Multiculturalism at NAC
by César Henrique Coelho
noun: multiculturalism; noun: multi-culturalism
- the presence of, or support for the presence of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
One of the most interesting parts about multiculturalism is to be able to deal with international people from totally different cultures with distinct habits and understand how that is beneficial. This understanding helps you accept that people are unique in their own way. It helps you perceive and tolerate differences consciously and cope with them in a better manner. You can also grow as a person because you learn how to respect others even more for who they are.
That is also one of the nicest things we have here in New America College! Thanks to NAC, every day we are exposed to different ethnic groups speaking a language that differs from ours, eating things that we have probably never seen and acting in a particular way that might be somewhat surprising for us. And believe me; we get used to it, and that is great!
Being an ESL student is very challenging and we face difficulties daily, but it feels more feasible for us because of the friends we make here. Despite all the adversity to learn English as a Second Language, it is better when you know that you have a great teacher staff to help you out, a principal who actually knows and call you by your name and is always ready to see you if needed and a very supportive administration team.
Another great thing is that NAC is located in Denver! Denver is a dazzling city and everything here is charming and welcoming. We get 300 days of sunshine a year. Can you imagine how cool that is? People here are very polite, friendly and helpful in general. We have many options for activities to enjoy ourselves and make new friends.
Learning English in a very amicable environment in the stunning Mile High City, with a terrific staff backing us up and being around people from all over the world is such a privilege and I hope all of us know how to be grateful and appreciative for this opportunity!