“Since learning English, I feel a change in my brain, in my knowledge, in my experience.”

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Language is not just a channel for communication, but also a key that can open new doors in life and inspire new thoughts. As LCNV learner Kalid states in his essay, “Since learning English, I feel a change in my brain, in my knowledge, in my experience.” This week, we want to share his story on how English opens doors for him.

Knowing that our programs help beginning-level English learners grow more confident and self-realized with their new language skills motivates LCNV to provide our learners with quality programs and fulfill our promise.

“I am writing about how important English is for me. Everybody knows how important language is all around the world. The English language is like other languages but it is the international language. Since learning English, I feel a change in my brain, in my knowledge, in my experience, I have knowledge to apply for jobs, to call various offices in different sections that have relations to my interest. The other sides of my life, my basic and necessary things, I can manage in English. Also I can connect with new friends who come from different countries and various cultures. I will try planning how I can increase my information and education. Learning English will help me to achieve my goals and my points. I have respect for my teachers and my classmates. I want to send them full greetings and full loving so that I say that my heart is with you. I wish you, too, achieve your goals.”

If you would like to help beginning English learners find their voice in English, volunteer with LCNV! Attend our LCNV 101 information session tonight at the James Lee Community Center or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Tristan at volunteers@lcnv.org to get started.