During cycle 1 in the second term, students in 11thA, under the guidance of Patricia Saltos, their English teacher, had the chance to have a talk with a teacher from Toronto, Canada. Her name is Mrs. Adriana Zafirovska,who talked about the concept of acceptance in Canada, which has continuously been embracing different ethnicities, nationalities and cultures. Here is a testimony from one of her students.
My name is Mariana Seppanen and I would like to share some thoughts about the talk we were able to receive from teacher Adriana Zafirovska, from Canada. First of all, the main topic, multiculturalism was very interesting taking into account that it was spoken about from the first hand experience of Miss Zafirovska. She was able to perfectly elaborate on the pride Canada has on the acceptance, and most importantly the embracing of other ethnicities, nationalities and cultures. That made me feel like I’m welcome there, and that it is possible to build a future there, because there are so many opportunities, not only for education but also for life. Miss Zafirovska was extremely nice and eloquent. I believe she’s truly a great teacher because as it was expected from us to reply in english she also tried her best to connect with us through her Spanish, so we got to share our culture too. It was mutual acknowledgement, which made the meeting a whole lot of fun. I can see how English can be the bridge between people and life opportunities, no matter the culture or where you come from, it was clear to me that communication is key to building a better society. I can only hope to learn as much as I can from such embracing countries like Canada and its wonderful people, in order to use globalization for the best. I am glad my scholar institution is able to provide me with such great and useful resources.