Why NYC is the Best City to Learn a Foreign Language

New York City is known for a lot of things – incredible pizza, famous Broadway musicals, and countless world class attractions. Whether you think of it as The City that Never Sleeps, the Big Apple, or simply The Greatest City on Earth, it’s no secret that NYC is a special place. 


New York City has much more to offer than just tourist attractions and offices in skyscrapers, however. People flock to NYC to experience the melting pot of cultures that exists throughout the city. Spend a day exploring different parts of NYC and it is like taking a trip around the world without ever setting foot on a plane. 


Vibrant ethnic neighborhoods, amazing authentic food from around the globe, and the opportunity to be neighbors with a foreign-born immigrant (a large portion of NYC’s citizens fall in this category) all add to the immersive cultural experience that is New York City. 


Immersion is key when it comes to learning a new language, which makes New York City a prime candidate for best place to learn a foreign language. It is estimated that several hundred different languages are spoken in NYC, and you would be hard pressed to find a more linguistically diverse city on the planet. 


We believe New York City is such a great place to learn a foreign language that City Speakeasy has not just one but two locations in NYC. If you are considering learning a new language but aren’t sure where to do so, here’s why you should come join us.  


Great Foreign Language Schools 


Home to dozens of foreign language schools, NYC has abundant resources to help you learn a new language. Regardless of if you are looking to become fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, or just about any other foreign language, you will find a language class in NYC that can help. 


We are (of course) partial to our City Speakeasy foreign language classes. You will find small class sizes and a focus on immersion based learning. We believe that learning a new language is about so much more than just memorizing a bunch of new words, and we are here to come alongside you as you learn.  


Opportunities for Real-World Practice  


One of the great things about New York City is that you don’t have to grab your passport and hop on a plane to develop your new language skills by practicing them in real life settings. 


Head to Chinatown or Little Italy and make friends with a native speaker, or strike up a conversation with someone on the subway. Try ordering from a restaurant menu using your newly acquired language skills, or go shopping and try a little friendly bartering at a market. Every City Speakeasy class ends with a chance to practice in a social setting to help you feel comfortable speaking conversationally in a variety of settings, which is key to language learning success. 


Learning a foreign language is about more than learning new words, it is about learning how to interact within an entirely new culture. Approach learning a foreign language under this premise, and a whole world (literally!) of possibilities may open for you. 


Great Classmates 


New York City has an excitement about it that is infectious. Your classmates either live in NYC or have perhaps come specifically to learn a new language. Either way, you will be surrounded by others who share your same goal: engaging within a new culture by learning a new language. 


City Speakeasy’s small class sizes and social immersion events will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know your classmates better while practicing your shared new language. Who knows, you might even find a new travel buddy for your next trip abroad! 


Some of the World’s Best Teachers


Our resident NYC foreign language teachers know that this city is a special place, which is how we have attracted some of the best teachers in the industry. You will learn from incredible teachers who have great experience and much to offer. 


Our teachers want to help you succeed, and they will work hard to help you do so. Learning a new language isn’t easy, but they make it fun. Many are native speakers or have lived in different places around the globe, but all have much to offer you in your pursuit to learn a new language. 


It’s Fun 


New York City is fun, and learning a new language is fun. Combine the two, and it’s double the fun. Add in great classmates, social immersion events, and incredible teachers for a fun, effective way to learn a new language. 


Whether you live in NYC already, or want to come spend just a couple of months in the city learning a new language before heading off on a new adventure, making the choice to learn a new language in NYC is an excellent idea.

Ready to get started?  New classes are starting now! 

Come to our next foreign language trial class to see it for yourself!