Maria Eduarda Marroquim & EC Bristol!

Maria Eduarda Pinheiro Cantarelli Marroquim, Brazilian student in the Intensive English Intermediate class, would like to talk about her time in EC Bristol. My experience in EC school is being amazing. The school is very organized and everyone here is very polite and helpful. The teachers do their best to help the students to improve their English. And we also have different activities every afternoon and on Saturdays. Here I can mix lessons with other leisure or lectures, so I can improve my English while I’m having funny. I think I did the best choice selecting EC Bristol as a school to improve my English. I improved my English a lot here! I love practicing my English with real English people and with my friends who come from all over the world. Studying English has always been an obligation for me, but since I am studying English at EC Bristol I like learning it more and more. The city is fascinating! It’s not too big but not too small, so I have many things to do. I can have fun (partying, etc.) and at the same time I can find quiet places to relax. Of course, I recommend Bristol to everyone! I really want to come back one day. To study English I recommend EC school!

Joannah and her tour of Glastonbury!

Last weekend, our intern Joannah went on a trip to Glastonbury. She would like to share her experience on our blog; please read below. Why did I go to Glastonbury? Because I wanted to be close to the place where this amazing music festival takes place every year, of course! I am a huge fan of the bands and singers that play in the Glastonbury festival but as the tickets for the festival are very expensive and rare, a visit “just” to the city Glastonbury is enough – for now. I went there by bus and I really recommend the journey with First as the day ticket for a student is only £ 4.20. Walking through the streets of Glastonbury I was fascinated by the hippie-flair in the town: I have never seen so many esoteric shops and people with dreadlock hairstyle in one place before!   Then I went up on Glastonbury Tor, a hill with an ancient tower on the top. After the exhausting way up I took some time to catch my breath and was totally overwhelmed by the stunning view! On my way back to Bristol I stopped in the small town of Wells which is famous because of its way too big cathedral compared to the size of the city. Loved it!   ============= Find out more about our English courses in Bristol.

German shares his feedback on his homestay!

German, Colombian student, speaks about his experience in an English host family in the amazing city of Bristol. German was studying in an Upper-Intermediate class at EC Bristol.  German made loads of progress in English and really made the most of his time in Bristol. The EC Bristol staff team would like to thank him very much for this testimonial. For more information about EC Bristol accommodation, please click on the link provided.

EC Bristol Japanese student scores the winning try!

Our English teacher Andrew Rausi speaks about his rugby match with our Japanese student Kohei Fukatsu. Playing rugby with Kohei was a great experience. Not only did he bring Japanese flair to the team, but passion as well, showing off his samurai spirit! His courage in coming to training and putting himself in numerous daunting positions, nevermind speaking in another language, was a credit to his character and determination to learn the language. Of course, Kohei made numerous friends and taught numerous rugby brutes about manners! He also taught them a few English words too and their vocabulary certainly improved! It was an all-round great experience having him play with us and he will be sorely missed on and off the field but, after scoring the winning try, never forgotten! Winscombe Rugby website: http://www.winscomberfc.co.uk/wmjreports.php?agegroup=2 Click on the link to have more information about EC Bristol English courses.

Halloween at EC Bristol!

Last week, Joannah (our fantastic German intern) and Stella (Customer Service Officer at EC Bristol) were given the mission to go shopping for Halloween. They came back with bags FULL of stuff: halloween decoration, cakes, drinks, sweets, make up and pumpkins.   On Friday 31st October, EC Bristol was ready to celebrate Halloween with the decorations in place and sweets displayed. Nora studying in an Upper-Intermediate class was carving a pumpkin with our activity leader Luke. The pumpkins suddenly became pretty scary. Other students such as Yuri (Japanese student in Upper-Intermediate) also enjoyed building gingerbread houses. A few students came dressed up in the afternoon but at nightfall, for the big party in Basement 48, everyone was. Our teachers also wore fancy dress: Andrew & Caroline came dressed up as the two characters of the Corpse Bride, Lara as a vampire and Shelley as a character from the movie Bettle Juice.   The girls from the EC Bristol staff were disguised as skeleton/zombies. That was fun! The spirit of Halloween is still around us! If you want to find out more about our EC Bristol English courses, please click on provided.