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 3 September 2011 The next full-time course starts Monday 10 October 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 M, 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 T, Jan 2011

Spring Specials!

The 1st September is the start of Spring and a great time to be in Cape Town! The days are getting longer and warmer and nature is at its most striking- perfect for enjoying the outdoors! See the most beautiful carpet of wild flowers on the West Coast, go whale-watching, and enjoying the Garden Route and vineyards is just a few of the things you can do at this time of year! This weekend we have some fantastic tours on offer: 2- 4 September: 3 Day Weekend Safari & Bungy This compact 3 day Garden Route Adventure Weekend is the ideal way to see and experience the entire Garden Route and Klein Karoo in just 3 days! Cost: R2600 (Includes: game drive, Cango Caves adventure tour, breakfasts & dinners, accommodation in SA’s top backpacker lodges) 2- 4 September: 3 Day Cederberg & Flower Tour Visit the Cederberg area- a spectacular part of South Africa and see some of the oldest rock formations & bushmen paintings in the world! We also stop in Clanwilliam- famous for its beautiful flowers that are out only at this time of the year! Cost: R2850 (includes: accommodation, breakfasts & dinners & entrance fees) 3 September: Hermanus Whale Route (day tour) The Western Cape town of Hermanus sits on the shores of Walker Bay. From July to December, its rugged cliff-tops offer superb land-based whale watching when southern right whales arrive to mate and calve.The whales often come within 10m of shore and whenever they’re spotted, the town’s Whale Crier blows a kelp horn to alert the public. Cost: R400 (Highlights include the scenic Clarens coastal Drive, shore based Whale watching, markets and craft shops in hermanus, farm stalls and views from Sir Lowry’s Pass) Book these tours at reception

Congratulations Omar!

Syrian student, Omar Daoudi, proudly shows his band 6 score in IELTS. Omar started as an Academic Year student in November 2010 at a Low Pre Intermediate level and with a lot of hard work and determination made his way to IELTS preparation. He is an inspiration to all students and proof that if you really want it you CAN achieve it!! Omar, we are all really proud of you. Well done and we wish you all the very best for your MA! – Nicoletta and the academic team

Discussion: South African History

Learn about South African history & politics with Amanda! Tuesday 6 Sept: Discussion group about South African history & politics using famous, funny cartoons. Wednesday 7 Sept: Come to the “Zapiro Exhibition” to see famous political cartoons about South African history and politics. * Students must attend both days (Discussion and exhibition will be from 15h15 to ±16h30) For all levels from Pre- Intermediate to Advanced Sign up by Friday 2 September. Write your name on the list with Claudia at reception

Free Activities: 29 August – 2 September

Monday- Film Afternoon We are showing ‘Unstoppable’ in the student lounge at 15h10 Enhance your listening and reading skills through the use of subtitles Tuesday- NEW! Pronunciation Clinic Every week there will be a pronunciation lesson for a specific language. Lesson this week, Tuesday 30 August, will be held in in Room 3.3 and for PORTUGUESE speakers only! All levels welcome Wednesday- Pronunciation Lesson- Join Caitlin in Room 2.3 for the weekly pronunciation lesson. This week: Beginner to Pre-Intermediate students Lions Head Hike– Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town! Meet Robbie outside EC at 15h10. Bring R30 for the taxi, water and wear comfortable shoes. Thursday- Yoga Join Amanda for an invigorating Yoga class! Meet outside EC at 18h30- class starts at 19h00. Bring a towel & water

Students that ALWAYS speak English WIN!

During the week any students spotted speaking English are given a number. On Friday during the certificate ceremony a number is drawn and the winner gets a prize! This weeks winner is Really Alexandre Silva De Souza!

Free Activities: 22- 26 August

Monday- Film Afternoon We are showing ‘The Recruit’ in the student lounge at 15h10 Enhance your listening and reading skills through the use of subtitles Tuesday- NEW! Pronunciation Clinic Every week there will be a pronunciation lesson for a specific language. Lesson this week, Tuesday 23 August, will be held in in Room 3.3 and for TURKISH speakers only! All levels welcome Wednesday- Pronunciation Lesson Join Caitlin in Room 2.3 for the weekly pronunciation lesson. This week: Intermediate to advanced students. Thursday- Lecture Join Seb in Room 3.5 for a lecture on the ‘History of Cape Town’. For intermediate to advanced students