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Learning English @ UBC

I enrolled in the Liberal Arts One program. I would take a tape recorder to class, taped the lecture and played it when I got home. Participating in class discussion was simply out of the question. Each time I wanted to say something, I would translate my thoughts into English. I would mouth it silently a couple of times before I could gather enough courage to raise my hand. But by then the discussion had moved to other areas. I ended up taking English 099, a remedial course.

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Tung Chan

Richmond, Canada

Graduated 1978, Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Faculty of Arts