February’s Activity Programme at EC Cambridge

As well as fantastic General & Intensive English Classes we also offer some great free activities to help you practice your English, meet other students and have some fun. Here is February’s provisional activity programme. As well as free English lessons and book club, we are going Bowling, Kings College, Great St Marys, Cambridge Botanic Gardens and Punting makes its first appearance of the year! On top of this we have our full excursion programme with Premier League Football involving Chelsea making an appearance. All in all, it should be a great month.    

Introducing Birkan Tor Our New Student Ambassador

Birkan is our new student ambassador at EC Cambridge. Birkan is currently studying on IELTS Preparation Course at EC Cambridge. His course started in September last year where she studied Intensive English before moving to an Exam Class in January. Birkan is from Turkey. He is staying in a student residence at EC, located just 1 minute walk from our school and the Grafton Shopping Centre. Birkan is here on Monday Morning to greet our new students and also attends the welcome dinner to answer any questions our new arrivals may have. So if you have any questions, about EC, Cambridge even England, she is here to help you!

Introducing Camilla Pra Our New Student Ambassador

Camilla Pra is our new student ambassador at EC Cambridge. Camilla is currently studying on FCE exam preparation course at EC Cambridge. Her course started in October last year where she studied General English before moving to an Exam Class in January. Camilla is from Italy. She is staying in a student residence at EC, located just 1 minute walk from our school and the Grafton Shopping Centre. Camilla is here on Monday Morning to greet our new students and also attends the welcome dinner to answer any questions our new arrivals may have. So if you have any questions, about EC, Cambridge 0even England, she is here to help you!  

Another New Face at EC Cambridge

Welcome to EC Cambridge Ryan Parmee. Ryan is our new Director of Studies and will be able to help our students with any enquiries about there English Courses in Cambridge. Here he tells us a little about himself….. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some background about myself on a professional front as well as a personal one.  In brief, my name is Ryan Parmee and I have been working  in  TEFL  and  ELT management in  challenging,  diverse  and competitive  contexts for  some  time.  Professionally,  I  have  had  the  good fortune  to  lead  market  and  language  research  initiatives,  which  have  developed  into  longstanding products and courses that  continue  to  support British Council teaching operations in Yemen and Qatar. Also, I am pleased to have crafted a broad experience base in TEFL from the specialized literacy needs of pre-beginner Arab learners, creating language support frameworks to help learners achieve higher standards in the IELTS exam, teacher training programmes  that  develop  pronunciation  teaching  skills,  presenting  at conferences  such  as  QTESOL  and  IATEFL as  well  as  completing  an  MA  in  Applied  Linguistics  and TESOL. Broadly,  my  professional  ELT  and  management  interests  center  around  integrating  Learning Technologies  into  Communicative  Language  Teaching  practices,  Critical  Discourse  Analysis  and modernizing teacher development tools to support maximum performance. Ultimately though, I have a genuine interest in English Language Teaching and working in Learning and Teaching Organizations. As a consequence, I find my thirst for learning as well as leading and developing others continues to remain healthy regardless of the experience I gain or the level of knowledge I acquire. Personally,  I consider  myself  fortunate to have had wonderful  travel experiences in  a  wide  range  of destinations,  which  have  enhanced my  ability  to  appreciate  diversity  across  cultures.  Some  of  these include  Boise,  Burma,  California,  Chang  Mai,  … Read more

Welcoming Our New Students at EC Cambridge

As part of our English Courses in Cambridge, we offer our students plenty of chances to get to know each other. From the first day we send them on a welcome dinner so they can get to know there fellow starters. This, like many of our activities, is completely free to our students and part of our fantastic free activity programme. The dinner is supervised by one of our teachers and our student ambassador team. Here are some photos from the last dinner.  

Welcome to EC Cambridge Rosa Saija

This January we have welcomed Rosa to our EC Cambridge Language Institute team. Rosa is doing an internship with us for four months. Over to you Rosa…. Hello everyone! I am Rosa and I am the new intern here at Ec Cambridge. I just came back from Germany where I worked as an au pair and started learning German. I got my master degree in Interpreting and translation studies from the University of Rome few months ago. During my two years at University I had the chance to spend nine months studying in Durham and it was a great experience, I could not wait to come back to UK! It is a great pleasure for me to do my very first real work experience here at Ec Cambridge! I love travelling and meeting new people from all over the world. I was a student abroad myself, and I know the feeling when you are away from your family and friends. I will be here for you until May and I hope I will be able to help you so please do not hesitate to come and speak to me at any time!  Cheers