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  • 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.

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    June 1, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 179

  • 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? Recently, students at The ESL School at NYFA’s New York City campus were introduced to the expression “playing hooky” (not to be confused with playing hockey!). Students shared some interesting stories about weaseling their way out of work. While we would normally share some quotes from our students here, we thought it best not to make public any of their adventures…

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    May 23, 2017 • Culture Fridays, Language Tips • Views: 187

  • 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.

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    May 19, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 201

  • 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: 269

  • 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.

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    April 29, 2017 • Culture Fridays, Exploring the City • Views: 260

  • 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.

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    April 13, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 242

  • 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: 201