Get ready for a Summer packed with special activities at TALK Atlanta!
Summer is a very special time for TALK Atlanta. The school welcomes international students from all over the world to learn English in the United States, including families who come to enjoy vacations in the USA learning English with our Family Package.
During Summer season in Atlanta, temperatures are high and the day is longer – the perfect setting for outdoor activities and long walks to enjoy all the nice attractions that “Hotlanta” has to offer. In late August, the rain comes to wash the Summer away, but it will not spoil your fun! The school has prepared a series of special activities to bring students together and help you to make lifelong friendships. Check out some of them.
Atlanta Comic Con takes place between July 12th-14th at the Georgia World Congress Center Hall and it’s one of the most awaited events by comics, anime, manga, cartoons, toys, games and cosplay fans. Among hundreds of exhibitors and attractions, special guests such as Val Kilmer (the first Batman of the movies), David Yost (Power Rangers), Bonnie Wright (Gina from Harry Potter movies) and the comics artists John Beatty, Gerry Conway, Bob Hall and Joe Rubinstein will attend the event. Grab your ticket now! The event is free for children up to 12.
On July 27th, the 9th Atlanta Ice Cream Festival takes place with family-friendly activities mixing lots of fun – such as ice cream eating contests for children and adults, and a balanced lifestyle with exercise routines, yoga, and Chinese Exercises from Falun Dafa Association of Atlanta. Hula Hoop competitions, Jump Rope and Frisbee Toss are other fun activities. And ice cream, lots of ice cream, of course! The festival happens at the beautiful Piedmont Park, which had its area restored over the last 20 years and it’s one of Atlanta’s community most requested green areas.
In September, join TALK Atlanta’s field trip to The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”), an educational and social change institution. Its 23-acre national historic site holds the King Library and Archives, “the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement”.
Activities inside the school
On the first Tuesday of every month, TALK Atlanta promotes its Monthly Tuesday at TALK Mixer with fun ice breaking activities. New and current students will get to know each other and practice their English communication skills.
In August, TALK Atlanta will offer volunteer work opportunities in Books for Africa, a project that encourages children to read in Africa. The school will ask students to donate books for the project and drop them off at the institution. There, students will help with the books sorting and packing for shipping.
At the end of the month, TALK Atlanta hosts its traditional International Food Day, an event that offers to students the opportunity to share their culture (especially the food!) with everyone at the school.
Summer is the time of other great festivals in Atlanta. Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, July 12th-14th at the Marriott’s Renaissance Waverly in Atlanta, features more than 250 arcades, pinball and video games – almost all of them available for free enjoyment, as well as guest speakers, movie screenings and much more for games fanatics. The Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival on August 10th is your opportunity to enjoy a typical American barbecue in the heart of Oakhurst in Decatur, accompanied by live shows of blues and bluegrass, music styles that grounded rock n’ roll. The Piedmont Park Arts Festival features exhibits by more than 250 painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists as well as live music, children’s area, food and drinks and takes place on August 17th-18th. Last but not least, the Summer Shade Festival says goodbye to Summer on August 24th-25th at Grant Park with a 5K Run, food trucks, music, bike rides, a local Farmers Market and a great family get-together. Bring your blanket!
Stay tuned for the activities schedule and talk to Shani Bastiany, TALK Atlanta School Director or Calista Rice, Assistant Director. And if you need another incentive to join us, get your free quote now and get ready to enjoy days of fun learning English!
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