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  • Start the New Year with Fun!

    January is the start of a new year. The month symbolizes a new beginning and a chance to make resolutions. The ESL School at NYFA students are coming back from a two-week break, but don’t worry because there are plenty of great things to do and new adventures to have in LA and NYC!

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    January 10, 2019 • Language Tips • Views: 243

  • ESN-NYC: Thanksgiving Interviews at the World Trade Center

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates family and gratitude. For the Fall quarter, Level 5 ESN-NYC wanted to see what people are grateful for by going to one of the city’s largest transportation hubs – the World Trade Center Oculus.

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    January 7, 2019 • Language Tips • Views: 149

  • Halloween Spookiness

    Fall in Los Angeles is a beautiful time of year. The palm trees sway in the cool breeze, the days are shorter, and the mornings are crisp. Autumn also means it’s time for Halloween!

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    December 21, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 177

  • Exam Coming Up? Check Out These Helpful Tips!

    When we hear the word “exam,” it usually produces a visceral feeling of stress: your pulse races, you feel like you are going to faint, and you have forgotten everything. Relax! The ESL School at NYFA has some helpful tips to help you get ready for that exam.

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    June 14, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 551

  • Off to the Theatre

    Some of the greatest learning happens outside the classroom! Last week, ESN-NYC attended a play adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafta. It’s a dark humor play about a man who turns into a strange creature.

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    April 25, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 401

  • Restaurant Review: Exploring through Your Stomach

    Have you ever visited a new city and had a hard time finding a great place to eat? If you find yourself in L.A., don’t worry! ESN-LA students have written reviews to guide your tastebuds in the right direction! Sai, a Level 5 student, recently visited Strada Eateria & Coffee in downtown. See what she thought of this new restaurant.

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    April 25, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 360

  • Film Friday: Friday the 13th Edition

    The students at ESN-LA recently celebrated the unluckiest day of the year with a screening of Get Out. Prima Gonzalez, the Associate Education Direction, made red velvet crime scene cupcakes for the students to eat, as well as popcorn which is a staple for movie watching!

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    April 19, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 323

  • 5 (More) Useful Cinematic Words

    The ESL School at NYFA makes a strong effort to integrate the creative interests of the students while they develop their English language skills. Having a vivid vocabulary assists students in the classroom, the workplace, and in the community. Check out this set of vocabulary words to pepper into your next conversation!

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    March 12, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 489

  • College Classroom Do’s & Don’ts

    College classrooms and academic expectations can be very different from country to country. Some educational systems prefer students to be silent while other countries expect a high level of student participation.

    How would you describe your college classroom experience?

    Here are some quick tips to help you understand the expectations of the American college classroom!

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    January 4, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 450

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  • 10 of the Most Common English Idioms and How to Use Them

    Idioms can stump you when you are new to a language, but they can also be fun to learn. Here are a few of the most common idioms and how to use them in your creative life and beyond. Drop them into casual conversation and impress your native-speaking friends!

    1. Steal someone’s thunder.

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    September 19, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 488