What is there to do this weekend?

There is a lot going on this weekend in Oswego and Syracuse! It is a 3 day weekend!   Saturday, July 2nd and 3rd Syracuse Jazz Festival! There will be tons of live music, food, and even fireworks! This is a great way to relax and listen to some great music! When: Gates open at 3:00 and there wi … Read more

American Slang Phrase of the Week!

The American Slang Phrase of the week for students taking English language courses in the US is….   “Drive up the wall” Definition: To irritate Used in a sentence: “Kevin won’t stop whistling, he’s driving me up a wall”   Can you think of a way to … Read more

New teacher at EC Oswego!

We are very excited to welcome our newest teacher to EC Oswego, Lauren! She is here to help students learn English for Academic Purposes We asked Lauren a few questions about herself and she said..   Where are you from? Victory, New York How long have you been teaching? 7 years! Why did you cho … Read more

Student Testimonial – Meet Ohoud

Ohoud is a 28 year old student taking English language courses in the US! Her brother, Munthir, is also studying with us, and they are both from Saudi Arabia! Ohoud just recently passed her level test, and we would like to congratulate her! We asked her a few questions about her experience at EC Osw … Read more

American Phrase of the Week!

Here is another American phrase for students taking English language courses in the US to learn!   Phrase: By the skin of (his/her/your/my) teeth Definition: Just barely Sentence: “Aaron got an 81 on his test.. he passed it by the skin of his teeth!”     What ways can you … Read more

American Slang Phrase of the Week!

This week’s American slang phrase is…. “Back in the day” Definition: Many years ago’ a long time ago Used in a sentence: “Back in the day we didn’t have iPhones! We just had those old flip phones.” Many people use this phrase when talking about their c … Read more

American Slang Phrase of the Week!

American slang can be a difficult thing to understand.. so here is another slang phrase of the week for students taking English language courses in the US !   Phrase: “The cold shoulder” Definition: A metaphor for deliberately ignore someone. Example: “I’m giving Sam the … Read more

Student Testimonial – Meet Munthir!

Munthir Alotaibi is a 19 year old student from Saudi Arabia. He is here at EC Oswego to take English for Academic Purposes. He is here studying with his sister, Ohoud. He just recently passed his level test, and we would like to congratulate him! We asked him a few questions about his experience at … Read more

Student Testimonial – Ian at EC Oswego!

Everyone meet Ian! Ian is a 21-year-old student from China. He is here at EC Oswego taking English for Academic Purposes. We want to congratulate him for recently passing his level test! We asked him a few questions about his experiences at EC Oswego. What did you learn? “As a matter of fact, I lear … Read more