Raul Sergio Treviño Nuncio |
English Language Learner Graduate
Raul S. Treviño Nuncio knew very little English before enrolling in the English Language Learner program at Gateway Technical College in May 2015. His sister had recommended Gateway to him based on her own experience. Raul eagerly became a full-time student taking classes during the mornings and evenings, various days a week, and studying multiple levels of English at the same time.
Learning English was among the many struggles Raul encountered, but he never gave up. One of Raul’s biggest frustrations was learning how to listen and comprehend English, but he noticed that within a two-month period his listening had improved and that was a big motivation for him. Within one year, he progressed from level 2 to level 6 and speak English fluently. Raul graduated from the ELL program in May 2016 – only a year after he began.
“I learned many things from my instructors and will never forget them,” says Raul. “Every college has good instructors, but I am so glad I was a part of Gateway. Gateway has the best instructors that I have ever had. The instructors like to get to know the students so they can better help them learn and improve their English.”
One of the advantages Raul sees in learning English is becoming more marketable in his future career. His goal is to pass an international English proficiency test being conducted at the university he graduated from in Mexico, and become an English teacher in the future. He would like to teach and motivate other people that if they want to learn another language in one year, they can do it.