Tan’s Story

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Learning a second language as an adult can be one of the most difficult pursuits that a person completes in their lifetime. LCNV’s learners often struggle with the sometimes confusing rules of English, from strange pronunciation, to odd rules about plurals. Imagine if you weren’t just learning English as a second language, but in addition to the multiple languages that you already spoke! LCNV learner Tan writes about this in his essay, where he shares that English is his third language.

If you would like to help learners like Tan access English classes throughout Northern Virginia, please consider donating to LCNV. Your support provides scholarships, supplemental services, and more for the 1500 learners LCNV serves each year. Read Tan’s essay below.

“In my country I didn’t study English. I came over [to the US] and I’ve started studying since 2017. I know one more language. This is the third language. I can practice with my friends or study new words and practice.”