A peek into the Free Pronunciation Class!

The free pronunciation class for high levels in full swing with Jacques yesterday – tackling the “th” sound with Tongue Twisters!! Give it a try: “It’s neither hither nor thither.” & “Think a forty thought with four forgetful fingers in your throat.” Loads of fun and learning was had by all! EC Cape Town offers more free academic activities to students! Why not visit the Listening Centre to improve your listening skills or the Movie Afternoons on Monday to enhance listening and reading through subtitles! Not be missed are the Lectures offered twice a month to practice extended listening skills- catch the next lecture on Thursday 7th April where the teacher, Aidan, will speak about MARTIAL ARTS plus give a DEMO!

Congratulations Gregory on your TOEFL score!

Gregory, from Congo, took the TOEFL exam on Sat 19th March after an intense 8 week preparatory TOEFL course with us. We are very proud to announce that he scored a whopping 7.5! We are extremely proud of him and wish him all the best for his future studies. – Nicoletta Di Gia, DOS

EC Cape Town- An Authorised IELTS Testing Centre

EC Cape Town is now an approved IELTS testing centre! IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’ is one of the world’s leading tests of English for higher education, immigration and employment. The IELTS test dates for 2011 are: 02 April 07 May 11 June 09 July 13 August 03 September 08 October 05 November 03 December * All the exam dates are Saturdays- General Training and Academic For more information and to book the exam contact Zubeida Harris on 021 422 411 or email zubeidaharris@ecenglish.com Let us help you get the BEST score you can by taking our IELTS preparation course!

Teach English Abroad with EC Cape Town’s TEFL Course!

Teaching English as a foreign language is one of the best ways to travel and experience other countries and cultures! With a TEFL certificate in hand you have the potential to work in almost any country you want to travel to, with some destinations also being quite lucrative! EC Cape Town’s teacher training fully prepares trainee teachers for both the practical and theoretical sides of their new career. The next part-time course starts Saturday 16 April 2011 The next full-time course starts Monday 09 May 2011 Book your place today! Enrol by emailing claudiamazuhelli@ecenglish.com or calling +27 (0) 21 422 4111 to request an application form Here’s what past EC Cape Town TEFL students have said about the course: “I feel that the academic programme covers a wide range of teaching methods and aims to make TEFL students feel as prepared as possible for teaching abroad” -Lauren Maris, Jan 2011 “I found that our training was intense & extremely thorough. Everything was covered and I am very pleased that I attended EC to learn how to teach English as a foreign language. I feel ready and prepared for when I arrive in South Korea!” -Jessica Tyler, Jan 2011

Public Holiday- Human Rights Day- 21 March

South Africa Human Rights Day is of critical importance in the lives of all South African citizens. In 1960, on this historic day almost sixty nine people were killed in a police firing at Sharpeville. It was the period of the Apartheid where ethnic origins had raised their voices in opposition to the pass laws made by the white ruling party. Today South African Human Rights Day seeks to ascertain that South Africans have developed an understanding of the various human rights they are entitled to and can protect themselves against human rights exploitation. *Please note school will be closed Monday 21 March. Not sure what to do on your day off? We have a FULL DAY Cape Point tour (R300) Join the Cape Point tour and explore the wonders and the treasures of the Cape Peninsula!

Well done Pierre!

EC Cape Town student Pierre Bourquenoud joined about 35 000 riders last Saturday 12 March for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is the world’s largest individually timed cycle race – and the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union’s Golden Bike Series. Cyclists tackle a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is grueling! We asked Pierre about his experience: Where did you place? I came 279th What was your time? 2hr50min, not the best but considering that some did it in 6 hrs, I’m happy. Did you enjoy it? Very much, I also made some friends (many that DON’T speak French!) What was the atmosphere like? Festive, a great vibe! Would you do the Cape Argus again? Definitely! Congratulations Pierre!

Student Movie Review: Star Wars Episode III

“The Upper Intermediate class were given the task of writing a review on a film of their choice using adjective- adverb collocations, specific adjectives and language of recommendation. Damian wrote an outstanding review on one of his favourite films ‘Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith’. He gave a vivid description of the plot and main characters and convincing reasons as to why it’s a must see! Read his review below” Danica, teacher Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Damian Reis It is probably one of the most desired movies in film history. I’m talking about Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. After 28 years one of the most famous sagas in Hollywood is finally completed. This raises the question wether this movie is able to full-fill the high expectations or not. Is this film also as excellent as the “Holy Trilogy” (Episode IV-VI)? Is this film able to build a bridge between the old Trilogy and its sequels? The plot of the film is about the near ending of the Clone Wars and the searching for the Separist leaders Count Dookou and General Grievous. At the same time the Surpreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic, Palpatine, becomes more and more powerful. After the defeating of Separist leaders the Galactic Republic is finally transformed to the Pirot Galactical Empire with Emperor Palpatine as its leader. Along with this development comes the transformation of Anakin Skywalker to the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. In comparison to the other Star Wars films is this episode the darkest of them. As always with Star Wars, the film is set in a variety of fascinating planets such as the volcano planet Mustafar, the Wookies’ hone planet Kashyyyk and the deep cliffs of Utapaw. Concerning the acting of the cast … Read more

Bar Hopping this Friday!

Join Cor & Adele for a guaranteed fun night out on the town! Meeting place: Carnival Court (next to Dubliners on Long Street) Time: 20h00