My favorite thing about ELC is that the teachers and staff take into consideration the goals and desires of each individual student and why they are studying English. Since I am older than other students at ELC my reasons for studying English are different than other students. ELC really took the time to understand my situation and needs.
I am living here in the United States and I want to be able to speak English fluently so that I can live my life here. I love living in Santa Barbara because of the nice weather. I like being able to go for walks on the beach and enjoy nice restaurants.
Originally I am from Shanghai, China. I came to the U.S. with my daughter. I like living in the United States because everything is new and people are really friendly.
I would like to continue learning English. To really improve takes a lot of time and patience. English is a very detailed language and I would like to have a full understanding of it. I own a restaurant in Houston, Texas. In a few years I would like to possibly sell the restaurant and start a new business in Santa Barbara. I would like to own a business that is targeted toward women and beauty like a dress store or a salon.
It is a Japanese sushi restaurant. My daughter loves sushi and really wanted me to open a sushi restaurant. Before that I had another restaurant that served Chinese food.
There are certain things that are really important. The managers are really important because they control everything. Their job is complex and involves a lot of problem solving. It’s important to be organized, clean, and to always make sure the food is really fresh – especially the sushi!
I have parents and two brothers. Parents give their kids life but you have to find your own happiness. For me I have found happiness by living a quality life, exercising, and resting. I learned from my parents to always consider other people and their perspective and what it’s like to be them since everyone’s life is difficult in some way.