Fun in the Sun!

After the cold spell, the return of warm weather this weekend is very welcome. And if you’ve never gone surfing, Santa Monica is a great place to learn! EC Los Angeles has a partnership with Learn to Surf LA – a surf school based in Santa Monica. You can book private surf lessons at a discounted price any day of the week! The lessons are tailored to your skill level and include everything from the surfboard to the wetsuit. If you’re interested, check out their website here and ask the front desk for details about the discount packages!  

Meet ECLA’s Newest Team Members: Nami Barton and Jason Jones

Nami and Jason joined the team in January 2013 and are so excited to be a part of our family.  Check out what they have to say below. I discovered my passion for working in education while, oddly enough, studying Political Science/Pre-Law at California State University, Northridge. Although I don’t have much experience with travel, I have a full itinerary planned starting in Venice, Italy that includes island hopping in the Mediterranean and ending somewhere like Saint-Tropez or Barcelona. In order to prepare for this, I have been working on learning French and Spanish. In my free time I enjoy writing, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.  A message for ECLA Students: “The betterment of humanity begins with one’s desire to better themselves. Never lose the curiosity that makes you a student; even when difficult, you maintain the strength to persevere.” – Jason L. Jones I moved to Los Angeles from Japan in 2010.  My native language is Japanese, but at university I majored in English Language and Literature.  My hobby has always been traveling, and so when I was 19 I had the opportunity to journey across the U.S. from LA to New York, mainly by Greyhound bus.  During the adventure English was what helped me the most, and with it I could both find my way across the country and make friends with people from other countries.  Since I myself was once a foreign student, I understand how tough but also very valuable it is to learn English.  I believe English expands the possibilities for your future, so do not hesitate to take your first step on your own adventure and join us at ECLA; it will be my pleasure to be there to support you!

Getty Center

With a beautiful garden, awe-inspiring architecture, dozens of art exhibitions, and a panoramic view of Los Angeles, the Getty Center is a must-see destination! Join EC Los Angeles on a tour of the exhibits and gardens, and soak up the beautiful scenery on the coming Tuesday afternoon on January 15th. For more information, check out the website here, or ask the front desk!

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year to all! We hope you feel refreshed and energized from a wonderful winter holiday! The staff and teachers at EC Los Angeles are excited for school to start, and to meet the new students and see all the old students again. Discover all the exciting things that Los Angeles has to offer with this month’s activities. From Santa Monica to Beverly Hills to Disneyland we’re exploring it all!