My teachers helped me so much, and I feel I am improving.
– Alisha Poudel
After Alisha Poudel’s husband’s career brought them to the United States from Nepal, she wanted to learn English. She was able to become a student in the Rolla ELA program. Now she is doing what she can to fit in.
In my life, I had a hurdle of speaking English.
I studied English for a few years in my country. Our course books are in the English language. Even though I read books, I didn’t develop a habit of speaking English. I felt comfortable in my own language. My friends also used to speak in our native language. And at that time, I was not eager to learn English. Now, I know it is a very important key to success.
Then, I came to the USA with my husband. We were in Mississippi. Personally, I am a shy person. I tried to speak English with my husband, but I couldn’t. Then, he asked me to watch YouTube and learn online. Then, we moved to Rolla. I came to know about the East Central College English as a Second Language (ESL) class. I was so happy to learn about it. I joined the class and made new friends. My teachers helped me so much, and I feel I am improving.
Finally, I would like to thank my ESL teachers for helping me. I know I am not perfect, but I have built up my confidence about speaking English now.