Application to Become a Permanent Resident: Proof of Language Proficiency

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As outlined in the Permanent Resident – Canadian Experience Class Document Check list , I am writing with the intention of demonstrating my proficiency in English. I will do so by outlining that English is my first language and that I have successfully utilized my English language skills during my years of formal education. I will also discuss my ability to converse in English, based on my experiences as a volunteer and employee in the various communities in which I have resided. For your reference, I have attached supplementary letters collected from my past teachers and employers. It is my intention to demonstrate my proficiency of the English language on a spoken, written, and comprehensive level. I was born in a multicultural country – Malaysia – and I was brought up speaking English, Malay, Mandarin, Hakka (my mother’s native dialect) and Melanau (my father’s native dialect). I acquired a strong grasp and passion for languages from a very young age. I have maintained my proficiency in the above languages and I have also learned American Sign Language. In addition, I am also familiar with a variety of cultures and I am adept at adjusting to the changes that come with each endemic culture. My love for languages and their associated cultures has been an essential component of my ability to integrate with my current environment. At the age of 8, my family and I moved to Aberdeen, Scotland. I received formal education in the English language from Grade 3 to Grade 5 at the American School of Aberdeen. During my stay there, my love for reading was nurtured by my grade school teachers. Through the guidance of my teachers, I became acquainted with authors such as C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, Antione de Saint-Exupéry, L. Frank... ... middle of paper ... ...nicate in a clear and concise manner with individuals and vendors from a variety of backgrounds. Currently, as an Ophthalmic Assistant at the Prasloski-Neima Management Eye Clinic, I perform patient history taking, diagnostic imaging and visual assessments while interacting with patients. My involvement in this clinic is the embodiment of my passion for medicine and community care. My lifelong experience as an English speaker has allowed a smooth integration into Canada and Vancouver. I believe my education at the secondary and post-secondary level, my volunteer experiences, and my employment in the medical field all demonstrate my ease with the English language and Canadian culture in a broad variety of settings. Thank you for your time and consideration of my application to become a Permanent Resident of the country that I have called home for the past 9 years.

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