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NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs We Are New York - Practice English
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Preview of the Series
We Are New York is a new TV show for people learning English. You will see stories of hope, love, family and friends. And you will learn the English you need to make it in New York City.
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We Are New York in the Classroom
Teachers across the City are using We Are New York in the classroom. Teachers have found the show to be a great conversation starter for most students. The authentic stories of immigrant life in New York appeal to learners of all levels and of every nationality. The show also supports instruction by communicating important information that students need to know.
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Community Leaders in Action

WANY Takes the A Train!
Dorca from Harlem cooks delicious Dominican dishes and dreams of opening her own café. After her husband was diagnosed with diabetes, she learns to cook healthier meals. Dorca believes it’s more fun to watch WANY with a large group of family, friends and neighbors. She likes inviting everyone to her home to talk about the videos and enjoy her tasty—and healthy—food.
In Spanish with English subtitles (En español con subtítulos en ingles)
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The Dynamic Duo
Peggy and Livia are a pair of energetic volunteer ESL teachers from the Transitions Network, an organization for women over 50 in lower Manhattan. They use WANY to get the conversations rolling and to make learning English fun. Students enjoy practicing English and learning relevant information that can help their families, including one who learns how to control his child’s asthma.
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Sunset Park Studios!
For the ESL students at La Union in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood, learning English and building confidence starts with watching WANY, and it ends with writing, directing and acting in their own episodes. When they make their acceptance speech at the Oscars, it will surely be in English!
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It Takes a Village!
The mothers attending the conversation group at Ravenswood Family Literacy Center in Queens are taking drama in the classroom to the next level: by writing scripts and practicing scenes to prepare for parent-teacher meetings at their children's schools. The skills they learn in the group have empowered them to take an active role in their children's education.
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