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I remember clearly that I had to struggle to learn English because I couldn't even write a short paragraph to introduce myself the first day of my English class.

Struggling to Learn English

Keng-Sheng Chang from Taiwan

On arriving in the United States, I felt everything was different. There were many new things I had to adapt to. One thing that really took me a long time to adapt to was speaking the language.

I remember clearly that I had to struggle to learn English because I couldn't even write a short paragraph to introduce myself the first day of my English class.

The teacher asked me whether it was difficult for me. It it was, I could change to level one! However, I was stubborn and swore that I was going to succeed.

I started to spend many hours per day, even though it was stressful, because I wanted to take advantage of this special chance to study English in the U.S.A.

I felt depressed because I couldn't understand what people were saying even though I studied hard. Nonetheless, I still kept trying and never gave up.

Now, I can tell you that I have improved a lot, but sometimes it is still easy for me to get lost if I don't know what topic people are talking about. To adapt to this new language, I had to tell myself I could do it. I really believe I can!


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Keng-Sheng Chang
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"I remember clearly that I had to struggle to learn English because I couldn't even write a short paragraph to introduce myself the first day of my English class."

Struggling to Learn English

Keng-Sheng Chang from Taiwan

On arriving in the United States, I felt everything was different. There were many new things I had to adapt to. One thing that really took me a long time to adapt to was speaking the language.

I remember clearly that I had to struggle to learn English because I couldn't even write a short paragraph to introduce myself the first day of my English class. The teacher asked me whether it was difficult for me. It it was, I could change to level one! However, I was stubborn and swore that I was going to succeed.

I started to spend many hours per day, even though it was stressful, because I wanted to take advantage of this special chance to study English in the U.S.A. I felt depressed because I couldn't understand what people were saying even though I studied hard. Nonetheless, I still kept trying and never gave up. Now, I can tell you that I have improved a lot, but sometimes it is still easy for me to get lost if I don't know what topic people are talking about. To adapt to this new language, I had to tell myself I could do it. I really believe I can!



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