With My Shoes On

Alma González (+Video)


Back at home, in Mexico City, public schools have only an elementary English language program, but I was charmed by the sound of the language. I wanted to understand it and speak it. Finally, after high school, with the support of my sister Rosy, I enrolled in a three-year Bilingual Secretary Diploma. This opened the door to great jobs in transnational companies, where I worked for more than ten years. Just when I least expected it, the opportunity to work in Canada came up. I could only think: Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

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