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New Directions Success Stories

THANON MATTY (Nov 9th 2019)

I am Thanon Matty. I arrived to Canada in November 2012 with my wife and three children after we left Iraq and been refugees at Syria for two years.

By January 2013, both my wife and I had enrolled in New Directions, I was in level 3 and my wife was in level 1, while the children were attending school to learn about our new community and to study English.

In April 2016, I achieved LEVEL 4 and applied for Canadian citizenship in 2018. My children and I became Canadian in July 2019!

During my brief time here in Canada I have spent many hours volunteering with ISS of BC to assist with newcomer’s, refugee applicants and finding sponsors. My success story has resulted in my direct involvement with 12 refugee family’s successful resettlement here in the Fraser Valley area. I have also assisted with many refugee families application forms and paperwork.

I want to give a big thanks to New Direction, the great and helpful teachers and staff that work there.

At New Direction we didn’t only learn English but we also learned about Canada’s culture, history, and way of life.

My advice to Newcomers to learn English are:

1-  Love what you are learning.

2- Practice what you learned.

3- Trust and believe in yourself and never give up.

4- Making friends, volunteering and working will help you to learn the language.

5- In my opinion learning starts with listening.

                   Thank you




YAN JIANG - LINC 4: Corinne Class  (Aug 8th 2019)

"I sincerely believe that I will be a part of Canada, New Directions gave me this confidence. 

Come to an unfamiliar country, a new environment, a different history and culture, all impact me. The lack of language can also make me feel lonely. I feel that I can't reallz integrate. Fortunately, we have New Directions Language School which lets me to open my heart. We can integrate into the new culture throught the contact of teachers and classmates. I'm proud to be one of New Directions. The benefits that I get are infinite will be useful during all my life time. I really appreciate that."

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