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  • 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: 946

  • 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: 861

  • 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

  • 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: 1279

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  • 5 Common Mistakes in English — And How to Learn From Them

    When you’re learning a language, making mistakes is part of the process. As you practice you will get better at recognizing when things sound right. So take every opportunity to say the sentences out loud; think like an actor and recite them like you were practicing for a play. Have fun!

    1. Mixing Up Watch, Look, and See

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    September 12, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 924

  • Foodies of L.A., Truck On!

    Food Truck Decisions | www.eslynfa.edu

    What’s your fancy today? Will it be Kogi BBQ, Burger Bombay, or Hummus Yummy? Maybe you’re more in the mood for Big Green Bow, The Grilled Cheese Truck, or perhaps even Ragin’ Cajun. The possibilities are limitless day or night! Explore the food truck culture of L.A.

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    September 8, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 1326

  • The ESL School at NYFA Culture Fridays: Best Films to Watch to Learn English Slang

    America is a large and diverse place, and its slang and culture varies greatly from region to region. Thankfully, that language has been preserved well on the silver screen. Here are a few films that showcase the speech, culture, and mannerisms of America’s many unique areas.

    “Clueless”

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    March 22, 2017 • Culture Fridays • Views: 1066