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We Are New York / We Speak NYC
We Are New York is an Emmy-Award winning educational television series produced by the NYC Mayor's Office and the City University of New York. The comedic drama series is based on true-to-life stories of immigrants making their way in New York City.
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You can now watch episodes of We Speak NYC on television: every Sunday at 3:30pm on NYCTV (channel 25).
ESL Literacy resources for beginners
USA Learns is a free website for adults to learn English. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. You must register, but it's free.
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You can also download the apps from the Apple App Store or the Google Play badge to study English on your phone, iPad, or tablet. There is an app for each of the four levels, and each app costs only $0.99.
Voice of America: Helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening, and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.
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Subway Reads: Books you can read on your smart phone or tablet. Many different categories, including New York Stories, Immigrant Stories, and Parenting. Scroll down to find Easy to Read Books and Articles for lower level students.
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English for the Workplace
There are hundreds of websites to help you learn English. Below you'll find some of the better sites. Or click here to see a list. Rate your favorite sites.
A podcast is a series of radio-like audio programs that you can listen to on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Like a television series, there are different episodes, and if you subscribe to the podcast, each new episode will download to your digital device automatically. The podcasts below are all free and are designed for English language learners.
For pronunication practice:
Listening activities for more advanced students.
Learn about some free apps that you can download to your smart phone or tablet to practice English at home or on the go.
Learn English while you explore the internet
The internet sites above are designed to help you learn English, but you can improve your reading & listening skills by exploring other sites on the internet. At the same time, you may discover some useful resources to help you get involved in your children's education, take care of your health, explore activities and resources available in NYC, find a new or better job, learn about American language and culture, and get information on how to become a US citizen. The possibilities are endless. Choose a topic you find interesting and click on one of the buttons below to get started.
The Literacy Review is an annual journal of writing from adult literacy programs throughout New York City. Edited by Gallatin students at New York University, the book is distributed at a celebration that includes readings by the newly published writers.
One student from Community Impact, Chunxiao Zhang, will be featured in the 2020 Literacy Review.
Andrea Landaeta and Rosa Marlene Peña were featured in the 2019 Literacy Review. Abdalsslam Abdalla and José Reyes were featured in the 2018 Literacy Review.
Practice your reading skills with stories written by people just like you.
Which Way Is North? by Maura P. Donnelly
Click on the full screen symbol to read and/or download a story about getting lost in New York City.
Learn to Earn Toolkit is a free online resource for intermediate and advanced adult learners of English.
You’ll build skills to prepare you for the workforce. Through your training on the Learn to Earn Toolkit, you will: