It’s Fall in New York City!

Autumn, also known as Fall to many Americans, is one of the best times to be in New York City!

We all know the seasons, so let’s learn a new word,

“Foliage”.

Fall Foliage to be specific!

The noun “foliage” (pronounced: Fole-EE-edge) means – plant leaves collectively.

So when you imagine “fall foliage”, you may imagine the photo below:

Luckily for us, this beautiful scene is right here in New York City!

Whether you’re a plant lover, or not, checking out the fall foliage around NYC can be a fun free activity for the whole family. (or a romantic retreat!)

Take a look at these 5 fall foliage spots to check out in New York City!

  1. Fort Tyron Park in Washington Heights!
    Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd

    2. Prospect Park in Brooklyn

    Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    3. Central Park, Manhattan

    Central Park Lake, Near 74th street and Central Park West

    4. Alley Pond Park, Queens

    Union Tpke, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

    5. Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island

    700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    My favorites are Central Park and Alley Pond Park!
    If you have been to one the parks above, let us know in the comments!

    Happy Fall!


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    Adult Education and Family Week #AEFLWeek

    More than anyone, our students know why adult education is important!

    This week we take some time to shed light on the need for more adult literacy classes for Adult Education Family Literacy Week! (#AEFL).

    In order to educate the next generation, we need to ensure that parents are educated as well!

    Below are 5 facts to note the importance of adult education:

    How does adult education affect your life?

    What do you plan to do with your education?

    Let us know in the comments!

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    Who Else Speaks English Part 3!

    Usually in the media we learn about three or four countries that are English-speaking.

    If you’ve been following our blog, you may remember.

    The first countries that come to my mind are: England, The USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

    South Africa?

    Yes! South Africa is a major English-speaking nation!

    South African *Coloured* English

    If you read the title of the video, maybe you’ve already noticed some differences in English from the US versus English from South Africa!

    *Check out the word coloured, in the US we spell it without the letter u, as in colored.

    We also DO NOT use this word to describe people in the US.

    South Africa is the only country where is okay to call someone coloured.

    Do not use it here, in the US.

    Why does South Africa Speak English?

    Well South Africa has 11 official languages, but….

    The British and Irish also colonized South Africa at different points in South Africa’s history.

    Not everyone speaks English, but it is the Lingua Franca– a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.

    Resources:

    British diaspora in Africa – Wikipedia

    Oxford Languages and Google – English | Oxford Languages (oup.com)

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