Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight!
We invite you to meet Joseph, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”. Featured adult learners represent the Literacy Council’s literacy programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as adult learners in other programs.
We hope you enjoy Joseph’s story, “Moving to the United States.” Read about Joseph and view all of our students’ stories on our Reflections: Voices of English Learners web page!
“Moving to the United States”
My family and I have moved to the United States to get more life opportunities. In 2020, we arrived in Frederick from our country Cameroon. We started a new life and everything was new for us. First, we found where to live. Our friend helped us to find an apartment. He showed us some important places in the city. With him, we discovered important supermarkets, parks, some streets, and we visited Frederick downtown.
In the next step, I looked for a job to support my family. At this time, we were faced with a big problem: I needed to communicate with people in the company. I would have to speak English, but my first language is French.
Read more of Joseph’s story on page 27 from our 4th edition of Reflections. Joseph and his wife, Perresse, recently shared their stories at our Reflections celebration on January 26, 2022.