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Meet our Student Group Leaders - Winter 2018

Submitted by darmstro on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 3:40pm

Arabic

Name: Curtis Wilson
 
Major/Minor Program: International Relations
 
Year of Program: 2nd
 
Future Goals: Working abroad as a diplomat or foreign policy advisor
 
How you see your role as SGL: I plan to use this role to assist students in using new studying and reviewing techniques that I myself have benefited from in my first year.
 
How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): My experience with SGL sessions in my first year was tremendously positive, and I often left with a more concrete understanding of the topics at hand. Having an experienced Student Group Leader offer us insight to the struggles and successes they faced was invaluable. Not only will this be an important review of the class for me, but I hope to impart some of the lessons I learned along the way when leading these sessions.
 
Session Schedule - January 15, 2018 - April 11, 2018:

Mondays  |  9:00 - 9:50 am  and  12:00 - 12:50 pm  |  CHC 309
Wednesdays  |  11:00 - 11:50 am  |  CHC 309

Chinese

Name: Esther Lin

Major/Minor Program: B.Sc. Biological Sciences, B.A. East Asian Studies and a minor in Chinese

Year of Program: 3rd

Future Goals: Graduate Studies

How you see your role as SGL: Mentor, Leader, Friend

How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): I've had experience with teaching a language with children as my main audience. Being an SGL means that I can reach out to students in a university environment.
 
Session Schedule - January 15, 2018 - April 11, 2018:
 
Mondays  |  11:00 - 11:50 am  |  CHC 309
Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 1:50 pm  |  CHC 309
Fridays  |  2:00 - 2:50 pm  |  CHC 309

German

 
Name:
Federica Cleva
 
Major Program: International Relations
 
Year of Program: 3rd Year
 
Future Goals: My current degree gives me many job opportunities, but I am still uncertain on what I am going to do. I would like a job where I am able to practice and use the languages I know.
 
How you see your role as SGL: I find SGL a really useful program, it helps students to practice a difficult language, such as German, while having fun, making new friends and creating team spirit.
 
How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s):
As SGL I have the opportunity to train my German and help other students facing the same difficulties I had while studying this language. Moreover, being an International Student it is an opportunity to meet other people from all around the world.
 
Session Schedule - January 16, 2018 - April 11, 2018:
 
Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 3:00 pm  |  CHD 419
Fridays  |  9:00 - 10:00 am  |  CHD 419

Japanese

Name: Sherry Yike Yuan
 
Major/Minor Program: Double Majors combined degree with EALS (Concentration in Japanese) and International Relations
 
Year of Program: 5th year
 
Future Goals: My future career goal is to become a diplomatic agent to further strengthen friendly relations between Japan and Canada. I also plan to continue studying in a graduate school in Japan to pursue my Masters degree in East Asian Studies.
 
How you see your role as SGL: I will potentially intrigue the current and future prospective students in the study of Japanese language and culture. I would like to provide students a different study experience outside of their Japanese classroom. A more relaxed, lightened, unceremonious environment to study not only the exams, but also learn the beauty of the Japanese language and explore their interests in Japanese culture at the same time.
 
How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): After 4 years studied Japanese at U of C and Ryukoku University in Japan, I successfully passed various Japanese Proficiency Test including JLPT N1, BJT J2 and had plentiful experiences related to Japan. As an SGL, I am rich in the knowledge of Japanese language and very confident to help my juniors improve their use of the Japanese language and build good study strategies. I've assisted 200-level JPNS classes for up to 115 hours as a teaching assistant in the past 2 years. I know what students struggled most and willing to help them work with it. Beside studying exams and quizzes, students are also welcome to my "SGL Juku" to practice their Japanese pronunciation and intonation with native Japanese speakers. I believe the SGL experience is a stepping-stone for me to lead students to explore more about Japan and I look forward to work with students as an outstanding SGL as I pursue my aspirations.
 
Session Schedule - January 16, 2018 - April 11, 2018:  

Tuesdays  |  2:00 - 3:00 pm  |  CHC 309
Wednesdays  |  3:00 - 4:00 pm  |  CHC 309
Fridays  |  4:00 - 5:00 pm  |  CHC 309

Russian

Name: Aisha Ali
 
Major/Minor Program: French
 
Year of Program: 3rd
 
Future Goals: My degree gives me the opportunity to be creative with my job, so I could delve into translation or open a language learning centre.
 
How you see your role as SGL: I want to support other students on their language learning experience, and keep them motivated to pursue language learning for the long term.  I think it’s important to continue practicing the language outside of the lecture and implement it. This opportunity as SGL encourages me to incorporate strategies that helped me in the language learning process, and learn from other students and their techniques on the acquisition of a new language.
 
How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s):  It will be a collaborative environment that gives the students the chance to explore and improve on their language learning skills. It will also help set a foundation for future Russian language courses.

Session Schedule - January 16, 2018 - April 11, 2018:
 
Tuesday  |  11:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  CHD 419
Thursday  |  11:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  CHD 419
Friday  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm  |  CHD 419