My name is Gabriele Stobbe, and languages are my passion. I love writing instructional material in world languages. I am a highly experienced educator and published author with expertise in second language acquisition. I know the language learning process inside and out.

It is with gratitude and honor that I am acknowledging the generous IDA grant made available to me through Eagle Market Street Development Corporation in conjunction with Buncombe County Community Services in Western North Carolina. For every dollar saved in the IDA program, I received a corresponding 4:1 match after completing 21 hours of financial capability training and 12 hours of asset specific training. Through this training, I was able to learn how to articulate my needs and formulate my business plan model to distinguish myself as a business owner.

As the founder of Nico Languages LLC, I am excited to launch interactive English language learning products in Spanish for teachers and students. These products are presented in Spanish, with a digital English as a Second Language (ESL) grammar handbook for teachers in combination with a matching, interactive language course teaching English language basics to a Latino audience. I am committed to offer instructional solutions to address the achievement gap for Latino students by breaking down English skills so they can be better prepared. Nico Languages is the perfect platform for creating learning experiences that ensure students understand and internalize English language fundamentals in a fun, enjoyable and inspiring way. It is a shift toward deeper learning thanks to the use of digital media.

I could not realize my mission without the generous support of a loving community. You have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to contribute innovative language learning solutions. With your support, Nico Languages will be able to address one of the most pressing issues facing US education. At the same time, your funds can make a difference in the improvement of communication between Spanish and English speakers. I will be forever grateful for the support and guidance I received through the IDA program. Thank you immensely for your contribution.

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