Orfan’s Story

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Today, LCNV partners with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to present a Naturalization Ceremony at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, VA. As we reflect upon the joy and triumph of these new citizens, it is important to recognize how learning English has helped them to become a part of their new home. In his essay, LCNV learner Orfan states “I live in the USA so I must learn English language to speak with American people.” Read Orfan’s essay below.

Please join us at today’s USCIS Naturalization Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of these new citizens. Find more details here.

“I live in the USA so I must learn English language to speak with American people and recognize everything around me like shopping centers, banks, traffic signs, restaurants and government buildings. Also, I need to learn English to get a better job and to communicate with new people. My children’s problems in school need me to speak English with their teachers. So learning English in the USA gives me a new wide field of life and makes it easier to meet all my life needs.”