Free bits and bobs at EC Cambridge

As well as our Free English Lessons and Free Activity Programme, we also have some other freebies for our students to help them get by whilst studying on their Adult English Language Course in Cambridge. We have free careers advise thanks to a great partnership with Edugold. Edugold provide our students with a free service to help them find work or information on furthering their studies in the UK. They can help you with your CV and covering letters, interview practice, finding both full time and part time work and selecting the right university for you. We also have free sim cards for our students courtesy of Lebara Mobile. They offer great rates for as little as 1p per minute for International Calls and also very reasonable UK calls. If you want any information on either of these things, please see Mike in the Computer Room!  

English Courses For Adults In Cambridge

As well as our Junior Courses, during the Summer we continue to run our adult English courses. We have a range of courses available from short courses for those just wanting to brush up their English, to Business English, Exam Preparation courses and Academic Year programmes. So our English courses for adults in Cambridge are ideal, whatever your needs and whatever your English Level! Why not check out our website or pop in for a chat about what we can offer for you. We are very flexible, courses start every Monday and you can study from as little as one week for as many weeks as you like.    

Julys Activities – EC Cambridge

WOW! What a month we have for you in July! As well as lots of free activities, Punting, Kings College, St Johns College, Cambridge Botanical Gardens and The Fitzwilliam Museum, we also have lots of Excursions for our students this month. We have our regular trips to places such as London, Oxford, Stratford and Windsor and we have some amazing other excursions for you. Above is the programme for July but remember to check our Facebook page and the excursions board in the computer room for extra events. On top of the trips shown we will have weekend trips to Edinburgh, Paris and Liverpool, a summer walk on the Norfolk Coast, Go Karting, Paintballing and the Harry Potter Studios tour! This is also topped off with a weekly trip to Londons West End for a Musical such as The Lion King, Mama Mia and The Phantom Of The Opera amongst others! If you want more information, speak to Mike!

Young Learners in Cambridge – EC Cambridge

So June rolled around again which can mean only one thing – the Young Learner’s Courses have begun in Cambridge! Our first students arrived last weekend and have spent the week in classes and also doing all sorts of fun activities. So far this week their activities have been: A tour of Cambridge and a visit to King’s College A welcome evening where they got to bond with all the other students on the programme Ten pin bowling! An evening with their host family, getting involved in English family life A visit to the Scott Polar Museum, where the British Antarctic Survey is based English sports! A treasure hunt around Cambridge They still got an afternoon of sports, an evening at a typical fair and an excursion to London to go! This Young Learner’s programme in Cambridge is a great way to learn English and get to see some sights and have fun with activities too, as we go on an excursion out of Cambridge every Saturday. We also do fantastic English courses for Adults in Cambridge!

Getting around – EC Cambridge

Cambridge station is one of the oldest surviving in the United Kingdom. Built in 1845, it was constructed away from the centre to put off students from boozy evenings in the fleshpots of Victorian London! Today’s students at the EC School have no such problems for the heart of London can be reached in just 45 minutes non-stop! You could not do it more quickly in a Lamborghini. Studying in Cambridge will also give EC the world famous student ample opportunity to visit museums, galleries and theatres of the capital every week-end if they wish. Special day return tickets costing 22.50pounds also include a London “travelcard” with free travel up to 50 km from the centre of the city on buses, trams, underground and overground services. This means Richmond, Key Gardens, Hamstead and Hampton court could all be visited as a change from the busy West End. Come and study at EC in Cambridge with the extra bonus of London a short train trip away!

A bit of history at EC Cambridge

In the Middle Ages before all the bridges were built sea going ships could come right into the centre of Cambridge. Many of the first students at the university came directly from the North German cities of the Hanseatic League for the short sea trip was far simpler than the overland trek to Bologna or the Sorbonne in Paris. If you come to EC Cambridge to study English you can take a great trip down the River Cam on the cruise boat “Georgina” which moors in the centre of town and does regular excursions some including English Cream Teas and Tapas evenings. Study and enjoy at the EC Cambridge.

Get a good book at EC Cambridge

Students at the EC School in Cambridge who are bookworms will enjoy scanning the shelves of the city’s bookshops. All of our English courses include a course book however what about some extra practise? Excellent value secondhand volumes on all subjects at a fraction of the normal price at the Oxfam shop.  Dictionaries, grammar books, novels and guides can be found right beneath our Sidney Street premises. If your studies include specialist subjects like banking, advertising, medical or scientific vocabulary, then look no further than the market square. Just 2 minutes from the school is the official bookshop of the Cambridge University Press where you will find a wealth of books to suit your needs! Good hunting!

Accommodation at EC Cambridge

One of the things students worry about the most when studying in a foreign country is accommodation. There are so many options available, so which option do you choose? Well here are a few tips to helping you choose the right accommodation for you! If you want more information about Accommodation at EC Cambridge then check out our website! Student houses Great for students who want to have a bit more freedom and want to live and interact with other students. EC Cambridge has four all year round residences with both twin and single rooms and choices of shared bathroom or private bathroom. The residences are self catering so students can cook what and when they want too. The houses have all the facilities you need such as WIFI in the communal areas. Living with other students means students often make friends for life and gives this accommodation option a great atmosphere. Located just 25 minutes by bus from the city centre (10 minutes by bike).   Host Family Host families are located all around Cambridge and vary in distance from the school. Its a great way to practice your English as the family will interact with you in English all the time at home. Many of our students enjoy living with a host family so much that they keep in touch after they leave the UK and come and visit reguarly. Host Family is Half Board meaning your host family will provide with you with Breakfast & Dinner. There is also the option of private bathroom in host family. WIFI is available in most cases. This accommodation choice is great for students who want to practice their English at home and also want a home from home accommodation. Summer Residence In Summer we offer CB1 residence. Located right next … Read more

IETLS Preperation Courses – EC Cambridge

If you are looking for preparation courses for the IELTS exam, then look no further. At EC Cambridge we offer 30 English lessons per week purely focused on preparing for IELTS. In the class you will not only improve your General English but will get all the help, support and practice you need to succeed in passing this exam. The IELTS is internationally recognised and is ideal for students looking to further their studies in the UK. It is recognised as a level of English by the universities of England so is ideal for students looking to perhaps study a masters or PHD in the UK. If you want more information on our IELTS exam preparation courses, check out our main website or if you live locally pop in and see us. Our IELTS class teachers have vast experience in this exam, with some of them even working for the IELTS exam board. Therefore skills are taught first hand.  So don’t delay book today at EC Cambridge!

Giving Something Back – EC Cambridge

At EC Cambridge as well as offering fantastic English Courses, we also feel it is good to give something back to the community. We call this Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is really important to the EC group. Yesterday it was World Environment Day! So EC staff members paid to wear green, we had competitions for our students, environment related lectures and free English classes all to raise money for local charities.