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Monday, February 5, 2018

Bootcamp Workout

Everyone was so focused and energized in completing the intense workout. 


Saturday turned out to be a hot day but it didn’t slow the group down. 


They were all enthusiastic to complete the circuit training. Looking forward to our next bootcamp session! 


By Teacher Caroline

Monday, January 29, 2018

TOEIC students and teacher at Santa Anita Race Track

On a warm but breezy afternoon, the Pasadena TOEIC class spent the afternoon watching horses and jockeys compete at Santa Anita.



It was the first time these students had ever seen horse racing and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of supporting their favorite horse.



 By Carlos, Program Coordinator at NELA

Friday, December 15, 2017

Field trip to Union Station / Olevera Street

Students from NELA had the opportunity to learn much of the history and origins of Los Angeles by visiting Union Station and Plaza Olvera.


They had a chance to walk through the Christmas Festive train station halls and observe as passengers cross with luggage, or stop to admire the live music.  After, everyone walked across the street to see the oldest house in Los Angeles in Olvera Street. 

 They got to learn about the rich history of the area and the diverse groups that helped make Los Angeles what it is today.  

The trip ended at the Chinese American museum, where everyone learned about the many contributions of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles.
It was a great day filled with rich history and new experiences.  





 By Carlos, Program Coordinator at NELA

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tamale festival

The Tamale Festival in Placentia is an annual event that local people look forward to. It's a night filled with live music, the Christmas spirit, and delicious Tamales and other kinds of Mexican food. 


Each year the Orange County Campus of language systems take students to experience this special night. It's always very crowded and there's no parking so we took the shuttle bus from Valencia High School. 


We got to enjoy some amazing music, some wonderful food, and a lot of positive vibes. For all of the students tonight it was their first time. We are so glad our students from all over the world get to experience Southern California Christmas spirit through the Tamale Festival.





 By Ty, Program Coordinator at OC  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wine tasting trip

Ten students from LSI Downtown toured the Santa Barbara Wine Country over the Thanksgiving weekend holiday on Saturday, Nov. 25th, with a wine-tasting visit to Rusack Winery & Vineyard, a picnic at Koehler Winery & Vineyard, and a walk around the quaint Danish village of Solvang with teacher John.

At Rusack, we enjoyed our own table on the oak-shaded deck overlooking the vineyard for tasting despite the more-than-usual holiday crowds.
At Koehler, students enjoyed a lunch of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos at their weekend taco stand with Koehler's amazing Reisling, Rose', Syrah, and Sangiovese.wines out on Koehler's beautiful Oak Deck. Students enjoyed unlimited tasting in the tasting room afterwards.


The wine-savvy students were impressed with the quality of the wines, and many of them used teacher John's 20% wine club discount to buy the wines they liked.
Afterwards, feeling happy, the students enjoyed exploring the shops and bakeries in Solvang, and many were seen walking around eating ice cream cones or having coffee in the famous bakery coffee shops.
All the students had a great time, with many of them asking when the next Santa Barbara trip will be...





By John, Teacher at DTLA 

Monday, November 6, 2017

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

It's Halloween! The Pasadena students participated in the colorful West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. It is considered to be the biggest Halloween party with thousands of people displaying their best costumes and dancing the night away.




By Marco, Teacher at NELA  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween 2017

It is Halloween again... The streets were full of children trick-or-treating and a lot of people were dressed up at work and schools. 
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Language Systems! 
The schools were all decorated and we had candy everywhere.
It was so much fun to see everyone in costumes!
Check out some pictures from our costume and pumpkin carving contests: 



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Check out our blog next month for our Thanksgiving pictures! 



 By Ligia, Program Coordinator at DTLA