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!”

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″]

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

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.

Meet Our New Academic Intern: Thu Nguyen from Vietnam

By Thu Nguyen Hi guys, my name is Thu, I am the new intern at EC English Boston from Jan, 2016. I am working at the Academic Office on the 5th Floor. My main job is helping the Academic team with everything related to the student , so if you have any question, you can ask me^^. This is the first time I have come to US and the first impression was all about the cold , as I come from Vietnam, one of South East Asia country, we have never had the cold winter like Boston, but until now I can handle it, fortunately.  I would say it is a very great chance for me to learn and experience the US culture and working environment at EC Boston. I hope you feel the same as me when you learn here :), So let’s start to learn and enjoy Boston!!! Learn more about English courses in the USA.

Meet Jessica Schilling of Brazil – EC Boston’s New Student Ambassador!

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.

Student Ambassador Program is recruiting awesome students!

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.

November’s Staff Member of the Month: Doris Domingo!

Congratulations to our October Staff Member of the Month…Doris Domingo!   Doris joined us this past September as an Administrative Intern here at EC Boston. Doris is from Spain, but has lived in many countries aside from Spain and the USA. She can speak Spanish, French, a little bit of Portuguese and, of course, English! You can usually find her at the Front Desk ready to answer any questions or help any student that needs assistance. This month, Doris went the extra mile and had a can-do mindset. If you see her in the school, be sure to congratulate Doris on being November’s Staff Member of the Month! Do you want to study in the USA to learn English? Consider EC Boston as your destination! We are located right in Faneuil Hall, a top Boston destination for visitors.

Conversation Partners Application Deadline is Approaching!

Hi, students! Would you like to participate in EC Boston’s fall session of Conversation Partners? The kickoff event will be on September 2nd (in one month!) and the deadline to apply is August 17th. Conversation Partners is a unique EC Boston program that is designed to heighten cultural experiences and exchanges of students and community members alike. Students who want to maximize their English experience will apply for this program and be selectively paired with a native Boston resident. A successful match allows students to expand their grasp of the English language beyond the classroom and to become fully immersed in their new surroundings and to have an authentic Boston experience. Many of EC Boston’s students have made life-long friends in Boston via the Conversation Partners Program, as well as improved their conversation skills and learned more about the city of Boston. Keep in mind, this program is for long-term students only (3 months or more) and you must commit to meeting your partner for a minimum of one hour per week. See Nikita at the front desk if you’d like to apply or have any questions! Learn more about English 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!