Relaxing in LA

Living abroad is one of the most incredible experiences this world has to offer. Being outside your comfort zone in another country not only allows you to explore who you are, but encourages you to participate in a global community.While this is true, it is important to take time to relax in the midst of the challenges that … Read more

A Word from Our Graduate

We believe that ECLA is the BEST place to learn English in Los Angeles, and we love to hear feedback from our students to see if they think the same is true. Recently, one of our lovely Turkish graduates left us a few words on his last day here at ECLA. See what Yigit has to say in his … Read more

Food Markets and Restaurants Near ECLA

Our students love to eat. Check out the recommendations below from our Student Ambassador, Shin, to see a few restaurants near ECLA! From 12:15pm~1:00pm, we have lunch time for 45 minutes. I’m always thinking about where I should go. Food markets or restaurants? As I have been here for 5 months, I want to recommend some places to … Read more

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

One of the best things about learning in a multicultural environment is that we are able to celebrate holidays from all around the world! Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of Mexico at the Battle of Puebla. This holiday is especially embraced by the Mexican-American culture, which is largely present in Los Angeles. We loved celebrating Cinco de … Read more

A Message from our New Student Ambassador

The Student Ambassador Program is BACK at EC Los Angeles and we could not be more excited! We have just brought on 14 amazing student leaders who are eager to meet new friends, lead activities, and create the best community possible at our school! In addition to learning English, these Student Ambassadors are gaining invaluable intercultural … Read more

Many students joined the clean-up!

ECLA Earth Week 2017!

Have you heard of Earth Day? Earth day falls on April 22 and is day devoted to making the earth a better place to live. Many communities will get together and hold projects such as building a park or a house, cleaning up the streets or planting trees. This year, instead of just celebrating Earth … Read more

Exercise at the pier!

What’s happening in LA 4/14 – 4/16

Friday Rooftop Cinema Club Time: 8:00PM Where: Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood Cost: $19 Are you a fan of movies? Head on over to the Ricardo Montalban Theatre for a movie-going experience like no other. Trade the dark, cold movie theater for and outdoor cinema with an amazing view of the city! Saturday Run + Yoga … Read more

An example of what a drought can do!

Wednesday Word of the Day: Drought

When you move to California, you will immediately hear people using the word “drought.” What does it mean?   drought drout/ noun   Drought Definition: a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this. synonyms: dry spell, lack of rain, shortage of water source: Google   Example sentences: It hasn’t … Read more

Flag of Brazil

Brazilian Student Spotlight – Gabriela Zanzini

Brazilian Student Spotlight   Student Name: Gabriele Zanzini Nationality: Brazilian   Why do you like choose to study with EC?   I heard about the school and asked to many friends who had already come. What do you like most about EC teachers? I’ve always heard that Americans aren’t as friendly as Brazilians, but I’ve … Read more

Ashley, an SSC, will leave on the 24th!

ECLA says “farewell” to Ashley, beloved SSC

  EC Los Angeles is sad to say goodbye to Ashley Uy, who has been with EC Los Angeles for two years.  Shortly after coming on board, she took on the role of leading our Young Learner Program, which she has successfully executed over the last two years. Ashley’s last day will be Tuesday, 24 … Read more