End of Term by Prof. Mulholland

Dear students,

We made it to the end of the Spring I term, and I hope you have enjoyed the ride. I certainly have, and I wanted to say THANK YOU. I am impressed by the progress you have made in your writing assignments; especially those of you who came to class consistently. I appreciate all the effort you put into this class (some of you take two of my classes!).

Having being an international student myself, I am fully aware that it is not easy. I know exactly how hard each of you is working in situations that might not be the best: a new country, a new language, and new rules, among other challenges. I am sure you miss your home and loved ones, if they are not here with you. The move you made when you decided to come to the USA takes a lot of courage, and, because of that, I commend you, and congratulate you wholeheartedly.

You wrote about pretty cool dreams on your journal, and I enjoyed reading them! I hope they all come true. Most of all, I wish you peace of mind, and I hope you enjoy life to the fullest in spite of the difficult circumstances that might come your way. Difficulties can be our best teachers, can’t they?

I am glad I have had the chance to share two or three hours of my day with you almost every day of the week during 8 weeks. You have enriched my life, and have taught me about yourself and your culture. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy your Spring Break. You deserve it!

I hope to see you soon. If I don’t, please, feel free to keep in touch via this blog.

Warmly,

Professor Monica Mulholland

Greetings from Washington D.C!

cover-letter-introduction

Hello, everyone!
Welcome to our new site! My name is Monica Mulholland, and, although I’m originally from Argentina, I have lived in Northern Virginia for over 15 years. I love teaching languages, and I currently teach ESL (English as a Second Language) at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute in the Washington D.C. area.

My Reading & Writing 300 students will be using this blog to explore creative ways of expressing themselves in English.

Thank you for participating in this activity. I hope you find it fun and useful!

Prof. Monica Mulholland