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

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

Movember at EC Miami!

Movember 2013 Here for your Cambridge ESOL Exams?  Perhaps just to be a tourist?  Calling all Mo Bros (and Sistas)…Movember is almost here again! All you have to do is grow a moustache (or wear a fake one if you’re a Mo Sista) for the month of November (Movember) to raise funds and aware … Read more

Fernanda’s Celebrity Encounter!

Fernanda Reis, a Brazilian student who is here at EC to prepare for her Cambridge exam, had a close encounter of the celebrity kind last week when she ran into Pharrell Williams just outside of the building. Pharrell is well-known in the hip-hop community for his work with the Neptunes, N.E.R.D., an … Read more

FCE and CAE Course in Miami

Want to get your best FCE or CAE score but only have a limited time to study? At our Miami Beach English school you can take the unique Cambridge ESOL Summer Course. This 4-week course of 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours) is taught by our friendly, experienced and professional teachers. They will hel … Read more