• Alumni Highlight: Where Are They Now?

    Fabian Barreneche Vega, a former student of the ESL School at NFYA and a current Acting for Film student of the New York Film Academy, took a moment out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few questions about his experiences at ESN and in New York City.

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    April 25, 2018 • Q&As • Views: 139

  • 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: 102

  • 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

  • YouTube: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Lights, camera, action!

    Last quarter, students at ESN-NYC participated in the Film Elective led by instructors Meghan Killeen and Andrew Dispensa. Get a behind-the-scenes look at their YouTube film project.

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    April 10, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 140

  • 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

  • Vincent van Gogh Film Adaptation

    Renowned for his paintings, Vincent van Gogh also understood the power of language. He once stated, “It is not the language of painters, but the language of nature which one should listen to.” Delving into the creative palette of language, ESN students recently put vocabulary into motion through a collaborative project. Students read the biography of Vincent van Gogh in their Reading & Vocabulary textbook, and then brought the pages to life through a film adaptation.

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    April 10, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 86

  • “All the World’s a Stage” – Shakespeare

    This quarter, Ebba Gendron, an ESN-LA instructor, is thrilled to be offering an acting class to the ESL student community. “As a filmmaker, it is important to not only understand what actors do, but to understand the process and the vocabulary used by actors and to experience the art form firsthand. This is what this class offers the students,” she says. Find out more about her story and how she is bridging ESN to NYFA.

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    March 12, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 218

  • 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: 236

  • 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: 204

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  • ‘Tis the Season!

    The holiday season is a magical time of year … Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and ice skating rinks start popping up throughout the city! A great way to stave off homesickness is to have a party. ESN-LA recently held its annual Cookie Swap. Students and teachers brought in homemade and store-bought cookies to share and the room was decorated with snowflakes, garlands, and white twinkle lights.

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    December 15, 2017 • Classroom Fun • Views: 161