2 thoughts on “Older New Yorkers Have Huge and Growing Need for English Classes

  1. While it is certainly true that there are not enough publicly-funded ESOL seats available to serve limited English proficient New Yorkers, the article inaccurately reports that older adults applicants on waitlists for ESOL classes at LaGuardia Community College “are not called back.” In fact, all waitlisted English language learner applicants for LaGuardia’s ESOL classes are invited to intake and orientation sessions when seats are available, regardless of age or employment status. Furthermore, many students of all ages with civic and family engagement goals are currently enrolled in these free classes.

    While sponsor-mandated eligibility restrictions apply on certain grant-funded projects, LaGuardia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.

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