New York English Academy Rookie blog

Staff member Tamila writes about a special holiday in the United States:

Thanksgiving is the most beloved holiday in the United States;  it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  This celebration has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and was originally recognized as a day of expressing  thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of hope for the coming year.  In many households today, Thanksgiving has lost much of its religious importance and has become a day for preparing and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends.  One of the important attributes of Thanksgiving is a turkey.  According to legend, at the very first celebration in 1621, the colonists and the Native Americans (“Indians”) roasted and ate together four turkeys that had been hunted in a nearby forest.  Since then, turkey and Thanksgiving have become almost synonymous. Also, on the eve of Thanksgiving, many Americans engage in a lot of charity work: they supply meals for the homeless and help out those who have run into misfortune in their lives.  In newspapers, you can see a number of notices that read, for example, “if you donate $1.90, you give one hot meal to a homeless person; if you can donate $19, you supply 19 meals.”

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This year, Thanksgiving means more than a holiday for PCTECH (New York English Academy).  On Wednesday, November 26, we will say goodbye to our location on 317 Madison Avenue.  Beginning in January 2015, our new location will be at 80 Maiden Lane, located in the financial district of downtown Manhattan.  Thus, this year’s Thanksgiving is for us a time of big changes, new experiences, and unforgettable memories that we will share with our students.  And this is part of what we are thankful for this year!

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Many students come to PC TECH/New York English Academy to improve their careers with an enhanced knowledge of English.

Ona is originally from Lithuania but has become a citizen of the United States.  She writes about her career in medicine:

I have twenty years of experience working as a histology laboratory technician.  But I love working more as a private nurse because of the wide variety of patients whom I get to care for.

I have the opportunity to care for all types of patients, from newborns to the elderly.  I get the opportunity work with a lot of different cases, with a variety of illnesses and diseases.  I feel like I can make a difference in people’s lives when they might feel helpless.


            I love what I do!  Helping others is a very self-fulfilling and satisfying feeling.

Carolina from Colombia tells us about her career:

I am a corporate lawyer in an international investment banking company with a branch in New York City.  The branch in Colombia arranged a transfer of my position to this city.

I study English in the morning and I work in the afternoon.  My desk is at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street, on the 57th floor.  The view of New York is wonderful!

My current job is very good because my company does business in different places of the world: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and seven other cities in Brazil; Medellin and Bogotá in Colombia; Hong Kong; London; Lima; Santiago de Chile; Switzerland; and the state of Delaware in the United States.


            The employers can make transfers between different cities and countries of the world.  Their employees can learn business culture worldwide: asset and wealth management, private equity, investment banking, merchant banking, fixed income, currencies, commodities, etc.

I’m so happy in my job!

PC TECH English teachers are happy to help you improve your formal and informal writing and conversation skills.  In each level you will be given a weekly writing assignment so that your instructor can evaluate your progress.

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Category : Student Essays