Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Are New York English As A Second Language Program Being Offered By The Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon @ PS/IS 217 - Tell Someone Who May Be Helped By It

Image From Roosevelt Island Youth Program Inc. and We Are New York 

Readers of this blog may not need the services of an English As A Second Language (ESL) Program but you may know someone who does. If so, please let that person know of the following sent by the Roosevelt Island Youth Program:
The Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon @ PS/IS 217 and We Are New York TV Program will be offering a nine-episode series developed by the City University of New York and the Mayor's Office of Adult Education. We are using the series as the basis for conversation groups to help adult immigrants practice English while learning more about City services. The conversation groups are not traditional ESL but they do help people gain sorely needed skills. The groups are one way to help the City’s many immigrants who cannot enroll in existing ESL courses—at no cost. The information below is in English, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Indian and Haitian Creole.
Registration Starts Now!!! Contact information available here.

The Mayor's Office of Adult Education explains more about the We Are New York Adult English as a second language program:
... We Are New York is intended to help people learn English that will be useful to them. Each week, a new story will show people speaking English in important and realistic situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher.

The characters speak the English of everyday life. But, they speak a little slower than the average English-language television show. The show also has subtitles in English, helping people to understand and learn the language.

The We Are New York Community Project organizes free conversation groups across the City. Volunteer language leaders are trained and placed at community organizations, and they use the show to help immigrants practice their English. Practice your English or to get involved with We Are New York....

You Tube Video Of We Are New York Language Classes


Anonymous said...

This is great and Halima is a great person to work with.

Anonymous said...

I just this, way to RIYP.