In Her Own Words. Perspective from an ESL student:
My name is Carmen Nuñez. I arrived in the United States in 2002 from the Dominican Republic. At first, I concentrated on taking care of my children and working to make a living. My daughter is now 18 years old and a freshman at North Shore Community College. My son is 29 and works with insulation. I spent all these years taking care of them and making sure they got a good education, and I don’t regret it.
Now it is my turn to go to school. I decided to study English with The Gables. This program is excellent and has helped me in my workplace and with my family. I have worked in produce at a local supermarket for 19 years. After four months of classes at The Gables, I worked up the courage to pursue a promotion at work. Now I work in the bakery with a higher pay rate!
Last week, I went to a doctor’s appointment and I came home so excited. I did not need an interpreter and I was able to understand everything!
My goal is to be able to speak fluently by the end of this year. I am really grateful to Elsabel Rincon and my instructor Stephanie Chery for the patience and excellent help .community, education, ESL Classes, immigrant, immigration, Salem, support immigration, the house of the seven gables
This post was written by Sarah Garriepy