Maryam: “I want to write about how learning English has helped me.”

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At LCNV we come across English learners with a variety of backgrounds. Interacting with them is one of the most exciting parts of our jobs – by talking to them, we are inspired, encouraged, and educated on a daily basis. Maryam is one of these unique students. In her essay, Maryam provides us a lens to see changes happened in …

Metshet’s Story about Ethiopia

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We all know that by helping our learners to improve their English skills, we are supporting them to better integrate into the community and settle down in their new home here in the U.S. However – how does their improved English skills impact our own lives? Metshet offers one answer to this question. Metshet is an LCNV learner who loves …

Qandi’s Story

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Today we want to share a piece written by Qandi. It is brief and beautifully real and poetic. From the short lines, we can almost see her sitting there, thinking, writing in a language that used to be (and in many ways still is) foreign to her, telling the story of her life – a story that gently resonates with …

“I Thank Her Infinitely for All Her Help.”

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  When Candida, who is originally from Nicaragua,came to Virginia, she did not know how to speak English.She credits the support of her social worker and LCNV’s financial aid options for making learning English possible. She is most grateful for the experiences gained, encouragement received, and people she met throughout her process of finding her feet in Virginia. In her …