Times Square on New Year’s Eve is the most famous and festive New Year’s celebration in the world.  Although it is free and full of concerts, music, dancing, and of course- confetti, celebrating the new year in Times Square can be quite stressful if not planned accordingly.  Here are some tips for EC students to … Read more

EC Students Share Their New Year’s Eve Traditions

EC NY students from around the world shared with us their country’s New Year’s traditions: TAIWAN Phillip from Taiwan:  “The government holds concerts in cities around the country.  Usually pop singers perform.  In Taiwan, New Year’s Eve is spent with friends, and Chinese New Year is spent with family.” VENEZUELA Gabriel from Venezuela: “You are … Read more

Meet Your Teacher, Nina!

NINA Nina has been teaching English at EC since June and currently teaches Low-Intermediate 1A and Intermediate 1B.   Why did you decide to become an English teacher? So many reasons! I love languages, especially learning about how they work. I really enjoy teaching and love that I get to learn new things all the … Read more

What is Kwanzaa?

In addition to Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahs, you may notice decorations for another holiday, Kwanzaa.  Since it was first celebrated in the 1960’s, Kwanzaa is a week long celebration of African heritage in America.  The holiday begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st. Kwanzaa celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, with each … Read more

Meet Gonzalo : EC NY Testimonial

25 year old Gonzalo Valero from Venezuela just completed three months studying at EC New York. Gonzalo shared with us what he likes about EC and living in New York City.   What do you do in Venezuela?  :  I was the manager of a family store. Why are you learning English?  :  I want … Read more

What to do this Weekend: 3 Ideas

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Try these cool spots! 1.  Delicious dinner and a movie at Nighthawk Cinema– Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nighthawk Cinema is one of the only movie theaters in New York City where you can watch a movie while sipping a cocktail and eating gourmet popcorn and a full course … Read more

Happy Holidays, on Behalf of EC New York

SEASON’S GREETINGS! EC New York’s teachers and staff would like to wish everyone a warm, happy holidays and happy new year.  We will be closed on December 25th and 26th in observance of the holiday season.  Thanks for a great year.  See you in 2015!   EC New York’s Christmas tree EC New York offers … Read more

January’s Activity Calendar

As part of our English Language Courses in New York, we offer an exciting activity calendar that is updated monthly.  There are plenty of options for students with various interests, budgets, and activities for students of all ages.  Many activities reflect local happenings in and around the city, such as ice skating in Bryant Park. … Read more

January’s Free Classes

The free class schedule for January is ready!  One great constant feature on our monthly activity calendar is our free class offerings.  This month, we will have conversation, listening, writing, and grammar classes.  Students from all levels are welcome to join and take advantage of this great free program.  Please remember to sign up for … Read more