Student of the Week

IEC@DVC Student of the Week, Ryo Mataki

September 6, 2018

We are excited to announce our first IEC@DVC Student of the Week for this session: congratulations to Ryo Mataki! Thank you for being a wonderful addition to our school. 

Let’s meet Ryo. 

Q: Where are you from?

A: Kagoshima, Japan. It’s in the south of Japan, close to the water.

Q: Which level of IEC class are you in?

A: Advanced B for both levels

Q: What was your favorite IEC activity?

A: Yes, I would like to go to the Fall Bridge program.

Q: Do you want to transfer to DVC?

A: Alcatraz in San Francisco because that was the first time I went to a prison. I enjoyed learning about the history.

Q: Name ONE food you would eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life? 

A:  Sushi with tuna!

Q: What has been the most helpful strategy for you in studying English?

A: Talking with my host family or watching English movies and listening to music in English.

Q: What other places in the U.S. do you want to visit? How about the worldwide?

A: I would like to visit New York because NY is the most famous city in the U.S. I would also like to visit Australia!

Q: What do you miss about your home country?

A: My family of course and my friends. Oh and Japanese food!

Q: If you were gifted $1M today, what’s the first thing you would do?

A: I would like to buy a new house. The house would have a pool, a garden a cottage.

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