New Teacher Profile — Lindsey Jordan

  Meet Lindsey!  One of the newest additions to our Miami English School! About me My name is Lindsey Jordan and I’m originally from Nashville, TN.  I’ve been living here in Miami for almost a year and a half, but I’ve been traveling here since I was a child. I enjoy going to the beach, … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “See eye to eye”

This week’s idiom is (not) being demonstrated by Michelle and Shawn. Why is it “not” being demonstrated? Because they are literally looking in each others eyes. This, however, is not the correct meaning of “seeing eye to eye” with someone. Idioms are strange; you can’t use a dictionary to learn about them. Idioms need to … Read more

NFL Football — by Elizaveta Shmakova

Here at our Miami English School, teachers and/or guests are invited to give an academic-style lecture on cultural interests outside of class.  Last week, two of our EC Miami teachers, Mark and Eric, spoke with two groups of students about Football.  Students wrote about the lecture, and a winner was chosen from each group. The … Read more

NFL Football — by Myriam Hocquel

Here at our Miami English School, teachers and/or guests are invited to give an academic-style lecture on cultural interests outside of class.  Last week, two of our EC Miami teachers, Mark and Eric, spoke with two groups of students about Football.  Students wrote about the lecture, and a winner was chosen from each group.   … Read more

Gigi’s First Heat Game!

One of the newer students at our Miami English School, Giangiuseppe Torsiello (he goes by “GiGi”), made one of his dreams come true last weekend and went to his first Miami Heat game. As you can see, he is a SuperFan: Saturday night I went for the first time to a Miami heat pre-season game … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Hitting the Books”

This week, two of the Student Ambassadors at our Miami English School are demonstrating this week’s idiom: “Hitting The Books”. Obviously, the idiom isn’t as violent as a direct translation would make it sound. Neither Minji nor Vanessa is getting violent with any of their books, and neither of them are shaking with anger, either. Saying … Read more

Fernanda’s Celebrity Encounter!

Fernanda Reis, a Brazilian student who is here at EC to prepare for her Cambridge exam, had a close encounter of the celebrity kind last week when she ran into Pharrell Williams just outside of the building. Pharrell is well-known in the hip-hop community for his work with the Neptunes, N.E.R.D., and his recent solo … Read more

Vanessa’s Skydiving Adventure!

Many students here at our Miami Language School have taken advantage of the local skydiving school recently.  Vanessa Schorr (from Switzerland), one of our Cambridge students here at EC Miami went with a group of friends last Saturday.  Vanessa writes: The best word to describe skydiving? Awesome! There is nothing comparable to it. Shawn took … Read more

Student of the Month – Heinz Heeb!

Our “Student of the Month” for the month of October is Heinz Heeb! Hello, my name is Heinz. I have been here since the 30th of August. The reason I’m here is just to improve my English. Miami is a nice place with a lot of things to do. You can go to the beach … Read more

Staff Member of the Month – Shawn Pantin

The Staff Member for the month of October is our Accomodations Coordinator, Shawn Pantin! Shawn is originally from Trinidad & Tobago, but now lives here in Miami Beach. He’s worked at EC Miami since May of this year. Shawn’s Miami Recommendation: Skydiving and SCUBA Diving. Some of the best diving in the world is in … Read more