I Am Dance – 01 August

“I Am Dance” is a celebration of pure passion, inspiration, dedication, natural talent, unbridled energy and glorious creativity. Afrika Ablaze is renowned for transcending the boundaries of conventional dance. The cast of 50 young performers, have contributed tremendously to the choreographic content of the show and this, Jones claims, is the primary reason why “I Am Dance” is going to stun audiences and lovers of dance. All dance genres, ranging from Ballet to Hip hop to Contemporary to African Jazz to Cabaret and Kwaito, form part of this bold, innovative, touching and thought-provoking show. Students will join me tomorrow for the opening night! – Jeffrey, teacher

Dinner & Movie – 01 August

This week join teacher Hardie for dinner at Divas Pizza & then go watch the film, “The Dark Knight Rises” after! When: Wednesday 1 August Time: Meet outside EC at 15h15 Dinner: Mini pizza/ Movie: The Dark Knight Rises Cost: R55p/p ~Dinner & movie ticket– excludes taxi Book at reception with Claudia

Skydiving!

EC student Khalid Mohammed went skydiving last week. Check out some pictures from his adrenalin-pumping experience:

EC PEASY!

EC students have continued their success and remain top of the league in the waterfront language school competition. See the EC Team Standings The final matches will take place this Wednesday 01/08 (EC VS LAL) and Thursday 02/08 (ELS VS EC) If you would like to play in either of these games please speak to Claudia at reception All EC students are also welcome to join and cheer the team to success!

Around the World!

Please join our Pre-Intermediate class this afternoon as they will be giving presentations on their beautiful countries. When: Thursday, 26 July 2012 at 3:15pm Where: Room 5.10 Hope to see you all there 🙂 Sheetal -Teacher

Ramadan Kareem

May this Ramadan be as bright as ever and bring joy, health and wealth to you and your loved ones lives. May this Ramadan bring in you happiness and love you have ever wished for and the utmost in peace and prosperity. May light triumph over darkness and peace transcend the earth and the spirit of light illuminate the world. May the light that we celebrate at Ramadan show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony AMEEN – Zubeida

Farewell to our English Language Teacher Robbie!

Today we say goodbye to our fabulous and very talented English language teacher, Robbie. His Intermediate English class surprised him with a Chocolate Mousse cake during the lesson to wish him farewell, as he is leaving EC Cape Town to embark on a new adventure in the middle east. Robbie is not only a well respected language teacher and colleague but also EC’s in-house sports guru as well as football coach to the EC Cape Town football team ~ which is winning this seasons inter-school league by far and large! Robbie is off to teach English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia and we, at EC Cape Town – teachers, students and staff, would like to wish him only the very best. Hurry home Robbie, we miss you already! NICOLETTA Director of Studies at EC English Language Centre in Cape Town

Mandela Day

Mandela Day is an international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated on 18 July (Mandela’s birthday), which calls for individuals to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place- as Mandela did- by giving time in supporting a chosen charity or serving the local community. EC staff & students visited Barcelona Children’s Home in Gugulethu township to play with the children and also hand out gifts donated at the EC Christmas in July party More pictures on the EC Cape Town Facebook page

EC Christmas in July Party

On Friday the 13th of July, EC was transformed into a wonderful winter wonderland! There were Christmas trees, tinsel, “snow” and every type of Christmas decoration all over the school! The Christmas spirit really was all around as students helped to decorate the school and make it look perfect for the party. On a chilly winters evening with Christmas carols playing in the background and students arriving with hands full of gifts it truly was the perfect setting for a “Christmas in July” event! The evening started out quite relaxed, as everyone nibbled on a variety of snacks and enjoyed some drinks, but as the night carried on the party just kept getting merrier by the minute! From all of the staff at EC we would just like to give a big thank you to all of the wonderful gifts that we received from students at the party. Everyone went out of their way and really warmed our hearts with all of the lovely and thoughtful gifts that were provided! These gifts will surely be appreciated greatly by all of the children to whom they will be donated. More photos on the EC Cape Town Facebook page

From EC Miami to EC Cape Town

Tatiana Ivanovo from Russia had her first taste of the EC experience at EC Miami at the beginning of the year. Having come to beautiful Cape Town to attend a conference she decided to freshen up her English at EC Cape Town. This is what Tatiana has to say ” It’s multi-cultural, everyone’s incredibly friendly and EC traditions are present” Thank you Tatiana and enjoy your stay with us. Dos Nicoletta