American Slang Phrase of the Week!

This weeks American slang phrase is.. cost an arm and a leg!   Phrase: Cost an arm and a leg Definition: Something very expensive Example: “I really want the new Apple watch, but it costs an arm and a leg!”     Learn English for Academic Purposes at EC English Language Cen … Read more

What is there to do this weekend?

As always, there is plenty to do this weekend in Oswego, and its surrounding areas!   Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17: Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show 2016 Where: New York State Fairgrounds When: 8:00am-6:00pm Friday & Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm Sunday What: One of the largest car … Read more

Places to eat in Oswego!

Are you bored of on-campus food? Looking for somewhere new and exciting to eat a meal? There are plenty of places in walking distance from campus for students taking English language courses in the US to eat at!   1. GS Steamers Bar and Grill     70 E 1st St, Oswego, NY 13126 Type: American, Ba … Read more

American Slang Phrase of the Week!

This week’s American Slang Phrase is.. Piece of cake! You may think we’re talking about an actual piece of cake, but we are not!   Phrase: Piece of cake Definition: A metaphor to describe something that is easy or effortless. Used in a sentence: “I studied so hard, and knew ev … Read more

What is there to do this weekend?

What is there to do this weekend in Oswego, and the surrounding areas? There is a festival almost every weekend in Syracuse, and they are a lot of fun to attend! This weekend: Saturday (7/9) New York State Blues Festival When: Starting at 3:00pm on Saturday Where: Clinton Squrae. Syracuse, NY What: … Read more

American Slang Phrase of the Week!

Here is another American slang phrase for students learning English for academic purposes.   Phrase: To ride shotgun/ to call shotgun Definition: To ride in the front seat of the car Where it came from: The imagery invoked by the phrase comes from stagecoaches, specifically the person who rode … Read more

What is Independence Day?

Students taking English language courses in the US may not know the meaning behind all American holidays. Here is a little description of the upcoming holiday!   In America, Independence Day, or the Fourth of July is a federal holiday. This is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declara … Read more

July Activity Calendar!

It’s the beginning of a month which means there is a new activity calendar! There is a lot going on in the month of July! A lot of outdoor concerts, festivals, farmers markets, antique shows, etc! We hope that all of our students taking English language courses in the US go to some of these ac … Read more