Blogging and the Immigrant Experience

Here’s my debut for Teaching Tolerance: Blogging and the Immigrant Experience.

CORI Middle School ReadingWhen I teach my adult English language learners, I often tell them my story of arriving to Canada and learning a new language at the age of 11. They feel very inspired and motivated that one day they will be able to communicate easily and have a career in their new country upon graduation. My story is inspiring to them and allows us to connect over cultural changes, language barriers and challenges that come with being an immigrant. But, often times, I feel the need to remind them and myself that our immigration experiences are not homogenous.

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