Meet Esther Lumbala. Esther is originally from the Congo. She had lived in South Africa before coming to the United States in 2014. A year later, she started taking ESL classes at Fullerton College. She said, “The ESL program has contributed a lot to my academic career.” She mentioned how her ESL classes helped her pass a history class that she took during the summer session in 2017. “Because of my ESL classes, I can understand class readings and write my essay assignments more effectively.”
Esther advises all ESL students to “never give up no matter how challenging it can be to learn a new language.” She says, “I am so grateful to the ESL department and all the teachers for all their effort for our success.”
Esther is currently in Cypress College’s Culinary Arts program. She has also been working as a line cook at a senior living home. She hopes to graduate in 2019 with an AA degree and advance her career in the culinary and hospitality industry.
In her spare time, she sings with a choir and performs gospel music with an African community church in Los Angeles.
Posted April 2018