"Learning English can bring many benefits to your life. You'll be able to find a better paying job for yourself and your family."
When 19-year-old Edith Alba emigrated from Honduras to Chicago, she noticed two things that would require some adjustment on her part -- the cold weather and the English language. Although she couldn't change the weather, she understood that the life destined for her in this country couldn't begin until she learned how to speak English.
She sought the help of Nuevos Horizontes, Triton's community center in Melrose Park, to begin English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. "Going back to school and learning the alphabet all over again was a real challenge. However, with persistence, all those obstacles disappeared little by little." Alba took advantage of every opportunity to practice listening and speaking the language, then earned her GED at Triton as the next step in her educational journey. She went on to complete the accounting program at Triton with an Associate's degree, using her spirit of perseverance and desire for sucess to get her through. "It wasn't easy but I did it. I led a busy life, working two jobs, attending night classes and taking care of my family."
If you are ready to change your life by taking classes to learn English or earn your GED, click on the Admission page for more information.
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