Idiom of the Week – It’s raining Cats and Dogs

This weeks’ idiom includes the use of our favourite pets and it is probably an idiom you have heard before. But what does it mean? Could it be: 1) There are cats and dogs falling from the sky 2) Cats and dogs have become royalty 3) It is raining heavily Look at the example sentence … Read more

Labor Day

This week, many students have asked why school is closed next Monday (Sept. 2).  The answer: Labor Day!   In the US, Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September, so the date varies from year to year.  In the late 1882, the federal government established Labor Day is a way to celebrate “social … Read more

Academic Lecture — “Meeting with Officer Lamoca”

Ester Pechiai is one of our Intermediate students from Brazil.  She recently attended a lecture with the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD).  This was Ester’s winning essay!  — Mark   First of all, I have to say that I was surprised with this opportunity.  Sometimes foreign people like us commit a “crime” because we don’t … Read more

Student of the Month – Heloisa Pegorelli

High Intermediate Class Student’s Miami Recommendation: I recommend every student who have a chance to go to Key West. It’s a wonderful city with beautiful beaches where you can go snorkeling. There you will also be in the southernmost point in the USA. On Lincoln Rd you can find good restaurants for have lunch/dinner and … Read more

Teacher of the Month – Isabel Rodriguez Saguar

Isabel Rodriguez Saguar FCE/High Intermediate   Teacher’s Hometown Madrid, Spain   Teacher’s Miami Recommendation I love to hang out at Panther Coffee in Wynwood. It’s an excellent place to drink good coffee and prepare for my classes.  Gigi in Midtown is great for some Asian fusion food and is open till at least 3:00am every … Read more

Idiom of the Week – Jump on the bandwagon

This week’s idiom of the week is “Jump on the bandwagon”. Can you guess what this means? Does it mean: a) Jump on stage with a band and start singing. b) Jump up and down in the same spot. c) Follow a popular trend or activity. The correct answer is C! For example . . … Read more