Join EC New York on a wine tour!

Are you curious to find out how wine is made? Do you want to experience a different side of New York? Well, on Saturday May 31st you can do both! Take a break from studying English for Academic Purposes in New York  and join ISX World for a wine tour in the Hamptons, on the far … Read more

How to Navigate Chinatown, Manhattan

By Tiffany Chen Have you ever wandered downtown past Houston Street to Chinatown or simply wondered what exactly Chinatown has to offer? Other than the amazing food, which can fill you up for less than $5, there is rich history in the streets which houses one of the oldest immigrant cultures. Around the middle 18th … Read more

Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday that honors the men and women in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in … Read more

Improve your Business English in New York

Do you need English for your job? Do you want to learn how to write a CV and cover letter in English? Do you want to learn English used in the workplace? EC New York’s English for Work course might be for you! English for Work students have specialized elective classes that focus on a … Read more

Brunch: New Yorkers’ favorite meal

Have you ever walked around NYC and seen signs for brunch? Have you ever wondered what exactly brunch is? Answer: the greatest meal of the day. The term “brunch” is a combination of breakfast and lunch, which typically a meal that combines typical breakfast dishes and hearty lunch options on a menu. The time for … Read more

“Selfie” is now in the dictionary

Every year, the English language grows and changes. This year, one of the newest words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “selfie.” What does selfie mean? According to the dictionary, it means “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.” ‘Selfie’ (noun) was definitely one of the … Read more

Cambridge Exam Preparation Students’ Summer Reading List, Part I

  Recently, we asked the Cambridge ESOL preparation course students to share some recommended reading texts with each other.  They could tell about a book, short story, or article that they’d read in English.  Here are some of their recommendations: The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (by Jonas Jonasson)—recommended by Linus … Read more

“Studying at EC New York was the best decision of my life” – Jan’s Testimonial

Jan studied in our General English course at EC in 2013. Here is his #ecexperience: Studying at EC New York was probably the best decision of my life. While enjoying my time in one of the most amazing, thrilling, multi-cultural and beautiful citys in the world,  I’ve been able to work on my English skills … Read more