“It is very important when I can speak with and understand other people.”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Uncategorized

LCNV learner Norma knows the importance for her to learn English. Norma used to feel frustrated when communicating with people during work or shopping, and needed a translator when she went to the doctors. However, when Norma joined LCNV’s classes, she felt her life take on changes – changes that make her feel “confident and happy”. Read her story below to find out how English changed Norma’s life.

“I like to learn English because it is very important. I can speak with other people and I can find a better job. By learning English, when I go to work or go shopping, I feel more relaxed. I don’t feel frustrated. When I go out and have to ask people for something, I can communicate better. The best part is when I go to see the doctor with my kids, I don’t need translators. Learning English makes me feel more confident and happy. Since talking English classes, I have been able to understand my children, watch English movies, and have helped my children do their homework.

I hope to continue with my classes [with LCNV] because it is very important when I can speak with and understand other people.”

At LCNV, we believe that English is a survival skill for a person to live freely in this country and fully participate in the community. If you believe in our mission and would like to help us make a bigger impact, vote for us for the Catalogue of Philanthropy Changemakers’ Choice Award here and help more people know about us!