Monster Jam in Miami 2020.

The Monster Jam takes place in the USA every year. It’s a worldwide entertainment event that has been going on since 1992. In each country it’s possible to watch this fantastic American cars show on TV. However, on this occasion instead of going to a baseball game at the gorgeous Marlins Park of Miami, fans made a little exception in order to attend to the roaring Monster Jam hosted in our always sunny city . Actually, three of our students coming from Switzerland Ronny, Matthias and Michele did, and they had tons of fun as long life fans last February 22nd and 23rd . Around our English school in Miami they constantly point out that in Switzerland the Monster Jam is a big deal. They couldn’t wait to go to this one and make a dream come true. Cool way to spend your free time when you are not in class, huh guys? For them, this was an awesome opportunity to be in touch with the culture of American entertainment.     The Stadium was packed with most of the public who were children wearing a t-shirt or a hat of their favorite cars, and they could all feel the typical atmosphere of the American culture. Well then, so this time enjoying watching all those heavy pound trucks driven by high performance pilots can not be passed up. Countless feats of dirt hitting and grinding are the delight of the show. Also, the booming roar gets you those thrilling goosebumps. Actually, the Monster Jam features three events: Racing Competitions, Skills Challenge, and Freestyle. At 7:30 pm the show began. All the cars came into a field full of obstacles and hills for the jumps. There was a quick presentation of the cars and it was time for the first competition, … Read more

Bad Boys For Life in Miami!

The city of Miami has been constantly remembered for the franchise movie Bad Boys, and this is no secret to anybody, now is it? It must be that Miami has the excitement and the pizzazz that the series needs. In this regard, Will Smith points out that “the movie is all about friendship. It’s about having somebody through the good times and through the bad times, no matter what happens. Friends fly together, friends die together”. Anyways, it’s just another decade and another Bad Boys film is out. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on Miami Beach after filming scenes here in April at the Broadmoor Hotel and the Mac Arthur causeway. The production of the movie could not have picked a more appropriate hotel inasmuch as the Broadmoor hotel is located on 7450 Ocean Terrace.  It is just across the street from a beach along the Atlantic ocean, and  it is the perfect example of what Art Deco represents.   As a matter of fact, the city of Miami concentrates the biggest collection of Art Deco architecture. It displays 900 historic buildings usually characterized by bright colors from pastel blues and pinks, to bright oranges, vibrant yellows, greens and more. On the other hand, the Mac Arthur causeway, which is one direct land route between mainland Miami and the barrier islands of Miami Beach, is possible to be spotted on many of the action-packed scenes from this awesome film. By the way, one of our students in Intermediate from Saudi Arabia, Nawaf, watched Bad Boys For Life, and he was obviously thrilled. As he came from his country to live and learn English in Miami and South Beach, he saw these two and even more quintessential elements of the city of Miami in the movie. He was positively … Read more

An Ocean Adventure

There is nothing like sharing an interest that you have with your partners at our EC English school in Miami. Likewise, we appreciate any written work our students want to post on our blog. This time and inspired by the ocean view through the airplane window seat upon his arrival, Lukas Anrig (coming from Switzerland) was willing to share his dream come true of sailing across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. So there we go! Here is his testimonial:     “I bought a sail yacht in 2012 and started a big adventure with my family. With my wife we have two children, Nick and Laurelle, and my dog, Nina. We set off from Venice, Italy because in Switzerland we don’t have the sea. So in the summer of 2012 the adventure got started. We crossed the Adriatic Sea from Greece back to Italy. After many days, we were on the Balearic Islands. We learned a lot about handling the boat. Sometimes we had bad weather, big waves and strong winds. Our kids helped us direct the sail yacht and the dog was a nice company. After six months we arrived in Gibraltar, the door to the Atlantic. We had to wait for three weeks until the weather was fine. Then, it was possible to start heading towards Canary Islands. Five days later our anchor goes down in Lanzarote-a very nice bay. We visited different islands of the Canary Islands chain. We bought a lot of food, water, beer, and wine to be on board for such a long time. La Gomera was our last point in Europe. After eight days we arrived in Mindelo, Cape Verde. For five days the weather was really bad with storms and big waves up to 25 feet and 35 to 50-knot … Read more

Let’s go HEAT!!!

Of all the popular sports in the US, basketball has a special meaning in Miami. It’s because the Miami HEAT have been champions of the NBA three times so far – 2006, 2012, and 2013. That’s why we cannot forget about our beloved player Dwyane Wade. With the number 3 on his jersey he made outstanding contributions to win these valued championships. What a thrill it is to go to the American Airlines Arena. For all these reasons, Oleg Diukel, who is in the Intermediate level and coming from Russia, was really excited to go to one of the regular season games. This time against the San Antonio Spurs, and he was willing to surprise us with his awesome testimonial:    I can’t believe it was my first time in a basketball game in the US. It took place on January fifteenth of 2020. And you know what? This event was even better than I expected. There are many reasons why I had a wonderful time. For starters, the game was a thrill. There were many occasions in which the HEAT was down on the score, but at the end during the fourth quarter they pulled the win!! Secondly, the spectators were cheerful all the time, and their vibes were super contagious. Also, the athletes’ plays were just spectacular- there were dunks and three point shots. Even the fast food was a yummy bite. Finally, I have to say that I was impressed by the short performances before and during the game. That performance was like a real show with great music and well performed support team. There were even some funny competitions during the half time. And the funny thing is that I was watching these competitions with the same curiosity that I was watching the game. So anyways, … Read more

Christmas in South Beach

Well, here we go again. It is the most special time of the year. Christmas time!!! Now, isn’t it? At EC Miami the USA School of English we are aware of what the deal is when it comes to Christmas. For our cool students being far from home is not a problem. Not at all if they ever want to come up with some fun plan to do with a friend or partner in Miami South Beach. This year, during the entire Christmas eve students and staff members of EC Miami kept in touch on our super awesome whatssap group in different ways. One of them was by sharing positive vibe Christmas messages wishing the best from one to another. Another way, was by uploading pics and videos we took along the way as Christmas Eve day went by. There was something truly unusual that we ran into on the group conversation thread, though. It was a wonderful pic with our students from Switzerland, Robin and Lars, on the beach. Here is how they have their say on their experience: “What’s better than a Christmas candlelight dinner at the beach with your best friend? All you need is a table with a nice tablecloth, a beautiful Christmas tree, a candle for a pleasant atmosphere and a delicious meal. (Unfortunately we only had enough money for one potato. Miami Beach is quite expensive…). Combined with a wonderful view of the ocean, the evening can only be great! Granted: The whole thing was a bit strange, but for the picture and the smiling faces it was definitely worth it!” Greetings, Robin and Lars. We just love the contrast between the pine Christmas tree, the sand, and the ocean. Anyways, as you can see, this is a perfect example of how our students … Read more

Visit to the Everglades with EC Miami Students!

If you are ever coming to South Florida, definitely you can’t miss an entertaining visit to the Everglades, is that right or what? Our students at EC English School Miami are pretty aware of having that cool chance to go down there from sunny lively South Beach. Having a car trip down to the Everglades is a must, let me tell you that. Nothing compares to going and seeing our Florida-famous alligators. Upon arrival, our constantly-curious students take a wind-hitting ride on the Air boat so that the views might be better enjoyed. Don’t even be that surprised if all of a sudden an alligator swims over to the Air boat.Those “green lovely-scary boys” might show up with a loud noise right in the middle of the calm atmosphere that the Everglades always have to offer. Listen up! No need to be scared, though. “It’s a combination of scary and exciting”, Says Natalia, one of our students coming from colorful Colombia! Right after the thrilling Air boat ride, our students take advantage, obviously, to take amazing pics with “baby alligators” (isn’t that sweet?). And even a few minutes later, they are ready to enjoy that show in which one of the Everglades guys sticks his head where it doesn’t belong, (LOL) the mouth of an alligator, no less! “It’s awesome!”, says Yoshiki from Japan.       If you look in the photos above – you’ll see our charming students in the Intermediate class coming from all over the world, including Colombia, Japan, and Switzerland. In this way, you will get an idea of plenty of plans to do when coming to Miami. On trips like these, students have an opportunity to get a good memory and even a story to tell their close ones. If you are interested in … Read more

Benedikt is one of EC Miami's current student and Miami's sports fanatic, have written a blog post about his favorite sporting event in Miami

Take English Language Courses in the USA and Go to a Sport Event by Benedikt Schmaltz

  EC Miami is one of the ten USA locations that a student could choose to take English language courses in the USA. Our Miami location is extremely unique because the school is located in an iconic landmark building, in the heart of South Beach. Additionally, the white sand and turquoise water is just a short walk away from the schools and our student accommodations. One of the fun things you could do as a student at EC Miami is part-take in the sporting events held seasonally. Benedikt Schmaltz, one of EC Miami’s current student, was fortunate to watch the Miami Dolphins Football Game and the Miami Heat Basketball Game live! He wrote a blog post for you to read and experience his favorite sporting events in Miami.   Miami Dolphins is Miami’s football team! Their home games are played at the Sun Life Stadium, which seats 76,100 fans. If you are coming from South Beach, you could use a car or an uber that will take you to the stadium in 35 minutes or you could ride the bus for a longer but cheaper option to reach your destination. When you arrive at the stadium, you will see a sea of people heading to the stadium. You will not realize how many people are at the stadium until you’ve walked through the gates and saw the field for the first time. It is an amazing feeling to witness the fans and hearing them cheer for the Dolphins. You do not need to know the rules of the game. It is a very easy sports to follow and you will understand it within the first quarter. Also, the fans are happy to explain how the game goes! The atmosphere is an amazing experience itself. The fans enthusiastic cheers for the Dolphins, you cannot help … Read more

Zelal, EC Miami's Student Ambassador, led the Dance Cruise activity two weeks ago

Dance Cruise with EC Miami English Center

  EC Miami English Center takes pride of planning fun-filled activities with our Student Ambassadors. One of the many planned activities that we planned for our monthly calendar was the dance cruise. It would be an exciting event for students to communicating in English with each other and other tourists as well. One of our student ambassador, Zelal, helped planned a dance cruise for the students for them to see the Miami skyline at night. It was a wonderful mixer for students to meet and mingle. Read what she had to say about the activity.   On Sunday, 24th January, 27 students joined the Miami Dance Cruise activity. It features a professional DJ who spinned all the latest dance club hits on a 90-minute outing. EC Miami students dances and enjoyed a view of the Miami skyline at night. As we sailed from Bayside Marketplace to Miami Beach and back. We had enough time to get to know each other closer and made new friends. Therefore, reached the activity’s goal by having so much fun! Zelal Student Ambassador

Meet our newest Student Ambassador from Morocco

Meet our Student Ambassador: Bouchra (Nina) Fikri

  Have you ever considered taking any English classes in a location that is always sunny and close to the beach? If yes, we provide the perfect English classes in Miami for your needs! At EC Miami, we try to make your stay in Miami as enjoyable and unique as possible. An excellent example of a fun, and interesting Miami experience is becoming a Student Ambassador! Bouchra (Nina) Fikri, from Morocco, is one of our Student Ambassador and she has led amazing activities for her peers. Nina’s outgoing personality is one of the many reasons why she is an amazing representative of our student body.   Miami is the best place to be, especially during the winter! I have already been here for more than six months and I’m enjoying every moment here. Miami became my home and EC Miami’s staff members became my family. I chose EC Miami based on internet and previous students’ comments but this experience has surpassed my expectation. My knowledge of English and American culture is improving day after day because of EC Miami. Thank you for making my life better.   Bouchra (Nina) Fikri Moroccan

Meet our new Student Ambassador

Gain Leadership Experience while taking English Courses in the USA

  EC Miami would like to introduce to you our new Student Ambassador. She is from Germany and her outgoing personality was the reason why she was assign to this position. There are perks of taking English courses in the USA, especially taking it with us! We provide leadership opportunities for the students to gain from their experience learning English through our school.   She wrote a testimonial about EC Miami, and how EC Miami has an excellent and diverse atmosphere. Additionally, she wrote about her excitement representing EC Miami as a Student Ambassador. Let’s read what she wrote! I decided to attend EC Miami because of its globalized atmosphere. There are students from all over the world who enjoy learning English. Therefore, we can have conversations and introduce our different cultures to each other. It is also worth mentioning that the teachers do their best to solve our questions in the best way possible. Simultaneously, they become our friend, which gives students an informal atmosphere. All in all, what I love most about EC Miami is that they make us feel at home by organizing various activities to get to know each other and obviously that is the perfect way to make learning fun. I’m glad to have the honor of being EC Miami’s new student ambassador and I am extremely looking forwards to performing my duties.   Zelal Yalcin Germany