Karima Berrada, Morocco

Pathway to Transfer: SEM, Computer Science & Engineering

Transfer to UCI, Fall 2020

It is an honor to be part of the ESL program at Cypress College, and I feel very proud to receive the ESL Milestone certificates.

Learning English as a third language was my biggest challenge when I came to the USA six years ago. I decided to attend a community college to obtain an associate degree and transfer to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. I chose to attend Cypress College as they have one of the best ESL programs, and I believe that I made the right choice. I had to take ESL classes during my first two semesters at Cypress College, and I am so grateful to Professor Wada and Professor Simmons for their guidance.

The program helped me to improve my English-language skills and prepared me to take and achieve successfully the English 100 class, prerequisites, and general education classes. By earning these certificates, I feel very confident and motivated. The ESL Milestone certificates are the best rewards that English learners could get after overcoming many challenges and achieving their goals. Finally, I am about to transfer to UCI with a perfect GPA, and I would take the opportunity to thank all the faculty and staff at Cypress College ESL Department who were involved in my studies and helped me to obtain these certificates.