Improve your English language skills through tours of New York City’s top galleries and art museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This course will place participants in front of works of art to hone both general English-language skills as well as the specific vocabulary needed to talk about art. Participants will improve their ability to describe and analyze works of art in English by explaining genres, materials, techniques, composition, artistic intention, subject matter, and more. On-site lectures will reinforce how to talk about art, how to translate and express abstract ideas, and how to address common grammatical challenges experienced with English as a second language (ESL) while speaking in both group and individual contexts.
What you will learn...
- To develop English speaking skills, especially with regards to vocabulary used for discussing works of art
- To speak confidently about art in various settings, such as museums, galleries, and classrooms, both individually and in groups
- To strengthen knowledge of general art history