Vladimir’s Story: the Importance of Family Literacy

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Happy Family Literacy Month! National Family Literacy Month is an annual designation observed in November. As the first blog post of the month, we would like to share with you Vladimir’s experience reading with his family. After taking English classes with us, Vladimir found pleasure in reading and it becomes an important activity between him and his grandchildren: “By learning …

“I definitely have the desire and willingness to share everything I leaned”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Language barrier is one of the most formidable difficulties met by people who come to settle down in the United States. Sometimes, even simple interactions might seem like daunting feats due to the lack of language skills. That’s why learning English and becoming proficient in it can sometimes be a change maker for many individuals and families. This week, we …

“When I was back home I heard so many things about the United States.”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

This week, we would like to share Dagnachew’s words on what America means to him and his experiences living here in this community. From his interactions with classmates, we can truly see how learning English is helping people with different backgrounds and languages to connect with each other, and how our students are benefiting from this diversified community. “When I …