Los Angeles isn’t famous for its Fall season. While the leaves on most of our trees don’t change to oranges and reds, we do get to enjoy 75 degree weather and go bike riding at the beach any day of the year.
ESN-LA took advantage of this beautiful time of year and went on a hike through Griffith Park to the famous Observatory located in the Hollywood Hills.
The Museum of the Moving Image was once a famous film studio for silent films. Today, it is one of the only film museums of its kind, located in Queens, New York. The museum offers an interesting look at film and television history through old, archive footage and antique equipment. The museum also includes cutting-edge exhibitions on technology. Continue Reading
In the heart of LA lies the Hollywood Bowl, arguably one of the most famous music venues in the United States. It’s prominence stems from its long history of iconic performances, from American musicians like Frank Sinatra to the world-famous The Beatles. Our students got the chance to explore the inside, learn about the architectural design of the building, and — most importantly — be immersed in its colorful history.
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!
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!
The weather was perfect, so first we stopped for vegan ice cream at Van Leeuwen’s. The sizes were huge and the ice cream came in interesting flavors and colors. Some eye-catching flavors were black sesame ash, honeycomb, and s’mores.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.