Culture Fridays
Category

  • LA + NYC: Fun Things to Do in August!

    Summer is a magical season filled with outdoor movie screenings, music, and beach-going. Eventually though, all good things must come to an end. The month of August signals the approaching end of summer — students return to school, vacations come to an end, and the days shorten even further.

    Don’t worry! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy fun, outdoor activities. Check out our calendars and get out there and make some more summer memories!

    • Check out LA’s August calendar here.
    • NYC’s calendar can be found here.

    FUN FACT: The Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is the home of the LA Philharmonic when they aren’t playing at their summer home, the Hollywood Bowl. When the Walt Disney Concert Hall was built, the steel walls reflected a lot of sunlight. As a result, the nearby sidewalks were a scorching 140 degrees Fahrenheit!

    Want to read more about the Disney Concert Hall? Check out this ESN blog post.

     

    August 1, 2018 • Culture Fridays, Exploring the City, Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 121

  • May is National Meditation Month


    Meditation is done around the world to clear minds and calm inner emotions. ESN-LA students recently took a break from their books and joined a NYFA meditation class. Learning to cook, getting around your new city, and learning a language can be a bit stressful. Let’s see how ESN-LA students learned to ease the stress and make daily life even more enjoyable.

    Continue Reading

    May 29, 2018 • Culture Fridays • Views: 269

  • Celebrating Culture: Cinco de Mayo!

    New York City and Los Angeles are very proud of their cultural diversity. The Los Angeles campus recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo, which is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s improbable victory over the French in the city of Puebla, Mexico (1862). See what The ESL School did to mark this special day!

    Continue Reading

    May 10, 2018 • Culture Fridays • Views: 280

  • The ESL School at NYFA celebrates National Bike Month

    Throughout history, many inventions have transformed society’s values and norms. One humble mode of transportation has done more than you might think. This month we celebrate the bicycle.

    Continue Reading

    June 1, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 477

  • Film Fridays: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    Most students have probably considered playing hooky at some point. While we don’t condone it, we definitely understand the need to sneak in a midweek break on occasion. Who better to school you on the perfect way to spend your day off than the cult idol and master of schemes, Ferris Bueller?

    Continue Reading

    May 23, 2017 • Culture Fridays, Language Tips • Views: 509

  • Star Wars Day

    May the Fourth be with you! The ESL School at NYFA had fun with Star Wars Day on May 4, also known as “Star Wars” day. Each campus celebrated this special holiday in their own unique way, coming up with creative and educational activities to commemorate the day.

    Continue Reading

    May 19, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 523

  • Film Fridays at The ESL School at NYFA

    Watching movies is a wonderful way to explore the English language. The ESL School at NYFA has introduced Film Fridays to bring students together to watch and discuss a wide variety of films. The first series of films in Los Angeles is Teachers’ Favorites. Students can learn a little more about their instructors through their choice of film.  Continue Reading

    May 8, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 618

  • ESL Students Visit The Autry Museum of the West

    On a recent field trip, The ESL School at NYFA Los Angeles students were reminded that local history goes much further than the streets of Hollywood. At the Autry Museum of the West, students were able to visit an old Western saloon, view film memorabilia and historic firearms, and also star in their own personal Western! There were vests, hats, and other prop clothes for them to wear. When they were ready, they pressed a button on the saddle that cued the classic upbeat horse-riding tune Rossini’s “William Tell Overture Final.” Waving a cowboy hat in the air, the students pretended they were riding through the Wild West.

    Continue Reading

    April 29, 2017 • Culture Fridays, Exploring the City • Views: 607

  • What Are Culture Fridays?

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

    Continue Reading

    April 13, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 536

  • 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”

    Continue Reading

    March 22, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 462