My Personal Struggle (Hurdle) with English

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.