We Speak NYC (formerly We Are New York) 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.
About We Speak NYC
Who We Are
We Speak NYC (formerly We Are New York) is the City’s English Language Learning program. We Speak NYC organizes conversation groups that meet in 7-10-week conversation classes in all five boroughs. We aim to create a positive experience for all learners, utilizing community building and speaking to practical needs.CONTACT US
What We Do
The We Speak NYC team works together to train and support volunteers, organize classes, form partnerships with community organizations and create content for our learners. We are an almost entirely volunteer-led program. We welcome new volunteers and partners to the program.Find a class
WSNYC has engaged with 200+ partner sites and trained 700+ volunteers. These volunteers have facilitated over 750 conversation classes for a total of 24.5K hours of service and over 15,000 learners reached.View Report
The community speaks
Meet the students, teachers, and team behind We Speak NYC.