Bake Sale Tomorrow!

You may remember a recent post regarding raising funds to help with Disaster Relief in the South Pacific. As part of EC Miami’s continuing efforts to help the people affecting by this terrible tragedy, students and staff are encouraged to take part in our Bake Sale tomorrow (Friday, November 2 … Read more

Next Academic Lecture: THANKSGIVING!

It’s that time of year! The time that Americans get together with family and friends and eat. And eat. And Eat. AND EAT!! It’s Thanksgiving!!! Of course, there is more to Thanksgiving than just food — but for some of us the food is what makes it one of the favorite holidays in the … Read more

Donate Your Old Clothes!!

Many students come to EC Miami for an extended period of time. Students that are preparing for their Cambridge ESOL Exams, for example, spend around three months with us brushing up on their skills and then take the test at the end of their time. One of the perks of coming to South Florida for so ma … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “red-faced”

  The color red makes people think of many things.  One things that we associate red with in American English is with embarassment and/or shame.  Let me (Mark) tell you a story:   When I was a teenager, I was an exchange student in Bogota, Colombia.  I was new to Spanish, and made all of t … Read more

Natural Disaster Relief — Please Help!

    Last week, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines leaving thousands dead, and many more displaced without shelter, food, water, and clothing.  This story has blanketed the news over the past seven days, and resonates particularly here in South Florida, where hurricanes are part of t … Read more

Minji Goes Shooting!

Minji Kang is not only one of our Student Ambassadors here at EC Miami, but she has also been preparing for her Cambridge ESOL Exams since she arrived last June.  Recently, she went with some friends to a local indoor shooting range for a new experience —  Target Shooting.  Minji writes: Have … Read more

Teacher of the Month — Eric Brown

Students come to EC Miami for many reasons.  Some are here to study for their Cambridge ESOL exams.  Others opt more less intensive courses —  and everyone takes advantage of the scenery and nightlife options available in Miami and Miami Beach.   November’s Teacher of the Month, Eri … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “back to the same old grind”

Today in the United States, it is Veteran’s Day. On this day, most businesses are closed, as well as the federal government. Veteran’s Day is a day that is used to commemorate the sacrifices that the men and women of our armed services are honored for the sacrifices they gave to this cou … Read more

EC Miami Newsletter is coming! Get involved!

Read all about it! The EC Miami newsletter meeting is this Friday! Want to know more? Then join us for coffee and cake at Panther cafe, Friday at 2:15pm. We will have our first meeting to brainstorm who wants to do what and how. Do you have design skills? Are you up to date on all the latest school … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “get into the spirit”

Last week, all of our students (from beginning to those prepping for their TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL Exams) and staff members participated in one of the US’ favorite traditions: HALLOWEEN! Everyone got into the spirit of this “holiday” by dressing up in costume. Other ways we got in … Read more