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  • 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: 887

  • “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: 1046

  • ‘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: 829