This Friday: Hout Bay & World of Birds

Cost: R160 – book at reception Time: 13h00 World of Birds- a tropical garden setting in the Hout Bay Valley housing over 3000 birds, monkeys and small animals. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, the World of Birds is one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions which no visitor should miss. We will also visit Hout Bay Harbour where Fish & Chips at Mariners Warf is a must!  

Teacher Team Building

On Friday 18 February EC Cape Town teachers took a few minutes at break time to show their ‘support’ for each other!

Cape Town Teachers Bo-Kaap Volunteer

As part of a new initiative to give back to the community, 9 EC Cape Town teachers, including DOS, Nicoletta & TEFL trainer, Shirley have taken their skills to a local primary school on the Bo-Kaap to teach English to under-privileged children from Grade R to Grade 3 (ages 5-8) at the school’s after care facility, free of charge. Children in the higher grades struggle tremendously with English at very basic levels and ultimately do badly in exams or even fail. Reaching out to the much younger children at an early stage will hopefully help counter-act this and secure more successful learners. The teachers dedicate 1.5- 2 hours of their private time once a week to help the children improve their literacy and comprehension skills mostly. This is also an effort to create a love for reading and demonstrate that language learning can indeed be fun and rewarding. Teachers- Nasreen, Adele, Danica, Bronlyn, Jeffrey, Robbie, Una, Nicoletta and Shirley

Launch of ‘Famous Faces’ in the Listening Centre

On Wednesday 9th we launched ‘Famous Faces’ in the listening centre. Students can now read and listen about the lives of more than 50 past and present celebrities, icons and legends. Some of the personalities include Einstein, Bill Gates, Coco Chanel, The Dalai Lama, Madonna, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Mandela and many more. The aim is to enjoy learning more about your favourite personality while improving your listening skills at the same time.

Student Testimonial: Anastasia Perminova

This is my second time, that I studied in a different country. My first time, I studied in Malta at a different school. I have a lot of friends from EC school. One friend studied at many schools and when I asked which school is better, he answered EC. When I had to choose a school, I remembered his answer. Ok, I wanted to study at EC school. I chose South Africa. I’m very happy, because I chose this country, thank you very much God. This country is fantastically beautiful. I went on a lot of trips, but this country I will never forget. Cape Town is a very different city. I think all people must stay here. Thank you so much EC, because you have a school in Cape Town! I have not regretted choosing this school. The teachers have a very strong teaching method. I have a big interest in learning English. When I studied in my high school and university, for me it was very boring. But when I started EC school in Cape Town, my eyes were opened, because everyday I’m enjoyed my lessons, my school and my teachers. All teachers are very friendly, every time they help you. Thanks so much EC school, because you have good teachers!!! P.S. Two days ago, I got my first tattoo of the African continent. This country and my school will remain in my memory for a long time. I’ll never forget this time. – Anastasia Perminova, Russia.

This Saturday: Mini Peninsula Tour

Cost: R300 – book at reception Time: 14h00 We take a drive along the Atlantic Sea Board to Hout Bay, where we climb on a boat to take a voyage to Seal Island.  After exploring the Harbour we make our way to the oldest Wine Route set in Constantia for a wine tastings and a Cellar tour. The afternoon you can spend exploring and lazing around the majestic botanical gardens in Kirstenbosch. (or spend the time shopping in the up market Cavendish Square shopping centre)

The listening centre

EC Cape Town will be launching the all new “Famous Faces” on Wednesday 9th at 15.00 on the 5th floor. Read and listen about the lives of more than 50 past and present celebrities, icons and legends. Some of the personalities include Einstein, Bill Gates, Coco Chanel, The Dalai Lama, Madonna, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Mandela and many more. Enjoy learning more about your favourite personality and improve your listening skills at the same time. All levels welcome, come book your free listening session on the 5th floor. For more information please see Nicoletta or Nasreen.

This Saturday: Rugby!

Only R200 – book at reception Time: 14h00 No visit to South Africa is complete without seeing a rugby game live! The pre-season series will see the Stormers battle it out with the Sharks at Newlands Stadium- the home of Rugby. Traditional pre match drinks will be had as usual.