Ayaka’s Coworkers!

As a part of a series, Ayaka will talk about her co-workers at the front desk, Rick and Stephen! Rick, the Lead Teacher, has been with EC for 5 years, while Stephen, our Student Services Coordinator, has been with EC for a little over a year. Ayaka is learning a lot from her two American colleagues at the front desk and will share what she thinks about them! Rick Cushing First of all, his daughter, Emma, is really adorable. You should see pictures of her. His wife is also beautiful, I understood where Emma’s cuteness came from. There are two things that he really loves in the world, as I told you, one is his daughter Emma. The other thing is coffee. He has coffee addiction. Usually, he drinks 2 or 3 cups of coffee perhour. Obviously, he has a problem. Even though I’ve never seen he is mad, when we run out of coffee, I’m really worried if his mood isn’t bad.  Every morning, his work starts from making fun of Stephen with me. He has a great sense of humor. He is the best teacher ever! Stephen McCarthy As some of you know I really like him. While he was in Spain on his vacation, I h missed him very much and I was not happy every day. Now, he is at front desk and I’m happy. If you are at front desk for few minutes, you will come to realize how great he is and why I like him very much. Every single details in his life is so funny, even if he doesn’t try to ve funny. Also, his biggest strength is being a  hard-worker. Before I started my internship in here, I hadn’t had any idea about his job. However after that, I was shocked … Read more

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!”

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  

Students volunteer at homeless shelter

This week students from the EC Boston volunteer club went to help the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter. Pine Street Inn is a very large organization that offers aid for emergency services, permanent housing, and workforce development. The students served dinner to many people and spoke with them and volunteers at the facility. Everyone was very kind and appreciated our help. The volunteer club is eager to go back in the next weeks and help out more! If you would like to join the volunteer club, we meet every Wednesday at 2:30pm.  

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

Meet our Intern Lorenzo!

Hi everyone, For those of you who don’t know me, I am Lorenzo. I am from Switzerland, I am 19 years old and I just graduated from high school. At the end of June I will join the Swiss Army for about 10 months. After that I will start my studies at university. I play tennis but I like sports in general, to practice and to watch. I chose EC Boston because of the location, in fact the school is close to all the city’s principal attractions. Boston is a really nice city and is not too big, which allows to walk almost everywhere. I was a student at EC Boston for close on 5 months. When I started studying here I was in the pre-advanced level and I ended at proficiency. I graduated from EC at the end of January and after that I have been hanging around Boston. I am actually attending some classes at Northeastern University. You will see me around at EC for the next few weeks because I will be doing an internship. I have been in Boston for almost 7 months, so don’t hesitate to stop by and ask me any questions.   See you around Lorenzo

SSC Christina’s Boston Recommendations

Hi everyone, I am EC Boston’s Student Services Coordinator. I moved to Boston five years ago when I started my B.A at Northeastern University. I love exploring the city and there is always new things to see and do. Here are my top three favorite places in the city:   The Boston Public Library. As a literature lover and an English graduate, I’ve spent many hours at the BPL. I love that the building has so much to offer: there are many quiet places to study and, in the summer you can sit in the courtyard. If want a bite to eat there are two different cafes, afternoon tea, and a newly added lounge named the “Map Room Tea Room” where you can drink literature inspired cocktails. My favorite area of the BPL is still the older section with a huge hall with traditional green reading lights. This is a perfect place to study in the off-seasons, and also an ideal Instagram spot! My favorite museum in Boston is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This is a private-owned art gallery in a beautiful building which has a garden inside! If you like art, architecture, and nature, this is a must for you. If you have a student ID, tickets are only $10. A fun fact about the museum is that if your name is Isabella, you get free lifetime admission! As summer is coming soon, I love being outside during this time. My favorite activity is renting a kayak at the Charles River and kayaking around the Boston skyline. This is a fun activity to do with your friends or family.   We plan many fun activities for our students each month. Please visit our website https://www.ecenglish.com/en/school-locations/usa/learn-english-in-boston and our social media pages for more information!

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.

My EC Story: Marta

“I am Marta and I’m from Spain. I’ve studied at EC for 5 months! I lived in the North End apartments for the duration of my stay and the location was my favorite part (less than 10 min walk to the school). The neighborhood is called little Italy and it is very nice and quiet. There is a great deal of restaurants and a really good atmosphere. EC is unique because of the community and making friends from other countries. Boston is an amazing city and has many young students. For those of you trying to study English, I would recommend you to always strive to improve and never give up. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort, but you will get a great reward when you achieve it successfully. Thank you EC Boston!” – Marta  Click here to find out more about the English courses in Boston and how you too can embark on a learning English adventure.