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Asian Language Exchange & Social Network (ALESN) is a volunteer-run language and cultural program offering free language classes, culturally specific workshops and discussion groups, and social networking opportunities in New York City.

Monthly Social Events

Come join our monthly social events to mingle with other students, make friends, and practice the language skills that you learn in class. 

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Free Language Classes

Interested in learning a new language? Ready to improve upon a language you already know? View a current summary of our program's free language classes at both beginner's and intermediate levels of:

  • Cantonese Classes
  • Mandarin Classes 
  • Chinese Reading/Writing Classes
  • Japanese Classes

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Free Specialty Workshops

Our weekly workshops explore everything from various martial arts systems to Asian languages and cultures to the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy.

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Meet Our Instructors

Mia Skurnick and Judith Hu, Beginner Mandarin Instructors on Thursdays
Kam Yau
 
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