Meet a teacher to learn English at EC Miami : Ian Brailford

Born: Maryland, USA Lived: New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Korea, Mexico city, Miami Visited: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, East Coast USA, England, France, Germany, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherland, Scotland   *Get to know your classmates. Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone when you arrive. Don’t be shy. Let everyone know what you are interested in doing and you will be surprised how many others feel the same. Participate in EC activities, such as touring Key West or the Everglades. *See a show. Go to Micro Theater Miami and see 15 Minutes plays, limited to 15 people, inside a cargo container, with 6 plays/night. Olympia Theater has free jazz music at 6:00 on the second Wednesday of every month. *Eat, Drink, Repeat. Taco Rico, located at Washington and 15 Avenue, is famous for $1 Taco Mondays. They serve delicious “Tex-Mix” food and you can get a full meal for less than $10. One block from EC is The Abbey Brewing Co. Visit during Happy Hour(3:00-7:00pm) for some strong and tasty $4 beers. *See Florida. Remember, there is more to Florida than just Miami and South Beach. Visit Kennedy Space Center, Naples, Orland or St.Petersburg. Go to Big Apple bookstore in Ft.Lauderdale for sale weekends, $2 DVDs and books. *There’s A LOT TO DO in Miami. Visit Ninja Lounge and play basketball and volleyball on trampolines, or try the high ropes course and climbing walls. Go to Lock and Load Miami, where you can shoot machine guns.   Learn English with EC Miami!  

Gustavo Melo De Souza Perroni from Brazil : A graduate English student

Meet graduate student “Gustavo” from Brazil! He graduated from EC Miami today. He spent almost a month to improve his English skills at EC Miami. He was a  serious student that was always the first one to arrive at school every day. At this moment, and on this blog, I want him to share with you guys how he spends unforgettable and unbelievable times in Miami.   Read on to find out what he wants to share and express about his experiences in Miami!   First of all, why did I choose Miami? There’s an amazing weather in Miami! And also in my opinion, Miami is the best city in the U.S. I met some Brazilians, I was able to improve my English a lot and avoided speaking Portuguese. My agent recommended EC Miami to me.My experience at EC Miami was completely much more awesome than my expectation before I started my course at EC Miami. Because Teachers were incredibly amazing , they gave effectively reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar lessons to us to improve our English skills as soon as possible that make it so much easier than you think. And in the class, they have a fantastic atmosphere where a lot of nationalities are mixed in the class,it makes us easier to have a conversation and even make a lot of fantastic friends. Secondly, I want to talk about my experiences at homestay. Living with an American family was a totally precious experience. I could enjoy the traditional culture in Miami with my host family who took me to the city and explained me many things about it. They were very kind and friendly! Finally, There are a lot of things to do in Miami Beach . For example, going to the beach, shopping in many malls,visiting interesting places to have an awesome nightlife and lots of restaurants … Read more

Ippei Suzuki from Japan: A Student at EC Miami

We have tons of diverse students from all over the world at EC Miami. They are having fun olearning English and exploring the FANTASTIC city of “Miami” during their period of living in Miami. Let me introduce one of these students, Ippei Suzuki, who is from Japan. He has already spent two months in Miami and going to spent almost one more month here. Read on to find out what he wants to share and express about his experiences in Miami! “First of all, why I chose Miami to have a studying abroad is that the weather in Miami is totally amazing, and I can’t see and meet many Japanese people which makes it easier to make a lot of fantastic friends who are from all over the world. Secondly I am going to talk about atmosphere and style in the class. I’m seriously satisfied with focusing on leaning grammar and writing in English. Furthermore, our teachers give enough time to have a conversation with students so that we definitely improve skills for conversation (speaking and listening) in English. And my favorite point in the class is the teacher’s funny stories that also help me to improve listening skills. I definitely feel that I have been improving my English skills since I arrived in Miami thanks to great teachers and atmosphere. Finally, I want to share couple of recommendations that you can experience around Miami. My most favorite thing is chilling out on the beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is just 15 minutes away from the school by walking and 3 minutes away from residence by walking. And also you can taste diverse cuisines (Latin, Caribbean, European, Asian etc…). It has awesome nightlife and more! I am completely sure that you will be able to have unforgettable experiences and memories while you are learning English in … Read more