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  • Off to the Theatre

    Some of the greatest learning happens outside the classroom! Last week, ESN-NYC attended a play adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafta. It’s a dark humor play about a man who turns into a strange creature.

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    April 25, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 1218

  • 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: 1208

  • Alumni Highlight: Where Are They Now?

    Fabian Barreneche Vega, a former student of the ESL School at NFYA and a current Acting for Film student of the New York Film Academy, took a moment out of his busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few questions about his experiences at ESN and in New York City.

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    April 25, 2018 • Q&As • Views: 1042

  • 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: 901

  • 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: 1312

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  • 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: 1341

  • Downtown L.A. Theater Tour

    Disney Concert Hall | www.eslnyfa.edu

    When people think about the city of Los Angeles, the first thing that comes to mind is film. While Hollywood is very important to the city, theater also has a long and vibrant history. Read about our adventures through some of L.A.’s world famous theaters.

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    September 6, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 1477

  • A Trip to the Petersen Auto Museum

    Group Shot at the Petersen Museum | www.eslnyfa.edu

    This August, students of The ESL School at NYFA (ESN) took a trip to the Petersen Auto Museum to explore and admire the amazing collection of vehicles on display. Many of the students took out their smart phones and SLR cameras to capture the extraordinary beauty of these cars and motorcycles.

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    August 29, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 1055

  • 6 Popular Ways to Practice English

    August 25, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 1044

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  • ESL Students Visit The Autry Museum of the West

    On a recent field trip, The ESL School at NYFA Los Angeles students were reminded that local history goes much further than the streets of Hollywood. At the Autry Museum of the West, students were able to visit an old Western saloon, view film memorabilia and historic firearms, and also star in their own personal Western! There were vests, hats, and other prop clothes for them to wear. When they were ready, they pressed a button on the saddle that cued the classic upbeat horse-riding tune Rossini’s “William Tell Overture Final.” Waving a cowboy hat in the air, the students pretended they were riding through the Wild West.

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    April 29, 2017 • Culture Fridays, Exploring the City • Views: 1197