"The Immigrant Experience"  

 author of Love Made of Heart Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

author of Love Made of Heart Teresa LeYung Ryan 

I use my novel Love Made of Heart to shed light on stigmas suffered by immigrant women, men, and children

Please visit "Teresa's Blog" page on this website and share your immigrant stories by submitting comments.

 

"Ms. Teresa! Thanks you for visiting us in our class . . . remarkable! I also have your signature in my book with your dedication, I'll treasure that for the rest of my life, and you will serve as my role model!" a student at C.C.S.F


Mr. Victor Turks, teacher of Advance Composition ESL at City College of San Francisco, says:

"My students are reading Love Made of Heart. And coming from 'one of their own,' it’s a book that they can enthusiastically relate to. 'Is it true?' they ask. 'Yes, all the bad stuff happened,' Teresa LeYung Ryan tells them. The students are all ears. How can someone write so convincingly and movingly about everyday life? How does one go about getting her ideas and feelings across in such lucid and dramatic fashion? 'Why, this is just like our own lives,' a student says during a class discussion of Ms. Ryan’s book.

"My students sense a kinship with Teresa and tell her so in heartfelt welcoming letters written to her. 'Thanks for being my role model,' one says. 'I thank you for coming to our class and speaking to us,' another writes. 'What was the hardest thing about learning English?' somebody wants to know. By offering them the template of her beautifully written English, Ryan holds out hope to classrooms of ESL students eager to acquire mother-tongue-like proficiency with their speech and writing. I dare say we’ve come full circle with Love Made of Heart. As a class, we are better off for having read it, underscoring my personal teaching belief that high-quality reading can lead to high-quality writing."

 

 wonderful ESL students in Ms. Queen's class at CCSF

Wonderful ESL students in Ms. Miriam Queen's class at City College of San Francisco

 


 

Teresa LeYung Ryan cheers for ESL students

Teresa LeYung Ryan cheers for ESL students and immigrants.

 

Thank you, ESL teachers Victor Turks, Miriam Queen, Patricia Costello and your wonderful ESL students at City College of San Francisco, for reading Love Made of Heart.

 

ESL teachers Miriam Queen & Victor Turks at CCSF recommend Love Made of Heart to advance composition students

 

Teachers Miriam Queen & Victor Turks invite immigrant-author Teresa LeYung Ryan to CCSF to talk to ESL students about her book Love Made of Heart and personal experiences.

 

Chinese word heart inside Chinese word Love

Chinese word heart inside Chinese word Love

 

 

 Jennifer & her mom Susan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration tell Teresa LeYung Ryan that they had read Love Made of Heart

 

 Jennifer & her mom Susan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration tell Teresa LeYung Ryan that they had read Love Made of Heart

 

 

 Margie Yee Webb, Lloyd Lofthouse, Frances Kakugawa, Teresa LeYung Ryan sign books at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

California Writers Club members Margie Yee Webb, Lloyd Lofthouse, Frances Kakugawa, Teresa LeYung Ryan sign books at Asian Heritage Street Celebration

 

 

Annie Yee & author Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

Annie Yee & author Teresa LeYung Ryan at Asian Heritage Street Celebration 2010

pink & purple Love Made of Heart gift items at Teresa LeYung Ryan's online store through CafePress

pink & purple Love Made of Heart gift items at Teresa LeYung Ryan's online store through CafePress

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