Description & History

The WANY Project links volunteers, local organizations with meeting space, and community residents who want to practice English in weekly conversation groups.

Sponsored by the City University of New York and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, the project uses a nine-part TV series called "We Are New York" as the anchor for the conversation groups.

Each conversation group meets for two hours weekly over a ten week period. Conversation group leaders work in pairs to guide between 12 and 20 adult immigrants practicing English. We train volunteer conversation group leaders and provide free class materials, including DVDs.

About the organization

We Are New York Project

Nydia Parries
Project Manager
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