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Response to the New York Times article on English language classes

The August 6th New York Times article is framed in such a way that New York Times readers might assume that the New York Public Library is the only English Language provider in town, when in fact, immigrants who study Englsih have options throughout New York City: CUNY, DOE, the unions and community based organizations including the … Continue reading Response to the New York Times article on English language classes

Visit of Corey Johnson

This Thursday, July the 31st, was a special day for the IIC students, staff and teachers who received the warm visit of Council member Corey Johnson. The occasion for him to exchange with each and every one of our English learners, and to get a better idea of our ESL program. The IIC team wants … Continue reading Visit of Corey Johnson

Fund raising for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

On May 15th 2014, IIC staff and benefactors got together to support From Farm to Tray, the food benefit for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Donna Kelsh, director of the IIC, was accompanied by Julia Mincheva and Brian McKeevee, friends and supporters of the program. Find out more on the 2015 From Farm to Tray and on the actions of the Holy Apostles Soup … Continue reading Fund raising for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Our students published in The Literacy Reviews

We are proud to announce that the stories of our students have been published in NYU Gallatin College Literacy Reviews, for the seventh year in a row. A great reward for us all! Continue reading Our students published in The Literacy Reviews

Dreaming of Tbilisi University

Tamar Zurashvili is a 63-year-old native of the Georgian Republic, who has lived in New York for three months. She writes, “My country is famous for its art, songs, and dances. Nature is marvelous, with high mountains, rivers, resorts. I love my country, and I love the United States, too.” she is a student of … Continue reading Dreaming of Tbilisi University

Thirty-Five Seconds That Changed My Life

Réginald louis-Jacques, age 37, has lived in new York for 10 months. “I’m married to Regine Coppee, and we have a son, Mathys Reginald. Back in Haiti I was an electronic and network computer engineer.” Betsy Kissam is his ESOL teacher at the College of Mount St. Vincent’s institute for immigrant Concerns, where Donna Kelsh … Continue reading Thirty-Five Seconds That Changed My Life