10 English Acronyms You Must know in 2018

An acronym uses the first letters of a phrase to create a short form. Acronyms are used in common language, especially in texting speak or messenging services. Get started on your English learning journey by learning more about the most common acronyms and how to use them below! 1. TTYL – talk … Read more

EC New York Teacher Spotlight: Tatiana Arango

Background information: I’m a New Jerseyan with a Colombian heart; left the US to live in Colombia, where my parents are from, and didn’t return until years later. I graduated as a Speech and Language Pathologist and I’ve worked as both an SLP and ESL teacher at different universit … Read more

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7 Things you can’t miss in Miami this summer

If you are thinking of studying English in Miami this summer, there are many things to do to keep you busy in addition to your studies. Take advantage of all that this fantastic city has to offer! 1| Weekend trip to Key West Seven Mile bridge, Overseas Highway, Florida, USA. . Double tap for like. . … Read more

EC Vancouver Teacher Spotlight: Scott Mallory

Background information: I’m a video, digital media and sound artist born in Washington DC, USA. I also teach at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where I founded TEDxECUAD. Years spent teaching: 7 What made you decide to become a teacher? While studying Spanish in Spain, my teachers and th … Read more

EC San Diego Teacher Spotlight: Autumn Garrett

Background information: I’m originally from Oklahoma and I have been in California 5 years. I taught in S. Korea for 2 years. Years spent teaching: 10 years What made you decide to become a teacher? -I was friends with international students when I was in college and I would always help them with th … Read more

EC Miami Teacher Spotlight: Alexis Heintz

Background information: Too many places and people have helped shape who I am today to answer this question with just one city or country. 😊 I’ve lived in Germany, North Carolina, Miami, Brazil, India, Vietnam & Cuba but right now Miami is “home”. Years spent teaching: This is my 8th year as a t … Read more

EC Vancouver Teacher Spotlight: Denise Dalton

Background information: I’m Irish and I moved to Vancouver 6 years ago. I really love this city and have been teaching at EC for nearly 5 years now. Years spent teaching: I taught in Ireland for 6 years and her for 5 so almost 11 years altogether. I also worked at various different jobs including be … Read more

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9 Reasons to start learning English right now

Happy English language day, ladies and gentlemen! According to the United Nations, English Language Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year – the same day as the birthday of legendary English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. The UN created language days like this one to promo … Read more

Top 10 EC Residences Around the World

Top 10 EC Residences Around the World

At EC English, we know that an essential part of our students’ success, happiness, and comfort is our students’ accommodation. Choosing an EC accommodation allows students to mix with the EC community to get the most out of their experiences. Living with other students in a residence giv … Read more

Teacher Spotlight: Rabab Ahmed

EC New York Teacher Spotlight: Rabab Ahmed

Background information: Originally from Bangladesh, I grew up in Long Island, New York. I’m an avid reader of English literature, an aspiring writer, and a huge fan of U2. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and the two best cats in the world. Years spent teaching: At EC, for about 4 years. In total, … Read more