Kyoko’s Dedication

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Happy September! Hope that everyone had a great long-weekend. Registration for LCNV’s fall semester continues this week – we look forward to seeing you at one of our sign-up events! This week, we would like to share Kyoko’s story with you. Kyoko is a student with strong dedication and clear goals, and her diligence is rewarded with fruitful results. At …

“Thanks to LCNV for giving me such a good opportunity to study.”

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Happy back-to-school season! This week, LCNV started our registration process for fall classes. As we welcome new and familiar learners to our classes, we would like to share Jin Feng’s journey as an LCNV learner with you: I have been studying English for three years. Before learning English, I just spoke very common words. When I learned more English, I …

“It’s surprising what I can do when I can understand the language.”

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  What makes you feel an integral part of a community? It is not only the ability to work, live, and support yourself through daily routines, but more importantly, it is being connected with the environment around you, and being able to easily access the lifestyle you want. These basic needs – which come so naturally that they often go …

Maryam: “I want to write about how learning English has helped me.”

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At LCNV we come across English learners with a variety of backgrounds. Interacting with them is one of the most exciting parts of our jobs – by talking to them, we are inspired, encouraged, and educated on a daily basis. Maryam is one of these unique students. In her essay, Maryam provides us a lens to see changes happened in …

Metshet’s Story about Ethiopia

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We all know that by helping our learners to improve their English skills, we are supporting them to better integrate into the community and settle down in their new home here in the U.S. However – how does their improved English skills impact our own lives? Metshet offers one answer to this question. Metshet is an LCNV learner who loves …