What to do for New Year in Miami

What to do for New Year in Miami

Dear all our beloved students, if you are staying in Miami and you don’t know what to do for New Year. Here are some suggestions for you. City of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration The experts at the city of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration are fully capable. Grab a blanket and dip your toes in the sand as you gaze into the sky for a free fireworks spectacle at midnight on Ninth Street at Ocean Drive. Midnight Sunday, December 31, at Ninth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution Welcome 2018 in true Miami fashion with our hometown hero and friends at Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. 8pm Sunday, December 31, at Bayfront Park, 301 N.Biscayne Blvd, Miami. General admission is free, VIP tickets cost $295 to $495.  Wynwood NYE 2018 Eat your way through 2017 at various food trucks, dance your way into 2018 with Miami DJs, and count down to  midnight with the rest of Miami’s weirdos. 8pm Sunday, December 31, at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave, Miami. Free Disco Gold Edition at Electric Pickle Bring out your fanciest gold looks and head to Wynwood for free admission, a midnight champagne toast, music from the Electronic Pickle’s resident DJs, and special secret guests. New Years’s Eve just feels chicer when you’re dripping in gold. 10pm Sunday, December 31, at the Electric Pickle, 2826 N.Miami AVe, Miami Beside these four, there are other events and activities for New Year in Miami.   Find out more about EC’s ESL Courses in Miami

Enjoy Miami Spice Restaurants while taking ESL Courses in Miami

Miami Spice Restaurants 2017

Summer time in Miami Beach is one of the best times. People from all over the world would like to come here to enjoy their summer vacation. If you are already in Miami and you wonder what to do during your stay. Don’t worry! We will help you to experience the best of Miami. Miami.com is your source for nightlife, attractions, movies, events, dining out and other things to do. Most of our students who are taking ESL Courses in Miami are not familiar yet with Miami, so it’s not easy for them to find the places to eat. Here is our suggestion . You will see many lists of spice restaurants in 2017 which are recommend by the website. If you need to find restaurants to impress your date, here are five restaurants: Ariete, Byblos, Nikki Beach, Scarpetta, Sushi Garage. If you are looking for family- friendly restaurants, you can expose your kids to some of the best dining South Florida. Let’s check out the menus at these restaurants: Lolo’s Surf Cantina, Sugar Factory, Blue Collar. Besides, If you are vegans and vegetarians, here are their go-to spots for vegetarian Miami Spice dishes. They are Soul Tavern, Planthouse and Bakehouse Brasserie. And a lot of other options are there for you. Have fun and enjoy your time in Miami!        

Do Not Know Where to Eat? – Yelp

  We often find ourselves struggling finding out what to eat for a meal or what to do in a new area you have never been to. Moreover, if you are not a local, you have no idea which restaurant is good or not. We are here to help you out! Have you heard of application called, Yelp? This is a mobile application that stores users’ review on specific restaurant, activity, bar and so forth. Through this app, you can grab an idea what kind of food a restaurant has and what their best-seller is. You may expect users’ honest opnion. Some people even give a restaurant only one star. The coolest part of this app is that it has a wide spectrum, ranging from food, nightlife, and beauty & shop. You can also view them as a map-view on your phone, which allows you to make sense easier and know where a closer restaurant is. See how detail information it offers is. Official website is: http://www.yelp.com/miami-beach-fl-us    

Great Deals! – Groupon Miami

Hello, Students! Studying and staying in South Beach might be a little bit expensive and put a financial pressure on some of you. However, there are always ways. Try use Groupon and save from 20% up to 90% The website URL is http://www.groupon.com. On the website, you can find options based on categories starting from food to shopping, pretty much everything, to activities. You should do activities that you can do particularly in Miami such as paragliding, snorkeling, and so forth. Plus, you can view a wide range of your options with a map, helping you find out which deal is more convenient and closer to you in an easier way. We highly recommend to you to use this website. =) Please, read the instruction meticulously before & after purchase a coupon.     GROUPON URL: https://www.groupon.com/    

Studying English – CNN Student News

Many people decide to study English through various source. Listening or watching a famous news such as CNN, ABC, NBC and so forth is one of the common examples. However, for the beginner or a person who just starts studying English, those news are too challenging for them. Therefore, I, personally, would like to introduce this application as a method of studying English. It is an application called CNN Student News. It basically has 10 minutes non-commercial and deals with various topics around the globe and the target of this news is middle or high school students, which we believe it is an ideal for ESL students. You can simply download this application on your phone, or alternatively, you can watch it on your desktop at: http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews   Try to listen to this news as much as you can. For example, when you are having a meal or on your way to somewhere, you can put it as a background. Look at the transcript and build up your lexicon. The more you expose yourself to English, the better your English will be.  

Miami Public Transportation Application!

Do you want to get around Miami with public transportation method, Not Uber or Lyft? With Easy card, you can use every public transportation method in Miami for $7($5 for the fare and $2 for a bus card) for a day. However, it is sort of challenging if you don’t know how to get somewhere. There are two main applications we would like to introduce to you. 1) MDT Tracker This application is the most trustworthy application we believe. It has every public transportation method, including Bus, Metrorail and Metromover. Tho coolest part of this app is that it has System map that shows you every bus’ route in Miami.         2) Transit You want to know a particular bus’ whole route? No worries! There is an application for that, called Transit. It also has real-time bus tracker, but this real-time bus tracker service is only limited to a bus with little antenna above bus number on this application. It also displays Citibike stations near you.     If you know better application, please let us know so that we can update our posting. Thank you!

English and Food Activity at Gyu Ka-ku

Did you also know that we organize activities not only for sports, but for food activities, too? This time, we hit the Gyu Ka-ku, which is world-known Asian food and has more than 10 brunches in the United States. You can check its menu and locations at http://www.gyu-kaku.com/#!locations/cjkn Our activities are great opportunity to get to know your classmates and practice your English with them! Now you have one more reason why you have to come to Miami. Come to EC Miami and try a wide range of food starting from Cuban coffee to Asian food. You would be impressed with the spectrum of food categories.

Guided E-Learning

EC Online, another way to learn English

    What exactly is EC Online? It is a website where you can be aware of what’s happening at school and check your student profile. If you want to log in, you just have to go to the EC website. On the top of the screen you can see an item “Sign in”.     To sign in, you have to know your student ID number, normally you can find it on your booking confirmation. If not, you can ask the Academic office or your teacher, they can give it to you. On this network you can check your timeline as an EC Student, your attendance, the summary of your daily classes, the activities planned by the school for the month. You also find useful information about the school or ife in Miami (requests, questionnaires, accommodations, academic, tips). Finally, this web page gives you the opportunity to learn English in a different way. You will find a section called “study” on the left of the page. Here, there is a lot to do, you have different kind of exercises like writing, listening, reading and the most important is that everything is classed by topics so you can choose one that you actually like. You can also take an exam to check your level. I recommend this website to every EC Students especially to new ones because we all know that the first week isn’t easy, when you are by yourself in a new country and this website is full of tips.   – Celine, France

Our Previous Member at EC Miami

EC Miami Language Center says ‘See You Later’ to Joel Krikorian

  EC Miami Language Center had to say their ‘see you later’ to Joel Krikorian on September 30. His presence are missed by the students and the staffs, as he brings us joy her at EC Miami. Joel is kind, extremely helpful, and most importantly a good friend to the students and his peers.   Below is Joel’s testimonial about his 3 month contract with EC Miami. He talks about his experiences at EC Miami and his recommendations as to what YOU should do in Miami. Read about For a three-month contracted period over the summer, I had the pleasure of working at EC Miami as the student services coordinator. As such I got to talk to and spend a lot of time with our fantastic students from all around the world. This enabled me to learn a lot about their cultures and experiences learning English and living in the United States as students. Moreover, I got to know the amazing staff at EC, both the teachers and administrators. We had a lot of talks, laughs, and learning moments. What are my recommendations for English language learners at EC Miami? First, take advantage of the free classes offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! You will maximize your learning if you do. During your free time, be sure to cross the bridge into Miami. Grab a Starbucks coffee at the Intercontinental Hotel and walk down the River Walk. Then head north to Bayfront Park, Bayside Marketplace, and Museum Park to enjoy the gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay. Use the free Metromover to get around and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. Finally, check out the shops of Mary Brickell Village. Remember, there is plenty to do and a lot to see in Miami that doesn’t cost a lot of … Read more

Check out what EC Miami have in store for YOU!

Miami English Center Activities Calendar

  It’s October! At EC Miami, one of the many Miami English Center in Florida, organize activities for students and staffs to partake. As we are counting down the days for All Hallows Eve, we provide educational and fun activities for students.   Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, EC Miami encourage students to sign up as it will help with their English Course and their Health; FREE ENGLISH CLINICS AND FREE BOOT CAMP CLASS AT CRUNCH GYM. In addition to the FREE educational classes, we have fun, social activities for students to create amazing memory before returning to their home country. If you find something interesting to do, come to EC Miami’s front desk and sign up for the activities YOU are interested at!