Guilherme on safari, one of the popular activities at EC Cape Town

EC Cape Town – The Best Place to Be

Guilherme was a student at EC’s South African Language Centre in Cape Town for one month but his presence made it seem as if he had been here for much longer. When he left we were all a bit sad we wouldn’t be seeing this kind, friendly student on Monday. We asked him to share his unique take on Cape Town and EC and he didn’t disappoint. How do I describe my experience in Cape Town? It’s possible to do it through different aspects (people, food, places, nightlife, landscapes, etc), but what may turn a simple experience into a remarkable one? I think that everyone would agree with my point of view, all those things are needed to turn a normal place into a special one, but Cape Town is different by one point that not everyone normally considers, EC English School. And now everybody will ask me, why? The answer is simple; the environment created there is pretty special.     I had the opportunity to meet special people in a short space of time (just one month), people who helped me in all issues to adapt to the city (where / when / how to go)  and even suggestions on how do to something in the best way. After a while I can see them as friends I made there.The incredible staff, teachers and director are able to provide you with the best of Cape Town, not just the infrastructure of the school, but also, taking care of everyone personally. In my specific case, they helped me to find myself, to improve my language skills A LOT, and helped me to see things better than usual. The knowledge shared inside the school is beyond the wall, you feel comfortable to share your world vision, having the surety that … Read more

These beautiful creatures are a must-see at EC Cape Town

Like a dream

Xavier did English classes in Cape Town, South Africa. During these 6 weeks he saw many popular sights but this was by far his favourite moments in Cape Town. Thanks Xavier We got up early this morning. It was an important day for my wife and me. Three years, yes three years we have been waiting for this day. What for? To see the whales. I know it is not a beautiful animal, it is impossible to find a cuddly whale. However, it is the biggest animal on earth but unfortunately, it is one of the engendered species. Two years ago we wanted to see some whales in Iceland. Unfortunately, it was a failure. To see them in South Africa was our first mission! We booked a boat trip in Hermanus for nine o’clock in the morning. It was a small company and we were about 20 people on board and 5 crew members. The weather was lovely and the sea was quiet. It was going to be the perfect day! We navigated the sea looking for whales but… nothing. The crew became nervous and after 2 hours everybody was disappointed and sad. The captain decided to go back to the harbour. Suddenly, between the boat and the harbour, one person shouted “Look… look!” It was a whale. The captain came near the whale and stopped the engine. Incredible! It was not one but three whales playing in the sea. I took photo’s upon photo’s. After a few minutes, quietly, the whales swam next to the boat. It was amazing! They were about three or four metres from us. For me, it became impossible to take photo’s. I saw the show like a child while the whales were playing in front of us. Today I still don’t have words to … Read more