Broaden Your Horizons with English as a Second Language

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 07-27-2016 Categories - Blog,

Broaden Your Horizons with English as a Second Language

As an International Student, you probably know that learning English as a second language can have a huge impact on your life and career. With more than 800 million global speakers, English is arguably the most important language in the world. Being fluent in English allows you to live or work in the Americas, Europe, … Continued

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The History of Thanksgiving

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 12-02-2015 Categories - Blog,

The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here! Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and is a time to be with friends and family to give thanks for the blessings in life. For those of you who don’t know much about the holiday, we at Columbia West College have laid out the history behind Thanksgiving … Continued

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Halloween in the United States and Around the World

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-28-2015 Categories - Blog, Tags - halloween,

If you are taking English classes at our Los Angeles ESL school, you may notice some unusual festivities this time of year. Halloween is on October 31, and in the United States, it’s a time to dress up, eat candy, visit your favorite haunted house, and more. The holiday isn’t just an American tradition, however; … Continued

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Why Everyone Should Learn English

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-22-2015 Categories - Other,

View  the infographic below to see why everyone should learn English!

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10 Movie Catchphrases That Have Influenced American Culture

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-19-2015 Categories - American Culture,

10 Movie Catchphrases That Have Influenced American Culture

As an international student in the United States, you probably try to immerse yourself in American culture as much as possible, from wearing American clothes to eating American food. But if you’ve been paying attention, you already know that movies are one of the biggest influences on American English language and culture. From the 1900s … Continued

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Introducing our New ESL + Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate + Paid Internship Program!

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 10-19-2015 Categories - ESL, ESL Activities, ESL Classes,

Introducing our New ESL + Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate + Paid Internship Program!

The English language skills you’ll learn in the ESL courses at Columbia West College will give you a great foundation for future success, whatever your goals or plans might be. But for those of you specifically interested in the hospitality and tourism industry, we have partnered with Vatel/CIBU to create our new ESL + Hospitality … Continued

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L.A. Past to Present in Pictures

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 05-26-2015 Categories - Blog, Community, Tags - Columbia West College, la, Los Angeles, past to present in pictures, pictures,

L.A. Past to Present in Pictures

Los Angeles Then and Now Los Angeles is one of the largest cities in the world. LA is known for its diversity, culture, entertainment industry, great weather and much more. However, LA is also known for traffic, crowded areas, and the large size of the city. Learn more about the history of Los Angeles here. … Continued

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Best Weekend Getaways

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 05-26-2015 Categories - Blog, Community, ESL, Tags - best, best weekend getaways, Columbia West College,

Best Weekend Getaways

California has many great places to visit for the weekend Weekend trips are a fun way to explore California and nearby popular destinations. Living in Los Angeles is fun, but it’s always nice to get away for the weekend and try some new adventures. San Francisco San Francisco is a fun place to getaway for … Continued

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Best L.A. Artists

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 05-22-2015 Categories - Blog, Community, Tags - artists, best la artists, Los Angeles,

Best L.A. Artists

Some of America’s best art is created by L.A. artists. L.A. has an exciting art scene. L.A. artists make art in a wide variety of styles, and many new art styles have gotten started in L.A. Many L.A. artists are famous for their mural, graffiti, -, and -. Here’s a look at some of the … Continued

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ESL Los Angeles Adventures

Posted By ColumbiaWestCollege on 05-21-2015 Categories - Blog, Community, ESL, Tags - adventures, Columbia West College, ESL, Los Angeles,

ESL Los Angeles Adventures

ESL Los Angeles students enjoy having cultural experiences and connecting with their community. Artwalks are great opportunities for ESL Los Angeles students to discover new, local art. Each month, ESL Los Angeles students at Columbia West College attend the DTLA Artwalk.  Artwalk is a community event that brings L.A. artists together to show their work. … Continued

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