Happy Holidays!

EC Cape Town will close at 15:00 on Friday 21 December 2012 and reopen at 07:30 on Monday 7 January 2013 We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The EC Cape Town Team

EC Cape Town Student Xmas Party

Join Adele for an end of year/ Christmas party tomorrow evening, Friday 21 December! Meeting place is Carnival Court (next to Dubliners on Long Street) Time: 20h00 * Strictly No Under 18′s allowed * Sign up at reception

V&A Waterfront Free Summer Concerts

Table Mountain and the harbour form a picturesque backdrop for the V&A Waterfront Free Summer Concerts (held at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre), with a line-up including some of South Africa’s best-loved artists such as Ard Matthews Affair, Hot Water, Sterling EQ and Plush. See line-up below: December Line Up: • 26 Dec 18h00-19h00: Hot Water • 27 Dec 18h00-19h00: Mac Stanley • 28 Dec 18h00-18h30: Selim Kagee • 28 Dec 18h30-19h30: Sterling EQ • 29 Dec 18h00-19h00: Rudimentals • 30 Dec 18h00-19h00: Ard Matthews Affair January Line Up: • 02 Jan 18h00-19h00: Jeremy Olivier Band • 03 Jan 18h00-20h00: Nue Light Afrikaans Show • 04 Jan 18h00-19h00: Plush • 05 Jan 18h00-19h00: Rus Nerwich and the Collective Imgination • 06 Jan 18h00-19h00: Allou April • 12 Jan 18h00-19h00: Andrew James and The Steady Tiger • 13 Jan 18h00-18h30: Tombstone Pete • 13 Jan 18h45-19h30: Beatenberg • 19 Jan 18h00-19h00: Hassan’adas • 20 Jan 18h00-19h00: Manouche • 26 Jan 18h00-18h30: TheCITY • 26 Jan 18h45-19h00: Bed on Bricks • 27 Jan 18h00-19h00: Lee Gold

IELTS Exam Dates 2013

IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’ is one of the world’s leading tests of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Prepare for and write the IELTS exam at EC Cape Town- an authorised IELTS testing centre! The IELTS test dates for 2013 are: 12 January 2013 02 February 2013 09 March 2013 06 April 2013 25 May 2013 22 June 2013 27 July 2013 29 August 2013 21 September 2013 26 October 2013 09 November 2013 07 December 2013 * All the exam dates are for the General Training and Academic exam For more information and to book the exam contact Rifqah Brenner on 021 422 4111 or email rifqahbrenner@ecenglish.com or apply online at www.ielts.co.za

New Year Tour Specials

Take the opportunity to discover and travel South Africa while the school is closed EC Cape Town will close at 15:00 on Friday 21 December and reopen at 07:30 on Monday 7 January. 5 Day Garden Route & Safari New Years Bash~28 December—1 January 2013 Includes: Cango Caves, Big 5 Safari, Wine Tasting, Hot Water Springs, accommodation, includes all breakfast & dinner Optional: Bungee & Elephant Sanctuary Cost: R3750p/p 7 Day Garden Route Adventure~26 December—1 January 2013 Includes: Wilderness National Park, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm tour, Wilderness Canoeing (excl meals) Optional: Big 5 Safari, Surfing in Jeffreys Bay, Bungee & Elephant Sanctuary Cost: R4500p/p 6 Day Orange River Rafting~26 December—1 January 2013 Explore the Richtersveld mountains, paddle some rapids, swim downstream and even try your hand at fishing whilst sleeping under the stars on the banks of the Orange River Includes: accommodation, rafting equipment Cost: R3350p/p Book with Claudia

Student Testimonial: Olena from Ukraine

Olena gives us some good reasons to study English language in Cape Town “EC school is great opportunity to improve your English, besides you can combine work with pleasure! EC Cape Town gave a lot of possibilities for entertainment that helps to meet other people and also free extra lessons like the listening centre, library and pronunciation lessons EC school consists of friendly team that are always ready to help” – Olena Ishchenko, Ukraine

Advertise This!

The lovely students from Hardie’s Intermediate 4 class sparkled today as Advertising Agencies! They had to transform a soft, sparkling, juicy drink into one of the most popular drinks for kids. They were asked to come up with a catchy name, a slogan and an advertising strategy. They had to design their campaign and promotional plans. Their product design had to demonstrate creativity, originality and market appeal. They practised their independant research skills and creativity and they were able to convey their pitches in perfect English! (using conditionals!) Well done , ladies and gentlemen…..If you offer me something, I’d certainly buy it!

Restaurant Role-plays!

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC Students in the Survival English class presented excellent role-plays in the Friday afternoon class. In groups, they had to think of various situatioins and dialogues which were presented to their teacher (Matthew) and classmates. The students did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves. EC Cape Town students love learning English while having fun at the same time! Nice work, everyone 🙂

Graduation: 13 December

Congratulations to all students who graduated this week. We hope your time at EC Cape Town has been a very memorable one and that you will leave with fond memories of your time spent here. Good luck and keep in touch 🙂 ~ Sheetal Makhan