Rainbow Dreamers – volunteer project

Every Thursday some of  EC’s students visit the Kalkfontein township. They interact with the children in order to create cultural awareness and inspirational exchange. The project group uses different topics every week so there will be a lot of variety. Sometimes the topic is for example sports, but it can also be literacy. The Kalkfontein Volunteer Project is always looking for new participants so if you are interested you are welcome to join. Please talk to teacher Aaliya for more information about the project. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS EC students volunteering at Kalkfontein Kalkfontein “Rainbow Dreamers” Volunteer Project

Graduation 26th of September 2014

Last Friday a total of 8 students graduated at our English Language School in South Africa.  We hope you had a great time and wish you all the very best for the future!The full album of the graduation ceremony can be viewed by visiting our Facebook Page. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS Graduation ceremony, 19th of September Graduation ceremony, 3th of February

What’s on guide week 40

EC’s English Language School in South Africa organizes two EC activities every week. This week you will have the possibility to join bowling with Matthew on Thursday. You will meet outside EC at 15h15 in order to depart to the Ten Pin Arcade in Claremont. Here you will compete each other in a match of bowling. Thomas will take you to a theme park which is called Ratanga Junction on Saturday. Here you can experience more than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from family rides to thrill rides. All EC students are welcome to join. You can book the activities with Thomas.   Click to enlarge Click to enlarge __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS Ice skating at the GrandWest Bar hopping in Long Street

Something fishy!

by Sheetal Makhan (AYC) One of our most memorable AY students, Mayu Kakado has just arrived back in Japan. After her course ended at EC Cape Town in August, she had a great trip planned around Africa. However, not one to waste her time, she spent her free two weeks volunteering at Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront. This was especially apt, because Mayu absolutely loves animals, especially penguins! In fact, this was her primary reason for choosing to study English in Cape Town, South Africa. During her internship, she was involved in many duties to ensure the smooth-running of the aquarium. One of these included cleaning the Touch Pool, which is one of the highlights especially for children. Although an accountant by profession, Mayu also worked at the aquarium in Japan. Touch Pool Her typical working day was from 07:00 to 15:30 and during her two weeks, she was part of a team that built a tank from almost nothing! After sand, rocks and greenery were added, it became the new home of a species of fish called “Butterfly Fish”. While some may find tasks like cutting fish and squid for feeding times gruesome, Mayu admits that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. “It was a bit challenging communicating with locals, but in true South African spirit, they were very kind and showed me Cape Town hospitality,” said Mayu. Mayu with a co-worker  _________________________________________  Mayu was an Academic Year 20 (AY20) student

Ice skating at the GrandWest

Teacher Matthew took some students ice skating at GrandWest Casino last week. This was the first time on ice for some of them, but it turned out to go pretty well and it became a fun evening. Every week our English Language School in South Africa organizes activities like ones mentioned before. Check out EC’s weekly updated ”What’s on” guide to find out which activities will be organized this week. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS Ice Skating with EC What’s on 22 – 28 September

Reminder: vote for your favourite teacher

Please remember to vote for your favourite teacher at our English Language School in South Africa. Write the name of the teacher on a piece of paper and deposit it into the box outside the Academic Office on the 5th floor before the weekend.   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Celebrating EC Cape Town Teachers! World Teachers Day

EC will be closed on Wednesday

Heritage day, also known as National Braai Day is a public holiday that will be celebrated in South Africa on the 24th of September. On this day the South Africans celebrate their culture and diversity of traditions. A lot of activities will be organised all over Cape Town so enjoy your day off!  EC Cape Town will be closed all day on Wednesday, but we are looking forward seeing you again on Thursday the 25th of September.     _________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Heritage Day 24 September International Food party for English students at EC Cape Town

Bar hopping in Long Street

Our English Language School in South Africa organized a bar hopping activity last weekend, it was a great success! Teacher Adele took the students to Long Street where many students had lots of fun until the early morning. Click here for the rest of the pictures. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Bar hopping April Bar hopping November

What’s on guide 22 – 28 September

Our English language school in South Africa organizes new activities every week. In our weekly updated What’s on guide we will inform you about everything that’s going to happen during the week. Feel free to have a look on the most recent What’s on guide. (click to enlarge)   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Fun Activities at EC Cape Town EC Cape Town Students join Thomas for Ice Skating

Graduation ceremony 19th of September

Like every Friday, we had to say goodbye to a fantastic group of students on the 19th of September. We really enjoyed having you at our English Language School in South Africa and wish you all the very best for the future! The full album can be viewed on our  Facebook Page.   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter