We Speak NYC

Ongoing support and enhancements to WeSpeakNYC, a platform to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English

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We Speak NYC is the city’s free English Language Learning program, created and managed by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. We provide civic-focused instruction through videos, web and print materials, and free community classes in all five boroughs.

WeSpeakNYC is an Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English while informing them of the city’s resources. English language proficiency is an important factor in determining accessibility to educational, employment, health, and social services.


NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs