New York English Academy Rookie blog




From the Director:

Autumn is a beautiful season in NYC. The days are shorter and cooler and the leaves turn to brilliant orange, yellow, and red. However, it is also the season of ghouls, ghost, spirits and superstition as America celebrates its most haunting holiday: Halloween. This is a time of all things spooky. While children traditionally dress in costumes and go door-to-door collecting candy, adults can celebrate as well. And NYEA students will get a chance to participate by competing in the the annual NYEA costume party, Friday October 28th. So, start thinking about your costume. For October, we asked our students to tell us about some of the superstitions from their home countries.


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Photography Contest Concludes! September 26, 2016

Hi everyone!

First off I would like to say we here at New York English Academy are so impressed with everyone’s submissions to the photography contest. Fantastic JOB!!! And if you did not get a chance to enter this contest, you can be sure to enter the next!! We at NYEA enjoyed the effort and creativity all our students put into their photos. For a look back at all the photos please visit our Facebook page and see our album. I want to make a special announcement of winners on here with their photos. Your photos were stunning and really captured the idea of what it means to you to be living and learning in NYC.  Our three winners were chosen from votes by the students, votes by the staff and votes via “likes” on instagram. NYEA is proudly to present your Summer 2016 photography winners!!
Student’s Choice for best photo!


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Staff’s choice for best photo!


Photo 22Photo by Catherine


Most “Likes” winner!

Photo 8Photo by Yuka


Again thanks again to everyone who participated!! You all Rock!




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Hello everyone!!

September is here which means cooler temparatures headed our way here in NYC…. which ALSO means lots of activities to do outside!! For example be sure to hit the San­ Gennaro Festival   When:​ Sept. 15­ Sept. 25,  11:30AM-­11PM  Where:​ Little Italy, Manhattan

So many fun outdoor events coming up around the city!! Please see the full calendar below!



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

For me, as I consider myself a dreamer… I decided to come to New York City, the city of dreams, to feel the taste of living inside the dream itself. That sounds weird, travelling half the world just to live inside a dream, maybe, what do you expect from a dreamer? I will never forget my first day in NYC when I was WARMLY welcomed by “Snowzilla Storm” and I was trapped for ten days in my hotel’s room. What a start of living the dream! When the sun rose again, I started my first steps to the outside world… I felt the feeling of Tom Hanks when he had his first steps outside JFK, walking to NYC streets in “The Terminal” movie… For me, with each step forward, I realized that it is a city of endless activities, diversity, energy, inspiration, convenience, excitement and landmarks. There is no other city like it in the whole world. I really enjoy my time in it and I found, myself, all what was said about NYC is true. It is really the city of dreams and please don’t wake me up from this dream… I love NEW YORK CITY.

Why did you choose New York English Academy?
When I decided to improve my English in New York City, I asked my friend “GOOGLE” to find me an excellent school and it came with many titles that made me confused. One of them was NYEA, I felt that there is something special with this name, I didn’t know what it was. I trust my feelings, I always consider myself lucky and I always have what I want…sooner or later…I’m here now at NYEA developing my English in an excellent manner. Everybody here, the managers, teachers, students are very nice, helpful, understanding. I had many lovely friends from all over the world and this gives me the chance to have an idea about different nations’ culture around the world. NYEA is like a fascinating rainbow glowing when the sun rises after raining. Choosing and being in NYEA now confirms how lucky I am.

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It’s not uncommon to step outside our school and right into a movie or tv filming. It’s one of the exciting parts about living and studying in New York City. You never know what celebrities you are going to see. The other day our students walked into an on location shoot of Shades of Blue, the hit cop/crime drama on NBC starring Jennifer Lopez. Everyone got a chance to see how filming on location works and even snap some pictures of the one and only “JLo” in action. Here are some more shoots coming up around the city that you can go and see today!!

TV Series: Quantico 
Stars: Priyanka Chopra
Location: Times square, NYC

TV Series: Law and Order: SVU
Stars: Mariska Hargitay
Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC

TV Series: Iron Fist
Stars: Finn Jones
Location: Broadway Stages, Brooklyn

TV Series: The Deuce 
Stars: James Franco
Location: 13th Ave and Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn

TV Series: Z: The Beginning of Everything
Stars: Christina Ricci
Location: Washington Ave and Sunset Blvd, Coxsackie

TV Series: Gotham 
Stars: Ben McKenzie
Location: Lexington Ave and Gramercy Park North, NYC

TV Series: Girls
Star: Lena Dunham
Location: Riverside Dr and 79th St, NYC


TV Series: Shades of Blue
Stars: Jennifer Lopez
Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria

Project: Caine
Location: 43rd St and 10th Ave, NYC
Stars: @onlyindreamss

TV Series: Homeland
Stars: Claire Danes
Location: CineMagic Studios in Brooklyn


Check this website for more locations each day!


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