Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian

Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight!

We invite you to meet Cristian, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students.

My name is Cristian, I’m from Chile in South America. I’m in public relations and one of  my goals is to learn English because that way I can have more skills to communicate with the community.  Studying at the Literacy Council is fantastic because I know wonderful people and I really think that I improved my learning.  Thank you to everyone at the Literacy Council. You have the best teachers and staff, who are patient, friendly and  have a passion to help the community.

We hope you enjoy Cristian’s “The Importance of Communication”. View our all of our students’ stories on our Reflections: Voices of English Learners web page!

I studied Public Relations which is a career that is related to communication such as in journalism and an endless number of other related careers.  As a public speaker you can represent businesses, work in human resources, work as an event producer, as well as many other positions which include communication as their major skill set.

While I was studying, perhaps two or three years ago, one of my favorite teachers said, “Communication is more important than anything because all is communication.” I was thinking about that and I understood that my teacher is right. Now I know that everything is communication both verbal communication and non-verbal communication.

Read more of Cristian’s story on page 19 from our 2nd edition of Reflections.