“My Life Has Become a New Idea”

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English opens doors to jobs, more learning opportunities, and accessibility; but most importantly, with the ability of speaking English, our students are able to communicate and become a more integral part of the community. From Junseok’s article, we can see his passion to learn about new cultures and his excitement of the connections English has brought him: “My English class …

“By learning English I can be Involved in My Community”

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Language barriers can be limiting for a person to maintain independence. It can also fuel feelings of insecurity and impact the development of social relations. With that in mind, LCNV’s English classes are not just aimed at teaching students the grammar and vocabulary they need, but also establishes class interactions with real life examples to prepare students for  actual interactions. …

“You Light Our Path of Darkness”

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“You light our path of darkness,” that’s one of our students’ words when the class was wishing the teacher and class aide “a Happy Teachers Day” for Teacher Appreciation Week. During this unconventional time, these words reflect the positive and necessary impact of LCNV’s work, which is truly meaningful to all of us. Sonia talks about how important LCNV’s English …

“[I am] encouraged to practice at home with my children!”

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With LCNV’s Distance Learning Classes up and running, we are delighted to see students and teachers having a joyous time together. The energy, laughter, and positivity plowing in the classroom is precious and makes everything worthwhile! This week, we would like to share with you Katherin’s essay about how learning English has helped her to have more interactions with people …

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we want to have a big shout-out to all our Instructors! Every time  we hear about our students’ success, we know that it is not separable from our instructors’ effort, and deeply feel thankful for the time and all the heart dedicated by them. Just like what Jale wrote in her essay- she …