• The ESL School at NYFA New York Visits Museum of the Moving Image

    From zoetropes and mutoscopes to live multiscreen TV, the Museum of the Moving Image, located in the heart of Queens, takes the visitor on an experiential journey through the complex history of the motion picture.  We combined our classes to go on an immersive excursion where the students would work together to complete an English scavenger hunt.  

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    March 29, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 25

  • The ESL School at NYFA Introduces Culture Fridays

    Taking vocabulary to new heights, ESN New York introduces Culture Fridays: an immersive weekly lesson that teaches students about history, slang and pop culture.

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    March 29, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 30

  • Free Resources to Help Improve Your English

    Looking to improve your English language skills? You’re not alone: according to TESOL, around 1.5 billion people are currently learning the English language around the world. You’re in good company!

    There’s no better way of improving your English than by speaking and reading it as much as possible, but there are some useful resources online that can help you along the way…

    … and best of all, these are all totally free.

    1. Project Gutenberg and LibriVox

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    March 27, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 31

  • A Q&A With The ESL School at NYFA Alumnus and NYFA Filmmaking Student Helder Gomes

    As an institution that celebrates a diverse and international student community, The ESL School at NYFA (ESN) is proud to be a part of helping international students pursue their dreams. For many of our students, learning English is the first step towards achieving an incredible goal, whether that goal is to go on to study the arts at NYFA or to take their new English skills straight to work.

    For ESN alumnus Helder Gomes, the goal is to become a great film director. After successfully completing our 12-Week Level 5 Program at ESN, Helder continued to chase his dreams of becoming a filmmaker by enrolling in the New York Film Academy’s 1-Year Filmmaking Program. Now, he’s more inspired than ever to follow his dreams.

    Recently, we had the chance to catch up with Helder and hear how his experience at ESN prepared him for the journey ahead. Check out what he has to say:

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    March 27, 2017 • Q&As • Views: 31

  • Best Museums in New York City for Learning About American Culture

    New to the country and love museums? Never fear: the Big Apple has plenty of great places to learn all about the history and culture of America. With over 100 museums and historic sites, New York City’s museums cover a range of subjects ranging from sculpture to tattoos. Here are a few that we recommend for the intrepid explorer interested in learning more about American culture and traditions, all while improving your English language skills.

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    March 22, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 29

  • The ESL School at NYFA Culture Fridays: Best Films to Watch to Learn English Slang

    America is a large and diverse place, and its slang and culture varies greatly from region to region. Thankfully, that language has been preserved well on the silver screen. Here are a few films that showcase the speech, culture, and mannerisms of America’s many unique areas.

    “Clueless”

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    March 22, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 31