October Student of the Month

Lisa Szeto

Every month, we here at the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program choose a student who shows great enthusiasm and effort in their English classes and name them our official Student of the Month.

Our first Student of the Month for the 2012-2013 school year is Lisa Szeto.

Lisa’s teacher, Ken Sharpe, who teaches class 3B, nominated her. Lisa also takes part in Michael’s Book Club and June Foley’s Advanced Writing class.

Lisa is an excellent student, and she has a great sense of humor.

Watch a video of an interview we did with her, read some of her writing, then take a quiz to test your knowledge:

When I Was a Child

By Lisa Szeto

When I was a child, I lived in a village of Hong Kong. My family was very poor, and my parents didn’t have enough money to buy unnecessary supplies. For instance, we used wood to cook, and used a kerosene lamp.

I remember my elementary school teacher—his position was that of principal and teacher. If students didn’t do homework or were out of control, he used a stick to hit students, so all students were afraid of him. His face showed no smile and he was very serious. He also taught Chinese and simple English. In that period, all the teachers and parents could give corporal punishment and nobody called the police.

This was my childhood.

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14 thoughts on “October Student of the Month

  1. Peggy says;
    Hi Lisa. Congratulation! I know you are a good student, study evey hard. So you are on ”October student of the month”. But you don’t know me.

  2. Lisa, CONGRADULATION!!! You are an outstanding person. I really liked your article too. I know you worked hard to become the October Student of the Month.

  3. Hi, Lisa, my name is Yan-Li Rong. I am a 4A student. Even though I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but I’m still happy for you to became a official student of the month in October. Hope you can keep it up with your beautiful smile. And also, I hope your leg will getting better soon. Take care!!

  4. Hi,Lisa
    Your story was same as my older sister childhood, she also had
    same suititation in Hong Kong, although Hong Kong is modern city, many
    families were poor in that time. Your are great student and has good future.
    Regard Pui.

  5. Congratulation Lisa,
    Your story is very interesting,I hope your leg will feel better soon. You are a good student, everyone should follow your example.

  6. Hi Lisa,
    Always nice to start the morning with a healthy breakfast and some good conversation with you! (^_^) Keep working on your English every day!

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