TALK Atlanta special activities will rock your Winter!
So, you decided to study English in the United States and the city you chose is Atlanta, the capital of Georgia? Well, your decision could not have been smarter! In addition to being a commercial, industrial and financial center – home to enterprises such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and AT&T, Atlanta is a historically important city for the United States and played a key role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. TALK English Schools Atlanta has prepared a series of special activities to welcome international students who arrive in the early months of the year to improve their English skills.
January: Meet your new friends
TALK Atlanta kicks off the new year welcoming the returning and new students at the Tuesday @ Talk mixer. This monthly gathering happens every first Tuesday and gives you an opportunity to learn about upcoming school trips, meet the Student of the Month and get to know your new friends from around the world and share activities in and out of school you would like to participate in.
On January 21, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that marks the birth of the great leader of the American civil rights movement. Since MLK was born in Atlanta, get ready for many celebrations and special events in the city as part of TALK’s activities.
February: It’s cheering time
February in particular will be HUGE for Atlanta! Why?! Super Bowl LIII is happening right in the heart of the city on Sunday, February 3, 2019. From January 26 to February 3, Georgia will be focused on the fanfare of millions of people hitting the downtown and Midtown Atlanta area for all of the excitement. Whether you are a football enthusiast or not, the energy will be through the roof! The city of Atlanta has a complete list of family friendly activities from concerts to ticket giveaways so everyone can get involved.
March: say goodbye to Winter
The weather in Atlanta starts to heat up in March, as Winter leaves to make way for the Spring Flare. Outdoor activities become more frequent at TALK, including trips to Zoo Atlanta, a large, modern area that houses more than 1,500 animals of 220 species, including gorillas and pandas, and “inspires you to value wildlife & to help safeguard existing species through conservation”. Another regular activity is a tour to the 30-acre Botanical Garden, its rare collection of orchids and, on Fridays, a curious Frog Feeding session!
The third Wednesday of each month is Workshop day. TALK holds educational sessions inviting educators, Graduate students (Education Major/Practicum hours), and local community leaders to volunteer and teach a language, grammar, or speech course as extra practice for the students.
Keep an eye on the calendar of activities. Shani Bastiany, TALK Atlanta School Director and Calista Rice, Assistant Director, are available to answer any questions. And if you do not want to be left out of all the action, ask for your free quote now and get ready for an immersion in Atlanta’s way of life!
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