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  • Scavenger Hunt at The Getty Center!

    Recently, The ESL School at New York Film Academy (NYFA) – Los Angeles took a trip to The Getty Center in the Brentwood Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The Getty Center is one of the most famous art centers in the greater Los Angeles area. The center sits on the top of a hill in the Santa Monica Mountains, overlooking a breathtaking view of the city and coastline. This is just one of the reasons tourists flock to this well-known attraction.

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    August 16, 2019 • Exploring the City • Views: 911

  • April: Time to Put a Spring in Your Step!

    April is a wonderful month to GET OUTSIDE! Baseball, rooftop socializing, and picnicking are returning after the cold, wet months of winter. The days are definitely getting longer and it’s almost time to get out your shorts! Whether you’re in NYC or LA, you’ll find so many fun things to welcome the warmer weather.

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    April 8, 2019 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 1278

  • Rise & Shine, March is Here!

    Did you know that March is designated as Women’s History Month in the United States? Check the blog later in the month to see the fun activities ESN-NYC and ESN-LA will be doing to celebrate. In addition, spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, the days are becoming longer…breathe it in – things are about to start changing!

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    March 6, 2019 • Monthly Event Calendars • Views: 1161

  • 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: 1185

  • Winter Blues? Time for a Cookie Swap Party!

    Final Exams can be very stressful, and sugar is a great way to fuel the late night studying! We had our Annual Cookie Swap Party and Secret Santa gift exchange to have some fun at the end of the quarter!

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    January 9, 2019 • Classroom Fun • Views: 1088

  • ESN-LA Goes to the Hollywood Bowl

    In the heart of LA lies the Hollywood Bowl, arguably one of the most famous music venues in the United States. It’s prominence stems from its long history of iconic performances, from American musicians like Frank Sinatra to the world-famous The Beatles. Our students got the chance to explore the inside, learn about the architectural design of the building, and — most importantly — be immersed in its colorful history.

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    October 17, 2018 • Exploring the City • Views: 1097

  • 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: 947

  • 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: 1378

  • 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: 884

  • 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: 1045