Lynne LinLynne Lin sought to improve her English proficiency in preparation for a career as an educator.

Work hard to maximize improvement in English, says future teacher

Recognizing she needed to be more proficient in English to pursue her dream of teaching, Lynne Lin came to the University of Windsor and enrolled in the English Language Improvement Program.

Now getting ready to begin studies toward a master’s degree in education, she says the program helped her adjust to life in Canada.

“When I first came to Canada (from her native China), I was afraid to talk to local people,” Lin says. “I have found Canadian people are very friendly. Now I can get information from conversations with store clerks or salespeople.”

She says she would recommend the program to others.

“I think the ELIP is very useful,” says Lin. “If you work hard, you will find it is very useful to your future career.”

The Centre for English Language Development will celebrate international language students and their contributions to campus and community on World Student Day, Friday, July 26.

UWindsor faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in free activities, entertainment, and a lunch in the David A. Wilson Commons from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.