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In Her Own Words. One ESL students Perspective

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 .

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Date: February 28, 2020

Author: Sarah Garriepy

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