Student Review: 3 Day Garden Route & Safari Tour

“The safari was amazing and a very exciting time. I could do plenty of activities like jump off the most highest bungy jump bridge in the world with 216m, canoeing, touch & ride an elephant and touch a lion. It was wonderful to have a barbecue around the fire at an Indian Ocean beach with the sunset in front of you. I enjoyed myself a lot with these activities and all my friends and new friends” Jose Luis Gordo Garcia, Spain For more information and to book this tour please speak to Claudia Photos via Hotspots2c

Teachers of the Month enjoy Sushi at the Waterfront!

Teachers at EC ~ Nicola, Samia and Chimonay virtually ran the extra mile for the academic department recently and as our way of thanking them we sent them off to enjoy lunch at a restaurant of their choice. The ladies chose to have sushi at “Sevruga”, a famous seafood eatery at the “Victoria and Alfred Waterfront”. Thank you again and we hope you enjoyed it. Nicoletta, Dos

My First Impressions of Cape Town

My first impression in Cape Town was really impressive and amazing. I did not expect such a beautiful place. Its beaches, mountains, landscapes and also its people make this city an especially unique place in the world. It is quite different compared to the place I come from. Here you find people from all over the world. It is like a kind of melting pot where all religions and races of the world live together in harmony. There are many things that you can do in Cape Town. At night, Long Street is a cool place to hang around with your friends. All kinds of pubs and restaurants can be found in this lovely area. If you like nature, Cape Town offers you a variety of activities which are impossible to find in my hometown such as shark diving or going on a safari. You can also go hiking or sky diving. Beautiful landscapes from the top of Table Mountain and Lions Head are one of the great attractions of this city so if you are going in search of something different, Cape Town is the place you are looking for! – Jose Ignacio Puerta Cáceres Canary Islands, Spain

Public Holiday- Heritage Day- 24 September

Heritage Day is a Public Holiday on which South Africans celebrate the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. *Please note school will be closed Friday 24 September. Things to do in Cape Town: – In commemoration of Heritage Day Iziko Museums are offering FREE ENTRY to all their museums including the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, on 24 September only. – Heritage Day is also National Braai Day in South Africa because across race, language, region and religion, all South Africans love to *braai! (*Braai: the Afrikaans word for barbeque/ grill) Catch some of SA’s best musicians at this braai & party in Greenpoint: – There is also a tour to Kirstenbosch & Groot Constantia at 10h00. Cost: R120 Spend the morning exploring Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora & then visit Groot Constantia Wine Estate the oldest of wine farms in South Africa. Book with Claudia Have a great long weekend!

Students visit The African Dance Theatre

On Thursday, September 13 a group of students joined Sheetal and Hardie for a night out at The African Dance Theatre in Long Street, Cape Town. We were treated to an array of African dances with live music – ranging from traditional to gumboot dancing to hip hop! We left the theatre feeling vibrant and energized and urge everyone to go and support our local talent which is literally right on our doorstep! -Sheetal Teacher

Globe-trotting EC teachers!

Robbie John – EC Cape Town teacher and Chris Flores – EC San Diego teacher, found themselves teaching in the same English Department at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia. It just goes to prove that great teachers flock together! Show them how it’s done guys! Nicoletta

Advanced Class Dictogloss Race!

The students in the Advanced class were were very taken by their class activity – a dictogloss – which is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to reconstruct a short text by listening and noting down key words, which are then used as a base for reconstruction. Dictogloss is often regarded as a multiple skills and systems activity. Students practise using all skills (plenty of group work and mingling required ) and use vocabulary, grammar and discourse systems to complete the task. There are several benefits stemming from the use of Dictogloss by teachers but to highlight one – activities using this language teaching technique encourage learners to focus on the form of language while also being very communicative. This type of technique is often used in task-based language teaching. Well done teacher Tonia and great job students. Nicoletta

TeacherS of the month!!

Nicola, Chimonay and Samia have really put their best foot forward in the last few months! Their assistance to the academic team has been top notch. Ladies, you certainly put the “TEAM” in team-work. As a token of our appreciation these awesome teachers were treated to a dinner for 3 at their choice of restaurant in Cape Town. Many thanks ladies. Nicoletta