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″]

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!

Hula Dance for Charity at EC Boston English School

By Doris Domingo At EC Boston we are loving the Dance for Charity classes! This week we danced Hawaiian Hula for the first time ever in our lives! Tiare, one of our intern teachers from Hawaii taught us how to dance a beautiful song about the rainbow = “Ānuenue” and nature. In Hula dancing there are many hand motions that represent the words in the song. For example, hand movements can signify aspect of nature, such as the rain or the beautiful land, or an action, like telling a story or smelling a flower. After the class we felt so peaceful and relaxed… we were all dreaming about visiting Hawaii and practicing our new moves near the ocean!

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

Hello, students! Monday is the first of February, which means we have a whole new month of fun activities ahead. Below is the February Activity Calendar – please note there have been some slight changes to the calendar format, as we now offer a variety of types of activities: social, career-focused, academic-focused and volunteer events! Please refer to the key above the calendar to figure out what category each activity falls into.     As always, don’t forget to sign up for activities on the 4th Floor activity boards. If you have any activity suggestions, drop by the front desk and let Nikita know! Learn more about full immersion English courses in Boston.

This Weekend: Beantown Jazz Festival

  By Ivy Vong Hi everyone! Do you like jazz? If you are a music lover and love listening to jazz, there is a Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival this Saturday, September 26th from 12pm to 6pm. Every year, Berklee holds an amazing jazz festival all-day and mostly FREE outdoors on various stages in Boston’s historic South End. Please check it out! And if you don’t like jazz, there is food too. J It will take place on Colombus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street. For more information on how to get there, please go here for directions: https://www.berklee.edu/beantownjazz/visitor-information Please take a look at the schedule and artists who will be performing on Saturday: https://www.berklee.edu/beantownjazz/performance-schedule?utm_source=Berklee+News+and+Events&utm_campaign=b654391c9e-Berklee_News_and_Events_9_21_159_11_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_edbf245956-b654391c9e-25528993 Have fun and let us know how it goes! Learn more about Boston English.

English in the City: Learning English in a New Way

Last week, Jenna’s English in the City class set out in Faneuil Hall to complete a very fun and unique assignment. The students learned collocations and idioms with the verbs make and do (ex: doing time, make a promise). The students were given a list of these and were told they had 30 minutes to go out and take pictures of themselves acting out 3 of them. Here are some of the crowd favorites from that assignment.         English in the City is a new elective at EC Boston, where students go on an educational field trip in the city 2 times a week in order to get a more immersive learning experience. Get more information about learning English in Boston!  

Class Field Trip to the North End!

Marina’s Elementary 2A class visited Boston’s historic North End and Columbus Park! Students practiced their conversation skills in English and learned new vocabulary while viewing and ordering desserts in Modern Pastry and walking around the neighborhood. The North End is also known as Boston’s “Little Italy,” and is characterized by it’s many Italian restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops and is the oldest neighborhood in Boston. It was first settled in the 1600’s by English Puritans and is thus home to many historical attractions such as Paul Revere’s house, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the Old North Church, or more. If you’re learning English at EC Boston, the North End is less than 10 minutes walking from the school and we encourage all of those who haven’t been to take a walk around, try a cannoli from Mike’s Pastry and soak in some Boston history! Learn more about Homestay Boston.

Red Sox Fever at EC Boston

Spring is here and, in Boston, that means ’tis the season for Fenway Park and our beloved Boston Red Sox! Several EC students have attended games with Teacher Dani and our Academic Year Coordinator, Jennifer, already this season. Here are some photos of the students watching baseball at Fenway Park! If you missed it, don’t worry, we are selling tickets every month to see the Red Sox. Please see the front desk on the 4th floor for more information of to purchase. Learn more about ESL Boston.