Zhour’s Story

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LCNV’s learners take part in beginning-level English programs throughout Northern Virginia for a variety of reasons. Some learners want to get jobs, while others want to help their children with school. Regardless of reason, all LCNV learners share one desire: to improve their lives. Read LCNV leaner Zhour’s story below. You can support LCNV learners just by shopping! Through November …

Aysha’s Story

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LCNV offers a wide variety of programs created using best instructional practices for adult English language learners (ELLs). Each of these programs focuses on helping beginning-level ELLs reach their potential, and focuses on different aspects of English language. For Aysha, LCNV’s English classes gave her the speaking, writing, and reading skills that she needs to thrive. Read her story below. …

“I am Determined”

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LCNV learner Giovanna came to the United States from Italy with some knowledge of English, but needed help to improve her speaking and reading. As an avid reader, Giovanna wanted to read more books and eventually join a book club in the United States, but first she needed to master the English language. Giovanna started taking classes with LCNV, and …

“I Can Solve My Problem”

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English fluency can pave the way to self-sufficiency. LCNV learner Samira is keenly aware of this, writing that she needs a “great job” in order to solve her problems. As Samira’s English abilities continue to grow with LCNV’s instruction, she can succeed in the workforce, support her family, and navigate the world around her. If you would like to help …

Literacy and Nutrition

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Literacy is a survival skill. This is particularly apparent when considering the impact of literacy on personal health. LCNV learner Alemtschay takes care of herself and her family by cooking healthy food, something she is able to do thanks to her newfound English literacy. Alemtschay checks nutrition labels and reads about caloric content to ensure that her family always eats …