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English In Action

English in Action (EiA) helps newcomers to the United States gain fluency and confidence in conversational English by pairing them with volunteer tutors for weekly conversation sessions. In addition to practicing the language without the fear of making mistakes, English in Action students learn about life in this country and teach their conversation partners about their own languages, lands and customs.

Every year, more than 500 students from some 50 countries and volunteer tutors are paired in the one-to-one program in  New York City.  Additional English in Action programs are administered by the ESU Branches in Central Florida, Central Pennsylvania, ColumbusLexington, New Orleans, Portland, and Seattle

English in Action News

Learning One Million Words: English in Action Interviewed by Voices of New York

English in Action students and tutors talk about our one-to-one conversation program.  WATCH THE VIDEO