EC Los Angeles 2019 Wrap-Up

2019 was another wonderful year for EC Los Angeles because we spent it with our amazing students! If you are interested in learning English in the United States, EC Los Angeles will not only offer you valuable courses but also take you to fun activities, making your experience unforgettable. Check out some of our 2019 activities to see why we love EC Los Angeles! ONLY IN LOS ANGELES Los Angeles owns the first Universal Studios theme park and the first Warner Bros. Studios, both of which are in the home of the U.S. film industry – Hollywood. For that reason, one of our favorite activities is to go to TV show tapings! In the past year, we went to live TV shows taping at Warner Bros. Studios and saw many celebrities in person. For example, Joey Tribbiani from FRIENDS always has live shows in Studio City. And guess what: The ticket to see him is free! Besides sitcom tapings, we also went to America’s Got Talent: The Champions. That night, former winners and finalists from 194 countries and regions gathered in LA to perform the best AGT show of the year. If you are a sports fan, you are going to love LA! Lakers and Clippers for NBA, Dodgers for baseball, Rams for football, LAFC for soccer…you name it! Earlier this year, we had an All-You-Can-Eat Dodgers Game with our students. If you love food and want to catch a home run ball, then you should join us next time! The other big game that attracts people from all over the world is the Lakers game. In October, we went to see Lakers vs. Warriors. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were there! Our students enjoyed a great time watching that intense game – only at EC Los Angeles ? Do … Read more

Christmas events and activities in Los Angeles

Though Christmas is at the end of December, the holiday season starts as early as November in Los Angeles. As one of the top fashion capitals, L.A. has already dressed up in gorgeous decorations to welcome this fancy time of the year. These are some of our favorites spots.   RODEO DRIVE AND BEVERLY HILLS If you love fashion, you must know the world-famous shopping street. “Luxurious” is a word made for this place, but it is good enough of an experience to just walk around the fabulous stores – you may even run into celebrities who live in Beverly Hills! If you haven’t been there, Christmas is a perfect time to visit. Last week some of our students really enjoy our free walking tour around Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. LA ZOO LIGHTS Enjoy a wild wonderland of light attending to this ticketed event at Los Angeles Zoo. Millions of colorful lights decorate a huge area surrounded by nature: Giant glittering snowflakes, Christmas trees, and the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook. A must-do Christmas attraction in California.   DISNEYLAND RESORT Can you imagine how the Happiest Place on Earth looks like in the happiest time of the year? If not, how do “300 Christmas trees”, “400,000 twinkling lights”, and “36 cast members decorating for 35 days” sound like? Amazing, right? You can always visit Disneyland in regular days, but this time, Mickey Mouse and his friends will be greeting you under mistletoes – that makes Christmas more magically beautiful! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD This famous theme park is not only the place where you can ride Transformers, The Mummy or Jurassic World attractions but also a place where you can create new Holiday traditions with friends and other students. With thousands of Christmas lights and many characters meet & greets, Universal Studios Hollywood offers … Read more

Sneak peak of October Activity Calendar

October is here and we are very excited to announce our new EC Activity Calendar:   In Japan, there are several expressions for autumn such as Fall is the best season for eating, Fall is the best season for sports, Fall is the best season for Arts, etc. The reason people started using that expression has a long history, but mostly because Japan has four seasons and enjoys different things depending on the season. Although seasons in the US are not a distinct season as Japan, Japanese people have a good point that there are many things that we can enjoy in the fall.   Sports One of our popular activities among the students, sports! In EC Los Angeles, we have a variety of sports activities. Basketball, we started as our official activity since September and students are loving it so we decided to run the activity this month as well. Don’t worry even though you are not good at it our it is your first time playing basketball, because one of our staff, Tika is a basketball coach so she will make you as a better and the best player:) Yoga at the beach is the new activity that we started this year, it is super relaxing and good for student’s health. Soccer, no need to say but it’s very fun and we also play near the beach. One of our biggest events this month,… watching NBA games!!! Do you know the NBA team for Los Angeles? Yes, The LA Lakers. Come join us if you would like to watch the Lakers game!   In-School Activity Yes, we know, for those of you who would like to stay inside, we have some activities for you too! Trivia Party and Boardgame party will be a great activity for students who want … Read more

Activities This Weekend (June 14-16)

The Weekend is here!! Here are some events happening around you that you should check out! Happy Weekend! FIGFEST WHAT: Annual summer music festival with live performances in a variety of genres. WHEN: Every Friday of June, 6pm 11pm WHERE: FIGat7th Plaza PRICE: Free DETAILS: HERE KTOWN Night Market 2019 WHAT: The 2019 weekend-long event features live music performances, offerings from over 100 food and merchandise vendors, and trendy Korean-product shopping WHEN: June 14 – 15 WHERE: PRICE: Online: $5 weekend pass, in person $5 one day access DETAILS:  HERE Pride on the Promenade WHAT: Outdoor festival, featuring three blocks of interactive experiences as part of SaMo PRIDE. WHEN: Saturday3pm to 10pm WHERE: Third Street Promenade PRICE: Free DETAILS: HERE Juneteenth Celebration 2019 WHAT: celebration the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger declared that Texas’s enslaved people were free, with music and activities all afternoon. WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 1pm to 4pm WHERE: California African American Museum PRICE: Free DETAILS: HERE   Learn English at the best English School in LA here!

Activities This Weekend (June 7-9)

Happy Friday !! You want to go out this weekend and you’re looking for things to do? Then you are in the right place! Check these cool events happening around you! 🙂 LA Pride Week WHAT: Community-oriented events designed to support the LGBTQ+ community WHERE: West Hollywood Park WHEN: June 7-9 at 12:00pm-1:00am PRICE: GA single day $30, Full Weekend $50 DETAILS HERE DTLA Donut Festival WHAT: Festival showcasing various Donut styles, flavors, and forms. WHERE: Union Station WHEN June 8 at 10:00am-2:00 PRICE: $5 online, $7 at the door. DETAILS HERE Electric Entertainment (EA) Play WHAT: Gaming convention with fans around the world connected through live broadcasts, community content, competitions and more. WHERE: Hollywood Palladium WHEN: June 8-9 PRICE: Free but need to register online. DETAILS HERE Salsa Music Festival WHAT: Live music, dance, food trucks and pop-up shops. WHERE: Loyola Marymount University WHEN: June 9 11:00am to 7:00pm PRICE: Free admission DETAILS HERE   And if you’re looking for a languages school in Los Angeles, how about EC Los Angeles in Santa Monica? Have a Great Weekend!

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 !!