Saturday Soccer Club at EC Boston!

Here are some pictures taken by our new Student Services Intern, Nana, at Soccer Club last Saturday! Here is what she had to share about Soccer Club. All of us enjoyed the game. Soccer club is co-ed, meaning men and women play together. Don’t be afraid! Let’s play soccer together. We have this activity every Saturday, beginning at 11am to 1pm at Memorial Park in East Boston. To get to Memorial Park, take the Blue Line towards Wonderland to the Airport Station stop. Once you exit Airport Station, you will see a very big field. That is where we play. We provide the balls and cones and suggest that you bring a water bottle, wear athletic clothes and appropriate shoes. Please come and join us. Learn more about learning English in Boston.

English in the City Learns About the Boston Massacre

Jenna’s English in the City class visited the site of the Boston Massacre this week! There, teacher Jenna laid down at the site and the students took photos and role played as the different historical figures who were involved and live-tweeted about the Massacre. Boston Massacre Tweets Written by Paul Revere and Sam Adams When I passed through the State House I saw a boy who shouted “I’m dying” and he was bleeing on his head. People were gathering. British soldiers started shooting us, innocent Bostonians! Come and help us! #GodhelpAmerica @State House “Damn you, fire!” Don’t let the British steal your honor. Gather around and fight for your rights! Written by the British soldiers It’s evening now. I’m still on duty. There’s a bunch of teenagers yelling at my colleague. #KingStreet I feel scared because the snow they threw really hurt me. One of my colleagues fell down and accidentally fired his weapon into the crowd. #gangsta Finally, Governor Thomas Hutchinson #boss came here. He got everyone to leave. He asked me to talk with him about what happened. Written by the Boston teens who started the chaos On my way home from work I bumped into a British soldier. He kept bothering me so I told him his Mom was ugly and he hit me in the head #whatajerk Let’s fiiiiiiiiiiiiight guys! #hitinthehead #kickinthenuts #bestthingever #followforfollow #instalove #endlessfun 5 guys dead! The stupid governor came and brought more sheep with him. So the crowd broke up! #endoftheparty #whatashame Find out about learning English in Boston.

Class Field Trip to the MIT Museum!

    Students in Marina’s Elementary class enjoyed meeting Kismet – the world’s first social robot – at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum today! They discovered the different emotions this robot can simulate and how human vocal tones and body language can affect how he responds to you. Students also interacted with other works with robotic components. The MIT Museum was founded in 1971. It hosts unique collections of artificial intelligence, robotics, maritime history, technology-related artworks, holography and, of course, the history of MIT itself. The museum is about a 25 minute train ride from EC Boston. Learn more about Boston English.  

March Activity Calendar: What’s Going on At EC Boston?

Hey, readers! Wondering what’s going on at the EC Boston Language Center this month? Our March Activity Calendar is up and ready! This month’s activities include a pho dinner led by two of our Vietnamese interns, a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, skiing/snowboarding and trips to New York City, Montreal/Quebec and Washington DC/Philadelphia.     Also worth mentioning: On Tuesday, March 17th, the city of Boston will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or “The Feast of Saint Patrick,” an Irish cultural and religious holiday. An annual parade will be held this Sunday, March 15th, in South Boston also referred to as “Southie,” Boston’s famous Irish neighborhood. We encourage our students to head to the parade this weekend and participate in the colorful and cultural Boston tradition. But wait! It gets better. Here in Boston, we are saying goodbye to the snow and hello to the spring so be sure the check back for April’s calendar, which will feature outdoor activities for the students to participate in. Find out more about ESL classes in Boston.

EC Boston January 2015 Activity Calendar

Join us this month on some wintry activities in Boston. Boston English School will be taking students on a variety of activities with teachers. Sign up today on the Activity Boards on the 4th floor. Pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. If you have any questions, please speak to Hannah. We hope you’ll join us!

3 Weekend Recommendations

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got three great ideas for you! 1) Spend your Friday night watching The Hunger Games Mockingjay, instead of battling the cold outside. Practice your English listening skills with this amazing story. 2) Attend the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Faneuil Hall Saturday evening. The event is a Boston tradition and will leave you in the Christmas spirit. 3) Wander through the new Harvard Art Museums Sunday afternoon. The facilities have been renovated for over the past six years! Be one of the first to see inside these great museums! Make the most of your weekend with these outstanding activities in Boston! Get out there and have some fun! Bring your friends along. Written on behalf of our student body at EC Boston, an English language center in Boston  

Conversation Partners Program improves English Speaking Skills

When and where did you find out about the Conversation Partners Program at EC Boston? I knew this program by a bulletin board of my school. What was your motivation in joining the program? I wanted to talk with native american because I’m not good at listening to fast English. Besides I thought it will be great if I can get native american friend. What have you done with your partner? We had dinner together sometimes and watched movie so far. It was very great because she explained us american culture and introduced her friends. It helps me that we can understand each other by both languages. Do you think the program is helpful? I think it was great that I was able to get a native american friend and what is better, she can speak Japanese. Would you like to say anything to future students or participants in the program? I enjoy my school life with my friends and my great teachers. The location of EC Boston is very good and convenient. Our long-term students in the Intensive English program in Boston enjoy participating in this program. We have three start dates – one in the fall, winter, and summer semesters. Only long-term students are eligible to apply. We pair one or two students with a local Bostonian in hopes that both participants will practice English and the student’s native language. It’s a great way to meet people, practice English, enjoy the city – and it’s completely FREE!

November Activities Calendar

  We’ve got a lot of fun activities planned for you this month! Come with us to cheer on the Bruins and the Celtics. Enjoy a night out at the ballet with Swan Lake or get wild with Blue Man Group! Plan a weekend getaway with our trips to Washington DC, New York City, and Canada! We’ve also got a few holidays this month, so mark your calendars for November 11th, 27th, and 28th. Enjoy a relaxing day off or go sightseeing in the city. There are also numerous FREE events throughout the month. Harvard and MIT campus tours, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Institute of Contemporary Art are all free. In addition, we have FREE classes offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for ALL EC Boston students. Don’t forget about our ‘Friends’giving potluck on Wednesday, November 26th. Bring in something to share and feast with all of the students, teachers, and staff! We’re going to celebrate Thanksgiving a day early! 🙂 Welcome November!

September Activities at EC Boston

  If you are new to Boston, come hang out with teachers and students to explore the city and make new friends! Our English School offers an activity a day with one of our very own teachers. Make sure to sign up early and pay at the front desk, if needed. The ‘Activity Boards’ are on the 4th floor. This month we’ve got a lot of sports games, both the Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. We’re taking students to see the Broadway show, The Lion King. And, as always, the staple activities of university tours and museum visits. Every weekend there is a day trip or weekend excursion to take advantage of as the fall leaves change. There is something for everyone! Come see us at the front desk if you have any questions! Learn English in Boston with EC English Language Centres!