Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bowling night!

On Thursday, September 24th, DTLA students joined Teacher Caroline for a fun night of bowling at the Shatto 39 Lanes. 

Teacher Mary Jo also joined to bowl a couple of games. It was an incredibly fun night. Everyone cheered, danced and talked the whole time. Definitely, there'll be another night like this soon!

DTLA Teacher

Monday, September 21, 2015

Italian Lunch with teacher Michael An'gile!

On Saturday 09/14/2015, Teacher Michael An'gileo and a group of students (representing the countries of Venezuela, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Mexico and Saudi Arabia) met for an amazing Italian Lunch and cool lesson in the Italian Language at Andre's Restaurant across from the Grove. 

Wow! The pizza, spaghetti, garlic bread and gelato were fantastic. Andre's is an historic restaurant, in business for over a half-century in Los Angeles. The students were really impressed with the huge quantities of food, delicious ice cream, and great prices. 

In Italian we learned to say... "Grazie mille... ci vediamo!" It means.. "Thank you so much, see you again soon!" Ciao! 

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Friday, September 18, 2015

LACMA with teacher Jordan!

Students from #DTLA and teacher Jordan Kurt spent a leisurely Friday afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where we saw James Turrell's, Breathing Light, Chris Burden's Metropolis II, exhibitions on Latin American and contemporary Middle Eastern art, and of course the famous streetlamps! 

It was so much fun!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wine Tour!

On Labor Day, nine wine-loving students from Language Systems Downtown LA visited three Central Coast Wineries, Babcock Vineyard & Winery, Koehler Vineyard & Winery, and Rusack Vineyard & Winery with teacher John, who is a longtime visitor to the area and a wine club member of the three wineries.

The first stop was Babcock, where students enjoyed tasting eight high-quality wines with cheese & crackers. We were served in the spacious tasting room while sitting around a low table.

Next, we drove to Los Olivos to buy lunch, then took it to Koehler to taste eight more wines and enjoy a picnic under shady trees, drinking four bottles of Koehler's Riesling, Grenache (red) and a Grenache Rose. Some students bought wine using John's 20% club member discount.

We then divided into two groups, one group exploring quaint Danish-style Solvang, and the other taking in one more winery, Rusack.

After meeting up again, we all went to Chumash Casino, where most students won some money!!

It was a long day, but everyone had a great time learning about wine, tasting delicious local wine of the area, playing tourist in Solvang, and just enjoying the beautiful Southern California countryside on a warm late-summer day.

John Bury - #DTLA Teacher

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Story Telling Night with Sushant!

Yesterday 9/10/15 Teacher Sushamnt and students met at Nektar, a juice bar, but since it was closed they ended up going and getting Coffee at Starbucks and hanging out from 7-8pm. 

They got to the story telling night and the event lasted from 8-10pm. It was a perfect night. Sushant entered his name in the contest and they picked him. I told my story. The audience had to vote for their favorite story and guess what?! He won!!!!! $100 in cash :)

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