Friday, November 01, 2013

What It Takes (And Means) To Learn English As An Adult

Read this and see what big sacrifices immigrants make to learn English and how hard it is and how long it takes. - - Donna Poisl


Ana Perez never made it to high school. Her education ended after the sixth grade, when war broke out in her native El Salvador. She says she's "desperate" to learn English, but she gets nervous trying to speak it.

Immigrants like Perez see English as the key to a better life. Many hope learning the language will help lift them out of poverty and integrate them into American society. But gaining English proficiency is a difficult task amid everyday obligations.
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