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New English conversation and learning program

We Speak NYC (WSNYC) | Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

1. How it Works

We Speak NYC is the City’s English language learning program. It serves intermediate English language learners ages 16 and above. You can learn about City services and practice English at community classes in all five boroughs. The program has online classes, videos, web, and print materials for you to practice at home.

  • We Speak NYC classes help you build and practice conversation skills. Due to COVID-19, classes are online.
  • Online classes meet once a week, every week for 7–10 weeks.
  • Classes and materials are created for intermediate English language learners.
  • Videos and materials inform learners about important New York City services and resources.
  • Each video has a script, study guide, and vocabulary practice.
  • You can also volunteer to lead a class or host a class for We Speak NYC.

2. Determine your eligibility

Anyone is eligible to sign up for an online class. Classes and materials are created for intermediate English language learners ages 16 and above.

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3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply by phone

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the We Speak NYC website for more information.

Email We Speak NYC

Email wespeaknyc@cityhall.nyc.gov if you have questions or want to learn more.

Call for We Speak NYC

For questions, please call the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs main line at (212) 788-7654.

Last Updated Friday, September 18th, 9:48am