I couldn't be prouder than a peacock for my ESL student Lan. We have both been asked to make a presentation speech for our annual awards banquet later this month. This is in addition to the presentation we made at the orientation for new teachers two weeks ago. She has worked hard to get to this point in less than two years. She has gone from not speaking or reading a word of english in 2000 to being tested in May and acheiveing nearly a 10th grade level in reading comprehension. I was told by my supervisor that she has only one level left in our program before she will have to seek help elsewhere if she wishes to continue studying english. We are looking for additional resources to help her continue. One option is to become a tutor herself but she is not that confident right now. That will come in time.