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New: Refugee Scholarship! November 21, 2017

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NYEA Halloween Party 2017! November 3, 2017

NYEA’s annual Halloween party was a great success! Staff and students alike got into the spirit of the holiday with costumes, games and naturally, lots of candy!

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My name is Liliana Sanchez and I’m from Colombia.  I moved to New York City four months ago with my husband.  I’m a Registered Nurse and I have been working as a Clinical Research Associate for over 9 years.  

I started at New York English Academy 12 weeks ago to improve my English skills and I’ve been able to meet new people and make new friends from different cities around the world. I’ve also discovered new places, learned about many cultures and grown as a person. In New York, you can practice English while you are having fun because this city has many things to do every single day.

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My name is Ana and I am from Rio, Brazil.  I am a journalist and VR (Virtual Reality) filmmaker.  I am attending the TOEFL training program because I am applying to a master’s degree program in the U.S.  I’ve been studying at New York English Academy (NYEA) for six weeks and I can tell how much my English has improved.   The class is focused on preparing students for the TOEFL test and also to develop writing and speaking skills.  The course will help me a lot in my career – to help write professional emails, prepare essays for my school application, and to talk to people that I meet in the city.  NYEA is always promoting social activities for the students and it is also in a very good location!

 

 

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I live in Germany, in the beautiful city, Cologne. My parents are from Portugal- I have both nationalities. My background is in financial services. I work for a well known insurance company in Germany. I speak German, Portuguese, Spanish and English, but I decided to try to study Business English here and see how it went. I can say, the class I am taking delighted me. I would recommend NYEA to my company, family and friends because the lessons are diversified and educational. I feel my English getting better and it will help me a lot in my next step to work for a big international company. I love to travel a lot and try to discover the whole world. It’s my first time in New York. It’s amazing!

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Every year, specifically on April 1st, Iraqi people celebrate “April Fool’s”. Many days before, they prepare their tricks. Unfortunately, I [always] forget this day, so I am always an easy victim. But this day is a day of fun and laughter in my country. – Niran, Iraq

 

In Spain, “April Fool’s Day” is celebrated on December 28th. Newspapers make-up stories, so be careful if you are traveling to Spain [during] Christmas vacations, do not forget about it! Don’t believe everything you [hear] or read that day! – Irene, Spain

 

At a young age [in] school, I was specialized in playing pranks. The day before April 1st, my friends and I wanted to prepare the greatest trick ever made in our school history. We took a dozen eggs and put them under the teacher’s seat. After a few minutes, the teacher came in and you can imagine how it ended! – Robin, Italy

 

In Thailand, we also have an April Fool’s Day. We play a trick or [make] a fake story for a joke. For example, last year I played a joke with my friend- I told her I [was] getting married, but in fact, I’m single.- Yhada, Thailand

 

I’ve been tricked once in camp in California. We had some kind of a bet, which I lost. Accordingly, I woke up with my hair dipped in honey. Then, I had a really hard time washing it out. And the worst part was, the camp was on a big lake, so the amount of insects in my hair was just ridiculous! It was fun, though. – Karyna, Ukraine

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Shannon teaches TOEFL at NYEA. She started teaching ESL in 2004 in South Korea, and has also taught in Chile and a few different New York schools. In addition to being an ESL teacher, Shannon is an ethnomusicologist. That means she studies music in relation to culture—what music means to people and why it’s important. She teaches classes on music in Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and the US at other schools, and sometimes plays Brazilian and Japanese instruments. Listening to music in English is a great way to learn the language and better understand English-speaking cultures, so listen a lot!

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This spring I hope to walk in Central Park and visit the Museum of Natural History. Then, I want to return to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden because in the winter there aren’t many flowers… I can’t wait because I love natural places, they are very colorful and I feel so good and relaxed in [them]. – Martina, Italy

This spring, I will stay in New York City and I think I will enjoy a lot here. First, I will go to central park with my friends. We are able to see beautiful scenery and cute animals, such as squirrels. And then we can go to some famous museum. For example, we can go to Metropolitan museum, which is known by most people all over the world. – Sunny, China

I will continue studying English to improve it and be able to enter university. I will also take advantage of the weather, to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds me here in New York. – Alejandro, Colombia

I’m looking forward to going on picnics in Bryant Park with some food and drinks. And I want to see cherry blossoms in America. I see cherry blossoms in Korea every spring but I haven’t seen that in America. If I go to see them, I’ll take a picture. Also in spring, I’ll just walk down the street and parks because I like walking but winter is too cold to walk. – Soobin, South Korea

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March Student Spotlight March 3, 2017

Jean Alpha Baudequin (Brazil) Level 1

Hi, many name is Jean Baudequin, I’m 23 years old. I came to study at NYEA to improve my English because I want to start university here in America. I’m impressed, I never imagined that I could learn so fast. With the help of the teachers I feel that every day I improve and I believe that soon I will be able to begin my studies and life in America.

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