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New York for a new skill with EC Escapes 

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If you have ever imagined yourself on the set of a TV show or movie, or living the life of a native New Yorker, taking English classes in New York could be your first step towards that? With a school in the absolute heart of the city – in Times Square – you are sure to have lots of movie moments and camera-ready experiences to share with loved ones back home. 

You are in charge of your destiny, of your future self and this shouldn’t stop when you finish your career or when your kids have left home and are making a life for themselves…Enter EC Escapes, a programme which is targeted at the mature traveller – those over 45 – and is a blend of classroom lessons and Learn & Explore sessions which teach you the vocabulary and grammar around subjects to do with hobbies and leisure. These are ‘tested’ with excursions relevant to the topic; for example, in New York over a two-week period, you can enjoy: 

Little Italy and Chinatown Tour  

Taste some of the staple foods of two of New York City’s most popular neighbourhoods while learning about the history and culture of these two areas in lower Manhattan. 

Dinner Boat Cruise  

Enjoy the beautiful sights of New York after sunset while enjoying a three-course meal. 

Distillery Tour  

Visit Manhattan’s first legal whiskey distillery since Prohibition and sample some whiskeys from local purveyors. 

A guided tour of the Met Museum of Art  

Take a docent guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is the largest art museum in the Americas and the third most visited US museum. 

Broadway Musical  

Enjoy a night of culture and music by attending one of New York City’s hit Broadway Musicals! 

An evening of Jazz  

Experience an evening of jazz music in the city that became home to many jazz greats! 

Street Art Walking Tour  

Visit Bushwick, Brooklyn and get an unforgettable tour of the Graff Tours Mural Project, which showcases 25 multi-coloured murals in this outdoor museum! 

You can also take an optional weekend trip to Long Island for a wine tour where you would visit up to three wineries in Long Island and enjoy some world class wine. And if you are in town at the end of the two weeks you can sign up for a Sunday Gospel Brunch. Enjoy an all–you-can-eat buffet of American Soul Food while enjoying some Gospel music.  

So, start that next chapter! The EC Escapes New York semester runs from September 9th through to November 16th, 2024 in courses of 1 to 4 weeks. 

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