English conversation and learning program

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

Education Teen Young Adult Caregiver

We Speak NYC helps English language learners age 16 and above to learn English and access services. 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 at community classes in all five boroughs.
  • 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.
  • The videos and materials tell stories about New Yorkers who have come from all over the world and explain some important services and resources that the City offers.
    • 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.

Who is eligible

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


How to apply

Join an online class

Enroll by phone

  • Call the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs main line 212-788-7654. You can ask to be connected with WSNYC to find and take a class, volunteer to lead a class, or to become a partner host-site.

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