I am writing today to express my great gratitude to School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University. The School awarded me with a scholarship and, over the past two years, gave me the opportunity to equip myself with an understanding of modern trends and traditions in Applied Linguistics, in particular Academic Discourse. The School broadened the horizon of my learning and opened up new avenues for critical thinking. As well the School provided me with new tools of analysis and gave me enlightening insight into words and their meanings. During my degree program at Carleton, I worked with several organizations as a material developer, course writer and reviewer particularly focused on creating language learning materials. Also, I was invited as a guest speaker to Boston and Monterey, California. The encouraging words of all my teachers kept me on track during my education and encouraged me to continue my intellectual search and research. My research interest lies in the identity formation and educational discourse of post-secondary students at a tertiary level. I have been through many different stages during my research but finally I achieved my goal. I completed my degree program on December 31, 2011 and on the very same day applied for an ESL Instructor position at the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association. I was successful in this application and will soon begin my job as lead instructor at SIA where we teach English to immigrants from different countries around the world. Today, I feel so special and proud about my school experience and see it as the best experience I’ve ever had.So again, thank you so much to everyone in the School. I will be in touch again soon. I am flying Saskatoon this weekend!
(Last updated: 7 February, 2012)