“English helps me”

December 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “English helps me”

While it’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, all of us at LCNV are excited for the new possibilities that 2019 holds for adult language and literacy education. In just the past year, LCNV served nearly 1,500 adult learners across all 400-square miles of Northern Virginia. Without your help, this would not have been possible. Below, you’ll find LCNV learner Maryam’s essay, in which she talks about how “English has changed [her] life a lot.” As you reflect on the difference you can make in the lives of learners like Maryam, consider making a donation at www.lcnv.org/donate. Thank you!

“English has changed my life a lot. I am able to communicate with my colleagues better. English helps me learn a lot of new things about this country. With all this help, I am able to create a happy life for my family. English helps me with a lot of things. I’m really glad that I am learning English!”

“This is my hope”

December 12, 2018 at 11:12 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “This is my hope”

Each year, LCNV serves nearly 1,500 beginning-level English language learners, and helps them achieve their learning goals. In the essay below, LCNV learner Nazifa reflects on all the ways that English helps her at work, in the home, and while travelling.

Do you need English classes? Class sign-ups begin in January, click here to view the schedule or call 703-237-0866 for more information.  If you would like to help make these English classes possible for 1,500 learners throughout Northern Virginia, please visit lcnv.org/donate. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all increases from your last gift and first time donations will be matched up to $2,000. Thank you!

“I like to speak English for my job and for a better life. I can help my children because English is our second language. I can travel to different countries and talk with people. This is my hope. Thank you.”

“If I need a job, I need to know English.”

December 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “If I need a job, I need to know English.”

In the midst of the holiday season, each of us begins to consider what we’d like to do in the next year. For some, travelling is on the agenda, while for others, getting healthy or advancing in a career is important. Regardless of your plans for 2019, knowing English makes these goals far easier to attain. LCNV learner Berthe writes in her essay, “If I need a job, I need to know English”. She also discusses the importance of knowing English in other aspects of her life.

If you would like to help English language learners start 2019 on the right foot, consider donating to LCNV at lcnv.org/donate. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, and thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all increases from your last gift and first time donations will be matched up to $2,000!

“Learning English is making me interact with American people. Shopping is easier. If I am sick, I go to the hospital and I need English to explain my problem. When I go to a restaurant, I can read the menu. If I want to go to another state on vacation, I need to use a map to teach me the place [that] we go. Sometimes I need to change money at the bank. If I need a job, I need to know English.”

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