Idiom of the Week — “Party Pooper”

  Holiday season in the United States. For many Americans, the period between Thanksgiving and the New Year is the most festive time of the year. It’s a time to get together with family and friends, exchange gifts and good wishes, and eat lots and lots of food (not to mention the various traditional drinks!). … Read more

“A Christmas Story”

It’s the Holiday season at EC Miami English School!  Today was the last day of class until after Christmas, and I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday traditions with my students today:  We watched my favorite holiday movie, A Christmas Story.  No, it’s not another reworking of the classic Dickens tale, but rather … Read more

Academic Lecture — New Year’s Resolutions

Every month at the EC Miami English School, we give an Academic-style lecture to our students, giving them more opportunities to use English in a realistic setting.  This week, Audrey, one of our newest teachers, gave two lectures (to different level groups) about making New Year’s Resolutions. A New Year’s Resolution is simply a promise … Read more

Holiday Travel? Plan Ahead!

Happy Holidays!! Here at the EC Miami English School, many students (and teachers alike), are planning to travel during the holiday break.  Our school will not have classes the week of December 23, and many people may be curious how they will be able to travel if they are on an F1 visa.  Remember: Every … Read more

“White Elephant” or “Yankee Swap”

Have you ever heard of the phrase “White Elephant”?  It’s something that’s used to refer to an object that is no longer useful to its owner.  A “White Elephant” gift swap take that idea a step further. During the holiday season in the United States, many people will partake in an activity called “Secret Santa”. … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “get it/catch on”

Recently I (Mark) started teaching a TOEFL class here at the EC Miami English School.  Students are frequently interested in the TOEFL when they want to work and/or study in the United States.  Often, much like with the Cambridge exams, students will come here to Miami to prepare for their TOEFL exam. But, let’s be … Read more

Academic Lecture — “Thanksgiving” — by Evgeniy Evseev

Every month students are given an opportunity to attend a college-style lecture given either by one of our teachers, or by an invited member of the community.  Over the time since the EC Miami English School has been open, we have had many students learn about varied subjects.  One constant, however, is in November when … Read more

Academic Lecture — “Thanksgiving” — by Minji Kang

  Every month students are given an opportunity to attend a college-style lecture given either by one of our teachers, or by an invited member of the community.  Over the time since the EC Miami English School has been open, we have had many students learn about varied subjects.  One constant, however, is in November … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “have over”

It’s time for the holidays!  The last month of the year is a festive time for many of us in the United States.  It’s a time for friends and family, a time to be with the people we love and care about.  Here at the EC Miami English School, it is certainly no different. As … Read more