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 of this holiday, … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Have Over”

As previously mentioned, Labor Day is coming up.  Typically, friends will get together for barbecues and parties during the long weekend.  Here at the EC Miami English School, it is certainly no different. As a child growing up outside of Washington D.C., my family would often have many people over  holidays.  It would start with Thanksgiving, when … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Back to the Same Old Grind”

Next week in the United States is Labor Day.  This is a day that is set aside to celebrate the workers of the United States.  Traditionally, it falls on the first Monday of September.  This marks the end of Summer for us, and the back-t0-school time for students around the country.  After a three-day weekend, … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Get Into the Spirit”

Last October, 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 into the spirit was by playing music with Halloween themes (“Monster Mash”, “Thriller”), … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “Throw a Party”

When you study English in the USA, it’s not all about academics.  Students need to be able to relax and unwind sometimes, as well.  We all do.  That’s when it’s time to throw a party.  Sometimes students will throw a party for themselves, and there are also times when we will throw small parties here … Read more