October 13, 2004
MY LIFE AS A DOMINICAN AMERICAN STUDENT
I was born in The Dominican Republic, where I had a very happy childhood. As an adult I came to the United States where
my life was a struggle but I decided to change my life by going to school .I was very happy in my country because my grandmother
who raised me tried her best to give me a good education. I attended private school until I finished high school.
first obstacle I found in America was the language, because I could not communicate with anyone in my native language. I choose
to work and live in a Spanish-speaking community because I felt more comfortable interacting with people that spoke Spanish.
Twenty years later I decided to change my life and began college in 2003. This was a very hard decision
for me because the English language frustrated me. However, I entered an intensive English program and successfully passed
all four levels. Recently, I was able to start the ESL91 Program offered in Kings borough Community College. I hope this program
will help me to develop and enhance my English writing and reading skills.