Meet Sang Hyup Park from Korea!

EC Student Testimonial: Sung Hyup Park

Name: Sung Hyup Park Nationality: Korean Why did you choose to study with EC? When I was looking for a language school, I considered how many Korean student in language school firstly. I had two options, one is EC, another is Kaplan. But Kaplan, there are lots of Koreans. So that’s why I chose EC. What do you like most about EC teachers? They’re always friendly. When I came to EC the first time, I couldn’t get used to living here and going to school. But now, I overcomed. What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? Make a lot of friends! Also, Graduation is wonderful when it’s held outside. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? Yeah, of course! I think most important thing when you look for language school is where is the school and how much better facilities do they have. All of this point, EC is a really good school if you study abroad first time. I’m sure you’re satisfied with this school. Looking for a Los Angeles English Center? Visit ECLA today! Follow us on Facebook!

Goosepumps are also called goosepimples

Wednesday Word of the Day: Goosebumps

  goosebumps Use this word when you feel cold and  your skin starts to changed like bird skin. Goose is one of birds’ name, so most of bird skin is similar with people’s when they feel cold. Koreans used to call “chicken skin” Japanese used to say “bird skin” Most of country’s expressions are related birds and Americans also call ‘goose skin’   Ex: Look at my goosebumps!! Because of the cold weather my skin looks really weird. Need a warm place to stay while studying at EC Los Angeles? Avoid goosebumps with an EC Los Angeles Homestay! Follow us on Facebook!

EC Los Angeles Student Testimonial: Alessia Preite

Happy Friday! We would love to share an EC Los Angeles Student Testimonial! Name: Alessia Preite Nationality: Switzerland Why did you choose to study with EC? I heard a lot of good things about EC and that the teachers are pretty cool an as soon as I got here it was like that. What do you like most about EC teachers? If you have a problem or if you want to have something explained better you can just ask and they always help you. And the teachers are cool. What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? The fact that I was able to meet a lot of different people and have made a lot of special and important friends from all over the world. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? Yes I would recommend EC to a friend because I was able to improve my English with my friends and with my host family.   Looking for a Los Angeles English Center? Visit ECLA today! Follow us on Facebook!

Try some new eats today!

Visit a food truck at First Fridays in Venice Beach!

Sure we know that you’re all here to learn English, but if you’re like me, JUST as important a reason to travel is food!  If you’re looking for something tasty that is typical of Los Angeles cuisine, you must become familiar with the Food Truck Scene.  Maybe ten years ago, food trucks were thought of as dirty and unhealthy but now, there are some really amazing food trucks serving incredible food. For a great introduction to the Food Truck scene, I would visit Abbot Kinney blvd in Venice Beach on the First Friday of every month.    Here you can not only choose from several food trucks but also visit many of the cool and trendy shops in the area.  Maybe you’ll even run into a celebrity! May 6th is the next one.  Put it on your calendar!   Looking for a Los Angeles English Center? Visit EC LA today! Follow us on Facebook!  

Word of the Day : Legs falling asleep

“Legs falling asleep” What is the meaning of this idiom? Of course, your legs don’t go to bed by themselves.   Here is an example to help you guess what it means. “My legs fell asleep when I sat cross-legged for a while.” Can you guess the meaning?   It describes a person’s bodily sensations. When you sit cross-legged, sleep with your arm above your head, or position any limb in such a way to put excess pressure on a nerve, sometimes you can’t stand up or  move your arms. In other words, when your “legs fall asleep,” it is the physical condition when you lose your sensibility in some parts of your body. This means your legs feel numb or tingly. Sometimes people also describe this feeling as “pins and needles.” You have probably experienced this strange sensation at least once in your life! When you study at your desk, be careful to not have your legs fall asleep and be careful for yourself not to fall asleep, too!   Searching Google for ESL Los Angeles? Visit ECLA today! Follow us on Facebook!

Repetition is the key to mastery!

Why repetition helps you learn!

Language Corner:  “Teacher, why are we doing this again?!”    One of the most common complaints I hear from students about their classes is that the teacher is presenting language or grammar the students have already practiced.  I can understand the frustration –I love learning new things and I used to be very frustrated when my language class would practice grammar and words we had already spent time on in class.  But – did you know that repeating language points is a very important part in language learning? Why does the teacher need to repeat language points that have already been presented? Imagine that on Monday your teacher teaches you twelve new words.  On Tuesday, the teacher asks you to think back and remember the words you already know.  Do you remember all twelve new words?  Or maybe just one or two? Most people only remember one or two words.   The way to really learn all twelve, however, is by reviewing them.  Most people will need to review new words a number of times before they remember them easily. It’s the same with grammar.  Grammar rules and structures also need review for students to be 100% with them.  If you recognize the structure, but are still making some mistakes, then you definitely need the review! Additionally, grammar structures may seem simple at first, but once you are 100% with the simple form, it’s easier to learn more complicated aspects of similar grammar structures. For example, many students know that present continuous is correct for these two sentences: “I’m studying in LA right now.” “I’m visiting San Diego this weekend.” But did you know that using present continuous is also correct for the sentence below? “He’s always interrupting me when I talk.” This is a more complicated use of present continuous … Read more

Join us outside for Field Day!

EC Los Angeles Activities 4/18-4/22

Here are this week’s EC Los Angeles Activities! 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 Los Angeles restaurant! Join us at Barney’s Beanery! Tuesday Taco Tuesday Location: Meet in the 3rd floor lobby Cost: $10+ Time: 5:45PM – 7:00PM Tuesday means a discount on Tacos! Join us for a taco dinner at Cabo Cantina!   Wednesday Getty Villa Cost: Free! (Just pay for bus) Time: 11:45AM (Time has changed from 2:15 to 11:45 to allow more time to look around) Visit this famous, beautiful museum! Friday Field Day!! Cost: Free! Time: Core B Core B courses will moved to Core A on this day. Join us for some fun at the park to bring in the weekend!     Looking for Los Angeles English Center? Visit ECLA today! Follow us on Facebook!

Lovisa is a student at EC Los Angeles

EC Student Testimonial: Lovisa Jacobsson

Happy Friday! Here are a few words from one of our lovely graduates – Lovisa!!   Name: Lovisa Jacobsson Nationality: Swedish/Korean   Why did you choose to study with EC? I wanted to go to LA to study English, and I had heard good things about EC. What do you like most about EC teachers? Most of them are funny and friendly, so I have received a friendly relationship with some them. What will be your most unforgettable memory of EC? The classes with Enrico, and the graduations every Friday. Would you recommend EC to a friend? Why? Yes I would! If you want to improve your English and meet people from all over the world, EC is a perfect option.   EC Los Angeles is located in sunny Santa Monica, California. Searching for a Los Angeles ESL Center? Visit EC Los Angeles and enroll today!! Follow us on Facebook!

Brunchin’ in Los Angeles – Eggs Benedict Edition

BRUNCH is a great tradition in Los Angeles. If you’re not familiar with this word, “brunch” is a combination of “breakfast” and “lunch”. It is a meal that you eat sometime in the morning to afternoon. Many restaurants in LA have brunch menus that are filled with items that are sometimes sweet, sometimes savory. You’ll find dishes ranging from pancakes to fajitas to breakfast burritos. You can also enjoy mimosas (sometimes bottomless) at some of these restaurants! My personal favorite brunch item is the classic Eggs Benedict. Traditionally, this is an American brunch or breakfast dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Doesn’t it sound delicious? It is! Continue reading to find out three of the best places to eat Eggs Benedict in Los Angeles. Try some brunch in Los Angeles this weekend!

Wednesday Word of the Day: Spring Cleaning

spring–cleaning noun:  spring–clean·ing \ˈspriŋ-ˈklē-niŋ\ -Charis-   Definition: to clean a place  or house thoroughly in the spring Example ->  It’s time to do some spring cleaning  the house and air out the place.   Why It’s only “spring” cleaning  even though there are so many seasons like winter, summer, fall and spring? Because spring is kind of blooming symbol for everything like new life and new birth. And winter is kind of break season and sometimes it is considered as death of symbol. So after taking long break time during the winter, our home has to take shower for new start ! Therefore many of countries are using this word in Iranians, North America, northern Europe and Greece etc. sometimes this word can be used organizing enterprises too. Let’s take spring cleaning for your new start in LA. Searching Google for ESL Los Angeles? Visit ECLA today! Follow us on Facebook!