Students in the ESL Program at SFCC become immersed in American life through the
International Peer Mentor Program.
Meet with an American student regularly to exchange ideas about life in the U.S. and in your country. Go out for
coffee, see a movie, go skating or just hang out. You will pick up slang and idioms while becoming more comfortable
understanding modern American English. Participation in the Peer Mentor program is an integral part of both the
IELP and the Bridge Program classes.
"Today I met peer-mentor, Kaylene. Today was the last day of the peer-mentor meeting, because next week is
the vacation. I wondered that time is too fast. This quarter will almost finish. I will miss my peer-mentor
during vacation. Anyway we went downtown, and we ate some cakes and tea in the Davenport hotel. My
peer-mentor is working that hotel, so we went there. The hotel was build 100 years ago, so it looked nice
and old. We ate a German chocolate cake. It was very delicious. The taste was sweet and soft, so we
satisfied about the cake. Moreover, I drank an orange tea, and my peer-mentor drank a black tea. I have
drank the first time. It was little strange for me, but I drank all of it. Then, we went to Manito Park.
Kaylene explained about the park for me. It was interesting because the park is very big and beautiful. I
thought, 'I will come again.' The meeting was fun!"
~ Haemin (Fall 2008)
"Today is International Peer Mentor first meeting. I met my peer mentors, Amanda and Caroline, and they
asked some questions about Taiwan’s culture. When I told them that if a woman married a guy who is the
first son, or first grandson of the family, and she had to live with her mother-in-laws and
grandmother-in-laws, and they will have many problems in this big family. My peer mentors were surprised
about the marriage style in Taiwan. My peer mentors are very kindly and be patient to me. By the way, I
loved the free pizza!"
~ Felicia (Fall 2008)
Meet some of our students, and hear what they have to say about the ESL program at Spokane Falls
Community College. And learn more about life on campus and in the City of Spokane.
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