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  • Restaurant Review: Pearl Street Diner (NYC)

    Photo by the ESL School at NYFA.

    Food is the way to anyone’s heart! It is also a great way to learn grammar. Last week, the students from ESN-NYC went to a classic, retro restaurant from the 1960s called Pearl Street Diner, near Wall Street. Diners are a symbol of “Americana,” or America’s heritage. Many popular and classic films include scenes in a diner. For example, think of the iconic opening scene in Pulp Fiction.

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    May 15, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 86

  • Get Out There and Volunteer!

    Did you know that volunteering has an incredible amount of benefits? Connecting with the community can help reduce loneliness and stress and increase happiness and health. Volunteering also provides a wonderful way to practice English! Take a look at what ESN-LA has been doing to connect with the Los Angeles community. Continue Reading

    April 30, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 86

  • What Did the Ground Say to the Earthquake?

    Answer: You crack me up!

    Los Angeles is known for its incredible film industry, amazing lifestyle, and … its earthquakes. While quakes don’t happen every day, it’s still important to be prepared. Take a look at some of ESN-LA’s tips for earthquake preparedness.

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    April 19, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 82

  • The ESL School at NYFA Visits The Price is Right!

    Every quarter, ESN organizes a field trip to get the students out of the classroom to explore the city and use their English skills. This past quarter students attended a taping of one of the most exciting shows on television — The Price is Right!

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    April 10, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 173

  • Foodies of L.A., Truck On!

    Food Truck Decisions | www.eslynfa.edu

    What’s your fancy today? Will it be Kogi BBQ, Burger Bombay, or Hummus Yummy? Maybe you’re more in the mood for Big Green Bow, The Grilled Cheese Truck, or perhaps even Ragin’ Cajun. The possibilities are limitless day or night! Explore the food truck culture of L.A.

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    September 8, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 338

  • Downtown L.A. Theater Tour

    Disney Concert Hall | www.eslnyfa.edu

    When people think about the city of Los Angeles, the first thing that comes to mind is film. While Hollywood is very important to the city, theater also has a long and vibrant history. Read about our adventures through some of L.A.’s world famous theaters.

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    September 6, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 311

  • A Trip to the Petersen Auto Museum

    Group Shot at the Petersen Museum | www.eslnyfa.edu

    This August, students of The ESL School at NYFA (ESN) took a trip to the Petersen Auto Museum to explore and admire the amazing collection of vehicles on display. Many of the students took out their smart phones and SLR cameras to capture the extraordinary beauty of these cars and motorcycles.

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    August 29, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 341

  • 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: 467

  • 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: 390

  • 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: 341