Idiom of the Week — “Break Out in Laughter/Tears”

  Sometimes, while walking past classrooms where a student is taking a one on one English course in Miami, the sound of laughter can suddenly be heard.  The student and teacher break out in laughter for no apparent reason.  Did someone say something funny? Perhaps someone looks strange, and tha … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “get into the spirit”

  Here at EC Miami, we try to do many things in order for students to get into the spirit of various themes and holidays.  On Halloween, for example, students and staff got into the spirit by wearing different costumes and listening to Halloween-themed music during our party.  Before the New Ye … Read more

“What is a ‘Gloucesterman’?” — by Kristina Lazutkina

I have been co-teaching the FCE class here at EC Miami since early January.  The writing section of this test tends to give students a particularly hard time, and I have worked this class particularly hard in order to help them practice.  FCE students are also expected to read the book The Perfect S … Read more

“What is a ‘Gloucesterman’?” — by Maria Romanenko

I have been co-teaching the FCE class here at EC Miami since early January.  The writing section of this test tends to give students a particularly hard time, and I have worked this class particularly hard in order to help them practice.  FCE students are also expected to read the book The Perfect S … Read more

Student Testimonial — Pablo!

Here at EC , we teach General, Intensive, Semi-Intensive, as well as One to One English lessons in Miami.  Pablo is one of our Intensive English students from Brazil: I chose Miami because I wanted to know this city. I learned many things such as grammatical rules and English speaking skills. I impr … Read more

Playing Word Games With Former Students

  Over the past week, I rediscovered a particular word game on my smartphone.  I thought it would be a good idea for my students to be able to practice, and mentioned it to them in class last week.   Two of my students (who are now former students) found me on there, and we’ve had a frien … Read more