming friends as well as instructors. They take the
time to find suitable learning methods that work for each
Irina from Russia: "I enjoy the teamwork and doing
plays. The forests and lakes are very beautiful especially
in the autumn when the leaves change colors to yellow, red
and green. I enjoy studying about the Canadian customs like
Remembrance Day, and then seeing a program about it on television."
Rita from Italy:
"I found lots of friends. I don't work any more and
I decided to come to school and I like it very much. I wish
I'd done this a long time ago but it is never too late.
There is a chance to learn all the time. Sault Ste. Marie
is a friendly place to live because people are very good.
There is not too much pollution like big cities. I liked
this place from the first day that I arrived."