Inwood Artist turns Local Laundermat into English as a second language classroom

Text by: Erica Pearson

Audio Report by: George Bodarky

For these English classes, students had better break out the soap and fabric softener and start hunting for quarters.

Inwood artist Hector Canonge is taking over his local laundermat and turning it into a classroom for immigrant neighbors.

In August, he’ll teach two free English as a Second Language classes a day among the bright yellow tables for folding clothes, near a wall of washing machines inside Magic Touch Laundromat on Thayer St.

Registration begins Monday night – and prospective students are already puzzled about the setting.