Students Struggle in Regular
By Mohammed Kayati
Some Blair students who finish ESOL classes struggle
in their regular English classes at first. Junior Quynh Nguyen started regular
English last year. "It was hard for
me at the beginning," she said."In ESOL classes you get more attention from teachers,"
senior, said. "They make it easy for you."
Most of the students feel comfortable in ESOL classes. They come from different
countries and maybe they speak different languages. But they all have something
in common. They are all learning English. "In regular English people make
fun of you." Esay said.
But even though the regular English class may be difficult, some teachers understand
their students' struggles. "The teachers did a great job helping
me out. "Esay said.
But some students are unlucky with their teachers. "They expect you to
know everything," sophomore Filman said.
But many of the students who finish ESOL and are taking regular English do well
in their regular English. "I had B's and A's in my English
class last year," Quynh said.
Even though some students who finish ESOL struggle in regular English, most overcome
thier hardship and manage to survive.
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