“It is very essential to voice and share my experience and information in English with people around me.”

November 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “It is very essential to voice and share my experience and information in English with people around me.”

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LCNV’s student, Rena, becoming a U.S. citizen during the naturalization ceremony and celebrated with her classmates

Today is LCNV’s 4th year partnering with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to host a Naturalization Ceremony at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, VA. Hosting these ceremonies gives LCNV learners the chance to witness that special moment when immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens and compliments the civics lessons they receive in class. The ceremony being a significant milestone in the lives of the new citizens, we take the time also recognize the importance of how learning English helped them to integrate into the community and make the U.S. their home. Hai-ping talks about how learning English helps her to better connect with people around her as well as communicate her thoughts.

“Since taking English class, I have communicated with people around me. I can share my young age memories with my teacher, introduce delicious foods of Taiwan with my friend, share my experience of raising my kids with my granddaughters (my kids are their father and uncles) and understand doctors’ instructions.

It is very essential to voice and share my experience and information in English with people around me.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to learn English with my teacher, Karen.”

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Vladimir’s Story: the Importance of Family Literacy

November 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vladimir’s Story: the Importance of Family Literacy

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Happy Family Literacy Month! National Family Literacy Month is an annual designation observed in November. As the first blog post of the month, we would like to share with you Vladimir’s experience reading with his family. After taking English classes with us, Vladimir found pleasure in reading and it becomes an important activity between him and his grandchildren:

“By learning English I can read books for children. I have read three books about pirates, the Beatles, and how a boy broke Stalin’s nose. Sometimes I read books to my grandchildren. For example, I’m reading them the book ‘The Diary of the Weakling’.

Since taking English class, I have communicated with my neighbors about some problems and about the weather. I found new friends.

By learning English, I can be more involved with my family, neighbors, and community, and have more communication with people.

I like my teachers: Valerie and Chris. They always help me to improve my English.”

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, “children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves”. Research shows that family provision of literacy experiences may be the single strongest long-term predictor of children’s achievement on tests of important reading skills. Journal of Family Psychology further indicates that reducing the difference of English fluency between generations is important to increase positive family interactions, preserve parent authority, and establish a support network for the child’s future success.

With LCNV’s Family Learning Programs, we are reducing the gap between parents with low English proficiency and their children by teaching parents English, encourage reading as a family activity, and providing Parent and Child Together Time (PACT) at least twice a month. By teaching English literacy skills to families, LCNV helps non-English speaking families interact and form a closer relationship with their children. If you believe in our cause, support us by volunteering with us or make a donation today.

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