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Grandmother: Yao and Language Class

grandmother: Her family moved to Canada in 2009, giving Yao an opportunity to help her grandmother, Shurong Li, according to CBC. Yao says at first, her grandmother was very quiet and didn't go out much, because she couldn't speak much English. When Kan Yao was growing up in China, it was her grandparents who took care of her, because her own parents were so busy with work. In order to help her make friends and be more independent, Yao agreed to take her grandmother to an English as an additional language class run by Age and Opportunity. School boards see hike in number of students needing English language instruction English class in high demand at Winnipeg high school Newcomers learning English call on government to stop proposed cuts to Winnipeg EAL program Her grandmother asked Yao to stay with her to help translate, and Yao agreed. At first she was nervous, and then she was seeing a lot of people, other newcomers in the class, and she just said 'Oh, maybe I can try a little bit,' said Yao in an interview with CBC Manitoba's Weekend Morning Show. ( As reported in the news.