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 Ange … 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 … 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 … 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, wh … 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! &nbsp … Read more

Will you gormandize this Thanksgiving?

Wednesday Word of the Day – Gormandize

Happy Wednesday everybody! In honor of Thanksgiving, we have a food related “Wednesday Word of the Day”! After the delicious Thanksgiving is that one day of the year when society says you can eat as much food as you want. Whether it be turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie, people often eat un … Read more

Learn tips on English grammar!

Grain of Grammar: Their, There and They’re!

Hey there! Have you ever had trouble knowing which “there” to use? Read below to learn how! Their “Their” is used when we are talking about something that belongs to 2 or more people. ex: “Tell your students to bring their books tomorrow!” “Their” book … Read more

Wednesday Word of the Day – Voracious

Are you ready for another Word of the Day? As Thanksgiving approaches, the thought of turkey and stuffing is on our mind… and it’s making our mouths salivate and our stomachs growl! I’m sure you have experienced a time when you were so unbearably hungry that you could probably eat … Read more

Learn tips on English grammar!

Grain of Grammar: I before E

  One of the reasons English is such a difficult language to learn is because English has so many grammar and spelling rules; but, we always break them! Take a look at this week’s Grain of Grammar from ECLA teacher, Carly, to learn some great tips!   Spelling tip: I before E Spelling … Read more

Learn tips on English grammar!

Grain of Grammar: I or Me?

Students often come to ECLA to learn business English; proper grammar is an important part of communicating well in any business situation! Read about one of the most common mistakes English speakers make, and how you can fix it…. Language Tip: I or Me People often have trouble deciding whethe … Read more