by Kim Nguyen, student of volunteer tutor Elsie Reimenschneider
This post is one in a series of student responses to our question, “What has the Volunteer English Program meant to you?”
I came to the United States of America because there is more work here and more money than in Vietnam. I wanted more, and the United States had more opportunity.
My father was here in the U.S. for about 30 years, and he called me and asked me if I wanted to come to America. I was happy to come with him.
When I came here, I knew only a little English but I know a lot more now. I’m happy I went to the Volunteer English Program. I like working with my tutor that they gave me. I can talk more with other people in English than I did before. I understand more in English too. That helps me at work.
When I went back to Vietnam in August to visit my family, I was happy I knew more English than my family there. I told my family I was happy to learn English in the United States.
I am glad the Volunteer English Program gave me a tutor. Thank you Volunteer English Program for helping me learn English.