America has always offered lots of opportunities to newcomers – whether they are young or old; women or men; child or adult; or immigrant or asylum seeker. They all bring with them their cultural richness and come with skills that help with easily adapting and starting a new life. However, most of them lack one thing in common: English language.
Learning and speaking English is crucial in the process of their settlement and integration with the larger society. It is a fact that knowing English makes life easier for new Americans and helps them find better jobs. That’s why NYA has started “ESL for Newcomers” project.