Teacher Education

Fulya Arpaci (Turkey) - What Our Students Say About IELP

Student
Fulya Arpaci (Turkey)

What Our Students Say About IELP

Fulya Arpaci (Turkey)

What did you like best
about studying at CSU?

What I like best about studying at CSU
is the relationships between the teachers and the students. The
teachers are always so understanding and patient with us. They do
not just teach you English. They also
teach you about American customs/culture
too.

What do you miss most about home?
I miss Turkish
food the most. The people here eat a lot of
hamburgers and pizza. When I eat it all the time it makes me miss my
country more each time.

How long have you been studying here? How has your English improved?
How has this program helped you to handle future study at a U.S.
university?

I have been studying at CSU for about 4
months. Here at CSU I have learned more English
in my time here then I would have learned in 1
year of English in my home country. The most
important thing to me is the confidence it has given me about studying
and working in my field here in America.

Student
Sang Ming (South Korea)

Sang Ming (South Korea)

What did you like best about studying here (in the IELP or the US)?


What I liked best about studying in the IELP was that I could learn
English with good teachers. Even if I couldn't understand what they say
to me in English, they kept trying to make me understand. Moreover, the
teachers were not just teachers. They were like my
friends and sometimes
like my parents. Because of them, I became a college student in the
United States.

What do you miss most about home?
To me, It was my family. By staying in the United States, I realized how
important my family is for me. I appreciate my family, especially my
parents.

How long have you been studying here? How has your English improved?
How has this program helped you to handle future study at a U.S.
university?

I have been here for about a year. When I first came here, I couldn't
speak English well. I could say "Hi" or "How are you?". However, this
program helped me a lot. Now I am not afraid to talk to American people
and make American friends. Also, The program helped me so that I can
study very well in a U.S. university now.

What is your advice to other students who are considering studying
English in the U.S.A.?

If you decide to study in the U.S.A., you have to study English very
hard and try to speak English every time. It
is never easy to speak and write English. Unless you can do that, you
are not able to do anything in the U.S.A. It takes time for you to be
good at English. Don't Give Up. When I studied English here, I realized
that " No Pain, No Gain".
 

Student
Pornphrom "Bee" (Thailand)

Pornphrom "Bee" (Thailand)

What do you like best about
studying here?

I like the small classes at the
IELP.  I made a good relationship with my teachers and could have a lot
of attention.  I also made a lot of friends with my classmates.

What do you miss most about
home?
 

I miss my family the most, but I
also miss Thai food.

How long have you been
studying here? How has your English improved?  How has this program
helped you to handle future study at a U.S. university?

I started studying here in
January 2005.  My writing and reading have improved.  When I saw my
first writing after one semester, I couldn’t believe it.  I improved my
writing so much.  I kept my writing.  I also understand more about
reading because of my writing. 

What is your advice to other
students who are considering studying English in the U.S.A.?

First, know that it is not
easy.  There are a lot of new things, like living alone, a different
language and culture. You need to prepare yourself and your mind to
accept every different situation and problems.  You have to be strong
and confident and use your best ability, so you can solve any problem. 
You will not be shy about any problem anymore. Also, positive thinking
will help you with everything.

IELP Newsletters

The IELP students submit 
articles to create a newsletter each semester. Click on the semester to
see each in PDF format.
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Fall, 2013


Volume 8, Issue 1 December 5, 2012


Volume 6, Issue 1 December 16, 2010


Volume 5, Issue 2 May 13, 2010

Volume 7, Issue 1 December 15, 2011

Volume 4, Issue 3 August 14, 2009


Volume 3, Issue 3 July 31, 2008

For more
information, contact:

Michele Bowman, Ph.D.
Director, ESL Program/Intensive English Language Program
2121 Euclid Avenue, JH 314
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Address:
ESL Program - Teacher Education Department
2485 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall 314
Cleveland, OH 44115
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