“When I was back home I heard so many things about the United States.”

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Student Story

This week, we would like to share Dagnachew’s words on what America means to him and his experiences living here in this community. From his interactions with classmates, we can truly see how learning English is helping people with different backgrounds and languages to connect with each other, and how our students are benefiting from this diversified community. “When I …

“We know it’s something we need to do to make them love reading,” says Agus, a Literacy Activist in Indonesia

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Featured Interview

Last week, LCNV had a special guest in our office, Agus. Selected by American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) / Fulbright Indonesia, Agus is a  Media and Public Relations student at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), but more notably, he is an activist in Indonesia promoting the literacy level of the general public. Agus was introduced to LCNV by our librarian, …

Kyoko’s Dedication

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Happy September! Hope that everyone had a great long-weekend. Registration for LCNV’s fall semester continues this week – we look forward to seeing you at one of our sign-up events! This week, we would like to share Kyoko’s story with you. Kyoko is a student with strong dedication and clear goals, and her diligence is rewarded with fruitful results. At …

“Thanks to LCNV for giving me such a good opportunity to study.”

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Happy back-to-school season! This week, LCNV started our registration process for fall classes. As we welcome new and familiar learners to our classes, we would like to share Jin Feng’s journey as an LCNV learner with you: I have been studying English for three years. Before learning English, I just spoke very common words. When I learned more English, I …

“It’s surprising what I can do when I can understand the language.”

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  What makes you feel an integral part of a community? It is not only the ability to work, live, and support yourself through daily routines, but more importantly, it is being connected with the environment around you, and being able to easily access the lifestyle you want. These basic needs – which come so naturally that they often go …