Fr Priscus Massawe (Tanzania)
Priscus came to study English so that he could build his language confidence to be better able to manage major projects in education and development when he returns to Tanzania. He will also be teaching in English and knows that it is important that he has clear, understandable English.
While Priscus had studied in Europe, he finds the Australian experience a little different. He is particularly enjoying the multi-cultural community in which he lives, something he hasn’t experienced before, it has allowed him the opportunity to be open to other cultures, nations and people in a caring and nurturing environment.
At the conclusion of his studies in 2016 Priscus gave the student’s address of thanks during the Graduation ceremony.
“Now we can express ourselves in English, we can write essay, proposals, and letters in good English. We can listen to others and to mass media and understand. We can read different articles, journals, books and make meaning of what we read. We all feel so blessed to have been part of ELSPM during this year. Out teachers have shown us such love and care. May God bless you all.
God calls us to be His messengers. We are called for Pastoral ministry as the name of our school expresses. The knowledge of English is a tool we have achieved here which will help us to proclaim the message of the Gospel better. This tool will be used beyond the twelve nationalities now present at school. Many of us belong to Missionary Congregations and so we are privileged to minister in many nations, and now we can add English speaking countries to the places where we can be sent.”
Priscus has continued his studies in Australia in 2017 confident in his English and grateful for the academic skills he has learnt.
“As I finish my studies at ELSPM I realise that now I can express myself in English, I can write essays, proposals and letters in good English. I can converse with others and follow mass media and understand. I can read different articles, journals, books and make meaning of what I read. I feel so blessed to have been part of ELSPM. My teachers have shown me such love and care. May God bless you all.”