“If I need a job, I need to know English.”

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In the midst of the holiday season, each of us begins to consider what we’d like to do in the next year. For some, travelling is on the agenda, while for others, getting healthy or advancing in a career is important. Regardless of your plans for 2019, knowing English makes these goals far easier to attain. LCNV learner Berthe writes …

Mai’s Story

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The holiday season is in full swing, which means busy stores and crowded public places. For beginning-level English language learners without a mastery of English, an inability to speak or read fluently can make communication even harder during an already stressful time of year. Luckily, LCNV provides classes for English language learners to help improve their English skills. Read Mai’s …

Alla’s Thanksgiving Story

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In preparation for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, read LCNV learner Alla’s essay, using English that she learned in LCNV classes to describe her favorite Thanksgiving traditions. If you are thankful for accessible adult English literacy classes, please consider donating to support LCNV’s classes throughout a 400 square mile radius in Northern Virginia at lcnv.org/donate. Thanks to a generous challenge grant …

Muzlefa’s Story

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LCNV learner Muzlefa found her first experiences in the United States difficult due to her lack of English. She was unable to excel in her US Citizenship class without English, and wasn’t able to communicate with her doctor. This all began to change, however, when Muzlefa joined LCNV’s classes. Read her story below to find out how English changed Muzlefa’s …

Orfan’s Story

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Today, LCNV partners with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to present a Naturalization Ceremony at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, VA. As we reflect upon the joy and triumph of these new citizens, it is important to recognize how learning English has helped them to become a part of their new home. In his essay, LCNV learner …