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.


Professor Monica Mulholland

Greetings from Washington D.C!


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