Li Yeng

Relationship: Im/migrant
Story pending

 My kid goes to school and there are translators. I have been taking English classes at the Manny Cantor Center, and I have made many friends from different countries. This school, the teachers, social workers, many people are very kind. They help me with a lot of things.  My son is four years old. When he first came here he spoke Mandarin, so before he came to school he couldn’t speak English. Now he has gone to school for one year here and he can speak a lot. When he goes home sometimes he speaks English and I say, ‘What is this?’ And he translates for me. Before he just saw Chinese movies and now he goes to English movies.  Here you can learn many different cultures, you can hear many different languages, and you can make friends from different countries in school. 

Place(s): New York, Lower East Side, China

– Li Yeng

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant