The High Line is a stunning park that is 30 feet above street level located in bustling lower Manhattan. There are restaurants, galleries, and magnificent views, but its star attraction is the 1.45 mile walk way that stretches from 34th street all the way to 14th street.
The ESL School at NYFA (ESN) students made their way there early Friday morning, meeting first at the Vessel. “It was different than I imagined from the photos. I was excited that we can have conversation exercises near all the great sceneries,” says Pedro Ozimica, a first year student from Chile.
After enjoying their morning coffee, the students workshopped their screenplays. The ESN students workshopped their screenplays to make sure that their scripts are tight and ready for the production phase of their short films later in the session.
Later in the afternoon, the students participated in a mini scavenger hunt, an activity to practice their conversational skills. They must first find the locations posted on Flip, a video discussion and sharing app, and then they create a short video, speaking about the significance of the locations.
“It was so refreshing to be outside of the classroom and see a different side of the city,” says Yeva Sevriukova, an aspiring actress from Ukraine.
All in all, the students will never forget their experience at the High Line in NYC.
Stunning (adj) – extremely extraordinary
Bustling (adj) – full of activity
Magnificent (adj) – impressive
Workshop (v) – an intensive group discussion to explore aspects of production before staging.
Scavenger Hunt (n) – a game in which a group must collect a number of miscellaneous items.