English language learner, business owner, mother, and valued community member Yuhong shares her challenges when moving to the United States and how she’s working to overcome them.
Category: Success Stories
After looking for a concrete way to create impact in her community, long-time Boulder County resident Linda registered to volunteer with Intercambio. “I signed up to teach, and they, thank goodness, paired me with Norma. We’ve been together for five and a half years,” she says.
“My name is Shel Gerding. I’ve been volunteering for Intercambio for a couple of years now, where I teach English to adults. My background is that I have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, and I didn’t have much linguistic training. However, I’ve always been really interested in languages. I’ve traveled a lot, and I can speak a little bit of French…”
There are two main reasons why I’ve chosen Intercambio and many reasons why I will continue. The first two reasons are the price—it cannot be beat—and the second is it’s the first truly community-based curriculum I’ve come across in my 20+ years of teaching.
Intercambio students often face difficulties balancing work and family with the desire to take classes, and this was certainly the case for Marta and Isaias.