Gaaley’s Story

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Every day, we teach hundreds of students at LCNV – all with their unique background and stories. However, all these students come to our classes for one reason, to learn English – so that they can improve their lives, and become self-dependent. English literacy is an integral skill to survive and strive in this country, it is crucial to the …

How Can Learning English Change Your Life?

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How can learning English change your life? In the essay below, Elsa reflects on positive changes in her life after her English improved. “Learning English is very important to me because I’m a very independent person and if I don’t speak English, I can’t do the most important things daily. I also enjoy making conversation with people, so it is …

Happy 2020!

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Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Do you have any resolutions for 2020? At the beginning of a new year, we would like to share Kit’s determination with you. We hope his empowering words will encourage you to achieve your goals and may all your dreams come true in 2020! “I …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

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Merry Christmas and happy holiday season, friends of LCNV! Thank you for supporting our students in the past year and making everything possible. LCNV office will be closed December 25th – January 1st, please enjoy wonderful holiday times with family and friends. Stay warm and safe travels!

“Learning English Has Made My Life More Interesting”

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On the UN’s page for International Migrants Day, it states that “Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.” On the journey to exploring and settling down in another country, there are many difficulties along the way, and language is an indispensable tool to navigate and …