Post Tagged with: "ESL"

A group of students taking a class at Aprendiendo Inglés Ahora E.S.L. (Photo by Jackie Pape via The Easthampton Star)

ESL on the South Fork

Education, Immigration, Long Island October 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Classes for adult students of English have been successful on the South Fork of Long Island, reports The East Hampton Star.

(Photo by Andrew Sundberg for Mother to Mother Brooklyn via BKLYNER)

ESL Classes for Sunset Park Moms

Brooklyn, Education, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

A nonprofit in Sunset Park offers ESL classes and more to mothers with young children, reports BKLYNER.

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

Funding for ESL Classes Not Keeping Up With Demand?

African American, Immigration, Video February 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“Independent Sources” explores a recent report that finds the state is failing to keep up with the demand for ESL classes, and a book that pays homage to a relatively unknown Black artist who was active in fighting for civil rights.

(Photo by Susan Lee via Open City)

Bridging Ethnic Divides with Weekly Conversations

East Asian, Education, Latino, Queens April 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm

A weekly meet-up held in English is aimed at narrowing the cultural and language gaps between the Asian and Latino communities. Open City listens in.

(Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Despite Mayor’s School Reforms, English Learners Stuck

Education, Immigration, Latino, Voices' Picks July 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The graduation rate of the 160,000 city public school students who are “English Language Learners” has been declining since 2010, but there’s no consensus among administrators, educators – or mayoral candidates – on how to best help them.

Parents attend inauguration of Bronx Parent Center at Mercy College. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

First Education Center Geared For Parents Opens in The Bronx

Bronx, Education October 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

Language barriers and a lack of education have long hindered immigrant parents’ participation in their children’s education. This could start to change with the opening of the Bronx Parent Center, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Estudiantes del taller que les permite aprender un segundo idioma usando conceptos para enfrentar situaciones de abuso, como laboral o de vivienda. (Photo by Zaira Cortés/EDLP)

Class Teaches Immigrants How to Fight Back in English

Education, Latino August 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

English-language learners in a Flatbush class profiled by El Diario/La Prensa go beyond talking about hobbies or weather. They practice how to talk to their children’s teachers and how to stand up to abuse from bosses or landlords. Students learn not just English, they also learn their rights.

This photo, via Feet in Two Worlds, was drawn by an immigrant middle school student for the Urban Arts Partnership's Story Studio Project.

Tips For Immigrant Families Navigating NYC Schools

Education, Featured Posts, Immigration April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Columnist Nancy Bruni — who moved to the United States from Taiwan as a child — breaks down the options for immigrant children learning English in the New York City school system, and offers some tips for parents, too.

After Half a Century, a Beloved Language School Faces Shutdown

After Half a Century, a Beloved Language School Faces Shutdown

Education, Immigration March 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm

For the past 50 years, thousands of immigrants, including Poles, have learned English and picked up American culture at the International Center. The Center is now on the verge of closing, but its students and teachers are scrambling to save it.

Students from Emma Lazarus High School.

A high school for ESL students

Education, In the News, Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Emma Lazarus High School caters to students, 16 and older, who are not native English speakers and looking to pursue higher education.