ECLA Graduates for June 29th, 2012!

Congratulations to all the graduates today! We will miss you! Ana Espinoza Daria Zorina Irena Sehnalova Ivan Ebiner Karen Nagalingum Lucciane Soares Marta Amieva Melanie Fent Nathalie Edris Silke Koeberl

From Our Writing Skills Elective…

  Yesterday, I had 3 countries represented in my writing elective: Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Japan. From each of these countries, I learned interesting sayings and phrases, some of which were funny and others that got me thinking. I’ve listed one from each country; try to guess which one is from which country! (Then scroll down to see the answers.) 🙂   “Everything is ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.” “If you lie down after a meal, you will become a cow.” “A bird in your hand is better than ten in a tree.”                                                 “Everything is ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.” Turkey “If you lie down after a meal, you will become a cow.” Saudi Arabia “A bird in your hand is better than ten in a tree.” Japan

EC Los Angeles has a new Office Assistant: Tiffany Lee!!

Today, Tiffany Lee joined the ECLA family as Office Assistant. Learn more about Tiffany below. “Hi everyone! I’m really excited to start working here at EC Los Angeles as the Office Assistant. I recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology, and I’m continuing my studies in the fall with graduate school at Pepperdine University, where I hope to earn a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy (yep, that’s a really long degree title!). I speak English and Chinese, y hablo un poco Espanol. When I’m not getting involved in my community, I love listening to music and dancing and watching shows like Friends. I’m a California girl through and through, since I grew up in Orange County and moved to Los Angeles for school, and I can’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d love to live more than in sunny Southern California. I can’t wait to show all the students at ECLA all the amazing and fun things SoCal has to offer, and I’m excited to get to know all of them!”

Student Blog: Restaurant Reviews!

Today, the Advanced class wrote reviews for restaurants they have visited. Great job, Andrea and Silke! Kentucky Fried Chicken by: Andrea Everyone who watches Southpark loves KFC or at least they think they will. So did I even I hadn`t tried it ever before. I was superexcited when I found out there was a KFC right next to my motel. On my first evening I forced my roommate to go there. She was trying to convince me not to go because she didn`t like it at all…I should have listened. After we arrived I asked the guy at the counter what he would recommend (shouldn`t have done that but at least he was friendly). I can`t remember exactly what I was eating but I guess it doesn`t really matter because everything was the same except they looked different. I love chicken, I relly do, but after I took the first bite this changed immediately. Ican`t describe the taste but it was just DISGUSTING. Greasy, not cripy at all, dry…just everything you don`t want your food to be. After, half the plate we left and went back home and now the best part of the story. Back at home I still had this smell all over me. Sleeping was not possible that night. My stomach was going crazyand I had to throw up all night long. That has happened only once before because of an McRaclette but at least that one was good when I ate it.     Panera Bread, Santa Monica By: Silke If you like to eat healthy but also fast food go to Panera Bread. Try their fresh salads, if you prefer with some meat as a toppin, their soups or choose one of their tasty sandwiches. Order one of Banera Breads Iced Green Tea as a … Read more

Food Blog: Korean BBQ (All you can eat meat for only $17.99!)

Korean BBQ is not only food but a unique experience. Immerse yourself in the cacophonous and aromatic atmosphere of Koreatown and learn to cook your own meat at you table like a pro! Each piece of meat will be cooked to perfection because you’ll do it yourself, and for every bite too! This is what my friend, Danny Lim, has to say about Korean BBQ: “Road to Seoul ( is one of my favorites. It has good quality, variety, and I always order 소장 (small intestines) at the end. Remember, if you’re going to get it, get 소장 (small intestines), not 대장 (big intestines). Their 매운 돼지고기 (spicy, 3-layered pork) is good too! Some people don’t, but I like HaeJangChon ( I like their pork BBQ and they also make kimchee fried rice at the end if you ask for it! Tahoe Galbi ( is also good. They have Korean and Brazilian BBQ in one! If you’re looking for even cheaper all-you-can-eat, you can also check out Sanya ( and Oh Dae San ( They don’t have as much variety, but they still offer all the meat that you could possibly eat!”

Food Blog: Lazy Daisy Cafe

Lazy Daisy is the perfect place for a lazy Saturday brunch. There are several locations around Los Angeles and Santa Monica, and each one is offers the same great quality food, service and atmosphere all for under $10. This is one of the best brunch deals you’ll find in all of Los Angeles! Go to the link below to read more about it. Also, click on the menu to see it full size!