ECSD Is Thankful For…

During the Thanksgiving holiday, EC San Diego encourages students to participate in the holiday by expressing what it is they are most thankful for. Students, teachers, & staff fill out a feather and attach it to ECSD’s “Thankful Turkey” (see photo above). And our turkey is growing! Read below to find out what ECSD appreciates … Read more

Thanksgiving: It’s All About…The Food! (ECSD Recipes)

Halloween has its costumes, Christmas has its presents, and Thanksgiving has its food. Who doesn’t love a satisfying, fun, and relaxed meal with loved ones? Yes, Thanksgiving is the celebration of a historic moment in United States history, but nowadays it is also the time of year when family and friends come together over…a meal! … Read more

November Events in San Diego!

Halloween has passed, and now the month of thankfulness is here! November always has lots going on, with Movember, Thanksgiving, and preemptive Winter Holiday buzz swirling around – and San Diego is diving headfirst into the end-of-year excitement! Because we want our international students to experience the best of San Diego (no matter what month … Read more

Take Advantage of EC’s One-to-One ESL Courses!

Teacher Alec helps student Jennifer to improve her English listening, an important skill that Jennifer wanted to cover during her one-to-one ESL lesson at EC The idea behind EC’s individual English lessons is simple. These “one-to-one”s provide students with the opportunity to learn English and take part in developing personal lesson plans alongside their teachers. … Read more

English Proverbs 101: Witty & Wise Sayings

“A proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many.” – Lord John Russell (British politician). Proverbs in English, or in any language, are short sayings that express popular beliefs that are based on common sense or the practical experience of humankind. ECSD teachers mix things up by teaching students the meanings behind … Read more

English Pronunciation Tips & Tricks!

  Learning a new language is learning a new way to communicate with those around you. At ECSD, students are given an academic foundation for communicating successfully in English – by speaking it!! So how do you actually say all these new English words and phrases? Here are a few tips & tricks for ESL … Read more

What Are YOU Going To Be For Halloween, ECSD?

EC San Diego prides itself on having the best events for Halloween – who doesn’t love dressing in costumes & eating tons of candy? What’s more, ECSD’s yearly Halloween bash will be Thursday, October 31st, at La Jolla Cove! It wouldn’t be a real Halloween party without the costume contest.  So ECSD – what are … Read more

Why ESL Students Need to Read…And Then Read Some More!

This is Daniel, EC San Diego’s AY (Academic Year) Coordinator and wordsmith-in-residence. Daniel also runs ECSD’s Library, located in Room 7 (2nd floor), where students can take out books &  audio recordings to improve their English –  or just for fun! Reading is an important aspect of English language learning (as it is with learning … Read more

A Rave Review of EC San Diego from Student Nadia!

Student Nadia W. gives ECSD five stars & this amazing testimonial about her experience learning English this summer! Thanks for the great feedback, Nadia. We do love what we do ♥! “I came to EC San Diego from Switzerland, the French part. I had previously gone to London EC, and for summer I thought I would go … Read more

Stock Your ESL Survival Kit With ECSD-Approved Vocabulary!

Studying English at ECSD also means living and participating in the everyday routines around San Diego. To understand and navigate the wonderful world of Southern California, it is necessary for international students and travelers to know some key English words and phrases. The following is a short-and-sweet lesson in English vocabulary as compiled by ECSD staff … Read more