Literature allows us to become acquainted withcenturies of discoveries, imagination, ideologies and art. My love and interestfor it stems from the fact that reading can make you feel secure and at home,while it can also start revolutions and provoke immeasurable changes. I havealways been an avid reader; books fascinate me. I love the idea that wherever Iam, I only have to open a book and suddenly I am somewhere else; maybe I am inJonathan Swift’s 1710 London and the rain is pouring down, in the streets ofHugo’s 1862 Paris, or maybe I am in Arthur Miller’s 1693 Salem and I seewitches everywhere. Books are my home; they make me dream and travel, theyallow me to acquire knowledge and see different perspectives, but they alsoprovide a sense of comfort and security that I cannot attain with anything else.It’s ineffable. Therefore, the obvious next step of my academic career isstudying English at university level; I would like to teach this subject laterin my life.
I am a very focused, disciplined and passionatestudent. My passion for literature and studies led me to do a Diplome D’ÉtudesCollégiales in Arts, Letters and Communication, profile Languages. This DECallowed me to further my knowledge in various fields of literature andlanguages.
For instance, I took classes on German and Spanish languages, Poetry,Drama, Short Stories, Québécois and Canadian Literature and Literary theories, aswell as Philosophy and French as a mother tongue. These classes and the differentapproaches used by teachers allowed me to develop various skills and qualitiessuch as my ability to write, both formal essays and less formal writings suchas journals, my capacity to work in teams, my independence and the skill tointerpret texts and communicate my opinion. I believe that the skills I havedeveloped during my DEC will be extremely valuable and will complement mystudies in English at university level.