April 1st – will YOU be fooled?

Tomorrow is the first day of April, a day we also call “April Fools‘ Day”. It is quite common for people to play jokes on others, tell lies or generally be a bit silly. There is usually a story in the newspaper or on the radio which sounds unbelievable – and it probably is! But … Read more

Level Tests – results out on Friday

Level tests were held for all EC London students on Monday. The level test is designed to check your level before the new course cycle starts and some students will move up to the next level. If you missed the test on Monday, you can take the test at 2.30 on Wednesday 25th March in … Read more

The First Lecture…

Now, being a teacher, I’m fairly used to public speaking. Standing in front of a group of people and talking about the wonders of the present perfect or the mysteries of collocation comes as second nature. But a lecture is different.  For a start, there are more people. Secondly, there’s more speaking from me, and … Read more

St Patrick’s Day- paint the town green!

Today is St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Many people around the world celebrate today by wearing green and drinking Guinness. But green is just not a colour. Do you know these green expressions? She was green with envy when I bought the shoes she wanted. You can tell she … Read more

If you like music, you’ll love this website!

I was reading The Sunday Times today and read an article about Spotify, a website which is like a music library or a jukebox. It has only been around for a month and it is already very popular with music lovers. I had heard about it from two of my colleagues but until today had … Read more

RED NOSE DAY: RED CLOTHES DAY!

For Comic Relief today, teachers and staff dressed in red and jeans and paid £1 for the privelege. Next week on St Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 17th March), everyone will be encouraged to wear green. To find out more about Red Nose Day and where the money goes, visit www.rednoseday.com

Do you have paraskevadekatriaphobia?

It hasn’t been a good couple of months for paraskevadekatriaphobics; like London buses, there are none for ages and then 2 come along at once! Do you know where this “condition” came from originally? Do you know what it is? The clue is in today’s date… Do people in your country have the same fear?

Good Luck to our Cambridge Exam Students!

FCE and CAE students at EC London have been studying hard all term and now the exams have arrived, we all wish you the best of luck! Don’t forget to take all your documents with you to the exam and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the exam centre. If … Read more

Lecture Series Launch for AY30 students

  EC London launches its Academic Year Lecture Series this week. All AY30 students will be expected to attend one lecture every 4 weeks. Beginner, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate students who take Survival English have a lecture on Thursday 12th March on “Photography”. It takes place at 1pm at Southampton Place.  Intermediate students and above have … Read more