St. Stephen's Community House participants

Xing Wu Li

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English: the first step

Xing Wu Li moved to Toronto from China and is now a leading member of St. Stephen's Community House's Language Training and Newcomers Services English classes. The classes have allowed him to participate in daily life in Toronto and fully realize his dreams of a new life in Canada.

"Before, I could say nothing. Now I go shopping and to the hospital and I can speak English with people there," he says, and then adds with a smile: "These classes have made my life!"

Xing says he gets so much more than just language training from the program. "The office gives me advice and job counselling. As well as helping me study English, they help me learn about finding a job. They teach us everything! My classmates are now all my friends. We are like a family."

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