Kyoko’s Dedication

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Happy September! Hope that everyone had a great long-weekend. Registration for LCNV’s fall semester continues this week – we look forward to seeing you at one of our sign-up events! This week, we would like to share Kyoko’s story with you. Kyoko is a student with strong dedication and clear goals, and her diligence is rewarded with fruitful results. At LCNV, we are proud to see her growth from a beginning-level learner to an English speaker with greater confidence and more opportunities. She wrote about her learning experience in the essay below:
Learning English is the one and only tool for connecting with people in the whole world. And it enriches my life too. When I came to America, I was shocked at everything. I didn’t have any idea how I should live in America. I didn’t understand English, I had no friends, and I didn’t want to go anywhere. I can’t tell you how nervous I was.
First of all, my husband asked me to go to the English classes. Fortunately, I found out about LCNV easily on the Internet. I’ve been learning English here for two years. I’ve met a lot of classmates since starting class. I really enjoy the classes. Course content is about basic American life. From the textbooks we learn how to open a bank account, rent a home, get a new job, about health, and many useful topics for living in America. Now, after two years of taking classes, I can take care of myself. I don’t feel fear when going shopping. I have to learn more and more English and want to continue without end. I still have many weak points in listening, pronunciation, vocabulary and small conversation.
Finally, by learning English, I can communicate with people, make friends, and I will get a new job. Those are my objectives. I’m happy learning English with my classmates, and I’m grateful for the teacher’s kindness.