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English Language and Employment Services for Adult Immigrants and Refugees (ELESAIR)

Starting out as a small English language program operating within the International YMCA, it has become one of the city's largest community-based Adult Literacy programs. ELESAIR is now a one-stop assistance center where immigrant adults with little means and limited English skills can obtain the full range of services - instructional, vocational, placement and support - so essential to their prospects as New Yorkers.

ELESAIR serves as multilingual information resource and referral centers, and provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services. Instructional services include English as a Second Language, Cultural Orientation, Citizenship Preparation, Job Readiness, and Computer Literacy.

ELESAIR Class Schedule:

Morning Classes: 10am – 1pm (Mon to Thurs)
Afternoon Classes: 2pm – 5pm (Mon to Thurs)
Evening Classes: 6pm – 9pm (Mon to Thurs)

ELESAIR Cycle Schedule:

To view ELESAIR’s 2013/2014 Registration Cycle Schedule, please click here.
For a Registration/Class Schedule of the Current Fall 2013 Cycle, please click here.
REGISTER NOW! Please bring a copy of a bill with your home address (ID optional).

ELESAIR Other Information:

  • For a program brochure, please click here.
  • To see a video of an ELESAIR graduation ceremony, please click here.

For more information on ELESAIR, please contact:

Dio Gica
Program Manager
Tel. 212-875-4336  Fax 212-724-2344

Lorna Blancaflor
Program Coordinator
Tel. 212-875-4345 Fax 212-724-2344