Federico Belli in his costume.

Student Spotlight – Federico from Italy!

Name: Federico Belli Nationality: Italian Why did you choose to study with EC? First, because it is near to sea, and second because I think it’s better than other schools. What do you like the most about EC teachers? They’re friendly and professional. What will be your most unforgettable … Read more

ECLA’s Jack O’ Lantern Contest!

On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, each Core class at EC Los Angeles had the chance to participate in a Jack O’ Lantern Contest. For many students, this was the first time they ever heard about this Halloween tradition! We decided to investigate the origins of Jack O Lanterns!   The Legend o … Read more

On Halloween, children tick or treat!

Wednesday Word of the Day – Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat? noun or verb Why do we say “trick or treat” around Halloween time? Trick-or-treating is a Halloween custom for children (and adults) in many countries. Children dress up in costumes and travel from house to house asking for treats such as candy and chocolate. When they ring the doorb … Read more

October 2015 Activities Calendar

Around Los Angeles Oct 19 – 25

Hey All! Here is what is going to happen in the city of Angels during the week of 19-24:   Halloween Activity: Halloween Horror Nights 2015 @ Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Ca, is a bone-chilling, spooktastic Halloween event … Read more

Learn tips on English grammar!

Grain of Grammar: Prepositions!

  Here is some advice from ECLA’s Academic Director of Studies, Melanie!   Language corner:  Preposition secrets part I   Many English language students find it difficult to learn how to use English prepositions correctly. On the one hand, it’s true that some rules for prepositi … Read more

October 2015 Activities Calendar

ECLA Activities Oct 19 – Oct 16

Students looking for a Los Angeles language center come to EC Los Angeles to learn and have fun! Here are the ECLA activities for the week of Oct 19 – Oct 16! Monday, Octobr 19, 2015 Annenberg Beach House – enjoy a heated pool and lounge chairs on the beach at this community beach house … Read more

EC Student visiting Hollywood!

Tamina shares her Los Angeles experience!

ECLA Student, Tamina, shares her experience… This is my sixth week in Los Angeles. So far it has been one of the greatest experiences I ever had. The food is delicious and the weather is perfect. Over those weeks I had a lot of Thai Food. One of the places I highly recommend is Thai Dishes nea … Read more

Autumn foliage beside a lake.

Wednesday Word of the Day – Foliage!

It’s a season of colors and season of words. Here is today’s Wednesday Word of the Day!   fo·li·age ˈfōl(ē)ij/ Noun The word “foliage” means the leaves or flowers of a plant or a tree. It is an uncountable noun, which means that it refers to the collection (or group) or leaves or fl … Read more

Yoo, from South Korea, is a Student Ambassador.

EC Welcomes Yoo, Student Ambassador from South Korea!

Fall is a season of Student Ambassadors! Meet Yoo, from South Korea! Hi guys! My name is Byungwook Yoo from South Korea. I am 25years old and I am still a university student in Korea. I am majoring Citi public administration and double-majoring Business administration. When I first considered studyi … Read more