Horse-riding on the Beach

A group of 8 students went horse-riding on the beautiful Noordhoek Beach on Saturday 26 November. Check out some pictures below:


On Sunday 27 November students enjoyed a fun, exhilarating & adrenalin-pumping day of paint balling

Attacking Articles

Articles in English are like mosquitoes in your bedroom; just when you think you’re on top of them and relax, one comes back to bite you!

Table Mountain- One of the ‘New7Wonders of Nature’

Table Mountain has been announced as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, along with the Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo and Puerto Princesa Underground River. In 2008, Table Mountain was identified as one of 440 magnificent natural sites selected by the New7Wonders Foundation to enter the three-phase New7Wonders of Nature contest. In the second phase, Table Mountain made the 77 site shortlist before being publicly voted onto a final shortlist of 28 sites in July 2009. On Friday 11 November Table Mountain was selected as one of the final seven! Says Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism: “We are very, very excited about this win! From being awarded the World Design Capital 2014 designation just a few weeks ago to Table Mountain being named one of the New7Wonders of Nature today, Cape Town and South Africa are standing proud!” Thank you to everyone that voted!

ICEF Berlin Workshop

EC Cape Town’s Student Registrar, Zubeida Harris, attended the ICEF Berlin Workshop in Germany from Oct 30 – Nov 03, 2011. The ICEF workshop ( is the industry’s premier educator/agent networking event- connecting international educators and student recruitment agents from all over the world.

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2011 / 2012

For Capetonians and visitors the internationally renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is the place to visit, not only for its beauty but for the hugely popular Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts that draw audiences from far and wide. Concerts are held every Sunday with the first concert on the 20 November running until April 2012. Some of the great acts set to take the stage include The Parlotones, Johnny Clegg, Prime Circle , Freshlyground and Goldfish The concerts are very popular so book your tickets now & get there early to ensure you get a good spot! Cost: R75- R120, buy tickets at The 2011/ 2012 line up is

Cinema Evening with Jeffrey

Join Jeffrey on Wednesday 09 November to watch either ‘Contagion’ or ‘Killer Elite’! Cost: R50 for taxi & tickets- pay Claudia by Tuesday! Where: Meet outside EC at 16h00

Horror Story Competition Winners!

Congratulations to Abdulaziz Al- Zabidi and Philippe Marsigny for winning the Halloween Horror Story competition! Check out their stories below: Halloween by Philippe Marsigny (winner in Intermediate- Advanced) It was the eve of Halloween 2011. Outside it was raining and getting dark. The thunder and lightning had just cut the power and two students were alone in the EC building. Two fast breaths in a room, two ladies who were tied to prevent moving “what’s the matter, I can’t move” shouted a student with panic in his voice. “I don’t know” whispered the second student. They were tied on a table with some ropes; their bodies had the shape of a cross.“We are in a classroom, I ting we had been drugged” suggested the older one. Lightning, thunder: A door cracked, then silence. Two fearful breaths in the room. Suddenly one candle appeared, and then another and another…they sat up around the table where the students were laid down. Behind each candle light, a shadow, there was a person with a café and a black suit. The two students, frightened, could recognize some of their own teachers…The rain was more powerful, the storm tried to come in the classroom: The wind hissed, again and again. “Listen very carefully” said a husky voice; “we are the order of English Church (EC). We will ask you three questions: If the answers of two questions are correct, you will be released. If you fail, we will cut your tongue and bury your bodies in the basement of this building”. Silence then thunder; the rain beats the windows; two panicky breaths in the room. The voice carried on “A long time ago, this school was a church, an English church, the biggest church of South Africa. That’s why our street was named Church Street. … Read more