9 Steps to Becoming Canadian

4 Nov

Listen to the 9 steps and take notes on the paper I gave you in class.

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4 Responses to “9 Steps to Becoming Canadian”

  1. Andrey November 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Do not let into your heart the loneliness
    We and only we ourselves create the world around us
    If we are kind, we are will find kind people.
    If we are responsive, we are will find responsive people.
    If we are afraid we will encounter with aggressive people who feel our fear
    My advice is to believe in your success, happiness of your family.
    It is important to go and reach the tops of your dreams.
    Of course, a tree without roots is doomed to die.
    But in fact we have not lost roots.
    Our roots it is the best there is in the culture of our country and our people.
    We must combine the best that is within us with the best of what there is in Canada.
    We should be better and then the world around us will be better.
    Yes, Canada is different country, but it has an excellent soil.
    I am sure that very soon we will leave stupor.
    The trees will blossom.

    • Jennifer November 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

      Andrey, thanks for your words of encouragement. The power of the way we think and feel affects the people and situations we attract much of the time. I really like how you described our roots as “the best there is in the culture of our country and our people”. I hope that the students and other immigrants take your words to heart.

      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and connections.

  2. Jingjing November 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    We immigrated to Canada likes a big tree moved to a new place without roots. We’re feel lonely, feel helplessness. The tree has to grow the new roots to survive likes we have to learn the new culture to live here. These advices above are all good for us to understand this new country. And also, this is the first step we can build our relationships in Canada.

    • Jen November 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      Jing Jing, I really like how you compared immigrating to Canada to a tree trying to grow new roots. It’s a very strong image. It’s not easy to grow roots, and it doesn’t always happen as quickly as we want it to. However, if we can stay positive and reach out to others, our roots (our relationship) in Canada grow stronger.

      Thanks for sharing your image with us. What do other students think about Jing Jing’s comparison? Please comment on her ideas.

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