Mothers Day EC Brighton English School

Happy Mothers Day from EC Brighton!

Mothers day is celebrated on different days around the world, but in the U.K. It’s mothers day on Sunday, the day in which we celebrate motherhood in all its forms. Although traditions celebrating motherhood have occurred for thousands of years, the celebration of mothers dates back to 1908. This was when Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. This church now holds the International Mothers Day Shrine.     Ann Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”. So on Sunday we will thank our mothers we kindness and gifts, for all that they have done for us. And our thoughts go out to those mothers without their children and those without their mothers.     If you like these posts, you’ll love studying at EC Brighton English School.

Tsuyuki Tanaka – What do you like about EC Brighton?

There are countless reasons to enjoy studying at EC Brighton. The location alone is enough to make for a fantastic experience learning English. Afterall, a very important part of the learning experience is where you are and how often you can practice with native English speakers. No matter where you choose to study, if you study with EC you’ll have a great experience learning English. We have incredible well trained staff that are on hand to help you with all aspects of being a student.   Tsuyuki Tanaka from Japan studied Intensive English for two weeks at the EC English language school in Brighton. During her stay she chose to be accommodated with one of our lovely host families. Here is what she said before leaving: I really enjoyed EC and Brighton life, thank you! Tsuyuki   If you’re going to study English with EC, then you’ll be able to get access to the best accomodations available to students. This includes residencies where you will be neighbours with many other students from around the world, or host stays where you will leave with an English family and get to practice English all day. There are lots of activities and perks available to EC students, to make your time with us memorable and full of useful English learning experiences. You can take trips to other parts of the country, enjoy fun sports in the local area or indulge in some weekend treats when it feels right. Whenever you’re facing challenges you can count on EC staff to be there to guide you through it, no matter what aspect of being a student it involves.   brighton english courses  

Belinda Liesch – What do you like about EC Brighton?

  Belinda Liesch from Switzerland studied Intensive English for two weeks. This is what she wanted to share about her experience with EC Brighton Language school: I came to Brighton because it’s a really beautiful place and it’s close to my home. But also it’s an English speaking place and I had heard that this school is a good one. I really liked the teachers and their way of teaching. I felt that they are really passionate about being here and teaching. People in this school are very friendly and helpful. Thank you!   Belinda

Brighton Hotspots, Places to Hang Out: Kemptown Shops BN2

Along the East Coast of Brighton, as we turn left from facing the pier, we find a small community of its own. A thriving little hub of shops, coffee outlets and essentials that exists separately to the main part of Brighton. The area gets its name due to an estate from the 1800’s, lived in by Thomas Read Kemp.   The Kemptown area extending along the coast in the East of Brighton is a small community that takes its name from Thomas Read Kemp’s residential estate of the early 19th century. Most of the houses in this area are of the Regency style, with a few examples of Victorian and modern architecture. The center of Brighton is located west of this area historically known as the artists’ district, which is now home to a large gay community and boasts a lively scene of restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops. We highlight the best things to see and do in Kemptown and the surrounding area.   Bone Idol Pet Shop Brighton Our independent shop and grooming parlour is a pet owner’s paradise in the heart of Brighton. We are very proud of our grooming skills and expertise and provide everything from a nice bath & tidy after a day on Brighton beach, to a fabulous full… Kemptown Trading Post Antique/Craft Centre Brighton Kemptown Trading Post is an eclectic and bohemian market where you can find a large variety of collectibles, antiques and furniture Phoenix Treatments & Beauty Health & Beauty Brighton Phoenix Treatments & Beauty is the No1 Rated spa in Brighton. We are the first and only entirely organic and vegan spa in the UK! Our treatments include massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and more! All our services are LGBTQ+ friendly. Oh So Swedish Arts & Crafts Speciality Shop Brighton Oh So Swedish make … Read more

Damiano Cornacchia – What do you like about EC Brighton?

There are countless reasons to enjoy studying at EC Brighton. The location alone is enough to make for a fantastic experience learning English. Afterall, a very important part of the learning experience is where you are and how often you can practice with native English speakers. No matter where you choose to study, if you study with EC you’ll have a great experience learning English. We have incredible well trained staff that are on hand to help you with all aspects of being a student.   Damiano Cornacchia from Italy took an Intensive English course in Brighton. Here is a few words from Damiano about his experience at EC Brighton: I chose this destination because I don’t like big cities. My favourite class was the speaking intensive course because I met a lot of friends that I will remember forever. My new friends come from Turkey, Korea, Switzerland, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Libya, Colombia, Chile, Saudi Arabia and more! Thank you EC! Damiano If you’re going to study English with EC, then you’ll be able to get access to the best accomodations available to students. This includes residencies where you will be neighbours with many other students from around the world, or host stays where you will leave with an English family and get to practice English all day. There are lots of activities and perks available to EC students, to make your time with us memorable and full of useful English learning experiences. You can take trips to other parts of the country, enjoy fun sports in the local area or indulge in some weekend treats when it feels right. Whenever you’re facing challenges you can count on EC staff to be there to guide you through it, no matter what aspect of being a student it involves.

EC Brighton March Activities Calendar

Activities and Free Language Workshop Calendar February marks the end of winter, not long before the beginning of Spring. The days have been getting longer a few weeks and we’re starting to feel it. It’s still cold and the temperature will remain low, but as the sun comes out for longer we get a sense of the warmth that’s returning. With the slightly longer days EC Brighton have a cohort of fun and useful activities. Every student has the opportunity to take up extracurricular activities since many are very reasonably priced and lots are completely free! We make sure all our students have the opportunity to learn English in fun and interesting ways outside of school, while making friends and getting to know the city. The EC activities calendar aims to provide lots of healthy activities and learning opportunities, sprinkled with a few treats and indulgences. Alongside our routine of yoga classes, football sessions and on the 17th we’ll be going ice skating at the Royal Pavilion! On the 11th we will be having one of our famous doughnut days, when a huge display of delicious doughnuts will be available to our students. We also have our regular rise and shine clubs where students come in earlier to share a yummy breakfast with other students. At EC Brighton we provide activities which students love and that help to improve English language abilities. No matter what your interests, we’ll do our best to find a fun way for you to meet and interact with people from all over the world. If you have any questions about the activities simply come to reception and ask our staff. Our student services team are always available to support you in your engagements inside and outside the school. At reception you will find sign up … Read more

Virtual Reality Experience with EC Brighton

VR is here and growing in popularity. ‘Virtual Reality’ was fantasised about in 80’s movies and pop culture. But now we use it not just as a tool but as a form of entertainment. It’s the use of visuals and audio to create a simulated environment. The idea is to put the user inside of the experience. Rather than being an external observer, they would sit at the centre and interact with a 3d environment. The end goal might be to stimulate as many senses as possible. But for now VR is primarily concerned with recreating visual and audio through headsets, that users wear. Another parallel field in development is augmented reality. This is not quite the same as VR. Where VR is trying to put the user in a completely alternate, simulated environment, AR is trying to  adapt the users actual environment. Mainly by overlaying artificial objects onto the actual environment.   So where did all this simulated environment stuff begin? Certainly not a long time ago since there was not computers till recent decades? Actually the idea of creating a simulated environment has been around a long time. As early as the 1800’s people were interested in how immersive sensoral stimulation, can lead to the experience of a simulated environment. Charles Wheatstone’s ‘sterescopes’, utilised the brains nature of creating 3d imagery from the signals from each eye. By placing a 2d image in front of each eye that portray the same scene at slightly separate angles, the viewer sees 3 dimensional depth in 1 image. EC Brighton is off to its own VR adventure. We’ll be heading to one of the most accessible VR experiences, to try out fun games and experiences. We’re really excited to lose ourselves in a virtual environment and enjoy the experience of playing … Read more

Barbora from The Czech Republic – What do you like about EC Brighton?

There are countless reasons to enjoy studying at EC Brighton. The location alone is enough to make for a fantastic experience learning English. Afterall, a very important part of the learning experience is where you are and how often you can practice with native English speakers. No matter where you choose to study, if you study with EC you’ll have a great experience learning English. We have incredible well trained staff that are on hand to help you with all aspects of being a student.     “I enjoyed stating and studying in Brighton very much. For me is was a great experience and also a chance to meet new people from different countries and to find out something about their cultures. My host family was very kind and friendly. I liked the lessons too. I think all the staff were friendly and supportive. I must also appreciate the variety of activities which the school provides. if I had a chance I would like to come back again in the future.” – Barbora If you’re going to study English with EC, then you’ll be able to get access to the best accomodations available to students. This includes residencies where you will be neighbours with many other students from around the world, or host stays where you will leave with an English family and get to practice English all day. There are lots of activities and perks available to EC students, to make your time with us memorable and full of useful English learning experiences. You can take trips to other parts of the country, enjoy fun sports in the local area or indulge in some weekend treats when it feels right. Whenever you’re facing challenges you can count on EC staff to be there to guide you through it, no … Read more

Staying Fit and Healthy while Studying at EC Brighton

Physical activity is a really significant part of being healthy. Being healthy is essential to learning well and making progress with your English language skills. Sports are commonplace all over the world, whether they be team or individual ones. Many people engage in sports for health, fun and engagement with friends. There are many sports activities to engage with in Brighton. We are really spoiled for choice. This means staying healthy while you study English is super easy when studying with EC Brighton. Particularly considering that there are many activities you can take part in, right here in the school. The Olympic Games took place in London in 2012. On this event the UK came in fourth position in the overall medal rankings. They totaled 65 medals. The Olympics was a really significant contributor to a rise in sports participation in the UK. There are so many different sports in England. Football, rugby and cricket are just some of the longstanding and most popular sports in the UK. Lot’s of sports occur in different variations in different cultures.     There are many different sports available for you to enjoy at EC Brighton. Every week we take students to play football at the local football grounds. In the summer we also make trips to the volleyball courts down on the seafront. It’s really pleasant to jump around in the sand playing volley ball on a hot summer day in Brighton. We also have yoga here on a regular basis, an excellent practice for developing mind and body strength and focus. There is regular jogging and country walks available. Which is a low intensity way to get about and see the scenery in Brighton. Different levels of activity suit different people, which is why we try to cater to all at … Read more

Local upcoming Events: Jimmy Carr comes to Brighton

Jimmy Carr is a widely recognised English stand up comedian. He has been delivering and presenting popular stand ups and tv shows. Such as the Channel 4 game show ‘Distraction’ and ‘Your Face or Mine’. Later he presented the ‘100s’ series, including ‘100 Worst Britons’, ‘100 Scary Moments’ etc. In 2004 Jimmy Carr made an appearance in the US on an American version of ‘Distraction’ hosted by comedy central. He was later nominated for a Rose d’Or award for ‘Best Game Show Host’. Carr can regularly be found presenting the panel show 8 out of 10 cats. As well as ‘The Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ every December on Channel 4. Jimmy Carr performs stand up tours continuously throughout the year. He takes only 5 weeks and is otherwise on tour. This year he can be found delivering his new show in Brighton at the Brighton Dome. His typical style is to push political correctness buttons and take a sarcastic, dark humour approach to many serious subjects. The new show is no different. Titled ‘Terribly Funny’, it will poke at things that are inherently terrible. Things that maybe you or people you have loved have experienced.   If you’re studying at EC Brighton, then you’ll find yourself just a stones throw from this event. It would make a great way to test your English, by hearing some English comedy. As well as a nice way to spend the evening with some friends. The Brighton Dome is a fantastic venue and hosts some incredible acts. Tickets are available online and are expected to sell out. So if you’re interested in seeing some of the greatest English comedy live, make sure to book asap. If you need help with booking your ticket, you can always come to reception where our team … Read more