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  • Rise & Shine, March is Here!

    Did you know that March is designated as Women’s History Month in the United States? Check the blog later in the month to see the fun activities ESN-NYC and ESN-LA will be doing to celebrate. In addition, spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, the days are becoming longer…breathe it in – things are about to start changing!

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    March 6, 2019 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 1161

  • 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: 1029

  • 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: 1142

  • 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: 1097

  • 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: 917

  • 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: 1039

  • Restaurant Review: Pearl Street Diner (NYC)

    Photo by the ESL School at NYFA.

    Food is the way to anyone’s heart! It is also a great way to learn grammar. Last week, the students from ESN-NYC went to a classic, retro restaurant from the 1960s called Pearl Street Diner, near Wall Street. Diners are a symbol of “Americana,” or America’s heritage. Many popular and classic films include scenes in a diner. For example, think of the iconic opening scene in Pulp Fiction.

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    May 15, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 930

  • 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: 1072

  • “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: 975

  • English Through Music and Song Elective

    In this elective class, music and song treat the English language as a meeting point and a commonality rather than as a barrier. Students of different proficiency levels come together every Monday and Wednesday for an hour to listen to new songs and melodies, engaging with the English language in a different kind of way. The songs range in genre and style from popular music to blues to rap to feel-good, easy listening. In the course of 12 weeks students listen to artists like Adele, Macklemore, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and many more.

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    April 27, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 1143