EC Students Experience Luxury Movies

EC San Diego students experienced their fest-ever luxury movie-watching experience at The Lot San Diego. They watched the “Beauty and the Beast” with Teacher Autumn, who had an optional vocabulary activity to go along with it. The students were impressed by the reclining seats and gourmet food options offered at the movie theatres. Students learned new words … Read more

EC Students Sing, Sung, Sang Karaoke

    Teacher Autumn and 16 EC students enjoyed a night of singing at a local Asian-style Karaoke place last Friday night. There was a mix of various genres of music and student nationalities. The evening was lively, as were the tunes, and filled with song and laughter. Since some students were too shy to sing alone, many … Read more

An American Football Experience

    On Sunday, September 18th, EC San Diego students had the opportunity to experience their first American Football game. Over twenty five students came to witness the San Diego chargers in their home opener as they handedly defeated the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars. EC San Diego Students got their first glimpse of American Football action … Read more

SALI Students Join EC San Diego

Once a year, EC San Diego warmly welcomes the SALI (Swiss American Language Institute) group from Baden, Switzerland. This year we have 24 high-school students joining the EC San Diego family for an entire month. We are very excited and happy to have them here! In order to familiarize them with the vibrant neighborhood of La Jolla, … Read more

A simple tip for improving your academic writing

  Sometimes, when writing essays, particularly for tests, contemporary students will overlook one of the most basic principles of good academic writing: paragraphs. Too frequently do I, as a 10-year teacher, see single sentences sitting by their lonesome in the midst of other swaths of Facebook style posts. Understandably, the advancement of social networks, mobile … Read more

Fledgling Summer!

fledg·ling [ˈflejliNG] NOUN A young bird that has just fledged. synonyms: chick · baby bird · nestling 2. Person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped: “the fledgling democracies of eastern Europe” synonyms: emerging · emergent · sunrise · dawning    Every year, EC San Diego hosts fledglings during the summer. These are not … Read more

EC Culture Blog: La Jolla Culinary Experience

Food is huge. Going out to eat is a great way to practice your English speaking in San Diego and if you are looking for first-class food La Jolla is the perfect place to start. ESL San Diego doesn’t get any better than speaking English while enjoying some excellent tacos on the beach. Pick a number between 1 and 100. Somewhere … Read more

ESL San Diego EC English Homework Club

ESL San Diego: EC English Homework Club

Calling all new and incoming EC San Diego students! Our Homework Club is live and back in action! Sometimes teachers will assign super difficult tasks that can make even the most studious of students suffer a headache. That’s exactly what Homework Club is for! The Club was started several years ago, originally called Guided Self … Read more

ESL Student Testimonial: Laura Bazan!

Laura came to EC San Diego from her home country of Spain in November 2015. Last week was her very last week with us so we asked her to share her experiences of EC for ESL San Diego! “I have had here a great experience. The school is localized in the best place of San Diego. The staff … Read more