• Tania posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    T oday I finished wrting what I left off yeaterday which was the tips I had to learn English and I wrote about what I learned in this program

  • One tip to speak English that I enjoy is frequently talking to someone in English .This helps me on becoming more fluent in speaking English.But besides talking with someone frequently I also read books so I can

  • Tania posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Today I had to comment on someone else’s writing ,after I finished doing that I had to search for a new playlist to do, doing that was hard because I did not know what to do ,and I also did not find what I was interested in and if I found it I had to do a lot of work and I only have two days to do it so I knew I couldn’t finish it on time.Now I…[Read more]

  • Dear John:

    I am impressed with your poem, “I believe that variety is necessary for a healthy life” because I did not know or understood the importance of eating different kinds of food, or the benefits it had on my body.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Exercise is almost as important as eating. If you don’t exercise you can…[Read more]

  • Some people are racist because we are quick to judge, it could be by appearance,or personality.We also blame people by our problems,when we feel angry or frustrated, we often look for someone else to blame for our

    • Dear Tania

      I am moved by your article, “Why are People Racist?,” You had a strong argument and you went in depth.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “.Racism can be revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes.Racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions.” I think this is strongly worded and put things into perspective.Your post reminds me when I was in england and i was in the predominantly white neighborhood and I had the cops called on me because I look like i didn’t “belong”. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because post because you’re a good writer and you really put certain elements into perspective.

    • Dear Tania,

      I love the way how you explained why people are racist & how you used evidence and stated your sources. I indeed agree with you with the fact that the reason why people are racist is because we blame other people for our problems & we take our anger out on other people. We live in a society where we have to be more superior towards one another which causes racism among with prejudice discrimination.

    • Dear Tania
      I am excited about your post. ”Why are people racist?”.because… It gives me the exact information about why are people racist and how can people be racist ,Your post gives me the mindset that people has a lot of way to be racist. [for example ]
      Racism can be revealed through people’s actions as well as their attitudes .Racism is more than just words, beliefs and actions. It includes all the barriers that prevent people from enjoying dignity and equality because of their race. It can also be reflected in systems and institutions.because… It gives me the exact information about why are people racist and how can people be racist ,Your post gives me the mindset that people has a lot of way to be racist. ´
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ´´Some people are racist because we are quick to judge, it could be by appearance,or personality.We also blame people by our problems,when we feel angry or frustrated, we often look for someone else to blame for our problems.´
      I think this is excellent because…Racism has different standards and a lot of people has a lot of reasons to be racist ,racism is not always about the color of your skin ,it can be about how you dress or how you carry yourself .
      Another sentence that i found was: “Ergo, people are racist because they feel as if other people they consider different may harm them so that’s why they segregate people by color,nationality,etc.,” This stood out for me because ….It gives me a understanding of how and why people are racist .
      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because…You really inspire me as a young black girl who has a long way to go and life and your post encouraged me to be strong and brave because people find a lot of ways to be racist and they have a lot of ways people can show racism.

  • Tania posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 11 months ago

    I wrote 10 questions I had about myself or something related to me and another 10 questions I had about the world , I had to look for 5 keywords for each one of them , then I had to choose one question out of all of them, I had to go and search it and write an essay about what I understood or what I learned.

  • Tania posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 11 months ago

    Today I finished writing a brief story of my life and uploaded in LRNG. I also read and wrote a comment on a classmate’s poem. I really enjoyed doing so because I could relate to her poem.It felt like she had put a lot of effort on her poem.I am very interested on what else she can write because it seems like her life is very interesting, besides…[Read more]

  • Tania commented on the post, My Life 11 months ago

    Dear Nayelin:

    I am amazed by your poem, “Nayelin’s Where I’ From,” because in this poem you let us know you more by the type of food you like to eat and the holidays you like to celebrate.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is : “I am from hard workers,” I think this is very delightful because you are making clear that your family…[Read more]

  • My name is Tania  Gutama and I was born in Cuenca, Ecuador.  I am 15 years old.I have lived in Ecuador for 9 years. In school, I like to hang out with my friends after every period and also go to classes I enjoy e

  • Dear Arancha:

    I am amazed by your poem, “Arancha’s Where I’ From,” because in this poem you express the type of holidays you like to celebrate and enjoy them, you also tell us about the type of food you like ,the hobbies you have , but not only what you like instead you also write about what you were told not to do.

    One sentence you wrote t…[Read more]

  • Tania posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 11 months ago

    I learned how to write a poem and i liked the fact that using sensory details was challenging on trying to find things that meant another thing

  • I am from pictures, from Adidas and Bachata

    I am from the the smell of cupcakes…sweet and buttery
    I am from lavender, the smell of celebration

    I am from Fornite on the PS4 and cross words from L

    • Dear: Tania Gutama

      I am happy about your poem, “ My Sweet Inside Origin’’, because you write about your life and hobbies and like that I can know you better.
      “I am from fornite on the PS4’’, I think this is spectacular because I also play fortnite in the PS4 and in my cell phone.
      Another sentence that I liked was: “ I am from pictures, from adidas and bachata.’’ This stood out for me because everyone are from pictures, that are like our memories.
      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. Many times my mom told me the same that your mom say to you ‘’I want you to become a better person than I am’’ this makes me think that our mom only want the best for us.
      Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I love about what you write.

    • Dear Tania Gutama:

      I’m really interesting about your poem. From your poem I can understand story that happen in your daily life. It’s amazing for how I can see your story by reading your poem. Hope I can read more your writing for how interesting it is.

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