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  • 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: 1042

  • ESN-LA Thanksgiving Short Film Fest

    Each quarter, The ESL School at NYFA has students showcase their cinematic talents by having a short film festival. As Thanksgiving is during November, this was the perfect opportunity to have a potluck with traditional food and create short films based on thankfulness.

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    December 21, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1093

  • 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: 1153

  • Autumn in L.A.

    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.

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    December 21, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1204

  • ESN-NYC: The Museum of the Moving Image

    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.
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    October 17, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1055

  • ESN-LA Goes to the Hollywood Bowl

    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.

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    October 17, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1109

  • The ESL School at NYFA Celebrates “Be Kind to Humankind” Week

    “What can I do to make the world a better place?”

    This is a question we might ask ourselves from time to time. Most people think we need to do big things to have an impact on the world around us. However, this isn’t always true. Small actions can have the power to change someone’s life.

    Did you know that there is a special week called Be Kind to Humankind Week? ESN-LA and NYC celebrated by doing a few thoughtful activities.
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    September 25, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1026

  • ESN Celebrates African-American Music Appreciation Month

    Music is a very powerful tool. One song can change our mood or make a moment more magical. June was African-American Music Appreciation Month and The ESL School at NYFA’s Level 5 students found new favorite songs and reflected on America’s observance of the incredible musical contributions of African Americans.

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    August 27, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 925

  • LA + NYC: Fun Things to Do in August!

    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!

    • Check out LA’s August calendar here.
    • NYC’s calendar can be found here.

    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!

    Want to read more about the Disney Concert Hall? Check out this ESN blog post.

     

    August 1, 2018 • Culture Fridays, Exploring the City, Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 989

  • NYC: The International Center for Photography

    Hello, summer! Last week, ESN-NYC went to The International Center for Photography.

    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 ashhoneycomb, and s’mores

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    July 2, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1045