From Brazil to Canada: How studying languages changed Gunnar's life
testimonial • September 25, 2023
Maria is an international student from Nicaragua. Gunnar is an international student from Brazil. Both study English in Canada. Find out why both decided to study in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and how this one decision changed their lives.
“So I just wanna say that if you wanna come to Canada, if you are afraid, don't because here at Heartland you can feel comfortable, you can learn English, you can improve. This school is ready for you and to give you the best kind of teaching.”— Gunnar
Student at the Heartland International English School
Maria: I'm Maria Cerpas, I came to Canada, from Nicaragua.
Gunnar: My name is Gunnar. I came from Brazil in 2019.
Carol: When people start to study in a language school, I think the one commonality they all share is vulnerability.
Carol: Canada is so open and so multicultural. Many people from many different and they're all brought together by language.
Maria: I came to Canada, um, because [...] my family wanted to be in a place where we can live safely, also where our human rights are respected.
Maria: But when I came here I wasn't able to communicate effectively.
Gunnar: I knew that I would face some challenges, so I just decided to try.
Carol: I've seen students who came in with almost nothing and then they get better and better and better.
Carol: and finally they're ready to go out and study at university or get a job. And it just feels great to see that happen
Maria: I was able to understand better.
Maria: I was able to find a job It really changed my life.
Gunnar: I had good opportunities to talk with the new students, socialise with them, help me to improve my English and I'm really enjoying it.
Maria: I see a future for me here.
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