We Love You, Teachers!

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At LCNV, we are truly thankful for all our teachers. Especially through the pandemic, our teachers provided enormous support to the LCNV community. They are the lights that light up our students’ journey of English learning, and the backbone of our process that transformed our in-person classrooms to virtual ones. Because of their dedication, we were still able to teach, …

Write Something of Your Own!

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Every year, LCNV asks students to write short essays to be published in our Annual Recognition Book and invites some to read their essays at our Annual Recognition Ceremony. Writing is a crucial part for English language learning, as well as connecting with oneself. While this day is Encourage a Young Writer Day, we would like to make a special …

The Importance of Literacy in Women Empowerment

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In appreciation of  National Grammar Day, and  the upcoming Women’s Day,  we would like to talk about the importance of literacy in women empowerment. According to the UN, amongst the world’s 774 million illiterate adults, 2/3 are women. As a result, they do not have equal access to job opportunities, education, or healthcare, are more dependent, and are further disadvantaged …

“This Situation Has Given Us a New Chance to Look at Things Differently”

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Marwa joined LCNV as a Beginning English student last year during the pandemic. After learning English with LCNV, she is now able to address her concerns and hopes in this newly acquired language. In the essay below, Marwa addresses issues that are unique to her and those who migrated to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine …

“The most important thing to me is success. English helps me to achieve success.”

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It’s been a while since we shared an essay from one of our students! If you didn’t already know, LCNV’s 2020 Annual Recognition Ceremony Program Book has been published – in this document, we shout out our biggest achievements and give thanks to the community, recognize excellent teachers and students, and most importantly, we share essays written by our students! …