Written by Juan Cabrera At the English Language Institute we highly appreciate our wonderful instructors. That is why we want to highlight one of them: Terry Barakat. Terry joined the ELI in 2007 and is a dearly loved English instructor, so we asked her about her journey to becoming a teacher and her insights on the time she has been with the ELI. Terry’s Background and Her … [Read more...] about Teacher Spotlight: Terry Barakat
Image source: bryananthonys.com Source: theidioms.com Meaning Under all conditions, no matter how challenging or difficult To support someone through good and bad times To do something even though the circumstances are not ideal To stay by someone's side over a long period of time, even when times are tough Origin The phrase dates back to the 1300s. It … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: Through Thick and Thin
Our successful English for Musicians program has graduated outstanding students that not only completed the program, but also graduated from the Master of Music at Missouri State University. Thanks to this opportunity, they are now achieving new levels! Here's where they are now: Paola Cubillos From Bogota, Colombia. Graduated from English for Musicians in … [Read more...] about English For Musicians Alumni: Where Are They Now?
Written by Brandon Decker The ELI has a new YouTube page with videos from current and past ELI students. We have several new playlists full of videos made by us and by alumni! You can also find video playlists that will tell you all about Springfield, Missouri and trips with our students. There are several ways you can join in the fun so keep reading…! Go to the ELI … [Read more...] about ELI’s New YouTube Page
Picture source: https://torontocaribbean.com/ Text Source: https://writingexplained.org/ Definition Being first improves the chances of success. The early bird gets the worm is a proverb which emphasizes the importance of starting something early to maximize the potential outcome. Origin and Use This English expression first appeared in a 1605 book of proverbs by … [Read more...] about Learn English Idioms: The Early Bird Gets the Worm