Photography workshop at EC Los Angeles

At EC Los Angeles, in addition to teaching English, some teachers like to share their passions with their students. Like our great teacher Nita, who took her Intermediate class out on a photography workshop around the school and the beach. Students learned how to take great pictures and added new words, such as shade, open shade, portrait, landscape, pop, flat, full body shot, ¾ shot, patterns, breaking of lines, to their vocabulary. Here are some “behind the scenes” shots:   But students didn’t only learn how to take picture, they also learned how to pose. Here’s a tip, if you’re taking a group picture and there’s too many people and you don’t want them to look like a soccer team 😀 , tell them to turn just a little, they’ll have more space and look more natural 🙂 :         You can check out the final results in our Instagram account: ec_los_angeles and make sure to follow us!       If you want to Study English in LA AND have fun, EC Los Angeles is the right school for you, come see us or visit our website! Have a nice Weekend!!  

ECLA June Activity Calendar

Sneak peek of EC Los Angeles June Activity Calendar!

  Hello June! Summer is almost here and EC Los Angeles is ready for it!  We have a lot of activities for students to enjoy the nice weather and LA. LA is an interesting city, you can see the tall modern buildings in Downtown but when you drive for 1-2 hours, you will be able to enjoy the great nature such as beautiful stars and hiking on Mountains.       Landmarks in LA This month, we can offer you several activities that can cross off from your “where to visit in LA”. To start off our LA tour, EC LA offers student, A hike at Griffith Observatory with delicious pizza. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum + Walk of Fame Tour which was popular for our students. Getty VIilla Museum   Surf’s up! EC Los Angeles offers FUN sports activities such as Soccer, Beach Volleyball. From this month, we have Surf Lessons! EC Los Angeles is 5 minutes walk to the beach, you will be able to walk the nice sandy beach. Join us for Surf Lessons and you will be able to surf like a professional surfer 🙂   Food Lovers Do you like eating food? Me too. We also have some activities to enjoy good delicious and healthy food here. -EID Lunch Celebration -Taco Tuesday -Iconic LA Dinner of the Month -Night Market Food Trucks -Sushi Happy Hour etc. Sushi Happy Hour was a huge success last month and many of our students Loved it!   Be part of  EC Los Angeles family to join our Fun Activities! Do you want to Study English in LA? Then, EC Los Angeles will be the perfect school for you. EC Los Angeles offers you ESL classes and courses with level from beginner to proficiency as well as test preparation programs for Cambridge … Read more

Free Activities this weekend (5/31-6/2)

The Weekend is here!! Here are some events happening around you that you should check out! Enjoy 🙂 Free Family Movie Night WHAT: Free Screening of How to train your dragon: The Hidden World. WHEN: Friday, May 31. At 7:30pm WHERE: The Redondo Beach Pier DETAILS: HERE Last Friday Sales WHAT: Sales of participating showrooms offering discounts on past seasons, one of samples and overstock at below-retail prices. WHEN: Friday, May 31. 9:00am to 3:00pm WHERE: Cooper Design Space DETAILS: HERE Outpost WHAT: LA’s premier cultural festival celebrating music, food, drink, art, products, and immersive experiences that make Los Angeles so special. Must be 21 or older to attend. IDs will be checked at the gate. WHEN: Saturday, June 1st. Noon until Midnight. WHERE: Rolling Greens DETAILS: HERE 25th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show. WHAT: Nearly 100 American classics will be on display from customs, hot rods, trucks and more. WHEN: Saturday, June 1st. 11am-5pm WHERE: The Original Farmers Market DETAILS: HERE Urban Air Market WHAT: Design festival with more than 100 emerging designer pop-ups WHEN: Sunday, June 2. 11am-6pm WHERE: Los Feliz Village DETAILS: HERE   Learn English at the best English School in LA here!

Student’s Experience at ECLA: Lorenzo from Italy

EC Los Angeles offers ESL classes and courses with level from beginner to proficiency, as well as test preparation programs for Cambridge and TOEFL exams. Here, our former Student Ambassador, Lorenzo Mennini, from Italy shares his experience as an ESL student with us. He studied at EC Los Angeles for three months, he has done wonderful Job as Student Ambassador.   Can you please tell us your favorite memory from your studying at EC? “My first day when they bring us outside to show us the Santa Monica beach and the pier and I met my best friend Martin. He joined with me doing the ambassador program. We had a good time together. It was cool this time in EC school because I met a lot of people and I improved my English I think.” What was the one thing that you learned while you were studying at EC? “I mean before I didn’t speak any English so I learned a lot o English I think. Now I can communicate with people and do a lot of things more you know?   How do you think improved? What were your methods for improving your English while you were in Los Angeles? “My methods for improve? Okay. Go in the class every day because it’s important to study the grammar, it’s really important. But it’s also important to meet people and speak with them because you can improve your English. So have party, study and meet people! This is my advice! ”           Thank you Lorenzo, for sharing your Experience here and we hope you will come back soon! If you want to Study English in LA and improve your English like Lorenzo, click here and learn more about EC Los Angeles!

Activities This Weekend (May 24-27)

Hey there! You looking for something to do or somewhere to go this weekend? Here’s some ideas then !! 🙂 WE RISE What: Pop-up festival honoring Mental Health Awareness Month with artists presentations, workshops, panels and more When: May 18-27 Where: 1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles Price: Free More details HERE   COME SEE: MOVIE NIGHT What: Watch movies under the stars celebrating 15th year anniversary films. When: Friday, May 24 at 6:30pm Where: The Atrium Price: GA Free, VIP $15 More details HERE   FIESTA HERMOSA What: Annual beach party with local vendors, food, beer gardens, music and games When: May 25-27 Where: Downtown Hermosa Beach Price: Free More details HERE   SMORGASBURG LA’S BURGER DAY What: Best local burger vendors in town together in one place. When: Sunday, May 26 Where: ROW Downtown LA Price: Free entry More details HERE   MAINOPOLY What: Fun and interactive sampling of Main Street’s best restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and more. Happy hour pricing all day at certain location. When: Sunday, May 26 Where: Main Street, Santa Monica. Price: $25 online/$30 day of More details HERE   MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE What: Party featuring live music, a veteran owned business exhibit, food trucks, beer, military vehicles on display and more. When: Monday, May 27th Where: 250 S Harbor Blvd Price: Free More details HERE   And if you don’t already, come Study English in LA at EC Los Angeles !! 😉 HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY !!

Hello Weekend

Activities Around EC Los Angeles This Weekend (May 18-19)

Hey ! If you don’t know what to do this weekend, here’s a list of very cool events happening on Saturday and Sunday! Have Fun! SMORGASBURG WHAT: Open-air food market When: every Sunday (10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) Where: Alameda Produce Market, Downtown Los Angeles Price: FREE Details: More INFO here A TUTTA PIZZA! LA’s Pizza Fest What: Unlimited pizza, workshops, pizza contest, craft beers, All-you-can-eat Pizza slices When: Sunday, May 19th Where: Hollywood Palladium Price: starting at $30 Details: More INFO here APOLLO’S 50th ANNIVERSARY What: Day-long Tribute to Apollo 10 with a party and a special presentation of All Space Considered. When: Saturday, May 18 Where: Griffith Observatory Price: FREE Details: More INFO here MONROVIA DAYS 2019 What: Community fair with games, rides, food, vendors, a parade and more to celebrate the city’s birthday. When: May 17-19 Where: Old Town Monrovia Price: FREE Details: More INFO here ARTsea What: Party on the beach with art, dance, music, food, and much more. When: May 18-19 Where: Marina Del Rey Price: FREE Details: More INFO here DOWNTOWN BURBANK ARTS FESTIVAL 2019 What: outdoor festival with 200 artists, famous Disney animators, interactive experiences, special appearances, and much more. When: May 18-19 Where: Downtown Burbank Price: FREE Details: More INFO here CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL What: Food booths, contests, rides, attractions, concerts and celebrity chef demonstrations. When: May 18 – 19 Where: Oxnard Price: $12 Details: More INFO here   Find more about best  los angeles language schools  here:)

ECLA Intern

Meet Sabrine, new intern at EC Los Angeles!

Hi everyone! My name is Sabrine and I’m the new intern at EC Los Angeles. I am from France, I’m 23 years old. This is my first time in the US, I just arrived in LA and I am very excited to be here! I’m a student at the University of Toulon, in the south of France. I study English and Spanish applied to Marketing, business and Tourism. After I graduate, I would like to attend the school of tourism in Paris to get an MBA and maybe one day become a tourism project manager and create trips for people, so they can learn about other cultures. I love learning new languages. I already speak French, Moroccan Arabic, English and Spanish and I am currently learning Turkish. I also enjoy listening to music, watching movies, traveling, discovering new cultures. That is why I chose to do my internship at EC Los Angeles, in addition to the great location, I can meet and talk to people from all around the world!! I started my internship at EC Los Angeles a few days ago and I’ll be here for 3 months. If you come Study English in LA, then we will get to meet soon!! Sabrine

Afternoon free class:Pronunciation Clinic

ESL students have a lot to learn, such as Grammar, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. However, students who can speak fluent English sometimes found difficulty communicating in English because of pronunciation. EC Los Angeles has the perfect class for students having trouble improving their pronunciation. Pronunciation Clinic This afternoon, EC Los Angeles had a class for students called “Pronunciation Clinic”. As the name of the class, this class is to improve students’ pronunciation. Students learn different topics about pronunciation in each class. This day, they learned about the pronunciation difference between Short oo and Long oo such as “Book and Food”, “Cook and Moon” Other contents that they learned during the class on the day was Rhyming words. They learned what “Rhyme” means and the words that rhyme. We have two different teachers teaching Pronunciation Clinic so students can pick their favorite teaching methods and topics that they would like to learn. Ask a Teacher Anything EC Los Angeles also offer student another free class called “Ask a Teacher Anything”. As the name explains itself, students can ask anything about their homework, questions about English, Where to go shopping, and etc.  This class will help students to get more help easily and get to know about the teacher more.   If you are looking for Courses of English in LA, EC will be the perfet school for you. EC Los Angeles offers you ESL classes and courses with level from beginner to proficiency as well as test preparation programs for Cambridge and IELTS exams. Click here to learn more about EC Los Angeles!

EC LA Class activity

Fun Class activity at the Beach

  Sometimes our teachers at EC Los Angeles like to take students outside of the classroom and exploration around our neighbor with them. Sometimes teachers go a small trip to the farmers market, beach and some other places. Since EC Los Angeles is 5 minutes walk to the beach, all of our students, teachers, and staff love to go there.     Learn and have fun at the same time On this day, one of our teachers invited his class to the beach. They studied English while they playing beach volleyball, and enjoying the nice warm weather.  Taking students out of the classroom helps students and teachers to get to know more about each other,  and to relax. Sometimes, students find difficult to speak English in their class because they are afraid of making mistakes, but this kind of class activity will help students to study English more frankly, and they can have fun talking to their classmates.   Check out our Students Ambassador, Hiro has to say about his class: “We went to Santa Monica beach to play beach volleyball because it was Friday! Happy Friday, yes. It was good experience because we could feel beautiful weather in LA with awesome classmates and great teacher!” -Student Ambassador, Hiro(Japan)-   Are you looking for English Schools in LA? Learn more about EC Los Angeles here, and contact us 🙂    

bike ride venice beach

Bike Ride along beautiful beaches

EC Los Angeles is close to beautiful beaches, such as Santa Monica beach and Venice beach. As the weather getting nicer, we decided to hold a beach bike ride to Venice beach. Venice beach is one of a very lively and fun beach in Santa Monica. It is always filled with a lot of people, there is also a skate park and muscle beach outdoor gym for you to work out.   On Tuesday 30th of April, after students finished their classes, they had fun cycling by the beach and after they got to the beach they were able to relax on the beach and had chat with each other. EC Los Angeles believe that these kind of activities are not only just fun but also help students to improve their English.  We have other fun activities more,  so why don’t you join us??     Here are some comments from our Student Ambassador who joined the activity below. “Cycling was super cool because I went with my best friend here in LA, we shared a cycle, was my first time that I do in my life and obviously here in Santa Monica. I enjoyed my time and the landscape Venice beach. I will try again soon.” -Student Ambassador from Columbia-   “It was so good!!! We were enjoyed so much and it was first time that we were cycling on the beach and we rode double bike” – Student Ambassador from Ukraine-     Do you want to Study English in LA ? LA EC Los Angeles is a great place to study English. EC Los Angeles offers you ESL classes and courses with level from beginner to proficiency as well as test preparation programs for Cambridge and IELTS exams. Learn more about EC Los Angeles today!