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  • LA+NYC: Fun Things to Do in July!

    It’s officially summer! The weather has gotten warmer, the sweaters have been put away, and it’s time to have some fun in the sun! There is much to do in LA and NYC this month. Don’t just lie on the couch all day — get out there and discover something new!

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

    Go ahead. Click the links to find out more about fun events around town!

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    July 2, 2018 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 1013

  • Exam Coming Up? Check Out These Helpful Tips!

    When we hear the word “exam,” it usually produces a visceral feeling of stress: your pulse races, you feel like you are going to faint, and you have forgotten everything. Relax! The ESL School at NYFA has some helpful tips to help you get ready for that exam.

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    June 14, 2018 • Language Tips • Views: 1491

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


    Did you know that the best way to learn a language is to use the language? It’s true! Exploring your city and interacting with native speakers will help your speaking skills skyrocket. Whether you are in LA or NYC and looking for a volunteer experience, a movie screening, or new free activities, ESN is here to help you. Check out The ESL School at NYFA’s event calendar for unique things to do in and around the exciting epicenters of all things cool: LA and NYC.

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    June 14, 2018 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 944

  • Want to Feel Better? Catch Some ZZZ’s

    During your time in the U.S., you’ve probably noticed that we celebrate certain things during different months. In April, ESN celebrated National Poetry Month by writing haikus and taking photos that represented the meaning and emotion of famous poems. May was National Meditation Month, Bike Month, BBQ Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month. To celebrate Mental Health Awareness, ESN-NYC students participated in a program at the New York Film Academy entitled “Lights Out!”

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    May 30, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1169

  • NYC Apple Store Photo Walk

    ESN-NYC recently went on an Apple Store Photo Walk as a part of the Visual Art Elective. Our instructor, Leo, gave us great tips on how to use an iPhone as a professional, digital camera. The students learned technical vocabulary and also how to apply the “rule of thirds” technique to turn any normal photo in an amazing composition.

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    May 30, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 975

  • 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: 1005

  • 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: 1190

  • 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

  • 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

  • The ESL School at NYFA New York Visits Museum of the Moving Image

    From zoetropes and mutoscopes to live multiscreen TV, the Museum of the Moving Image, located in the heart of Queens, takes the visitor on an experiential journey through the complex history of the motion picture.  We combined our classes to go on an immersive excursion where the students would work together to complete an English scavenger hunt.  

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    March 29, 2017 • Exploring the City • Views: 1300