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  • Hello, February!

    Wooden Heart, Valentine'S Day, February

    When people hear the word “February,” they usually think of Valentine’s Day and love. However, there are MANY more remarkable events in the second month of the year! ESN creates monthly event calendars, so students at our NYC and LA campuses can connect with their communities. Check out what our students will be doing this month!

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    February 6, 2019 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 1359

  • Alumni Highlight: Where Are They Now?

    Weiyu “Tony” Sun, an ESN alum who is wrapping up his Filmmaking education at New York Film Academy (NYFA), took some time to update us on what he’s been up to. He also shared some advice for new students.

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    January 10, 2019 • Q&As • Views: 1410

  • ESN-LA Thanksgiving Short Film Fest

    Each quarter, The ESL School at NYFA has students showcase their cinematic talents by having a short film festival. As Thanksgiving is during November, this was the perfect opportunity to have a potluck with traditional food and create short films based on thankfulness.

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    December 21, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1233

  • ESN-NYC: The Museum of the Moving Image

    The Museum of the Moving Image was once a famous film studio for silent films. Today, it is one of the only film museums of its kind, located in Queens, New York. The museum offers an interesting look at film and television history through old, archive footage and antique equipment. The museum also includes cutting-edge exhibitions on technology.
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    October 17, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1175

  • The ESL School at NYFA Celebrates “Be Kind to Humankind” Week

    “What can I do to make the world a better place?”

    This is a question we might ask ourselves from time to time. Most people think we need to do big things to have an impact on the world around us. However, this isn’t always true. Small actions can have the power to change someone’s life.

    Did you know that there is a special week called Be Kind to Humankind Week? ESN-LA and NYC celebrated by doing a few thoughtful activities.
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    September 25, 2018 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1151

  • 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

  • A Q&A With The ESL School at NYFA Alumnus and NYFA Filmmaking Student Helder Gomes

    As an institution that celebrates a diverse and international student community, The ESL School at NYFA (ESN) is proud to be a part of helping international students pursue their dreams. For many of our students, learning English is the first step towards achieving an incredible goal, whether that goal is to go on to study the arts at NYFA or to take their new English skills straight to work.

    For ESN alumnus Helder Gomes, the goal is to become a great film director. After successfully completing our 12-Week Level 5 Program at ESN, Helder continued to chase his dreams of becoming a filmmaker by enrolling in the New York Film Academy’s 1-Year Filmmaking Program. Now, he’s more inspired than ever to follow his dreams.

    Recently, we had the chance to catch up with Helder and hear how his experience at ESN prepared him for the journey ahead. Check out what he has to say:

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    March 27, 2017 • Q&As • Views: 1126