A student of the Panyu Branch of the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University, Echo had just finished taking the Senior Middle School Entrance Exam before coming to Franklin. Younger than her classmates, she didn’t know much about ESL or IELTS. To use her words,”the road is full of challenges and obstacles.” Thankfully, her persistence had not been in vain. After three months of studying at Franklin, she rapidly improved her overall proficiency in English and received an offer from Burnaby North Secondary School and successfully applied for her student visa. We wish nothing but the best to Echo and good luck in all her future endeavors.