English Language Institute at Pace University Studying English in New York

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3 Things to Do on the Labor Day Weekend in New York City

The first weekend in September is the Labor Day long weekend.  This signals the unofficial end of summer.  However, it is still hot and for students studying at the English Language Institute at Pace, there are lots of things to do. West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade This colorful...

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3 Restaurants in New York with Lunch Under $6

There is no doubt that New York can be expensive but it doesn’t always have to be. In this post, I suggest a few spots you can go to find lunch under $6. Punjabi Grocery and Deli 114 East 1st Street New York, NY 10009 Are you vegetarian? Do you...

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How to Use Meetup to Make New Friends in New York

Before social media applications like Meetup appeared on the scene, many young people resorted to going to bars or participating in activities which cost them an arm and a leg in order to meet new friends. One way is to join the regular activities that the ELI offers for our...

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Idioms about BASEBALL

Last week we had a post about how to see a baseball game in New York City, which is a must-do when are studying ESL here. Baseball Idioms The game of baseball has inspired more idioms in American English than any other sport. There are so many idioms, but here...

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How to Watch Baseball in New York City

Summertime in New York means a lot of different things to people.  For many Americans, it means baseball. Baseball is traditionally known as America’s national pastime. The men who play it professionally are often called “the boys of summer.” Baseball is considered part of the American spirit. Books, songs, movies,...

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3 Free Activities to Do in Summer near Pace

My favorite time of the year has arrived!  I plan weekly trips for our students so they can make memories and friendships while they study English in NYC.  Summer by far is the easiest and also most challenging time to do this – there are SO MANY great free activities happening!  Below...

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3 Things You Should Know about New Yorkers

What makes New York City one of the most interesting and exciting places to live and study in the world? Many will say that the people of New York are the heartbeat of the city. For those studying English in New York, getting to know and communicating with New Yorkers...

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How to Find Places to Find Peace and Worship in Lower Manhattan

WRITTEN BY LISA KRAFT   New York City is full of excitement and energy with so much to do and see.  Students at Pace University’s English Language Institute have the opportunity to enjoy New York’s famous sites, restaurants and entertainment on a daily basis.  After classes at Pace, friends often...

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3 Beaches You Can Take the Train to From Pace University

I bet one place you didn’t think you could visit after your Intensive English classes at Pace University by train was the beach!  New York City is conveniently connected to 14-miles of beaches by public transportation.  While our shoreline may not have the picturesque beaches of Thailand or Southern California,...

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3 Idioms About Towels

May 25 is Towel Day. To celebrate, we’d like to share with you three fun English idioms about towels. Towel off (v) This means to dry yourself or someone else or something with a towel.  E.g.  The swimmer got out of the pool and toweled off. I toweled off my wet...

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3 Things to do in New York on the Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 is Memorial Day in the United States.  It is a public holiday and the English Language Institute, like most businesses and all schools and universities, is closed.  Enjoy the long weekend!  Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer, which Americans always think of as between Memorial...

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3 Great Museums in New York City

Today is International Museum Day!  When you study ESL in NYC at Pace University’s English Language Institute, you have the advantage of being able to visit some of the world’s best museums.  Sometimes these may be an excursion as part of your class, or part of our regular student activities...

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3 Fun Activities To Do in Spring in Manhattan

Spring is my favorite time of year here in New York City and at Pace ELI.  Temperatures are finally rising, classes are either coming to an end or starting, and it’s time to head outdoors. During the spring and well into the summer the English Language Institute plan many fun...

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3 Great Pizza Places in New York City

May 9 is WORLD PIZZA DAY and what better place to be than New York City.  Different cities in the U.S. have different style pizzas.  When you study English in NYC, you get to enjoy authentic New York-style pizza.  The crust is thin (a little thicker and crisp along the...

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3 Ways to Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in New York

May 5 is CINCO DE MAYO.  When you study English in New York at the English Language Institute at Pace University, one of the many wonderful things to enjoy is the cultural diversity.  There are many different communities, with their own culture, food, and traditions.  One of the most popular...

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3 Places to Enjoy JAZZ in NYC

April 30 is INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY.  Jazz is quintessential American music – and New York is one of the best cities in American to enjoy great jazz.  When you live in New York studying English at the English Language Institute, a visit to a jazz club is a must.  And...

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3 Idioms about DANCE

April 29 is International Dance Day. To celebrate, we’d like to share with you three fun English idioms about dance. 1.   It takes two to tango This is said when you want to emphasize that both people involved in a difficult situation must accept the blame, or that an activity...

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3 Famous Sculptures in New York City to Enjoy

April 24 is International Sculpture Day. This is the perfect day to share three famous sculptures or statues with you that you can find in New York City.  These are places you can easily visit when you come to New York to study English. 1. Charging Bull The famous charging bull...

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3 Idioms about EARTH

April 22 is Earth Day. This is the perfect day to share some idioms about ‘earth’ that are used in English. 1.  down to earth If you say that someone is down-to-earth, you approve of the fact that they concern themselves with practical things and actions and are realistic, rather...

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3 Ways to Get to Know Your American Peers

International students often say they decided to study English in America at Pace University’s English Language Institute because they hope to make American friends. However, rather than making these friends when they arrive on campus, international students tend to cluster together with others from their own country or who those...

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3 Fun Things To Do on the Easter Weekend in New York

Part of coming to New York to study English is enjoying the culture of your new city.  Easter is on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and is a really fun time to be studying and living in America.   Here are three great things to so for Easter in New York City: 1)  Walk...

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3 Types of Theater in New York City

March 27 is World Theater Day. New York City is one of the best cities in the world to see theater. Many English language students go to the theater to see famous stars and great shows. At the English Language Institute, we go with a group of students to see...

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3 Idioms About Purple

March 26 is Purple Day. PURPLE is RED + BLUE. To celebrate, here are three fun idioms” one with purple, one with red and one with blue. Purple State In U.S. general elections, a state that votes in roughly equal proportion for candidates of both the Democratic (typically associated with...

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3 Idioms About Water

March 22 is World Water Day.  In honor of today, we at the English language Institute want to share three fun idioms about water.  (to) Keep Your Head Above Water to manage to survive, especially financially. We have so little money that we can hardly keep our heads above water. Every day it is difficult. (It’s) water Under The Bridge If you say that a bad experience is water under the bridge, you mean that it happened a long time ago and so you don’t feel upset or worried about it now. He didn’t treat me very well at the time but it’s all water under the bridge now. We are now friends. (to be) in...

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How to Improve Your English Pronunciation

English Pronunciation can be tricky. There are quite a few sounds in English that are specific to the language and do not even exist in other languages. For example, some English as second language learners have difficulty with the /th/ sounds and the American /r/. However, having clear pronunciation is...

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