Meet, Minfei! Our new Academic Assistant.

Hi, I am Minfei Chen. I am a Chinese and I speak Mandarin. Currently, I am in the master program of TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) in University of Southern California. I have traveled to Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Nepal, and Tibet in China. Talk with me in my chill and chat class every Thursday where we will have topics and fun together!   === Want to take English courses in Los Angeles or other amazing cities throughout the world? Check out EC’s English courses here!

Meet Jon, Our New Front Office Assistant

  Hello! I’m Jon Legaspi, the Office Assistant at the front desk! My hometown is San Francisco, California USA. Ethnically I am Filipino American. My major is Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and I’ve studied at Cal Poly Pomona State University, Korea University Of Technology, Dan Kook University. Countries I have traveled were Japan, the Philippines, and I lived in South Korea for almost two years. I hope to see many more, especially South America! I can speak English, Korean, and some Japanese and Tagalog. I really enjoy underground music, video games, and especially food – I always try new food and never eat the same food twice! A tip for future EC Students: Come up and say hi to me! I really like helping out new students. I’m always trying to meet new people and learn new languages and test out my knowledge. I can talk a lot about food and music! If you need help let me know!   === Want to take English courses in Los Angeles or other amazing cities throughout the world? Check out EC’s English courses here!

Street Food in Los Angeles is a Hot Trend

Los Angeles is becoming a hot zone when it comes to interesting new food inceptions! Here is THE birth place of many interesting, strange, and very tasty concoctions that maybe considered too unconventional for any normal restaurant kitchen. With the help of the social networking boom, ‘street food’ seems to be the hottest trend in our bellies. It has long been since the days of the ‘roach coach,’ a bad name for food trucks as they have shed their image of a cheap and dirty taco vendor you would want to avoid, and is now rather quite a novelty for food enthusiasts. Foods anywhere from gourmet creme brule, authentic Japanese ramen bowls, to Lobster Rolls. Here are a few of LA’s best street food: Kogi Truck – Korean/Mexican Fusion Kogi is THE truck that put food trucks on the map, litterally! Kogi owner, Roy Choi, combines two iconic flavors opposite sides of the world to create the ‘Korrito’, burritos with a Korean twist. Those familiar with the central Los Angeles area can easily recognize a flavor that is 50% Korean, 50% mexican, 100% LA, and 100% delicious. Follow them on Twitter @kogibbq. Grill ‘Em All – American Burger Inspired by an era of cult culture films, punk and sleeveless jean jackets, Grill ‘Em All takes American cuisine to a heavy metal level. Sticking to the philosophy that BIGGER is BETTER, this burger truck features some of the wildest burgers in the entire west coast. Here you can try to battle the BEHEMOTH, two large patties smothered in bbq sauce, chopped cheddar cheese and bacon, and a pickle in between TWO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES for buns. Definitely a monster of a truck. Follow them on Twitter @GrillEmAll. ROKYO Truck – Japanese Ramen If you’re craving a something more on the liquid side or are just tired of cheap microwave cup … Read more