Wasn't only wonderful
For the last 6 months I studied in CSE and at the beginning it was something new of course different and new but I have to say amazing. When I came I was so sad and homesick I even fainted not once a lot, but realized something when I wake up I always find someone there trying to help and that’s a thing to this school I am so over it.
I had fun, love, care friendship and best teachers ever. I had Jack and he was awesome I also had Chris and he was the best. I had Lora and she was more than wonderful teacher she was a mom. I had Teresa she wasn't just the best teacher she was one and only I really love her. I had Julie she was awesome I will miss her so much. I had Mike he was great too. Jason was good too. Lindsay was awesome. I had a chance to be friends with Zolo too she is a great Darren was good also. If I am happy is because I met those people got a chance to know them if I regret something it would be not having another class with Teresa again I really wanted it so bad.
All those amazing people the chances they gave putting my writing in the school letter that was the best. As my love William Shakespeare said “To be or not to be that is the question” I think I was. Everyone a friend or a teacher I would like to say thanks for everything and sorry for anything bad I did without knowing about it. I’m not perfect but I’m only a human and before I forget Colin is one of the best I swear.
CSE will always be in my hear I’ll learn from my mistakes and be better person in school and life. At the end I don’t like goodbyes but see you is better and easier and I’ll miss you all of you really.
A day that won't happen twice
Sometimes you might lose your essence as a human because you are always busy in your job, studies, family or friends. Maybe you begin to live as a cloud where you don’t care or you’re not worried about problems of another people it’s not because you don’t want to, it’s due to your busy time. The last Tuesday, our school planned going to a retirement place where we could share time with people that need companionship. I’d like to say that is such a nice place, the staff is friendly and they are caring very good to these people. I could talk with an awesome woman called Mrs. Roberta. She was so lucid that she could tell me her story about her family. She got married when she was seventeen years old, she is Jewish and she has triplets granddaughters. I liked so much talking to her about my family and my country, and she was happy listening to me. Finally, I recommend that students go to these kinds of places, you really will enjoy sharing time with these people and you’ll help them t get a happy time. .
“To choose your own way, what you want to do, and to be. It’s a good example because you decide by yourself. It’s hard sometimes to do this, but it’s good for your life and to know more about your limits.”-Natalia-Porto (Brazil)
“I think that another meaning of freedom is respect for others, and this signifies, that you can do whatever you want but you have to know that your freedom ends where the others’ freedom starts. That is a very important idea, because freedom is built by all of us, and needs respect. “-Alba Ruiz (Spain)
Freedom mean free speech, equal rights, and democracy. Free speech means you can think about everything, at the same time you have to respect other people things and conversation. Freedom of expression means speaking without violating the rights of others. Of course speaking independently is a beautiful emotion. Freely speaking communities can come to important position. On the other hand communities without the freedom of speech can’t develop. However free thought means unlimited thought, unlimited though means communities can improve the sense of politic, culture and economic. Freedom also means a Democracy. Democracy is a form of the government in which one citizen take a part. In Democracy citizens directly or through a representative can be part of the government. Legal equality, freedom and supremacy of law are the most important facts of Democracy.-Ahmet Ahmetoglu (Turkey)
When you find a lot of books, texts or public speeches about economical freedom, political freedom, the true freedom or things like that, you have to think about difference, conflict, diversity lifes that you see in other countries. Each person is a world, you must doubt about true freedom (or Democracy). As social value, freedom can change its meaning but in a Democratic society have to exist that possibility of changing. Everyone yearns for freedom but none knows what that is, this is the point in a society. The truth does not have an owner. -Alejandro Morales (Columbia)
Yesterday, I did volunteering with a “soup kitchen” in Denver. It was very interesting and enriching to meet homeless people and help them. There were a lot of people and I was really surprised. In France we also help homeless by serving soup or giving food with the association “Les Restos du Coeur”.I think it is very good to help people who need it, and I will try to do this more often. I liked to be useful, and I loved to see that people were very happy to be helped.Some homeless talked with me and were very nice with me. They asked me some questions about me and I asked them, too. They thanked me and it made me very happy.I found that the food offered was very good and healthy. I was surprised with the quality and the quantity because we served almost one thousand people. I felt safety, but there was just one guy a little bit scary because he looked drunk or he must have taken drugs… I was not comfortable with him but all the others people were very nice and grateful.I think it was a very good experience and I want to do that again. We should do that more often because we just have to give time for them; it’s nothing for us.
Monica’s Farewell Essay(Director’s note: When Monica Mon, our dear student from Panama, wasn’t in class or jumping out of airplanes, she could be found in the cafeteria reading and doing homework. Monica read this aloud to the teachers at the end of our weekly faculty meeting on October 4, 2012, her last day of classes at Colorado School of English. With her permission, we’ve posted this on our Facebook page. Monica – please stay in touch, we’ll miss you terribly!)On February 21, I came here without knowing what to expect. I found myself in a different country, in a different culture, and in a place where people speak another language different than mine. I had many struggles trying to explain myself; once I got lost because I couldn’t even understand how to go back home.However, after almost 6 months in this beautiful state of Colorado, I’m able to say how much I’ve learned in company of all of you. When I got here at first, I wasn’t even able to write a paragraph, neither to conjugate verbs. Today, I can say that at least I can get by and let people know who I am and what I think, which frankly, I think is a lot. My English is not the best. I still have a lot to work on, but I can see how much I have improved.But there is something that is even more important to mention, and it’s that more than English a global language; here, I realized that “love” is the universal language that joins the world together, because it doesn’t matter where you are from neither which language you speak. Every human being has the need to express themselves, their feelings and lives.There is an amazing person behind that huge wall called “language,” and to have capacity to overcome that obstacle is a unique skill and all of you have been blessed to have attained this.You as teachers have taught me that the best teachers are the ones who teach from the heart and not from the book. I just don’t know how to thank each one of you. So I just can say thank you for your constant encouragement and support. I love you all and now Colorado has won my heart.T is for talented that you surely areE is for explaining so patientlyA is for the ability to make class funC is for correcting me when I was wrongH is for helping me every dayE is for encouraging me to do my bestR is for rare; there are only some of you
My first experiences in the USA were in the airport one month ago. The people were very friendly and helpful. Even if I look around to find my gate, people came to me and asked me if they could help me. I can say I arrived only with good feelings in the USA. However, during my stay in this country I had a lot of small or big surprises.
The largest surprise for me was in the daily life, when the people repeatedly ask me: “hello, how are you?” It doesn`t matter if it was in the train, on the bank or at the checkout. Firstly, I didn`t know how I should react on this question. Should I answer or not on this question? Should I say the reason or is it only polite to ask this? I asked my host family and they could help me to uncover this secret. Now, one month later it is normal for me and I`m not surprised if a stranger asks me “how are you doing” or begins to speak with me in public.
But on the beginning of my time here in the USA, it was special to be addressed by strangers, because in Switzerland people say only “hello” to a well known person. If we say: “hello, how are you”, we know a person very well and we will start a conversation with this person. This conversation is unlike here, mostly very profound and personal. On a train people are sitting still for themselves and usually don’t speak together when they don’t know each other. Furthermore if you do business in a bank, the banker wouldn’t ask you personal things, like “where are you from” or “how do you like the Switzerland” and never talk about his own life, that business is business and this is professional and without personal things or emotions.
In conclusion I can say that my experiences are that the people in the USA are more communicative, open and warm than in Switzerland. For me It’s both good on their own way, than these little differences between cultures make the live in another country exciting, interesting and adventuresome.
The biggest dream of many people is to travel. We want to travel and see the world. America is one of the greatest countries on earth that we all certainly want to visit. Belarus is surrounded with five different countries that have their own culture, language and weather. Why do Belarusians want to visit USA which is miles away and not countries encircling or proximate countries? Let’s find out why!
No matter the time of the year in Belarus, you can always find any season you want in America. If you are a tourist, you can always find all different kinds of entertainments, from alpine or cross skiing, to a warm and relaxing time on the beach. If your goal is to study, than you have made the right choice by going to USA. You will be surprised at the diversity of schools and classes. The best way to learn language is to live with it!
People from many countries have connected in America. In the States every culture is acceptable, every language exists, and every nationality has been adopted! Going to USA we know we won’t be discriminated against. You will never be homesick or feel lonely. There you can find native speakers, ethnic restaurants or markets. How much money should I bring? Depending on where you are staying and your plans, money can mean a lot or nothing. Foodstuffs aren’t more expensive than in our country, but the two-bedroom apartment in the center of the city might bust you. As in a fact some Americans can’t afford to go to the cinema, Entertainment Park or even go out to a fancy restaurant. However the more money you bring the better!
Everyone is the same! Not like other countries America has many rules that even the visitors will have to comply. For instance, the legal drinking age and drivers licensing laws are completely different. Before entering the States I would recommend learning State laws.
WORKING IN AMERICA “Have you ever wanted to work in the United States?” This most common question I have been asked since I was studying in the US. Nowadays, there are thousands upon thousands of international students who are from Taiwan or China in the United States. Some college students hope to get a job after they finish the school, but... “Do you know what they are going to confront with a difficult reality?” If you want to work in the United States, there is something you should know.First, in communication, American business style is more articulate, assertive and direct. Taiwanese business style is more subtle, polite and indirect. Based on my experience, you could imagine a situation where the only Asian was trying to give an opinion in a meeting, but he never had a chance. According to that, if you had thrown Asian manners away, you might survive in an American company. Furthermore, we have been taught to be humble and obedient since we were children. Respect and modesty are the attributes of an ideal employee in Asia. In a contrary, Americans are taught to be confident, creative and aggressive. It sounds like Americans are likely to have more leadership material rather than Asian. Don’t you think? Money is the biggest issue which might give up your idea. Whether you have a H-1 visa, green card or citizenship, the tax and cost of living will take most of your income. You might be wondering that the average of salary in the US is double than Taiwan, it should be enough to cover every costs. Don’t forget, living here is more expensive. Be honest, if you come to the United States for money, and then don’t come. Actually, Taiwanese and Americans are workaholics. Taiwanese work over time all the time so they don’t know how to enjoy their life. On the contrary, Americans understand that life quality is more important than their job. If I worked in the United States, I wouldn’t put in all my time for the job. Anyway, wherever you work or live, and you will find a balance between expenses and culture. To ask yourself, what is worth for you?
My name is Dalvis Moreno. I am from Panama.I am studying English at the Colorado School of English (CSE), because I had that dream as a teenager and this idiom is important in my country to find a job. Colorado is a beautiful place to live and study. Also Colorado is a great place for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain bikingand much more! I love every minute living here. And, I finally see the snow. In this moment, I'm very glad because I chose a good school and good place to study English.Dalvis Moreno, Panama
Seven months ago I decided to study English in Denver, and it has been amazing. This city is really organized and safe with lots to do. So far I could do many things that I had never done before such as skiing and hiking the beautiful mountains of Colorado. In addition, my English has improved so much because I have a great school with dynamic teachers. I am so glad to be here doing one of my dreams that is to be able to speak English well.Filipe Ruchdeschel, Brazil
My name is Sunhee Lee, and I am from South Korea. I live in Aurora with my sister's family. I started CSE in September 2014. I like CSE because of CSE's systems are good. Teachers are friendly Sand intelligent. This school give me opportunities to speak, and helps me to develop my English skills. My goal is to do well in English. So, I hope I can achieve my goal in CSE.Sunhee Lee, South Korea
My name is Ekkanit Meekul, I come from Thailand I have been living in Colorado for 1 year and there and there are few things in common between in my country and where I'm living now. In my opinion, they have far more differences than similarities. The temperature in Bangkok, Thailand is extremely hot and it is different from Colorado. As long as different climates, so I can see different lifestyles between two cities. People in Colorado pretty much love outdoor activities and there are plenty outdoor places in Colorado to visit and do something fun. For instance, hiking, camping, skiing or going to interesting festival.In contrast, Bangkok, the majority of attractions of the city have a religious significant. Beautiful temples are the destination that most of Thai people go on weekend as the Buddhist.Shopping and walking around the street markets in Bangkok is one of favorable activities for Thai people.Second, the size of Bangkok is small compared to Colorado. However, people in Bangkok are more larger with the population 6.6 million meanwhile there are only 5.3 million Furthermore, the transportation and traffic in the heart of the city are different.People in Thailand use motorcycles and taxi as their vehicles and the traffic in Bangkok is very crowded. Beside that, traffic in Colorado/Denver seems more lighter and transportations look more comfortable.Finally, despite the opinions of the two cities, I think that the people there are very similar. People in the two cities are commonly friendly and generous for me. In addition the habitants of the two towns have a love to the tourists or foreigners.Until now, I feel like Denver, CO is my second hometown because I get used to it and I love it as much as Bangkok.Ekkanit Meekul, Thailand