English as a Second Language

Cancer knows no geographic boundaries. No one knows this better than we do, as we welcome families from all over the world.

But imagine the stress of seeking treatment in not just a new city, but also an unfamiliar country. It’s easy for visitors to feel overwhelmed, especially when they’re faced with a language barrier. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our non-native speakers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes on a twice-weekly, year-round basis.

Our primary concentration is conversational English for parents and caregivers, though we count several teenagers and young adults among our students.

We use textbooks and supplemental materials from the VENTURES series from Cambridge University Press, which includes lessons about adjusting to life in a new culture and language.

One of our primary goals is to build the students’ confidence in their ability to use the English language, so we make the class as stress-free as possible!

Armed with new language skills, families can navigate New York City, and their child’s cancer treatment, a little easier.