Fiona LoFollow


As more international students study abroad, they probably have been through the stage where they struggle from learning a second language. In “Transformation: Challenges faced by an ESL student”, I presented my English learning experience as an ESL student to the audience, as well as the struggles I have faced throughout my language learning process. The intended audience for this piece of creative writing would be all international students or anyone that is currently learning a second language. And the main purpose of this piece is not only to inform my audience the struggles or difficulties while learning a new language, but also to encourage them to challenge themselves and overcome their fears and doubts. I chose to write about my English learning experience in a creative narrative form because it would be easier for the audience to link their personal experiences with mine. Learning a second language is not easy, and I hope my audience will become more confident with them and eventually “transform” and become successful.