This activity will help you to discover new and creative ways to use English on the Brock University campus and in the Niagara Community!
How to complete Passport to Success activities
- Make sure you submit the challenges you take:
- You can try something up to three times.
- Items can be completed in any order.
- You do not need to do everything.
- Write more information about your challenges in the space provided.
- Use the comment box at the end of the passport to write down additional exercises you’ve tried in English.
- You will receive an email each time you fill out the Passport to Success form. Save these emails.
- Submissions are allowed until April 11th, 2019.
- If you win a prize, you will be contacted through your Brock email account.
Challenges are listed by category below. Submit items you’ve completed throughout the term on the form below to be entered to win a $100 Gift Card to the Brock University Campus Store. The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2019.
Students will develop their academic skills and learn about the academic culture at Brock University.
- I told a friend about the ESL Passport in English.
- I spoke English to a teacher outside of class.
- I contributed to an online forum in English.
- I submitted an assignment in English.
- I used a dictionary to learn 10 new words in English.
- I attended an academic workshop offered by Brock University.
- I sent an email to a Brock University teacher in English.
- I borrowed a book from James A. Gibson Library on Brock University’s Main Campus.
Students will develop an awareness of Canadian culture, a better understanding of the Brock community, and discover the Niagara Region
- I viewed the ESL Activities SharePoint site.
- I spoke to the receptionists at the Information Desk on the second floor of the International Center.
- I made a phone call in English.
- I stopped someone on campus and asked them for the time in English.
- I stopped someone on campus and asked them for directions to a building in English.
- I spoke English to a Brock University staff member.
- I used Google maps or other GPS software in English.
- I used English in my homestay.
- I spoke English to a friend whom I normally use my native language to speak to.
- I went to a party and spoke English.
- I met a new person and spoke to him/her in English.
- I helped someone who does not speak English by translating for him/her.
- I bought a bus ticket in English.
- I made travel arrangements in English.
- I had an interview in English.
- I used English when traveling in Canada or abroad.
- I attended “Let’s Talk.”
- I asked someone about the weather in English.
Students will develop an increased understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in English – specifically in the areas of writing, speaking, listening and reading.
- I signed up for an English Conversation Partner.
- I made a resume or cover letter in English.
- I left a voicemail in English.
- I sent a text message in English.
- I read a book or a magazine in English.
- I read a news article in English.
- I switched the language of my smart phone or tablet to English for one day.
- I switched the language of my smart phone or table to English for one week.
- I subscribed to a podcast feed in English.
- I listened to a radio station in English for one hour.
- I watched a YouTube video in English.
- I watched my favourite sport on TV in English.
- I read an email in English.
- I wrote an email in English.
- I read a newsletter in English.
- I downloaded and used the Remind smartphone app in English (@estactiv)
- I filled out a form in English
- I wrote a thank-you note to someone who had helped me in English.
Students will develop an understanding of different artistic forms; and have opportunities to participate in or contribute to a variety of artistic experiences.
- I attended a Brock hosted music event, theatre event, or workshop
- I attended a Niagara community arts or culture event, exhibit, lecture, or workshop
- I attended a cultural event or festival in Niagara
- I listened to 5 songs by Canadian artists in English.
- I saw a movie at a movie theatre in English.
- I went to karaoke and sang a song in English.
- I watched a movie in English with English subtitles.
- I watched a movie in English without subtitles.
Students will develop an appreciation of the history, values and culture of Brock University; contribute to on-campus traditions and activities; and identify as proud members of the Brock community.
- I attended a campus spirit event
- I attended a Brock Athletics event, competition, or Brock Badgers game
- I took a picture of yourself wearing a piece of Brock University or Badger ‘branded’ clothing
- I participated as a part of a Brock team, or volunteer, at a community event
- I engaged with a Brock University group on social media
- I attended an event on campus (ex. activity, lecture, class) in English.
- I used English at the Brock University Book Store.
- I joined a Brock University club to practice my English.
- I made a social media post in English.
Students will develop an appreciation for lifestyle choices that promote holistic well-being; and adopt personal strategies for self-care.
- I attended a program, workshop or event with a focus on mental health
- I attended a program, workshop or event with a focus on emotional health
- I will do 30 minutes of physical activity 3 times/week for an academic term
- I completed a detailed personal budget
- I attended a fitness or wellness class
- I participated in intramural sports
- I ordered food on campus in English.
- I used English at Brock University’s on-campus walk-in clinic.
- I spoke to a loved one in English.
- I used English at a campus recreation location (ex. Gym, pool).
- I prepared food using an English recipe.
- I ordered food from a restaurant in English.
- I journaled about my day.