Tan’s Story

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Learning a second language as an adult can be one of the most difficult pursuits that a person completes in their lifetime. LCNV’s learners often struggle with the sometimes confusing rules of English, from strange pronunciation, to odd rules about plurals. Imagine if you weren’t just learning English as a second language, but in addition to the multiple languages that …

LCNV Commended by VA Delegate Kory

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On February 22, 2019, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia was honored with a commending resolution in the Virginia House of Delegates, presented by Delegate Kaye Kory. The resolution recognizes LCNV’s 57 years of teaching adults to read, write, speak, and understand English. Pictured (L to R) is Delegate Mark Keam, Executive Director Roopal Mehta Saran, Delegate Kaye Kory, and …

Cesar’s Story

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“Learning English helps me talk to my friends,” says LCNV learner Cesar. As a member of the LCNV community, Cesar has learned how to speak more confidently and effectively. If you or someone you know needs to improve their spoken English, stop by one of LCNV’s FREE conversation classes at the Meadows of Chantilly on Tuesday and Thursday nights and …

“The Language of Science”

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LCNV’s learners come from many different academic and professional backgrounds; they are architects and poets; salespeople and scientists. LCNV learner Akbal had a 30-year career in his home country, where he spoke Arabic. When he came to the United States, he knew he had to learn English to continue his professional and personal pursuits. Now, Akbal is learning English to …

Antonio’s Story

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English can help people achieve their dreams in the United States. LCNV learner Antonio is able to communicate better with his colleagues, speak with his neighbors, and help his daughter in school, all thanks to his decision and love of learning English. Read his story below, and don’t forget that February 9 is your last chance to sign up for …