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Outside of the classroom – Activities in our English schools

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Learning English at any of the 22 EC schools, is not just done in the classroom. We believe the process starts when you start to look for information on your course and destination, book, travel and arrive. It can be a bit intense, so when you arrive, we schedule lots of opportunities for activities for you to unwind while practising your new language skill!  

Schools choose their own activities to offer; some have yoga, laser tag, tie-dye t-shirt workshops, football….and much more. Here, we have pulled out a few specific schools and activities. There’s much more! All EC English schools offer a mix of free and paid activities.

Dublin: If you are 30 years of age or above, and want to study with like-minded students in a stylish and focused environment, our adult English school is designed especially for you. EC Dublin 30+ is for students who are more mature, and who have greater experience in life and in the professional world. You will study in modern learning classrooms designed to reflect Ireland’s unique culture. Through speaking, listening, reading and writing, you will learn English that’s important and interesting to you. You will also have access to an exciting social activity programme that features some of the best experiences Dublin has to offer. Throughout your experience, you will be surrounded by students from all over the world, and have an opportunity to learn about their cultural, personal and professional backgrounds. By the end of your English course, your personal and professional network will be larger and much more diverse. Meet students from all over the world, improve your English, and have experiences you will never forget.

Los Angeles: Hop on the Hollywood Homes bus for a tour of the stars’ homes. You’ll go down streets like Rodeo Drive and see sections of town you can explore later on foot. Great for an introduction to the area and a bit of daydreaming too! 

Vancouver: Walk or bike on the Seawall at Stanley Park, one of the largest parks in North America spread over one thousand acres and more than 5 miles of path along the water with breath-taking views of beaches, mountains, and skyscrapers. 

Manchester: To celebrate the diversity of our staff and students everyone brings in some food from their countries to share. It’s a fantastic way to learn about other cultures and practice general conversation too! 

Cape Town: As the weather gets warmer it’s also a wonderful time to peel off the jerseys and head down to Muizenberg beach for a surfing lesson in the safe warmer waters of False Bay. Also, for the outdoor enthusiasts it’s perfect weather before the scorching summer sun arrives to try the various hikes on and around Table Mountain. 

Sadly, spring also means that the Whale season is ending, you only have another couple of months left to go down to the seaside village of Hermanus to view the Southern Right Whales and their calves before they head back home to the Antarctic. 

Spring also means it braai time, for those uneducated a braai is an authentic South African tradition of cooking meat on a wood fire, similar to a barbecue but never call it a barbecue in South Africa. The 24th September is a public holiday, Heritage Day (commonly known as National Braai Day) and the school will be holding its spring braai for the students.  

Malta: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Baroque capital city, Valletta, visit ‘Magical Mdina’ or the Three Cities, or dive right into the Mediterranean with a diving course with a discount from our preferred supplier? 

Of course, we have extra free language-based classes too. Pronunciation, Vocabulary and Grammar clinics, CV workshops, Business English, Conversation and Speaking with Confidence options may be available at the school you choose. Our agents can help you find the course you need and share details on the after-school activities too and you can check out MyEC, which is loaded with lesson and activity info, when you book your course too! 

So after you have found your English language course, you can filter based on the activities to choose at your school! 

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