Wednesday Word of the Day: Global Warming

  Global Warming noun  Definition: A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants. As the years go by, each summer in the West coast (Best coast!) becomes hotter and more unbearable to walk outside without feeling … Read more

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Grain of Grammar: Play, Go, Do!

  Hello everyone! Welcome back to Grain of Grammar! Since the weather is getting nicer, we are going to talk about a grammar point that we can use every day when we go outside! Let’s talk about the difference between PLAY / GO / DO for sports!   What sports do we use the verb … Read more

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Grain of Grammar: Future Forms

It is time for another “Grain of Grammar” lesson! These short posts help clarify some of the most frequently-made mistakes in the English language. Whether you are an ESL student learning English in USA for the first time or a native English speaker, we hope you find these quick tips useful. Today we will be … Read more

A marine layer creates fog!

Wednesday Word of the Day: Marine Layer

2016 is the year for unusual weather in Southern California. In addition to the weather anomaly of El Niño, February had some record high heat and March is turning out to be unseasonably cold. This week, Los Angeles has been covered in a layer of fog, and this is due to today’s Wednesday Word of … Read more

This is one elective you can take at ECLA!

ECLA starts new elective – English in the City!

Two weeks ago, EC Los Angeles rolled out its newest elective – English in the City! In this course taught by two of our wonderful teachers, Ama and Charlene, students learn the practical English knowledge needed to navigate Los Angeles. In this course, students study the different parts of English, from grammar and vocabulary to speaking, reading … Read more

LA is experiencing a heatwave now!

Wednesday Word of the Day: Heatwave

heat wave/ heatwave noun Definition: a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather. California, and especially Los Angeles, is known for it’s wonderful weather. While states like New York will see snow in the winter, Los Angeles stays around 70 f degrees (21 c) during the day! However, Los Angeles often experiences an increase in temperature. … Read more

Would you consider yourself loquacious?

Wednesday Word of the Day: Loquacious

One of the more beautiful aspects of English is that we have so many words to choose to describe different things. For example, if you come to school after not sleeping enough the night before, you could say your are tired, or sleepy – lethargic, listless, sluggish or even soporific! Today, we’ll learn a new … Read more

Come to ECLA in the winter and enjoy the balmy weather!

Wednesday Word of the Day: “Balmy”

The best part about living in Los Angeles is, without a doubt, the amazing weather. While the rest of the United States is shivering in the cold and snow, Angelenos (and EC Los Angeles students) are enjoying the winter in the nice, warm sun. There are many ways to describe this weather, which brings us … Read more

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

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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