Visit to Barcelona Orphanage in Gugulethu

On Saturday 23 February a group of very enthusiastic students joined me on a visit to Barcelona Orphanage. EC students told the children about their countries and also interacted, played & ate with them. – Hardie

Paragliding Adventure – EC Interns Take To The Sky!

Last week, our two interns Alice and Beatrice had the chance to see Cape Town from another perspective and did a tandem paragliding flight from Lion’s Head. Here’s what they had to say about their experience: “During our stay here in Cape Town we didn’t want to miss the chance to see this wonderful city from another perspective. Together with our incredible pilots from Icarus Paragliding, we flew higher than the peak of Lion’s Head, higher than the clouds and even higher than a helicopter. The view was spectacular and we were speechless. Even though we were quite nervous before the start, we could not stop smiling after the flight. It was a life-time experience and we cannot wait to do it again. It was an unforgettable flight!” – Alice and Beatrice More pictures on the EC Cape Town Facebook page Study English at the EC language school in Cape Town and you will also have the opportunity to do great activities like these! If you would like to see Cape Town, Table Mountain and the ocean with a bird’s eye view, please speak to Claudia

Horse Riding on the Beach

On Saturday 16 February, EC students took a scenic train ride to Fish Hoek and then onto Noordhoek, where they had a 2-hour guided beach through the wetlands to Noordhoek Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in this area. The more advanced riders galloped while the others walked and enjoyed the wonderful view. Back on the farm, students visited the snake park before heading back to Cape Town. What a perfect day! More pictures on the EC Cape Town Facebook page

Congratulations, Aiman!

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC Congratulations to our student, Aiman SO Babalghoom who has just received his qualification in First Aid, Level Three. Aiman started started at EC at Beginner Level in 2011 and in ten months moved to Upper Intermediate. After a break, he’s back in Cape Town currently in the IELTS Exam Preparation class.

AY Blog goes live!

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC 2013 has seen the Academic Year (AY) Programme kick off with a bang! We have had a good intake of AY students this year, all from diverse backgrounds, but with the same goal. It is very important to us that students registered in this programme network and get to know each other. I, along with our two tutors (Jeffrey & Adele) will try our very best to assist and guide you, the student, during your English-studying journey at EC Cape Town. There are a number of ways for you to communicate with either myself, Jeffrey or Adele. Please remember that we have an Academic Year Wall which can be found on the 5th floor. Any information that you need to know about upcoming lectures or get-togethers can be found here. I’m also very excited to present EC Cape Town’s very first AY Blog! This blog will be used as a means of communication via tutors and students. Please visit this regularly to find out what’s happening for the week, like lectures and outings – all exclusive to AY students. I will also be inviting AY students to post some pieces on the blog – so watch this space! As always, you are welcome to pop into the Academic Office where you can find me (Room 5.9) for any issues you may have.  Alternatively, you are welcome to e-mail me: Have a great week ahead!

Happy Birthday, Salem!

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC I popped into the Homework Room this afternoon and learned that it’s Salem’s (pictured in white next to Una) birthday today. We hope you’ve had a great day celebrating, Salem! This is Salem’s last week with us at EC Cape Town…

The Longstreet race

It is summer in Cape Town and the weather is awesome! There is no better time than now for students to take to the streets of Cape Town to mingle with the locals while practicing their English. The High Intermediate class and Pre Intermediate 3 class joined forces for this excursion and worked together in pairs in order to find out information from from local Capetonians. Some of the things they needed to find out were how many wives the President has, how many languages are spoken in South Africa and how to greet someone in any of the languages spoken in South Africa. It was great fun and it was wonderful to see all of the students conversing confidently in English with native speakers! Here are some photos of that awesome day! Nicola – Teacher

Musical: Dirty Dancing

Join Sheetal this Wednesday 13 February for Dirty Dancing and watch this classic film on stage as a musical! When: Wednesday 13 February Cost: R150p/p * Limited tickets available Time: Meet outside EC at 19h00 To book tickets please see Claudia