Beginner, intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESOL) at Together One New York, a non-profit organization providing assistance to immigrants and a place of community.
Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes. These classes are a great low-cost option for English learners throughout New York City!
In the beginner classes, students learn how to write and talk about themselves and their family, as well as learn simple English expressions to carry on a basic conversation. Students learn the vocabulary needed for a variety of different settings, including asking for directions, telling the date and time, going shopping, and conversing over the phone. Students also learn the past, present, and continuous verb tenses.
In the intermediate classes, students learn to use the past, present, future, continuous, and perfect tenses to talk about themselves and their family, as well as communicate and further elaborate on their thoughts and ideas. Students learn the vocabulary needed for more complex situations including interviewing for a job, speaking with their boss, visiting the doctor’s office, paying bills, etc. Students read the newspaper and discuss and write about current events. Students improve their reading and writing skills and feel more comfortable conversing with native English speakers.
In the advanced classes, the focus is on spoken English, writing, idioms, and advanced sentence structure and grammar. Students improve their English language skills to convey the exact thoughts and ideas they want to express. Discussions on current events, challenging readings, and other materials will be used to help to improve fluency and increase confidence in communicating in English for a variety of different situations and settings.