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Maria Julia from Brazil tells about EC Los Angeles

Name: Maria Julia Liesenberg Chrispim Nationality: Brazilian Why did you choose to study with EC? My friend recommended me. What do you like most about EC teachers? They are so cool and funny. What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? I found a lot of friends here. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? Yes, because I really like to study here and EC is near to the pier and beach.   Searching google for “language school in Los Angeles?” Check out ECLA today!

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Meet Ayako, Admissions Exec from Malta!

  Hello, I’m Ayako and I’m working here at EC Los Angles from 3rd Aug 2015 to 24th September 2015. I am thankful for this great opportunity, and I am very excited about working at EC Los Angles. As you might know, EC has 21 schools around the world (US, Canada, UK, Malta and Cape Town), and, I was actually a student at EC Malta in 2011. I also worked as a student services intern at the front desk for 6 months. I was supposed to go back to Japan after that, but I got a chance to work as a full time and I have been working at EC Head office in Malta (a tiny beautiful island in Mediterranean) for about 3 years. EC Los Angeles is the biggest destination for Japanese students, so I was hoping to visit here one day and the dream came true! I’m still learning English every day, and I know how challenging but how great it is to learn English and to be able to communicate with people from all over the world. I am at the front desk or Paul’s office so please feel free to come to see me if you need any help. I am looking forward to meeting you!   EC English brought wonderful opportunities for Ayako! Why don’t you give learning English a try! Enroll at EC Los Angeles, today!  

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Shao Jung Pan, student from Taiwan tells of her ECLA experience!

Name: Shao Jung Pan Nationality: Taiwanese Why did you choose to study with EC? Because the environment of the class is clean and bright. And most important is that EC is near Santa Monica Beach and the 3rd Street Promenade! What do you like most about EC Teachers? They are full of special experience, like an international person! What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? My classmates and teachers! They are friendly and lovely. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? Yes, because here is suitable for Asians. Here doesn’t have so many Chinese-speaking Asians, so we can practice English Well <3   Want to learn English from our internationally- experienced teachers? Check out EC Los Angeles today!

Good-bye and Final Tips from Beril, Student Ambassador!

  Beril, student ambassador from Turkey, has graduated after studying English at EC Los Angeles for 6 months! Here are Beril’s final tips for new students living in Los Angeles. Thank you, Beril! We miss you and hope to see you again soon! Hi everyone! It’s Beril again, and I am back with more tips on how to live in Los Angeles! This time, I will tell you about how you can save money when you eat out or when you shop. HAPPY HOUR A lot of restaurants have this deal. Happy Hour is usually between 5-7 pm, Monday through Friday. During Happy Hour you can eat and drink more cheaply.1 Liter of beer can be 4 dollars. Another popular deal for restaurants that sell tacos is Taco Tuesday. Some places offer tacos for $1 on these days. So if you ever feel like eating tacos anywhere in Los Angeles, you should wait until Tuesday. GROCERY SHOPPING If you are a student and you want to be more careful how you spend your money, you should know these stores: 99 Cent Store, Dollar Tree, Vons, and Ralphs. In the 99 Cent Store everything is just $1. You can find anything, but my suggestion is don’t buy meat. Actually, you usually can’t find meat at the 99 Cent Store but sometimes you can find sausage stuff. For meat, you should go to Vons or Ralphs, and don’t forget to get a Vons or Ralphs card because you can save a lot of money through these cards. Dollar Tree is the same thing as the 99 Cent Store, but you can’t find any food. If you buy products for your bathroom or kitchen, you should go to this shopping center because everything is just $1. You can buy all simple home products here. Also, you can … Read more

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Teacher Feature: Ruby Delgado

Have you ever seen this teacher walking around school? Meet Ruby – one of EC Los Angeles’ energetic teachers! What do you do at EC? I currently teach Elementary, Upper Intermediate, and Grammar in Real Contexts I. What did you do before EC? Before EC, I was traveling and teaching ESL in Chile. Where is your favorite place to visit in LA? My favorite place to visit in LA is definitely the Hollywood Bowl. I love watching the concerts there and you can bring your own food and drinks! Where is your favorite place to eat in LA? I love Porto’s Bakery and Cafe because it has amazing Cuban food and pastries. I also love any Mexican restaurant that serves California Burritos! Why did you choose to work at EC? Working by the beach has its perks. I also really like the diversity of the students and staff here. Do you have any message for future students? Take advantage of every experience that you can! Study, explore, and do something new every day!   Did you enjoy this month’s Teacher Feature? Stop by ECLA to meet some more of our wonderful ESL teachers and take an English course!  

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Student Spotlight: Abdulrahman – From Engineering to English!

Why did you choose to study with EC? I graduated from university with a BA in architecture. After that when I worked for three years, my manager told me I needed to complete masters in Engineering management because I work with construction. I was looking for a school that had a lot student from different nationalities. I found three schools and I asked my friends studying in the US about the schools. They recommended me to come to ECLA because it’s good to improve my language. So then I decided to come here and I have been here for 6 months. I got a lot of experience and language. All the Teachers and employees and students are friendly. That helped me to improve my language, get a lot of vocab and at the same time have fun. What do you like most about EC teachers? Sometimes I forget they are my teachers. They are like friends. If you sometimes forget how to do something, they help you, and the way of teaching is so easy. They mix daily language with class (academic) material. What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? Everything is orange! The activities we have everyday and the graduation days on the last Friday of the month that happen in the park. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? For sure! I recommend EC school for everyone who wants to improve speaking, wants to make friends in the city, and if you want to learn English an easy way, it’s good to come to EC.   Do you want or need to study English for work? Give EC Los Angeles a try!


Student Spotlight: Claudia – Making English her own!

What is your name, age and occupation? Claudia Reali, 17, student Why did you decide to study English in Los Angeles? Probably because it’s a place I already know, but I wanted to experience how school works. What will be your best memory of your time here in Los Angeles? Meeting a lot of different people from lots of different countries thanks to EC. Do you think that your English has improved? Why? Yes, I think it did, because now I feel it’s more mine. Describe one of ECLA’s strengths. Teachers What advice do you have to give students who are thinking about studying English in Los Angeles? Just give it a try and you’ll have a great experience!   Are you searching for a language school in Los Angeles? Stop by ECLA and enroll today!

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Days of the Week: Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Have you ever heard this expression? Do you wonder what it means? “Hump” has many meanings, but one of them is to describe a mound of earth or “hill.” The expression “over the hump” means to overcome an obstacle or difficult period of time. This is the same feeling you get when you climb over a hill.   Hump Day is a work expression for Wednesday. Since many Americans work Monday-Friday, Wednesday falls exactly in the middle of the week. For a lot of people, working Monday and Tuesday can feel like climbing uphill. Wednesday is a relief because this means only two more days until the weekend. Thursday and Friday is like going back down hill. Now, the next time you hear someone say, “It’s Hump Day!” you know they mean Wednesday and that they are excited to be halfway through the week. Interested in improving your understanding of English? Find out more how you can study English in Los Angeles!