Green Point aerial night-view
Take a look at these stunning pictures of Cape Town’s brand new stadium. The city’s newest landmark, Green Point stadium, is being purpose built as a host venue for the upcoming FIFA 2010 World Cup. Hosting eight games from June 11, the stadium will have a capacity of 68,000.
So if you want to be one of the lucky thousands heading to Cape Town next year, you had better get planning ASAP. EC Cape Town’s English language courses and accommodation are expected to sell out well in advance. You will really need to book your course early to avoid disappointment. English courses at Cape Town have a minimum stay of just one week – there is no maximum stay.
See you next summer
Green Point - close to the city centre
Green Point - next to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
When Colombian softballer, Juliana Forero Becera, came to EC Cape Town for one year to learn English, she contacted local team Westridge Yankees searching for a club to play with during her time at EC. Julliana, who represents Colombia at international level, has been signed by the Yankees and will now combine her English language course with being a welcome member of one of the top clubs in the Western Province Softball Federation. This is how the story was covered in the local newspaper ‘People’s Post’:
THE acquisition of a Colombian international softballer has boosted the ranks of the Westridge Yankees club in the Western Province Softball Federation.
Juliana Forero Becera (20), who has three Colombian caps to her credit, represented her native country as a pitcher in the South American championships last season, Becera joined up with Yankees last week after coming to South Africa earlier this year to study English at the EC Language School in Cape Town.
She says she contacted Yankees after checking the website to find a possible club to join during her yearlong stay in the city. Becera hails from the Colombian capital of Bogota and has experience of playing infield and outfield positions, too.
“I needed to keep in touch with the game and play for a club in Cape Town. I should be fit enough to play after training with Yankees for a few weeks,” said Becera, after meeting Yankees’ head coach Lester Smith and his assistant Steven Rodkin at Turthall Stadium, Crawford on Saturday.
Becera’s presence is expected to have a positive impact on the Yankees squad, which is determined to regain its top ranking in the WP Super League competitions. Yankees won no titles in the elite competition last season, when Falcons SAPS annexed the league championship and Glenthorn won the knock-out title.
Yankees’ current pitchers, Megan Cable and Almarie Kannemeyer, have pivoted two consecutive wins in the league competition thus far this season.
EC Cape Town is conveniently located in the heart of the city, with beautiful Table Mountain as the backdrop; it is a pulsating and professional school with animated colleagues and students from all over the world. I’ve been working here for eight months and it’s been both gruelling and very exciting!
EC is like a well-oiled machine that operates smoothly and effectively and I am pleased to be part of the team. The efficiency of the administration staff is remarkable; from student affairs and academics to staff interaction and renovations! Our administration staff is doing an outstanding job of making things happen and keeping the school trendy and professional. Our DOS, Nicoletta Di Gia, is dynamic and hardworking. She is an excellent leader and visionary, transparent and approachable and she is always encouraging and challenging us teachers. I am confident and comfortable in her presence and it is great working with her.
The rest of my colleagues are a fun and lively mixture of different cultures, personalities and characteristics. Comic relief is guaranteed upon entering our staff room! Apart from cracking jokes, we are always eager to help each other, offer advice or share lessons. We all get along well and it creates a warm and friendly working environment.
The other noteworthy aspect of working at EC, is the fact that one is continuously surrounded by a combination of different nationalities. I enjoy working with and getting to know the students from all over the world. I’ve met wonderful people in these past few months and with the constant influx of new students classes are always interesting and fresh.
Professionally I’ve grown a lot at EC by attending various workshops and learning from other teachers. I am constantly challenged and inspired to learn and further develop various skills and grow in understanding and knowledge. I am proud to be working at a school as professional and as vibrant as EC Cape Town.
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EC Cape Town recently celebrated its birthday. The festivities included a braai which is the word used in South Africa for a barbecue and plenty of time out in the sun with family and friends. For a short time learning English was put on the back burner while eating and drinking in true South African style was at the forefront of the festivities!!
Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Under a year to go until the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the stadiums are looking great! Cape Town’s spectacular Green Point Stadium is close to being completed. It’ll be the jewel in the crown of host stadiums.
The first of the 8 games held in Cape Town is on 11 June, 2010. If you want to learn English while enjoying the World Cup in Cape Town, you should book an English course now. Courses are expected to be full and places to stay will be hard to find during the tournament. EC Cape Town is a great school, in a great location, with some wonderful accommodation options. Make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
Soccer City near Soweto, Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth
Last week end a group of students visited Cape Point – at the tip of Africa and took some photos of their day.
They were surprised to come across Miss Cape Point who was relaxing in the sun and possibly learning English?? See for yourselves!!