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Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | July 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Paweena Lizarraga came to the USA from Thailand in 2006 and trained at City College of San Francisco on the Bridge to Biotech program where she received her laboratory certification. She explains that this one year course offers the necessary mathematics and science to prepare her for […]

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Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Post-Secondary ESL | June 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Carlos Garcia, from Nicaragua, who works as a certified health interpreter. Carlos Garcia describes how he chose his career. While in hospital undergoing treatment, he helped translate for a fellow patient who did not speak English and couldn’t communicate with the doctors and hospital staff. He […]

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Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Post-Secondary ESL | May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 4 – Jose Puzon, Dialysis Technician

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Jose Puzon, from the Philippines who works as a dialysis technician. Jose Puzon is from the Philippines and decided to train as a dialysis technician, deeply moved by the death of his grandmother from kidney failure and inspired by his cousin who was working in the […]

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Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Rita Cai is from China and describes how she learned English at Milpitas Adult School, and then went on to train as a medical assistant, eventually finding work as a dental assistant. She explains that she made this choice because she could not find work as a […]

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Work Voices 2 – Esther Amuyunzu, Medical Student

Post-Secondary ESL | April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 2 – Esther Amuyunzu, Medical Student

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Esther Amuyunzu is from Kenya and is in her second year as a medical student at UCSF in San Francisco. She describes how her mother, who was a nurse, inspired her interest in the medical field. Esther explains the importance for students to have a clear vision […]

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Work Voices 1 – Elia Ruano, Radiologist

Post-Secondary ESL | March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 1 – Elia Ruano, Radiologist

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Elia Ruano describes her journey to becoming a radiologist.  She explains the English requirements and also the how the Radiology Certificate program at Canada prepared her to practice in the field.  The only education prerequisite for admission to a program is usually a high school diploma or […]

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