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By Yi Liu

On March 29, 2017, I interviewed Connections teacher and my former English teacher Ms. Virginia. She has worked in Flushing International High School for ten years teaching teach 9th and 10th students English and Literature. Below is my conversation with Ms. Virginia.

Q: Where you from?

Ms. Virginia: I come from New York, Bronx.

Q: What about your family?

Ms. Virginia: I have five brothers, and two sisters, I am the fifth child.

Q: Why you choose to teach English?

Ms. Virginia: I love to teach English literature, and teach students who just arrived to the U.S.

Q: Why did you choose become a teacher?

Ms. Virginia: When I was small, I always wanted to become a teacher. When I was a little child, and I am play games with my friends, I always chose to be a teacher and dancer. Those were the two roles I would act.

Q: When you are in high school were you confused what you would do in the future?

Ms. Virginia: Yes. When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to become a teacher, but I also wanted to try being a speech therapist.

Q: When you first taught, how did you feel?

Ms. Virginia: The first time I taught, I was teaching adults. I taught them English and how to find a job. And in the college I also taught French. The first time taught I was nervous, but after I was also very happy.

Q: When you are in the high school, which is your favorite subject?

Ms. Virginia: French is my favorite subject because it was first time I learned a new language and it was very exciting to learn to speak it.

Thank you Ms. Virginia for sharing your experience with us. We are very lucky to have you as a teacher in Flushing International.

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