On Thursday 28 March, EC Cape Town DOS, Nicoletta Di Gia, went to every classroom handing out delicious Easter eggs to all students! *A reminder to all our students that Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April are public holidays and EC Cape Town will be closed. Classes will resume on Tuesday 2 April. Happy Easter!!
On Wednesday 27 March EC participated alongside 5 other English language schools in the UR Card Language Schools Football Tournament held in Mouille Point. Although we came 3rd in the end, it was definitely an exhilarating, fun-filled afternoon! Well done to our great team and thanks to all students that came to support EC!
This week we had an unexpected but very pleasant visit from one of our former interns, Karolin Riehn, who was an intern at EC Cape Town in 2010! Although only in Cape Town for a short holiday, Karolin came in to see us. Thank you for stopping by- it was great to see you again!
Congratulations to Meral San who is our AY Student of the Month for March! Read more about this star student on our AY blog: http://ayecct.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/ay-student-of-the-month-march-2013/
by Sheetal Makhan / AYC Reading Circle takes place every Friday in the second lesson. Reading has so many benefits and when learning English at EC Cape Town, students can expect a lot more than simply sitting at a desk with a book. Reading Circle not only encourages students to get lost in fascinating tales, but to also increase their vocabulary, understand grammatical structures AND carry out interesting and informative discussions.This is an Elementary class who were enjoying their reading lesson with teacher, Linda. A perfect example of what a reading lesson should be like! Are you reading something interesting at the moment? Let us know about it!
Would you recommend Cape Town and why? I would definitely recommend Cape Town, because the city has so many different places to visit. Also the city is so multicultural and the people are always friendly. What do you like about the school? The best thing about the school is that the school is located in the city centre and it’s very close to restaurants and all the highlights of Cape Town. What do you like about the course? I did the FCE Cambridge Course and I like it, because the course is well organized. You will expand your vocabulary and your grammar skills a lot. What is your favorite hang out in the evening? Longstreet, Sundowners on Lions Head, Waterfront, Jade Club & Club 31 Do you have any recommendations for future EC Cape Town students? Hire a car and you can see all the beautiful places around Cape Town. – Bastian Heindl, Germany
Students in Adele’s Basic Writing class were asked to write about Cape Town and their experience at EC English Language school in Cape Town. Here is what Edson wrote: “My school is big and very clean. It’s in the city centre & I walk there every week day. The building is old but very robust and warm. After school my friends and I sometimes go to the schools’ outdoor activities We have lessons from 09h00 until 12h30 and 13h30 until 15h00. Its a very friendly school. I’ve got a lot of good friends here. My favourite lesson is with my teacher Adele. She is very smart, lively and funny. Everybody likes her! I really like my school!” – Edson Cauxiero, Angola
Actually, yes! EC Cape Town students and EC New York students are bridging the gap between these two fabulous schools! Thanks to Nolan’s brain-child, Cape Town teachers Linda and Mark with their Elementary class and New York teachers Nolan ( also South African 🙂 ) and Gabe with their Elementary class will be piloting a fantastic NEW Digital Pen-Pal Programme! Students from both classes will be paired up and will be starting email correspondence with their teachers guidance! Thank you Nolan for your inspiration and many thanks to the teachers for sharing the vision. What an amazing way to help our students become Global Citizens! Go students Go! EC Cape Town students: EC New York students:
Last weekend while in the office, EC Cape Town Registrar & Student Coordinator Zubeida Harris was caught by surprise when she looked out the window and witnessed people on their bikes cycling down Bree Street for the 1st South African World Naked Bike Ride held in Cape Town. Zubeida managed to get some pics of the passers-by! Public nudity is a criminal offence in South Africa so organisers strongly encouraged people participating to wear enough to not be “publicly indecent”
by Sheetal Makhan / AYC Last night a group of students joined me for a vibrant and entertaining show, the internationally acclaimed “Tap Dogs”. The performers got everyone’s feet tapping and fingers clicking! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it was the perfect way to wind down a busy week