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 …

Zhour’s Story

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LCNV’s learners take part in beginning-level English programs throughout Northern Virginia for a variety of reasons. Some learners want to get jobs, while others want to help their children with school. Regardless of reason, all LCNV learners share one desire: to improve their lives. Read LCNV leaner Zhour’s story below. You can support LCNV learners just by shopping! Through November …

Aysha’s Story

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LCNV offers a wide variety of programs created using best instructional practices for adult English language learners (ELLs). Each of these programs focuses on helping beginning-level ELLs reach their potential, and focuses on different aspects of English language. For Aysha, LCNV’s English classes gave her the speaking, writing, and reading skills that she needs to thrive. Read her story below. …

“I am Determined”

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LCNV learner Giovanna came to the United States from Italy with some knowledge of English, but needed help to improve her speaking and reading. As an avid reader, Giovanna wanted to read more books and eventually join a book club in the United States, but first she needed to master the English language. Giovanna started taking classes with LCNV, and …