In the past few months EC Cape Town has seen many changes. We have moved location, we have a new Centre Director, Director of Studies and a new timetable; but our essence remains the same – to provide quality education in a friendly, positive and success-driven environment. Can you remember the previous building? Today we are ideally situated in a newly renovated heritage building which is 10 minutes away from the City Centre, the train and bus stations as well as the famous V&A shopping Mall. Let me take you on a trip down memory lane;
This is what the school looked like before:
This is what we look like now!
This was one of our classrooms:
And this is what our new classrooms look like :
In 2014 the New York Times named Cape Town the best place to visit in the world; and once you have seen its natural beauty, you will understand why. Where in the world do you have a mountain overlooking the city centre, which is also a few minutes away from the ocean? Cape Town has everything and more for any visitor. There is the cosmopolitan, yet laidback feel of the city, the creative film, art and design industry, and as if that wasn’t enough, Cape Town offers a mystical beauty that seduces you within the first hour of landing. This is the backdrop for EC language school Cape Town and our new location in the heart of the Mother City.
Over the years we have combined our excellence in English teaching with a varied social programme that includes full moon mountain hikes, beach volleyball, sunset picnics, volunteering and bar hopping to keep our students engaged, motivated and inspired.
This balance of study and socialising has built our EC community in reality and even more so online. Today our Facebook page has over 3000 fans and we keep growing our reviews, testimonials and blog posts.
Free classes are run every day and include grammar, writing, pronunciation, conversation and lectures. These classes provide students with additional academic tuition but also allow further socialising as classes are mixed and the approach is communicative. But that’s not all, we are currently offering programmes for students who would like to have additional work experience like our Internship programme and our Ambassador programme, where students are actively involved with their peers. Ambassadors and Interns assist with the orientation of new students and subsequently work as a liaison between the Academic team and the student population. This real-life work experience is already reaping benefits as can be seen by our current intern Cinzia (from Switzerland) who started at EC doing the F.C.E course and is now working at reception, assisting the Students Services department.
They say the only constant in life is change and at EC Cape Town we have taken on the challenge to change with the times and to keep on keeping on. Though we have had many changes in the past few months, we are confident we have a team which is able to provide a superior service to all our clients. Wamkelekile, welkom (Welcome) is all that’s left to say!