We Are New York is an Emmy
Award-winning half-hour TV show. You can watch the show on Mondays at 12:30 pm
and Sundays at 3:00 pm on Channel 25 (or Channel 22 on Cablevision). You can
also watch it on Fridays at 10:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm on Channel 74.
The show can make a difference in people's lives. Each episode has a
different story of immigrants living in New York City. They show how New Yorkers
can work together to solve problems and create better lives for themselves. The
stories capture the spirit of people who have come from all over the world to
make the Big Apple their home.
We Are New York is intended to help
people learn English that will be useful to them. Each week, a new story will
show people speaking English in important and realistic situations, like going
to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher.
The characters speak the English of everyday life. But, they speak a little
slower than the average English-language television show. The show also has
subtitles in English, helping people to understand and learn the language.
The We Are New York Community Project organizes free conversation groups across the City. Volunteer language leaders are trained and placed at community organizations, and they use the show to help immigrants practice their English. Practice your English or to get involved with We Are New York.
We Are New York was created by the Mayor's Office of Adult Education and the City University of New York, Office of Academic Affairs.