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

English learning with the other EC Students

You don’t know what to choose between a homestay or a residence? Here the opinion of a student, who lives in one of our studio in South Beach: The Loft.   “At first, I hesitated a lot between living in a host family or staying in a student apartment; I chose the second option. I wanted to stay and mix with students and I think I made the right decision. This apartment has the perfect location on Collins Avenue in South Beach. Ocean drive is a 3 minute walk, the Beach 5 minute and EC School 20 minute and all of it walking under the palm trees and the sun. The Loft occupies the most touristic place in Miami Beach so you can find what you want nearby. I have been living in The Loft for 7 weeks, a school residence, and I have met a lot of people from all over the World. The only language we have in common is English so we have to practice our English speaking. It’s like a second class after school. And I find this very rewarding because we don’t have the same English level so it’s a 100% human experience. I’ve met Italian, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Swiss, Brasilian, South Korean, Japanese, German, Saudi, Kazakh, Belarusian, Jordanian, Malaysian, Venezuelan, Swedish and Danish people and we help each other to be understood. We all have different cultures but we have EC Miami and this journey to Miami in common. Yes, I think We can say that we are a big family.”   – Celine, France