Students from EC English Center in Miami enjoy happy hour at Monty's

EC Miami Students Enjoy Happy Hour At Monty’s

Monty’s is a South Beach icon with its views of the Miami sunset. It’s located poolside and waterfront on the docks of the picturesque Miami Beach Marina. It is a premiere spot for casual dining, fresh-caught local seafood, a succulent raw bar, live music. It’s also the perfect place for lunch, dinner, happy hour, special occasions, live music or any major sporting event. Monty’s Sunset has something for everyone. After a day at the beach, there is no better place to slip in, grab a seat and enjoy the shade while your food selection is being prepared than Monty’s. What makes this spot such a go-to for cheap drinks is that all liquor is served half off the original price, while both wines by the glass and 12-oz draft beers are 30 percent off and raw bar items are discounted too, like oysters and shrimp costing only $1 each. This is the reason why our students from EC English Center in Miami couldn’t miss this wonderful place.    

Merve Yanik - Our New Student at EC English Center in Miami

Meet one of our new students from Turkey – Merve Yanik

EC English Center in Miami welcomes new students from all over the world every week. Today, we would like to introduce our new Turkish student. Her name is Merve Yanik. Merve Yanik was born in Izmır, Turkey on 4 April 1995. She is currently a senior psychology student. Yanik has taken drama lessons since she was in primary school and she is interested in sports such as yoga, volleyball, swimming, kickboxing and dancing. She loves to spend her leisure time on doing sport and meeting her friends. As high school progressed, she was a leader of student community of school. At the age of 16, she went to London to take English lessons for a month. Merve Yanik likes adventures and traveling.  She has visited more than 20 countries all over the world since she was a child. She likes being active, doing sports, meeting new people and new cultures. Yanik is also a member of climbing club and community volunteers foundation of her college. Besides, she is one of the high honor students in college with GPA 3,3. She did a psychology internship in public hospital in 2016. Moreover, she has an accountant certificate. Merve Yanik will be with us for 1 more month, we believe she will get great experiences at EC Miami.

Water Safety On Miami Beach

English in the city is one of the ESL Courses in Miami. This course is the opportunity for students to visit fascinating locations and learn English for everyday situations. Last week, our students from English in the city class had a good time at Miami Beach and got some important knowledge about water safety. Playing in the water can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. Water safety can help prevent injuries and drowning. Therefore, it’s necessary to learn how to stay safe when you’re at the beach. Here is some basic information about water safety on Miami Beach: 1. How many lifeguard stands are there on Miami Beach? There are 35 lifeguard stands on Miami Beach. 2. How many colors are there for the flags at the lifeguard stand? There are 4 colors for the flags: red, yellow, green, purple • Red: High Hazard – High Surf (Red with a line crossing out a swimmer : Water Closed to Public) • Yellow: Medium Hazard – Moderate • Green: Low Hazard – Calm Conditions • Purple: Dangerous Marine Life 3. From what time to what time do the lifeguards work? They work from 9am – 7pm. 4. What are rip currents? Rip currents are strong currents of water flowing away from shore that can take you out to sea. 5. What should you do if you are caught in a rip current? – Stay calm – Don’t fight the current – Escape by swimming laterally, and then at an angle toward shore – If you are unable to escape by swimming, float or tread water. – If you feel you will be unable to reach shore, call and wave for help. 6. Why do the lifeguards sometimes blow their whistles at people in the water? The lifeguards blow their whistles … Read more

Kayaking with our students at EC English Center in Miami

Let’s Enjoy Mother Nature With Kayaking!

Whether you’re in Miami Beach for months or just few weeks, find out the best way to plan your day. Let’s get outside and explore the city in the fresh air and great outdoors activities. If you love the beach and water sports but you don’t know exactly what to do and where to go, kayaking will be the best option for you. With Miami’s flat calm waters and unique marine ecosystem, kayaking is a natural way to enjoy a day. Biscayne Nation Park is 95% water. Therefore, that makes it the perfect place for all kinds of water sports including kayaking. South Beach Kayak is located in South Beach’s Sunset Harbor neighborhood. It is a family run operation offering kayak and stand up paddle board rentals in Biscayne Bay. They offer everything from a beach, tennis center, marina and golf course. You can rent kayaks to explore beautiful Biscayne Bay. While you are here, take a guided kayak tour of Biscayne Bay through mangroves with wading birds and sea life.It is a great recreational destination with kayak as well as nature trails and picnic pavilions. What are you waiting for? Come and join with our students at EC English Center in Miami.