Introduction of one of administrative staff, Alex, at EC Miami

Born: Los Angeles, CA Lived: San Diego, CA; Olympia, WA; Seattle, WA Visited: Most of Europe, Mexico and Canada   *Visit my favorite spot in town. The Perez Art Museum! The first Thursday of every month is free, and they have amazing art installations and beautiful outdoor scenery to enjoy! *Get a quick lunch near school. I am a big fan of Burger and Beer Joint on Bay Road, about 7 minutes walking distance from the school. They have amazing burger options and great drink pairings to go along! *Explore. Wynwood and the Design District have beautiful buildings and lots of great restaurants to explore. They are easy to get to with public transportation, and the price of an UBER is very cheap. *Try Buenos Aires Bakery and Café. It’s a great place to watch a soccer game, grab good coffee, and maybe a snack before exploring the parks along the beach by Collins Ave. Their address is 7134 Collins Ave Miami Beach.   Message from Alex: “Find out more about learning English in Miami by talking to me at the front desk”

Introduction of fantastic English teacher “Rafael” at EC Miami

Born: Cuba Lived: Havana, Miami Visited: Cienfuegos, Cuba; New Orleans, Louisiana   *Visit his favorite spot in town. Bill Baggs Cape, Key Biscayne. This is the home of a historic lighthouse built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846, and is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade county. You can go to the park to sunbathe, swim and picnic on more than one mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront. Guided tours of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage are given twice daily. Two restaurants, Lighthouse Café and Boater’s Grill, offer authentic Cuban cuisine.   *Get a quick lunch near school. If you care about being on time for your special focus classes, you can go to Shake Shack (best fries around), Epicure, and if you are into cheap and tasty Latin food or Cuban coffee try Exprezo on West Avenue and Lincoln.   *Explore. Known as “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables offers a variety of Mediterranean and modern architecture. The city blends beautifully created landscapes with perfectly designed streets. You can find museums, restaurants, malls and tons of bars.   *Try Ball & Chain. Located at 1513 SW Eighth St, this is Calle Ocho’s most famous Latin club and bar. Go see some live music.   A short message from Rafael: “Learning English in Miami is fun and truly rewarding!”    

Cultural Education in ESL Courses in Miami

When choosing ESL courses in Miami, it’s not only about school. Students want to have new experiences and learn more about their host city’s culture and history. One great way to do that is to choose a Miami Homestay. Your host family will likely be long-time residents who know lots about Miami. That is an excellent way to become part of both a family and the city you are studying in. However, some students prefer the privacy and autonomy of our other student accommodation, so luckily that’s not the only choice. EC English Center in Miami offers a unique class specially developed to teach students about the wonderful things Miami has to offer; it’s called English in the City. English in the City is a special focus class in which each week focuses on a particular element of Miami culture. For example, one week might be about sports. During this week we may learn about the local professional sports teams, famous athletes who come from Miami and what options we have as students in terms of places to work out or play sports. Sometimes we even get out of the classroom to visit a gym and ask questions about membership. This means our students can practice their English in the real world and learn about Miami. Other topics included food in Miami, the history of Miami, foreign influences seen in Miami, and the nature and wildlife of Florida just to name a few. Contact us today to find out how EC Miami can offer you the trip of a lifetime. [hs_action id=”2793″]