Goodbye from our SSC Christina

Hi EC Boston students! I have some sad news to share with you. Our wonderful Student Services Coordinator, Christina will be leaving soon to continue her career and studies in New York. I want to thank Christina for all that she’s done for students and EC Boston. Her helpful and thorough, forward-thinking as an SSC has been incredibly impressive and has made our school better in different areas. We will miss her very much, but we are happy for her as she takes the next steps and know she will have fantastic success. Her last day will be Friday May 16 so please stop by the front desk to wish her well! From Christina: “Thank you to all the staff and students at EC Boston for making my experience so wonderful! I enjoyed my time interacting with students, working on the volunteer club and conversation partner program, and meeting people form all around the world. I am so thankful for also working with a great staff and I can ensure that EC has some of the best teachers and staff you will ever meet! I will miss you all dearly and wish you all the best!”

Student Activity Calendar: May 2019

Our May 2019 student activity calendar is up! We have many exciting activities and events planned for this month and hope you will join us. Some activities include a Harvard University tour, Prudential Skywalk visit, Mapparium, AMC movie night, and going to the Museum of Fine Arts. ISX is hosting many weekend trips this month including Salem Witch City, Six Flags, Niagara Falls, and New York City. As always, you can sign up for activities on EC Online or at the front desk with Stephen or Christina! Check out our website to see what courses and activities we offer each month https://www.ecenglish.com/en/school-locations/usa/learn-english-in-boston  

Meet our Intern Lorenzo!

Hi everyone, For those of you who don’t know me, I am Lorenzo. I am from Switzerland, I am 19 years old and I just graduated from high school. At the end of June I will join the Swiss Army for about 10 months. After that I will start my studies at university. I play tennis but I like sports in general, to practice and to watch. I chose EC Boston because of the location, in fact the school is close to all the city’s principal attractions. Boston is a really nice city and is not too big, which allows to walk almost everywhere. I was a student at EC Boston for close on 5 months. When I started studying here I was in the pre-advanced level and I ended at proficiency. I graduated from EC at the end of January and after that I have been hanging around Boston. I am actually attending some classes at Northeastern University. You will see me around at EC for the next few weeks because I will be doing an internship. I have been in Boston for almost 7 months, so don’t hesitate to stop by and ask me any questions.   See you around Lorenzo

Welcome EC Boston’s New Intern Ran

Here are a few words from our new intern, Ran! “My name is Ran and I’m from Japan. I am doing an internship with Katie and Inga at EC Boston for two months. I was surprised how chilly Boston is, but EC staff, teachers and students warmly welcomed me 🙂 I’m a university student studying cross-cultural communication and English teaching training course in Japan. The aim of my visit is to discover American’s diversity and English Learning methods as a second language. Also, I am interested in developing my business English skills and learning more about EC, its structure and staff responsibilities.”  

Goodbye Dani and Molly

Hello, everyone. It’s with heavy hearts that we would like to announce the departure of two amazing members from the EC Boston team: Molly and Dani. Though we are sad to see them go, both will be moving on to great things. Both Molly and Dani are hardworking and exceptional at what they do, and we will miss them! Here are some words from both Molly and Dani: “Hi everyone! I’m Molly and I am the Regional Student Services Coordinator for EC USA. I used to work as a Student Services Coordinator for Boston before I became the regional coordinator, and often help out at the front desk when I’m not traveling to other EC schools. In about a week however, I will be moving on to Los Angeles to take on the position of Student Services Manager! I have loved working in Boston for these last three years, first as host family coordinator, then as accommodations coordinator, after that as Student Services Coordinator and finally as Regional Student Services Coordinator. My favorite part about the Boston school is the great sense of community that students experience while they are here. Our superb teachers and staff help to build that atmosphere, and our long term students sustain it! Thank you for being an amazing environment to work in, I will miss you all, and come visit me in sunny (and warm) Los Angeles! XXOX  -Molly   Dear EC, This is a weird position for me to be in. I’ve gotten used to saying goodbye to my students as they inevitably graduate and leave, often to the other side of the world, but this is the first time in the two and a half years that I’ve been at EC that I have had to say goodbye to you because I’m … Read more

The Volunteer Club is Recruiting!

By Doris Domingo Do you like helping others and having a positive impact in your community? Do you want to get more involved in EC Boston’s projects? Are you a good team player? Do you enjoy working with other international students while practicing your English? If you answered YES to all of these questions the Volunteer Club is made for YOU! We are going to work on new projects and we want your ideas and participation. If you are interested come to our meetings during the lunch break every Wednesday at 11:45am in Room 619. The more, the merrier! If you have questions or want more information please come to the Front Desk, contact our CSR Coordinator, Doris Domingo or send her an email at dorisdomingo@ecboston.com. We look forward to see you in the next Volunteer Club meeting! Don’t miss this great opportunity! Contact us today for more information on learning English at EC Boston [hs_action id=”2793″]

Meet Mauro Bello of Venezuela: EC Boston’s New Student Ambassador!

Meet Mauro Bello from Venezuela – an Academic Year Semi-Intensive student since September of last year and an EC Student Ambassador! Many of you current students already know Mauro for his outgoing personality and ability to talk with anyone in the school. Now he is putting those skills to great use by talking to new students every week, helping to plan our monthly Activity Calendar and working closely with our staff to make EC Boston the best it can be by providing feedback and advice on student life. If you see Mauro in the school – don’t be shy! Feel free to introduce yourself, ask him questions about Boston or the Center and what events for students are taking place this month. Here is what Mauro had to say about himself and his experience at EC Boston. I’m Mauro Bello and I’m from Caracas,Venezuela. I’m 18 years old and I’ve been in EC Boston for 5 months. I’ll stay 4 months more, which makes me so glad and happy, because I really like EC Boston and, in my opinion, it is the best English academy in the United States. It has really good people from all around the world and also good teachers from different countries too. To the new students – I hope you like the academy and that you guys have a wonderful time here at EC Boston. Welcome!

What’s Going on at EC Boston? – March Activity Calendar

Hello, students! Congratulations! You’ve almost survived another Boston winter (though this was a mild one, so you were all very lucky). With March approaching, we wanted to get you all prepared for all of the great events and trips that will be taking place next month. As always, we will have trips to New York City and Washington D.C./Philadelphia. We will also have an overnight ski/snowboard trip at the end of March and this will most likely be the last one of the season, so if you’re interested, don’t miss out! We will also have a Montreal/Quebec trip March 26th-27th. See the front desk to see if you need a visitor’s visa or not prior to making plans to go. March is also a great time of year in Boston, because it is the month of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade! St. Patrick’s will be a 4-day event this year as the holiday falls on a Thursday and celebrations will continue through Sunday’s parade. EC Boston will be having an Irish pub night on Thursday and a group of us will be attending the parade on Sunday. Let us know if you would like to join! Also, on the last day of March, we will have our second monthly company visit. Last month, we visited the start-up Drizly, which was a lot of fun and a huge success. This month we will be doing an hour-long educational tour of Macy’s department store in Downtown Crossing. We will learn all about the founder of the store (who was from Massachusetts, by the way) and meet the store manager to ask questions about how the day-to-day operations run. If you have any questions or suggestions about any of these activities, come speak with someone at the Front Desk or ask … Read more

Meet Ting Hsuan Hsu of Taiwan – EC Boston’s New Student Ambassador!

Ting Hsuan (you may know her as Tricia) has been studying Intensive English at EC Boston for the past 6 months. Tricia joined the Student Ambassador program in hopes of improving her English and making new friends. She will be with us until September, so if you see Tricia in the halls, don’t hesitate to ask a question or just say hello! Here is what Ting Hsuan had to say about her experience at EC Boston so far: I really love the atmosphere in EC Boston. Both teachers and classmates are awesome. The teachers help me a lot, not only in speaking, but in writing, therefore, I have improved quickly since I came here. I have never regretted choosing EC Boston. I make lots of friends from all over the world and I feel excited about it.

EC Guest Lecture Series – All About Hawaii!

by Tiare Niland Where will your English studies take you? As a current EC Boston intern teacher from Hawaii, I’d like to share about my state’s unique culture with you! There will be an upcoming EC Guest Lecture on Wednesday, February 27th 2016 in room 612 during the lunch at 11:50am! It’s free for all to attend and will feature interesting information about food, traditions and fun activities, as well as general trivia. For instance, did you know that Hawaii actually consists of 8 unique islands? Give your mind a vacation from the cold winter weather and learn more about the beautiful and warm Aloha state! As you can see, one of the best things about English is that it is used everywhere in the United States. The knowledge and experience you gain from your time spent in Boston can be taken with you anywhere! EC also has a number of other great schools all over the country to help you meet your learning goals. You can start your exploration today by browsing our English Language Courses in the USA! It will open up a world of possibilities for you.