“It is very essential to voice and share my experience and information in English with people around me.”

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Featured image: LCNV’s student, Rena, becoming a U.S. citizen during the naturalization ceremony and celebrated with her classmates Today is LCNV’s 4th year partnering with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to host a Naturalization Ceremony at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, VA. Hosting these ceremonies gives LCNV learners the chance to witness that special moment when immigrants become …

“I must improve my English and finish my University.”

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Our understanding of literacy today encompasses much more than the language ability to read and write. According to UNESCO, literacy is further defined as skills enabling access to knowledge and information in specific contexts, such as technological, health, information, media, visual, and scientific. As a survival skill, literacy is important in many aspects of life. In Fatima’s story, when she …

“It is very important when I can speak with and understand other people.”

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LCNV learner Norma knows the importance for her to learn English. Norma used to feel frustrated when communicating with people during work or shopping, and needed a translator when she went to the doctors. However, when Norma joined LCNV’s classes, she felt her life take on changes – changes that make her feel “confident and happy”. Read her story below …

“Learning English is Something that is within Reach for Anyone”

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Yanira is one of our most highly motivated students. Being passionate about English from her childhood, her motivation comes from curiosity of the English language itself, and that’s what brought her to our English classes. In her essay, she has also talked about how self-learning is important and has provided several tips for people who are motivated to learn English …

“She said you have a teacher who believes in you and that touched my heart.”

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Alexandra Trenfor says, “teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see”. Teachers not only provide us knowledge and education, but also give us the passion to explore and encourage us to go through difficulties. LCNV is extremely thankful to our instructors – without whom, our impact and mission will be rendered impossible. …