Vladimir’s Story: the Importance of Family Literacy

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Happy Family Literacy Month! National Family Literacy Month is an annual designation observed in November. As the first blog post of the month, we would like to share with you Vladimir’s experience reading with his family. After taking English classes with us, Vladimir found pleasure in reading and it becomes an important activity between him and his grandchildren: “By learning …

“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 …

“I definitely have the desire and willingness to share everything I leaned”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Language barrier is one of the most formidable difficulties met by people who come to settle down in the United States. Sometimes, even simple interactions might seem like daunting feats due to the lack of language skills. That’s why learning English and becoming proficient in it can sometimes be a change maker for many individuals and families. This week, we …

“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 …