At Forum Intensive English Center, learning is more than staring at a book or listening to a teacher's voice—it's an engaging process that requires participation. The school's instructors boost students' fluency in the English language through interactive exercises developed by European linguist Susanna McPhilomy. Active group conversations and role-playing exercises are a few of the techniques used during intensive English courses and test-preparation programs that prepare students for the TOEFL, IELTS, and other exams. Students can also opt for classes designed to help them communicate in a professional setting.
Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
You'll be led in the ways of matching and loving under director Ron "Ald" McDonald, aka Tennis the Menace, aka the Count of Volley Cristo—a US Professional Tennis Association–certified coach and 35-year veteran of successful tennis-knowledge transmission. You'll be grouped with a handful of swingers at your own skill level, allowing you to reap the benefits of group training and assign each other catchy nicknames. Through fun drills and lightly competitive scrimmaging, you'll build on fundamentals and incorporate new flourishes into your victory dance.
CT International Modeling School prepares kids for careers as models, actresses, and pageant queens. Its industry-specific trainings—available as summer camps and workshops—teach students how to walk down a runway, style their own hair, and strike creative poses, rather than always posing triumphantly on top of the same mountain.
With vibrant specimens and detailed instruction, Petals for the People assists floral fans in creating their own fetching arrangements. Each customer will receive a bundle of seasonal flowers and greens that can be grouped into two or three arrangements, as well as access to helpful online instruction that can mold nature’s colorful flair into eye-catching bouquets. While many grocery stores stock flowers on the shelf for an extended period of time, Petals for the People collects the freshest and most intriguing flowers from the U.S., South America, Holland, and Thailand and ships them directly to the customer from its warehouse. The resulting product is a striking and long-lasting arrangement that’s sure to spruce up any home, office, or captain’s quarters on a circumnavigating carrack.
KNOW is a touring lecture series from four of the filmmakers at stillmotion, the Emmy-winning collective behind A Game of Honor and Old Skool Cafe. Justin, Patrick, Ray, and Amina lead all-day seminars that cover virtually every aspect of modern filmmaking, from conceptualizing a story to selecting the correct camera lenses to understanding the editing process. Besides feature-length documentaries, stillmotion’s portfolio includes commercial work, wedding shoots, and television miniseries, giving the artists a wealth of knowledge they use to help moviemakers in virtually any genre or field. Attendees may choose to attend just the filmmaking workshop or supplement it with a two-hour editing seminar, but everyone goes home with some combination of take-away materials, such as the filmmaking smartphone app SMAPP, the collective’s 370-page Field Guide to Filmmaking.