Idiom of the Week – “pig out”

November in the USA is a month of feasting and giving thanks.   That’s what the holiday of  Thanksgiving is all about, and we’re no different at our English Center in Miami.  Spending time with loved ones, eating, drinking, and visiting with those that you care about.  Food is a big part … Read more

July 4th is Independence Day! EC Miami is Closed!

The sound of fireworks is in the air, and the scent of BBQ as well.  It’s Independence Day in the USA, and as a result, EC Miami is closed.  That’s right, no English courses for our students today! Founded in 1776, the United States is celebrating 238 years of being a nation, after winni … Read more

Student Writing (And Winning!) — Martin Luther King, Jr. by Myriam!

  Two weeks ago, Elisa gave a lecture about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to students taking English classes in Miami here at EC  in advance of the holiday celebrating him.  As always, the students that attend write an essay on the topic, and then a winner is chosen from the entries. This month, … Read more

Academic Lecture — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  As all of our students taking English classes in Miami know, next Monday (January 20) EC Miami will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Dr. King is well-known in the United States for being at the head of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, and his “I … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions — by Pinar!

  A few weeks ago, one of our teachers gave a lecture to our students taking English classes in Miami about making New Year’s Resolutions.  Audrey spoke to two different groups of students, and then the students wrote an essay about the lecture.  Pinar, one of our newer Elementary student … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Ring in the New Year”

Well, it’s finally here.  The end of the year.  All the plans and hopes that we had for 2013 have either all come true (hopefully), or we fell short of our goals for the year.  No worries, because the New Year is the only time where we can wipe our slates clean and have a (somewhat) fresh star … 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 … 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 … Read more