“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 …

“She said you have a teacher who believes in you and that touched my heart.”

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Alexandra Trenfor says, “teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see”. Teachers not only provide us knowledge and education, but also give us the passion to explore and encourage us to go through difficulties. LCNV is extremely thankful to our instructors – without whom, our impact and mission will be rendered impossible. …

“It is my dream to one day improve my English and to start writing blogs and short stories.”

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Happy first week of class! At the beginning of the new semester, we would like to share Smita’s writing about English and her academic experiences with you. In this story, she writes about how learning English reminds her of the old days when she conducted researches without internet, and tells us how important English is to open doors for communicating …