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  • 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: 1223

  • 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: 1319

  • 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: 1080

  • The ESL School at NYFA Visits Cinequest

    The ESL School at NYFA recently had the opportunity to visit longtime San Jose virtual reality and film festival, Cinequest. The festival was a great chance for students to experience local culture and sharpen their language skills while enjoying some truly remarkable films and workshops. Cinequest was an exciting way for our English language students to enjoy the creative arts while continuing to learn.

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    March 17, 2017 • Language Tips • Views: 875