Pair Spotlight: Kit and Maama

March 30th, 2018

As Maama settles into the tutoring room at Silver Spring Library next to her tutor, Kit, she explains that she is originally from Guinea. There, many languages are spoken among different cultures within the country. “I speak only three languages,” she first says, citing the Fula language of her mother’s culture, the Mandinka language of

Student Writings July 2016

August 29th, 2016

Read about our students’ experiences about learning English with the Literacy Council of Montgomery County.   Risala – ESL Book 2 “I am so thankful for being part of the Literacy Council program. I learned to read and write. It is a big help for me. I can now help my children with homework. Now

Arriving in the United States

June 20th, 2016

Two students were asked by their tutor to write about their experiences coming to the United States. Wilfrid Mertus When I was on the plane I met new things, new people, all colors: white, black, light skin, dark skin I had never seen before. At immigration, they kept us for three hours. After that we went

A Student’s Story – Clint Jones

April 1st, 2016

Clint Jones was nervous to admit that he couldn’t read or write, but he overcame his fear. He remembers his first day in the LCMC office: “Hi my name is Clint and I have been working with the literacy council for about two years now. I remember the first day walking to the literacy council