“Now I Can Find My Way to Wherever I Want to Go”

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Joanne tells us about her experience learning English at LCNV. Throughout her first year in the United States, she could not understand the road signs. However, after being a student at LCNV and with her English improved, she can now find her way while driving without the fear of getting lost: “By learning English, I can find my way while …

With English Skills, Tina Confidently Integrate into a New Life

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According to Fairfax County 2019 Health and Human Services Needs Assessment, 6.6% of the total population in Fairfax speaks English less than well, which is 2.1% higher than the average in the United States (4.5%), and almost triples the average in Virginia (2.6%). As Tina realizes that English is very important in everyday life, she is eager to improve herself …

Find Advantages of Learning English

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Learning English brings changes to Ana’s life. By learning English, she can share her culture and give her opinion. Moreover, learning English at LCNV improved her speaking ability, enabling her to make important decisions, and communicate with others. She is not worried about going to get groceries because she can communicate verbally with others.  Being a student at LCNV allowed …

My Strong Passion is to Learn English and Have Conversation with Others

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Having conversations with others makes Concepión more passionate about learning English. She likes going to school and being able to communicate with people.  Additionally, her daughter who is bilingual motivates her to improve her English abilities. “I like to go to school to learn English to be able to communicate with others, with people in my community, to have conversation …

“Have you ever dreamed of getting an experience in teaching English in the USA?” – Agus’ Experience Volunteering with LCNV

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Do you remember Agus, the literacy activist from Indonesia? Since meeting him last September, he has been volunteering with us as one of several class aides in a Beginning English class! “Many of our students face tremendous obstacles in their quest to learn English. Having someone like Agus with them in the classroom serves as a powerful motivator because he …