What we're about

Centro NYC is a non-profit organization that has provided affordable adult education programs and cultural events to New Yorkers since 1978! We are a welcoming, inclusive community, staffed entirely by volunteers who are committed to developing skills, confidence, independence and cross-cultural understanding among lifelong New Yorkers and newcomers.

Why study English or Spanish with us? We offer REAL language instruction by NATIVE SPEAKERS, with plenty of conversation practice. We help you strengthen your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You'll improve your grammar, build vocabulary, and polish pronunciation. Two teachers in each class ensure plenty of personal attention. All classes provide TWO HOURS of instruction, plus a half hour "Intercambio" – informal conversation practice over refreshments with native speakers from all our classes.

LOW COST: Our non-profit mission enables us to offer our classes at very low-cost, compared to commercial language schools. Our dedicated, volunteer staff ensures the highest quality language instruction.

ENGLISH ESL classes for adults at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels meet twice a week.
SPANISH classes for adults at four levels, Beginner to Advanced, meet once a week.
CULTURAL EVENTS held throughout the year help new New Yorkers meet each other and make new friends.

All classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, 250 West 65 Street in Manhattan.

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Upcoming events (5+)

English (ESL) Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Classes

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

English: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced January 22–April 18 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm–9pm $65 for first time students (Price adjusted on rolling basis! Cash or credit accepted) Beginner English: Learn basic vocabulary and conversation in asking directions, shopping, going to the doctor, and talking on the phone. You will talk and write about yourself, your family, home and work. You will know how to have basic conversation in the simple present and past tenses. Intermediate English: Learn to describe likes and dislikes, ideas and opinions, talk with your children's teachers or manage a job interview. Improve your writing by keeping a journal and preparing a resume. Read the newspaper, and discuss and write about current events. You will be able to have a natural conversation by the end of this class. Advanced English: Learn to speak and understand complex ideas, describe actions in different times, and express cause and effect and advanced vocabulary. Read challenging fiction and journalism, enjoy podcasts and videos, and discuss current events. Improve accuracy and fluency, and gain confidence in social and work settings. Register in person on a rolling basis, email us at [masked], or send us a WhatsApp at[masked]

Intercambio! Practice English or Spanish conversation, meet new people.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

$3.00

If you are learning English or Spanish and want to practice your new skills with native speakers, we have the Meetup for you. Our Intercambio is an informal weekly get-together, focused on strengthening conversation skills. Our attendees include current Centro students, language lovers looking for additional practice, and newcomers from all over the world looking to make new friends. Centro volunteer English and Spanish teachers help you mingle, suggest discussion topics, and lead activities to keep the conversation flowing. Coffee, tea, and snacks add to a fun evening. You can drop in once or become a "regular" in Centro's warm, welcoming community. Please join us! Only $3 admission, but please rsvp. Si estás aprendiendo Inglés o Español y quieres practicar tus nuevos conocimientos de idiomas con personas que hablan el idioma nativo, tenemos un Meetup para ti. Nuestro Intercambio es una reunión semanal informal enfocada en reforzar el nivel de conversación de los participantes. Nuestros asistentes incluyen estudiantes actuales del Centro (de Idiomas NYC), amantes de los idiomas que buscan practicar más, y recién llegados de todo el mundo que buscan nuevos amigos. Los profesores voluntarios de Inglés y Español del Centro te ayudan a relacionarte, sugieren temas de conversación y dirigen actividades para que la conversación sea fluida y amena. ¡La noche divertida de Intercambio lo será aún más con café, té y bocaditos! Puedes venir una vez o convertirte en un “regular” de la cálida y acogedora comunidad del Centro. ¡Únete a nosotros por favor! El costo es sólo $3 (que incluye refrescos y bocaditos), pero por favor confirma tu asistencia. *** Take the #1 to 66 St, or the A, B, C, D, or E to Columbus Circle. We're located one block west of Lincoln Center and LaGuardia High School. Look for "Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center" beyond the scaffolding. A Centro volunteer will be inside to greet you. Cómo llegar: Toma el Tren 1 a la Estación de la 66 Street, o toma los Trenes A, B, C, D, o E al Columbus Circle. Estamos ubicados a una cuadra al oeste del Lincoln Center y LaGuardia High School. Busca el “Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center” después de los andamios. Un voluntario del Centro estará dentro del local para darte la bienvenida. For details on our Fall English and Spanish classes: http://centronyc.org/learn_english.php http://centronyc.org/learn_spanish.php

Spanish – Level 4 – Advanced

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

Spanish Level 4: January 22–April 18 $195 for 13 weeks (Price adjusted on rolling basis! Payment plans in cash or credit accepted) Level 4 students are already familiar with the fundamental structures of Spanish grammar, so your needs will determine the grammar focus of the class. Our advanced class will encourage you and your fellow students to use idiomatic Spanish and to discuss complex topics such as current events. In an upbeat environment, you will enjoy the support of your instructor and classmates, and the opportunity to express yourself in Spanish with confidence. Your teachers may also plan excursions to movies and plays. Each class is taught by two native Spanish speakers. Class meetings include two hours of instruction and a half hour to enjoy refreshment and practice conversation with the native Spanish speakers studying in our English classes. TO REGISTER: Register in person on a rolling basis, email us at [masked], or send us a WhatsApp at[masked]. LEARN MORE ABOUT US AT: http://centronyc.org

Spanish – Level 3 – High Intermediate

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

Spanish Level 3: January 22–April 18 $195 for 13 weeks (Price adjusted on rolling basis! Payment plans in cash or credit accepted) Focus on improving fluidity, vocabulary, verb tenses and sentence structure. After Level 3, you will have built conversational ability in anticipation of Level 4. Each class is taught by two native Spanish speakers. Class meetings include two hours of instruction and a half hour to enjoy refreshment and practice conversation with the native Spanish speakers studying in our English classes. TO REGISTER: Register in person on a rolling basis, email us at [masked], or send us a WhatsApp at[masked]. Learn more about us at http://centronyc.org

Past events (187)

Spanish – Level 4 – Advanced

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

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