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parrot flyingParrot Voices

There are many paths that our students have taken on their journeys to American River College and to Sacramento, California.
Here, our students tell a story from their past. Their stories may be about happy days, or sad events... but the stories are always told in their own words.

The students' stories have been organized by common themes.  
Click on a theme below to see a playlist of student videos and their amazing stories.

The difference between the U.S. and my country
How I changed since I came to the U.S. A typical time in my childhood
Special Parrot Moments Why I moved to the U.S.
The thing I miss most in my country The most dangerous day of my life
The last day in my country Coming to the U.S.
The best day of my life The worst day in my life

American River College: ESL students present "Parrot Projects!"

EMRA lab: Reading Awareness at ARC by Tuyet "Snow" Le, Alaa Shatat and Alex Grynishyn

EMRA lab: Reading Awareness at ARC

Join us in a Parrot interview of Elizabeth Specker in our very own (EMRA) Reading Awareness resource lab at ARC.

Join Parya and Snow in: A quiet hidden place.

ARC Hidden Place

Parya and Snow introduce a "Quiet Hidden Place" on the ARC campus. / ARC Hidden Place

Humanities student clerk Samra gives a brief tour Humanities Office

Humanities student clerk Samra

gives a brief tour of what you need to know when you come to the Humanities Office. /  Davies Hall

Explore all of the wonderful opportunities in the ESL Center in the LRC

Come on over and explore all of the wonderful opportunities in the ESL Center in the LRC. / LRC

Afghani students discuss their time serving with the American forces in Afghanistan as interpreters. / Afghan Interpreters Part 1, 2, 3

Afghani students Ahmad, Aziz and Mohammed discuss their time serving with the American forces in Afghanistan as interpreters. / Afghan Interpreters Part 1, 2, 3

Afghan Interpreters Part 1

 

Afghan Interpreters Part 2

 

Afghan Interpreters Part 3

 

 

The Parrot Newsletter Contributions

If you are a student in our ESL program and are interested in working on The Parrot, please contact:

Professor Paul Bracco