Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday Word of the Day- Yultide Definition

Yule·tide (noun) yule·tide ˈyo͞olˌtīd/ Yuletide Definition: Christmas time. The word Yule comes from Old English, giuli, which was what the Anglo-Saxons called the two-month mid-winter period of time. The word, giuli, comes from Older English geol or geola, which comes from the Old Nors word jol, which was the name for the heathen feast that later … Read more

Visit Seinfeld's NY home in LA!

Around LA – Weekend of 12/18 to 12/20

Here’s what going on around LA this weekend!   Friday Seinfeld: The Apartment Time: 10AM – 7PM Location: 8445 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles Cost: Free!!! Are you a fan of the hilarious and influential television sitcom, Seinfeld? This American icon ran on TV for almost 10 years! Now you can visit a gallery set-up to … Read more

Lucas and his ECLA friends!

How EC Students Can Meet Americans

    We asked Student Ambassador, Lucas Villalba, “How EC Students Can Meet Americans”, and this is what he said…   After almost half year living in LA, one Staff from EC school has asked me How did I meet Americans in LA to practice my English ?   1 – LA is a huge city, … Read more

Enjoy some craft beers and make new friends!

Around LA – Weekend of 12/11 – 12/13

The weekend is almost upon us! Here are some fun activities you can do!   Friday Ukulele Christmas Orchesta Time: 6:30PM Cost: Free!!! Location: Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles “Ukulele-playing Angelenos, this is your moment to shine. The Music Center is celebrating the holidays with a twang thanks to the Ukulele Christmas Orchestra. Amateur musicians … Read more

Get your ticket for ECLA's Winter Soirée!

Wednesday Word of the Day – Soirée

  One of the most interesting things about English, is the fact that many of our words actually belong to other languages! Having a wider vocabulary will give you more opportunities to express yourself. This week’s word is popular and always has a feeling of fun – take a look!   Soirée (noun) soi·rée swäˈrā/ … Read more

Learn tips on English grammar!

Grain of Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

Do you struggle with learning English grammar? One of the more difficult parts of grammar to learn is Phrasal Verbs. What is a Phrasal Verb? According to Google, a Phrasal Verb is “an idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in break down, or a preposition, for example see … Read more

Join us for Game Night!

ECLA Activities 12/7 – 12/11

Below are ECLA Activities for this week! We have great activities for you to enjoy this week – take a look! Monday Welcome Drinks @ Barneys Beanery Time: 2:15PM Cost: $5+ Join some new arrivals and classmates who have been here for a while for some snacks and a drink! Barney’s Beanery is a famous … Read more

Visit the famous Venice Beach!

This weekend in LA 12/4 – 12/7

We can’t believe it, but it’s already December! Have you made plans yet? Here is what is going on in Los Angeles for the first weekend of December! Friday, December 4 4th Annual Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign Presented by The Venice Whaler Take in some artistic culture with a viewing of a poster … Read more

Meet Julian, one of ECLA's teachers!

Teacher Feature: Julian Filidor!

Which classes do you teach? I teach a Pre-Intermediate, an Upper-Intermediate, and a grammar elective class. What do you like most about teaching? I really like helping people. So, teaching English is a very real way to affect peoples’ lives in a positive way. Also, I love learning about people and different cultures from around … Read more