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Photography Contest!! August 25, 2016

New York English Academy is proud to present our first student photography contest!!!



The Photo Contest begins on August 22, 2016 (right now!) and ends on September 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM. Entries submitted before or after the entry period will not be eligible. Winners announced on September 8, 2016


The New York English Academy is committed to our students and their education and we want to see it through your eyes! For this Photo Contest, we’d like to know: “What does studying, living and learning English in New York City look like to you?”  Is it in the classrooms at NYEA? Is it in the time between school and home? Is it on the field trips you take together? Is it late nights on the town? Show us how you live in New York City? Capture those vibrant moments and express what being a part of NYEA means to you!

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared.

Entries can be submitted via social media (Instagram or Facebook) using the hashtag #nyeaphoto OR send to

Caption information should include:

  • Name of location (ex:Statue of Liberty)

  • Detailed caption of subject matter

  • Name of Photographer

Please be sure to check for updates as photos will be posted as received!

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Three winners will be chosen based on: 1. Most likes  2. Students’ choice 3. Staff choice


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Meet Our Teachers! August 24, 2016

Meet Frank! He is our level 4 teacher!

Frank Clements is from the Washington, DC metro area.  Frank received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon College in 2003.  Before NYEA, Frank taught English and studied International Politics & Economics at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.


He says, “Teaching at NYEA is great, as it allows me to welcome international students to my home country and help introduce them to all that New York City has to offer.”





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Meet Our Teachers! August 22, 2016

Meet David, he is our level 3 teacher!



David Knoll has been teaching at NYEA for more than two years. Born and raised in New York City, surrounded by people from different backgrounds, David developed a passion for learning about culture and language and the origins of each. Travelling to Spain, Germany and Japan, and also teaching for one year at the Politecnica University in Quito, Ecuador, increased his interest in language and cultural development. He says, “I am very excited to embrace the multinational environment at NYEA and to learn and grow within it — offering my background and American heritage, as well as absorbing the endless amount of culture that exists worldwide”


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* Natacha Béglé- August 20th *

* Amy Nagy- August 29th *

* Anna Andreeva- August 17th *

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Meet Our Teachers! August 17, 2016

Meet Kate, she is our Level 1 teacher!


Kate was born in North Carolina, USA, where she was raised and lived most of her life. After attending North Carolina State University, she taught English in Thailand for 3 years. Kate says “I am passionate about teaching English, traveling and photography. One of the reasons I am so passionate about teaching English is the international exchange of learning and understanding that happens with teaching. I love working at New York English Academy because I believe New York English Academy is one of the best places for international students to come and learn English in one of the most exciting cities. I enjoy getting to know each student and am excited to teach students from all over the world!”


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Meet Our Awesome Teachers! August 16, 2016

Meet Amy our Level 2 teacher!

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Amy began teaching English outside of Bangkok, Thailand shortly after graduating college. Upon returning to the US, she began teaching English to adult learners for the New York State Board of Education in the state capital of Albany, New York. She moved to New York City to pursue a Master’s degree in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) at Hunter College and will receive her degree in 2017. She has been teaching levels 1 and 2 at NYEA since 2014.


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Why did you decide to study English in New York City?

Since a lot of different people from around the world live

in New York! Even in America specifically, New York is considered stimulated and I wanted to study a variety of things. I chose New York!

Why did you choose New York English Academy?

This school has a very good location, the tuition is reasonable, and a lot of students from different countries are gathered here. I believe it to be an environment where I can learn practical, hands-on English. These are the reasons I chose this school.

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-Camila Ruiz Diaz

“[At] the end of summer and coming of fall there is a Chinese festival, [the Mid-Autumn, or Moon Festival]. In this festival, all people eat moon cake…For this day, all people don’t work. We will meet family or friends and go to the restaurant to enjoy this time. We are relaxed for this festival.”

-MaoMao Zheng

“[In Japan] we have a very important holiday, Obon, on August 15th. We believe our dead family [comes] back home during Obon, but recently, some Japanese people think it is just a holiday- they don’t believe that situation… My opinion is [Obon] is just a holiday because I can meet my friends.”

-Daiki Kubo

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