“I Won’t Give Up”

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Yeon has been a student with LCNV for  some  time, and we are delighted to see her improve day by day. Read her essay on her journey learning English below: “I moved to the US the 27th of August, 2018. When I arrived, I couldn’t speak English. I was afraid to live in America. I found a place to learn …

“English Opens a New World for Me”

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Bin has always been a very diligent student here at  LCNV. With a very positive and tenacious attitude, his English has improved steadily. Through learning English we are happy  that Bin is now  able to have more interaction in his neighborhood, and does not feel so secluded  anymore! Read Bin’s essay below: “My name is Bin and I was 63 …

“My Life Has Become a New Idea”

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English opens doors to jobs, more learning opportunities, and accessibility; but most importantly, with the ability of speaking English, our students are able to communicate and become a more integral part of the community. From Junseok’s article, we can see his passion to learn about new cultures and his excitement of the connections English has brought him: “My English class …

“By learning English I can be Involved in My Community”

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Language barriers can be limiting for a person to maintain independence. It can also fuel feelings of insecurity and impact the development of social relations. With that in mind, LCNV’s English classes are not just aimed at teaching students the grammar and vocabulary they need, but also establishes class interactions with real life examples to prepare students for  actual interactions. …

“You Light Our Path of Darkness”

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“You light our path of darkness,” that’s one of our students’ words when the class was wishing the teacher and class aide “a Happy Teachers Day” for Teacher Appreciation Week. During this unconventional time, these words reflect the positive and necessary impact of LCNV’s work, which is truly meaningful to all of us. Sonia talks about how important LCNV’s English …