My name is Mariana, but you can call me Mari. I’m from Brazil and I’m older than you can imagine, but that is only one minor detail. 🙂 I have lived in Boston since last August and I will stay here until July, 2017. It will be almost one year of incredible experiences and a lot of learning. As a new student, it’s important to learn more than just a new language, but this part I will let you discover for yourself. I love animals, especially pets, and I’m also very passionate about photography and music. At the moment, one of my favorite hobbies is learning about new cultures and tasting foods from all different countries. If you need some help or tips, please let me know! My wish for you is that you enjoy your stay in Boston as much as you can! Learn more about English classes in Boston.
Hyein Son, or Claire as we know her here at EC, came to Boston in May of this year. She has been studying in our Academic Year Semi-Intensive Program. Since becoming a Student Ambassador, Claire has led many activities including tours of MIT, kayaking on the Charles River, brewery tours, bowling nights and more. She is known by her teachers and classmates as being a hard worker and by the staff as always being pleasant and willing to help around the school. If you have any questions about activities, EC or Boston in general, Claire is here to help! Here is what she would like to share about her time in Boston so far. I’m Hyein from Korea. My English name is Claire 🙂 I’ve been here for 3 months and I’ll staff for 3 months more. I’m really happy and glad to be here. I think Boston is the best place to study English and make good friends. We can experience various activities and have great times. I want to make wonderful memories with new students! If you are interested in being a Student Ambassador, see Nikita at the front desk or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you! Find out more about EC’s English Courses in Boston
Lap Quoc Luong of Taiwan (you may know him as Ray C) recently graduated from EC and will fly back to Taiwan today. Ray was a student here since March of last year and has gone from our Elementary level to Upper Intermediate. He served as a Student Ambassador and was well-known around the school for always planning fun dinners and outings for students, teachers and staff to take part in. He was also known for being a foodie and introducing everyone to good restaurants and unique dishes! We will truly miss his humor, energy and kindness around the school. Here is what Ray wanted to share about his experience at EC Boston, complete with a funny short story about an early experience trying to order a coffee in English at the local Starbucks. Enjoy! I remember the first time I came to Boston. I couldn’t speak any English. I only knew the most basic words and expressions. I really appreciate the teachers at EC Boston for helping me. I’ve improved my English a lot. Coming here meant not just merely learning English. I have also made many friends who come from different countries. I’ve learned lots of interesting aspects of their cultures. I’m really delighted to have met them and I have had so much fun at EC Boston. I want to share about one of the funniest experiences I had in Boston with you. A few months ago, one day I woke up early because I had a morning class. That day, I was very tired so I needed a coffee. I went to Quincy Market to buy a coffee. This is what happened: Clerk: What is your name? Me: My name is Ray. Clerk: Sorry, what is your name? Me: My name is Ray. I also spelled out my name …
Olivia Du Pasquier came to EC Boston the first week of January this year. She studied in our Intensive English program as well as the Intensive TOEFL Preparation program. Olivia is known by the students, teachers and staff for her outgoing personality and sense of humor. As a Student Ambassador, Olivia helped kicked off the summer season by taking students kayaking on the Charles River and helped welcome the new students every Monday. Her last day was on Friday and she is already missed in the halls of EC Boston! Here is what Olivia had to say about her EC experience before she left: I’m Olivia Du Pasquier and I’m from Switzerland. I have been in Boston for almost 6 months and, unfortunately, I’m leaving soon. I’m living in the EC apartment in the North End – it’s pretty lovely and comfy and the neighborhood is just perfect. Moreover, I really like the people I’m sharing the apartment with. At EC, I improved my English and I met a lot of wonderful people at the same time. Students, teachers from all around the world, and also people from the staff who are really friendly and helpful. I’m so glad to be here and I hope the new students will have an experience at EC Boston as awesome as mine. Thank you, Olivia, for all of your hard work for the past 6 months. We wish you all the best!
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!
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.
Meet EC Boston’s newest Student Ambassador… Jessica Schilling! Jessica came to EC Boston in mid-October and is studying in our Academic Year Semi-Intensive Program. Jessica is a very motivated and involved student! She is here early every day, she is always interacting with students in the lounge and she is a part of EC Boston’s Conversation Partners Program and Volunteer Program. We are very happy to welcome Jessica to the Student Ambassador Program and we are looking forward to working with her to make a positive difference in the center. Here is what Jessica would like to say about becoming an EC Student Ambassador: Hi, my name is Jessica Schilling, I’m from Brazil! I’m going to stay at EC for 6 months! Being an Ambassador is important because you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people, from different countries and cultures! You can improve your English and be helpful with students and EC’s staff! I think it’s gonna be a great experience! Learn more about English classes in Boston.
By Doris Domingo Today, Thursday January, 7th we have started to recruit students to become the new group of Student Ambassadors 2016! If you love EC Boston, if you like socializing and being involved in the school’s latest news and activities come to sign up at the Front Desk! It’s not too late to join us, our next presentation will take place next Wednesday, January 13th at 12pm. Feel free to attend the meeting to know more about this program that will improve your communication skills, bolster your resume and enhance your experience at EC Boston! See you all next week! Learn more about English classes in Boston.
Meet Jungmu Lee of Korea – EC Boston’s new Student Ambassador! He has been with us since April studying in our Academic Year Intensive English program. As a Student Ambassador, Jungmu has helped organize many student activities and events, served as a liaison between the student body and staff and has represented the EC spirit every day! Next week is his last week and, needless to say, we will miss him very much here at the center! Here is what he would like to share about his EC experience. I can’t believe that I have already been in Boston for 6 months! Time flies! I have made a lot of friends whom are really nice, friendly and awesome. I could communicate with a very diverse group of nationalities and it made me understand their cultures. EC is such a melting pot. There are noit only good students but also reliable and warmhearted staff members. They are willing to help students as much as they can. Moreover, they put in a great deal of effort to set a curriculum and activities. These activities bring us into real life. I just have approximately 50 days left in EC, but I hope you guys Learn more about Boston English.
Meet Kenta Mitarai of Japan! Kenta has been here a little over 7 months and has studied both Intensive and Semi-Intensive English. HE is also an active member of EC Boston’s Student Ambassador club! Here is what Kenta had to say about his EC experience. The reason why I chose Boston was due to the fact that Boston is a really good place to study. I feel like Boston is my second home. Anyway, let me talk about my experience at EC. It has already been 7 months since the time I came to Boston. First, I used to live in an EC apartment in Allston. It was a really big time for me when I arrived in Boston. I couldn’t speak English very well, so it was difficult for me to even have a basic conversation with a friend. Although my situation was exactly what I needed – everyone regarded me as a friend. What I really want to say is that the people who I’ve met here are extremely awesome. If they hadn’t helped me improve my English skills, I couldn’t speak English even now. Thank you to all of my friends who I met in EC! I strongly recommend studying here! Learn more about Boston English.