Makiko Ishikawa - Texas Intensive English Program

Makiko Ishikawa

I have been here for two months and have been living with an American family for one month. They are so wonderful. They have taken me sailing on Lake Austin and have taken me to a Willie Nelson concert. I enjoyed these Austin activities very much. Before I came here I hadn’t studied English since graduating from junior college, but now I study and practice English all the time. In Okinawa we had a chance to talk with American people, but I have never talked in English with people from other countries. I had been dreaming about going to the United States since junior high school. Now my dream has come true. English is a valuable language for me to make friends from all over the world and to live my life fully.