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 …

“I am taking advantage of my time to improve my English”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Today is International Day of Education, a special day observed by the United Nations to address the importance of education. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global learning disruption, which, according to the UN, has affected the lives of 1.6 billion students in over 190 countries due to the closure of schools, universities, and many literacy and lifelong learning …

Well Wishes for New Year 2021

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

Happy holiday season! When COVID-19 first hit this area in March, who would have expected that at the end of this year, we are still not able to see each other. Despite of the physical distance we had with each other, we have been through an extraordinary year and achieved so much together. Eileen started to volunteer with us in …