Free classes open digital world to Flushing seniors

From left to right, Jackie Huey, AAFE board member; Fang Shu Tui, AAFE client and local resident; Lydia Tom, AAFE board president; State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky; Thomas Yu, AAFE co-executive director; U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; State Sen. Jessica Ramos; Prabir Barua, AAFE client and local resident; and Eusebio Veras, AAFE client and local resident. Photo courtesy of AAFE.

From left to right, Jackie Huey, AAFE board member; Fang Shu Tui, AAFE client and local resident; Lydia Tom, AAFE board president; State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky; Thomas Yu, AAFE co-executive director; U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; State Sen. Jessica Ramos; Prabir Barua, AAFE client and local resident; and Eusebio Veras, AAFE client and local resident. Photo courtesy of AAFE.

By Victoria Merlino

Asian Americans for Equality will host a series of free digital learning classes for Mandarin speakers looking to boost their computer and internet skills. 

The classes will occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in November from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 35-34 Union St., and spots can be reserved by calling 718-961-2833.

Classes will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: Intro to Email

  • Friday, Nov. 8: Intro to Microsoft Word

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12: Intro to Microsoft Excel

  • Friday, Nov. 15: Intro to Powerpoint

  • Tuesday. Nov. 19: Intro to the Internet/Part 1

  • Friday, Nov. 22: Intro to Internet/Part 2

The classes are designed for those in AAFE’s Workforce Development Program and for seniors near or in Flushing who speak limited English and have limited computer skills, according to a statement by AAFE, in order to introduce new opportunities for immigrant and low-income residents.