Every month at PELA, two outstanding students are recognized for their hard work and dedication to learning English. These students, actively take part in class, ask questions, and serve as a role model to other students. Help us congratulate this month’s recipients: Asim and Sabrina!
PELA: Why study English? What are your future plans?
Asim: I wish to [get my] Master’s after PELA.
Sabrina: I’m studying English for my job and for my future here in the U.S. – I live in Portland.
PELA: What has been the most challenging for you?
Sabrina: The grammar part… and listening and speaking!
Asim: I think writing.
PELA: What is your favorite English class or topic?
Asim: I like a challenge, so any class that has many vocabulary I can’t understand… this will be a favorite class for me.
Sabrina: I like to write essays, because you can express your emotions or you can just write a story that you like.
PELA: What are some strategies for practicing English outside of class?
Sabrina: I watch movies in English and read books or the latest news.
Asim: I try to listen, talk, and watch movies, like TED [talks] or YouTube [in English].
Sabrina: Also, I try to talk with native speakers.
PELA: Can you give your PELA classmates some advice? What can they do to improve their English?
Sabrina: Watch movies with subtitles, read books in English…
Asim: Try many ways and love what you do…
Sabrina: Talk with native speakers.
Asim: Be patient.