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Elections in Venezuela

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永不放棄求學精神 120位IELP學生獲頒學習獎項

波特蘭州立大學密集英語課程於5月11日,在此辦公室舉行了一場勉勵努力學習並帶給周遭同學正向學習環境的優秀學生頒獎典禮。典禮上,約120位目前就讀於此課程的留學生獲頒獎項,以鼓勵他們於2018年冬季學期所做出的努力。該獎項負責人兼IELP學術顧問的貝蒂‧布魯克森說:「到國外學習第二外語實在不是一件容易的事,但我希望同學們可以永不放棄求學的精神。」 此優秀學生獎項創設於2012年,一年舉辦四次頒獎典禮。根據布魯克森統計每學期約有一半的IELP學生獲得該獎項。布魯克森解釋:「在此獎項創設以前,我們只表揚那幾位少數成績優秀的留學生。但我們發現其實有更多學生非常熱衷於學習,即是他們不一定每科都能拿高分,我們還是想要為他們加油打氣。」 IELP春季學期現在,有來自25個國家‧地區的228位留學生。「該獎項是我們持續支持學生認真學習的重要獎項,今後我們會繼續下去。」來自墨西哥的獲獎學生,卡門‧委拉斯奎茲‧門迪奧拉說:「非常榮幸能得獎,也非常高興我的努力能創造一個積極的學習環境,獲獎也讓我備加感受到學習的動力。」

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