CPD Session in CAMBRIDGE!!!

Last Saturday we had a great day in Cambridge at the Academic Conference! Well done Sam Buchan, Frits Holst and Steve Bliss from London!!!


Dinner Club this Friday!!!

EC London

We’re going to Guanabara on Friday for dinner. If you want to go with me you will need to come to reception and pay a deposit so I can book a nice table for us!!!! Last day to book your place is tomorrow!!!! I’ll be in reception tomorrow after 13.00!!! Lilian


Do you like music?
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Do you want to use songs to help you improve your listening, vocabulary and pronunciation skills?

Then this is the site for you! Go to www.lyricstraining.com, choose a song and a level of difficulty then complete the words as you hear them! The song will only continue to play if you have typed the correct words, and you can choose an easier level if you prefer. And best of all, it’s free!

I hope you enjoy using the site – let me know what you think when you have tried it!



British Museum trip

Over the next few weeks we will try and introduce some weekend trips within London that are FREE to students and this weekend sees Giorgia lead a trip to the British Museum – within walking distance of the school. Meet outside the school at 11.00am on Sunday for this one….


Happy Chinese New Year !!

On Sunday night (29th) there will be major celebrations around Trafalgar Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and, of course, Chinatown as we enter the Year of the Dragon! It will be busy but undoubtedly a lot of fun so head down if you can and make the most of the festivities. Please see the following link from Timeout’s website for information on the plan for the day and restaurant availability:


So, Happy Chinese New Year from everybody at EC London !!


Tea Club

Just a quick one to thank all of you for making Tea Club so successful over the last few weeks and an even bigger ‘thank you’ to Lilian – who I know a lot of you missed last night! If any of you have any suggestions for good venues then please do let myself or Lilian know as we are always looking to try new places! Alec




Out and About in London!

Did you know that Charles Dickens would have been 200 on 7th February?

Charles Dickens is still a massive contempoary influence throughout the world.

In order to mark his birthday, there will be events held around the world!

You can join in the celebrations here in London!


Dickens and London at the Museum of London until 10th June (nearest tube Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate)

Charles Dickens and the Supernatural at the Britsh Library until 4th March (nearest tube Kings Cross)

Dickens on Screen at the BFI Southbank until 28th February (nearest tube Waterloo)

Have a good time!


Some exam practice for you (FCE Use of English Part 2) and useful information!

If you are taking  1___ Cambridge exam preparation course with us or are interested 2___ seeing the language you would study at FCE, CAE or CPE, then you may be interested in the new resources we have in 3___Study Room. For FCE, we have “Vocabulary for FCE” with listening practice and for CAE and CPE, we have “Grammar for CAE and Proficiency” with audio and answers! 4_____are now available for you to access in our Study Room in Building 1, though they 5_______be taken home. If you would like a copy of a particular unit, 6_____ask Amanda and she will be able 7____ help you.

1) a
2) in
3) our/the
4) These/They
5) cannot/must not
6) just