November 2013 Student of the Month

We’re pleased to announce that our Student of the Month for November 2013 is Pei Ci Kuang. Amazingly, she attends four different classes: Class E2 with Evelyn, Movie Class with Janel, Computer Class with Brian, and Advanced Writing Class with June.

This is Pei Ci’s first year at University Settlement, but she’s already shown great progress. She recently attended parent-teacher conferences, and for the first time she was able to talk to her child’s teacher without an interpreter.

This fall Pei Ci also showed her improvement by reaching a higher level on the Best Plus test, which is an oral English test that all ESOL students in New York take. Way to go, Pei Ci!

Watch a video interview with Pei Ci above, read some of her writing below, then take the quiz to test your understanding!

My Autobiography

Pei Ci Kuang

Class E2

My name is Pei Ci Kuang. I am from China. I live in Manhattan. I live with my husband, daughter, and son. My family is sweet and harmonious. I have lived in New York for almost seven years.

I am a salesperson. I like my job because I can meet new people and it is a challenge. Every new season, I need to sell a lot of things to people, and when I sell out, I feel happy.

My family is small. I have two children. I like to watch TV and try new things and new food. I like New York because it has different cultures and different food.

But I need to take care of my children, cook for my family, and work. I don’t have much entertainment here. I really miss my sister and the food in my hometown.

I hope I can have a wonderful life: I can buy a house in New York, my daughter and son can go to a good school, I can get a great job, and I can earn a lot of money so my family’s life will be better and better.


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