Dictated by Raquel, Learner since December 2013: Why did you join the Adult Literacy program?
I wanted to learn English for everything. My goal at the beginning was to be able to talk to my doctor without a translator. I wanted to be able to order my favorite white chocolate mocha with light sugar and decaf from Starbucks on my own, and order my own meal in a restaurant. I also wanted to be able to talk to my son’s friends in English. It’s important that I be able to speak in English to my customers who order balloons from my little business.
Since I started the program, I can order my own mocha and food without being shy. I was able to talk to my doctor and my son’s boss. I made my own invoice for my balloon business. I’m able to talk more according to my family and boss.