Idiom of the week!

This weeks idiom is used with the month of March! People are always talking about weather around here (because this is New York!) but one particular phrase is used when discussing March.   Phrase: March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb/ March comes in like a lamb out like a lion Meaning: March typically comes with cold, unpleasant weather, but ends rather nice! Example: “It’s been storming for the whole first week of March! Guess they’re right, march comes in like a lion!”   Here is a poem that reflects this idiom:     EC Fredonia offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Happy March!

Can you believe it’s March already?! This months activity calendar is filled with recitals, art exhibits, movie nights, sporting events, and St. Patrick’s Day!   Be sure to attend some of these free events on campus! Have fun!   EC Fredonia offers English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Slang Phrase

This weeks American Slang Phrase is a little variation of a slang phrase, in that it is two very similar words that can be easily confused.   Shade vs. Shadow?   These two words sound very similar, but are used differently! Examples: “I need to lay in the shade because the sun is so hot!” “I can see my shadow when I walk on the sidewalk!”   Can you think of ways to use these words?   EC Fredonia prepares you for a University English Test.    

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Weekly Events!

Here are this week’s activities on campus! There is a ton to do after classes each day, so don’t miss out on a fun activity!   EC Fredonia prepares you for a University English Test.

What’s is President’s Day?

So, we had the day off on Monday for President’s Day.. but why? President’s Day is George Washington’s birthday, and is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. It started out as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, but has no transformed into a day to honor all past and present President’s. Some states view it as a holiday to celebrate all Presidents, some just Washington, some just Abraham Lincoln, and some both Washington and Lincoln. We were fortunate enough to have the day off, so we hope everyone enjoyed it!     What did you do on your day off?   EC Fredonia prepares you for a University English Test.  

Weekend Events!

Happy Weekend!  After a short week, we are already to the weekend! Check out some of the events happening this weekend including art exhibits, student recitals, movie marathons, and an Oscar viewing party! Be sure to continue to get involved on campus to better your study abroad experience!   Friday, February 24th Sharbani Das Gupta When: 12-6pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center Marion Art Gallery What: Art exhibit   Student Recital: Katelyn Dietz, soprano When: 4-5pm Where: Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall   Diverse Disney Ladies Movie Marathon When: 5-10:30pm Where: Eisenhower Hall Piano Lounge What: Watch Disney movies that show diversity!   Community Ukulele Jam Session When: 6-8pm Where: Kasia Coffee Shop (183 East Main Street) What: Beginners and “brush-up” from 6-6:30pm. Jam Session for all from 6:30-8pm. We welcome everyone, regardless of experience! Don’t have a uke? We have extras. Join us for a community strum-a-long. The goal is to have fun and to make music. Questions? Contact Jill Reese at reese@fredonia.edu.   The Illusion When: 7:30-9:30pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center Bartlett Theater What: When a man’s search for his missing son leads him to a sorceress, he is presented with a variety of visions as to what might be. It’s then up to the man – and the audience – to sort out the mystery. The Illusion is the work of award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner. Kushner brings the beauty of language and a sense of humor to this contemporary adaptation, which is based on a groundbreaking play by 17th-century French writer Pierre Corneille. Tickets 673-3501 or fredonia.edu/tickets.   Constellation Concerts: Aligning Fredonia’s Brightest Stars When: 8-9pm Where: Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall What: Music performed by faculty members Sarah Hamilton (English horn), Andrew Seigel (clarinet), Roderick MacDonald (trumpet), and James Welch (piano), plus the Fredonia Jazz Area, led by professor … Read more

Slang Phrase

This week’s American Slang Phrase is commonly used in many different situations. People sometimes use this phrase in a joking manner as well.   Phrase: A little bird told me Meaning: You don’t want someone to know who told you Example: “How did you know it was my birthday?” “A little bird told me.”     EC Fredonia prepares you for a University English Test.

This Week!

This week is a 4 day week because of President’s Day! We will have no classes on Monday, February 20th. This week is filled with sporting events, unique events like pizza with the President, open skate, open swim, and more! There are always plenty of things to do on campus after classes and on the weekends.. don’t miss out on a fun activity!   EC Fredonia prepares you for a University English Test.

It’s the weekend!

Happy 3 Day Weekend! We have Monday off for President’s Day! Be sure to attend some of the activities that happen on campus because it is always a good idea to get involved and meet new people!     Friday, February 17th  Bingo for Babies When: 7-8:30pm Where: McEwen Hall 202 What: Come play bingo!   Public Ice Skating When: 7-9pm Where: Steele Hall Complex   Recreational Swimming When: 8-9:30pm Where: Natatorium Pool   Constellation Concerts: Aligning Fredonia’s Brightes Stars When: 8-9pm Where: Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall What: Music performed by the Fredonia Trombone Choir, the ANA Trio, and the Fredonia Guitar Quartet. Free!   Saturday, February 18th Rythym & Brews When: 12-2pm Where: Williams Center G138   Sharbani Das Gupta When: 12-6pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center Marion Art Gallery What: Art Exhibit   Recreational Swimming When: 2-5pm Where: Natatorium Pool   Recreational Ice Skating When: 2-4pm Where: Steele Hall Complex   Fredonia Choral Festival When: 4-6pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall   Student Recital: Johanna Wiley, trombone When: 8-9pm Where: Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall   WHOA February Trivia When: 10-11:45pm Where: Williams Center G138   Sunday, February 19th Sharbani Das Gupta When: 12-4pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center Marion Art Gallery What: Art Exhibit   Recreational Swimming When: 2-5pm Where: Natatorium Pool   Carl Mazzio: A tribute concert in celebration of his legacy When: 4-6pm Where: Rockefeller Arts Center King Concert Hall   Student Recital: Patrick Shenal, euphorium When: 8-9pm Where: Mason Hall Rosch Recital Hall     Prepare for an English University Test at EC Fredonia.

Slang Phrase

In honor of today being Valentine’s Day.. our slang phrase this week is going to be a Valentine’s idiom! There are many idioms involving the word “heart”, and here is just one!   Phrase: From the bottom of my heart Meaning: to really mean something Example: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me!” “I love you from the bottom of my heart!”     Prepare for an English University test at EC Fredonia.