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  

Lorenzo’s Boston Recommendations

Today I want to talk about the best 5 activities to do in Boston: During a sunny day, there is nothing better to do than to walk through the streets and parks of the city, for example you can start from Quincy Market, walk to Faneuil Hall, which is a significant site for America’s history. After that you can walk to the Boston Common, which is about 10 minutes to walk from Faneuil Hall. While walking, you will see the Old State House, another important historical site of the city. Get into the park and walk around following its trails, you can also sit on a bench and admire the nature around you. Once you feel you’re ready to move, walk to the Charles River Esplanade, which is about 15-20 minutes from the Boston Common. Walking along the Charles River is something very special, especially now, that the spring is coming, there will be a lot of flowers around, so get ready to take magnificent pictures. The following place is also pretty nice, Copley Square is one of my favorite places in Boston, because on one side there is the Boston Public Library, in which I recommend to go inside and look around, and on the other side of the square you can admire Trinity Church. The part that I like more is the contrast between the old church and the glass skyscraper on the other side of St James Ave. Close to Copley Square there is Newbury Street, which is the shopping street. Here you can find a lot of famous stores. I have to say that I’m not a really big fan of art, but the Museum of Fine Arts is absolutely a place to visit, in the museum you can find a lot of different types and … Read more

Volunteer Club Meeting

Every Wednesday at 2:30pm we meet for a volunteer club meeting. Today we discussed what activities and organizations we will attend and support for April. Here are some of the exciting events: Starting this week there will be a box at the front desk to collect food for the organization “The Greater Boston Food Bank”. We kindly ask all students, teachers, and staff to bring an item of food to donate. We are looking to collect healthy and most-needed foods, including non-perishable items like tuna fish, beans, peanut butter, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, rice, pasta and cereal. The volunteer club will then bring all donations to the organization in Boston! On April 10, we will volunteer with Pine Street Inn, one of the largest homeless shelters in Boston.We will prepare and serve food! On Thursday April 18, we will volunteer at Hale House, an elderly home in Boston.This has been an ongoing project for the past years and we are very excited to have conversations with locals.   If you are interested in joining the volunteer club or would like to sign up for activities, please contact Christina at the EC Boston English School front desk.

Student Activity Calendar: April 2019

We are excited to announce our April activities! Please check out the activities for this month and sign up on EC online or at the front desk with Christina or Stephen. Some of our fun activities this month include: Fenway stadium tour, international film festival, Harvard tour, Prudential skywalk, Museum of Fine Arts, a Red Sox game, and seeing a movie at AMC. Activities are a great way to make new friends and explore the city of Boston! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information and details! Stop by reception anytime at the EC Boston School of English to find out more about the latest activities planned.

Activity Calendar: March 2019

Our March activity calendar is up! We are excited for these fun events: March 05: Dinner at Union Oyster Restaurant March 06: International Women’s Day – Crafts with teacher Jennifer March 13: Hot pot with teacher Jennifer March 15: St. Patrick’s Day Event March 20: Spring Roll Making March 21: Ice Skating at Frog Pond March 26: Movie Night at AMC March 27: Visit the Museum of Fine Arts

Meet Claire from South Korea – an EC Boston Student Ambassador!

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 nikitaduke@ecenglish.com. We’d love to have you! Find out more about EC’s English Courses in Boston

EC Boston Does the Walk for Hunger

          By Doris Domingo EC Boston did it!! Yesterday, Sunday May 1st, a group of staff and students did the Boston Walk for Hunger 2016. A walk of 10 (long) miles around the city to end hunger in Massachusetts. Despite the occasional rain the landscape was stunning as spring has finally conquered Boston with glowing green colors, blooming trees and flowers everywhere. We are very happy to announce that we reached our $150 fundraising goal in less than two weeks and hopefully EC will match our quantity soon to send a final amount of $300 to Project Bread, an Organization that develops and funds hundreds of programs that provide hunger relief to families and individuals across the state. One of the signs along the walk said that with $25 they can provide 40 meals! Thank you for all the donations and for being part of EC Boston’s challenge! Well done participants! Tip: if your legs still hurt, drink hot water with sugar before you go to bed 😉

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

Dance for Charity: Flamenco with Doris!

By Doris Domingo The Spanish Flamenco vibe invaded EC Boston last Wednesday Feb. 17th!!! A number of very talented students and teachers joined our Dance for Charity activity to discover Flamenco. They learnt the first Sevillana, a dance from Sevilla, a city in the Southern region of Andalusia in Spain. This dance can be heard mainly in fairs and festivals, including the famous Seville Fair, La Feria de Sevilla or also known as La Feria de Abril. We had so much fun! Join us in our next Dance for Charity events next week! We are VERY close to reach our goal to build a school together with CARE NGO. Monday February 22nd: Hawaiian Hula with Tiare! @11:45am in Room 518. $5 (cash only please) Wednesday February 24th: Yoga with Sara! @11:45 – Room TBD $5 (cash only please) See you all there! Let’s have fun for a good cause!