“I Have Improved”

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For newly arrived residents of the United States, learning English is a gateway to the outside world. LCNV learner Semainesh writes about this in her essay, stating that “communicating was always a struggle for me since I arrived in the United States.” Luckily for Semainesh and 1500 other learners every year, LCNV’s programs are easily accessible throughout Northern Virginia, giving …

“I Want to Achieve Something”

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Today at the James Lee Community Center, immigrants who have passed their citizenship exam will become United States citizens during a USCIS Naturalization Ceremony. One of these new United States citizens is Phuong, an LCNV learner originally from Vietnam. In her essay below, Phuong writes about her time in the United States, her discovery of LCNV’s English classes, and her …

Narmen’s Story

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Nearly 14% of Northern Virginia households can be considered linguistically isolated. LCNV’s focus on teaching English language literacy together with practical life skills helps learners break through that isolation and anxiety. LCNV learner Narmen writes about this in her essay, where she explains how learning English with LCNV has given her the confidence to navigate life, from communicating with her …

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 …