“English will help you, so you should learn English any time you can.”

January 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “English will help you, so you should learn English any time you can.”

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For non-English speakers, learning English can give them the keys to educational and economic opportunities. Read Nora’s article and see how improving English has helped her to be more confident and independent:

“English helps me have a good life. When I moved to the USA, all things were new. Language was the biggest barrier for me. I couldn’t get a driver’s license. I couldn’t read my bills. I couldn’t see a doctor. I was afraid to see my children’s teacher. I was better after I took an English class with LCNV at James Lee Community Center. Teachers are enthusiastic to help me. Now I feel independent to do everything. I can talk to my son’s teacher. I can go to the bank by myself. I can talk to classmates and neighbors. I like to travel and I can take my family and travel. Generally, my life is [better with English]. English connects the world together. That is why we have a lot of friends in other countries and we need to learn English. There is nothing better than when you can do things by yourself. English will help you do that so you should learn English any time you can.”

Every year, LCNV supports around 1,500 students from more than 90 countries to learn English and better participate in the community. If you believe in our cause, support us by volunteering with us or making a donation today.

Hong’s Diligence

January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hong’s Diligence

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Hong is one of our many diligent students. Starting to learn in a later stage in life, Hong found English to be very difficult at first. However, nothing can stop her – with her hard work, her English improved day by day. At LCNV, we are thrilled to see her growth.

“English helps me with a lot of things in my life. It is the great key that can open every door that makes my life easier. When I am at my job, I can talk to my customers and understand what they want. When I go out alone, I can see my doctor, make new friends and learn many traditions in the world. I can also pay my own bills and solve problems by myself.

I know learning English will be very, very hard for me and I am an older woman and very busy, but I try hard to study English every day. I will be happy when my English is better. I can also write letters to [LCNV] and to my teachers who helped me so much. THANKS FOR HELPING ME.”

If you believe in our cause and want to support our students like Hong, volunteer with us or make a donation today.

Gaaley’s Story

January 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gaaley’s Story

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Every day, we teach hundreds of students at LCNV – all with their unique background and stories. However, all these students come to our classes for one reason, to learn English – so that they can improve their lives, and become self-dependent. English literacy is an integral skill to survive and strive in this country, it is crucial to the lives of all our learners. Gaaley is one of our students – from a conflicting background, she came to the United States to have a life of safety and freedom. Read her story below:

“When I first came to America in 2003, my country was not [safe]. I was hungry. There was no food. It could have killed me. I went through Libya and Ethiopia. I went to Kenya for four years. I went to Saudi Arabia. Then I came to America.

In America I am very happy. It is good. … By learning English, I can now buy groceries at the Giant Supermarket. I can talk to the doctor. I can manage my medicines, diabetes, and health. I can visit my children.”

LCNV has started our registration process for our spring semester. If you or someone you know is looking for opportunities to learn English and improve their language skills, please check out our classes at lcnv.org/learn. If you believe in our cause, support us by volunteering with us or making a donation today.

How Can Learning English Change Your Life?

January 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Can Learning English Change Your Life?

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How can learning English change your life? In the essay below, Elsa reflects on positive changes in her life after her English improved.

“Learning English is very important to me because I’m a very independent person and if I don’t speak English, I can’t do the most important things daily. I also enjoy making conversation with people, so it is frustrating to me when I can’t have good communication with them. Now I can speak better English than I think I can. My goal is to speak clearly and have good pronunciation.”

From January 8th, LCNV will start the registration process for our spring semester. If you or someone you know is looking for opportunities to learn English and improve their language skills, please check out our classes at lcnv.org/learn.

Happy 2020!

January 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.

Do you have any resolutions for 2020? At the beginning of a new year, we would like to share Kit’s determination with you. We hope his empowering words will encourage you to achieve your goals and may all your dreams come true in 2020!

“I came to the United States [on] December 24, 2015. I didn’t know English then. I signed up for school [with LCNV] at the James Lee Center. Right now I can read and write English, and I can speak okay. Because I listen and practice every day, I will try my best. I have determination and step by step I will attain good results. At this time I understand English and can communicate with friends and family.”

If you believe in our cause, support us by volunteering with us or make a donation today.

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