What’s on this week?

After two weeks of silence on the blog… Here we are again! First, I will introduce myself. My name is Merel Toornend, and for the next five months I will be giving you the updates from the EC Cape Town blog. I am doing my internship at EC Cape Town as part of my study in The Netherlands. I have been here now for two weeks, and I must say: the people are really friendly at EC, which helps me to adjust. I am very excited and really looking forward to explore EC and Cape Town! I will be in charge of the activities in and around Cape Town, so every week I will post the What’s on Guide on the blog as well. If you want to book an activity, don’t hesitate to contact me at school or by email (mereltoornend@ecenglish.com) The highlight of this week are two activities with teachers. Wednesday, you can join teacher Mark for a soccer game from 16:00 till 17:00. This game will be against another school. Don’t forget to sign up so we can make a team! To end the week in Capetonian style, there is a braai upcoming Friday. Join teacher Matthew and other EC students at 16:30. Make sure you bring some cash, because on the way to the beach you will buy some food to enjoy it together! See you around soon! Want to know more about English Courses in Cape Town? You can also follow us on Facebook!

What’s on Guide, 26 January – 1 February

English School EC Cape Town offers you different activities every week with the What’s on Guide social program. This week, you can enjoy a trek to Wally’s Cave in Lion’s Head on Thursday, or also join teacher Matthew for a dinner and cinema’s evening on Tuesday. Please book with Kévin on the 5th floor if you are interested to join these different activities! __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS What’s on Guide, 19-25 January What’s on Guide, 12-18 January

Soccer match against LAL School

Last week, English School EC Cape Town played an entertaining soccer match against LAL School. Our students represented the school really well as they won the match! With the social activities EC offers, you can practice in Cape Town what you’ve learnt at school. Meeting students from another school also give you the opportunity to exchange with other new faces in town. A big thank you to our Brazilian student Carolina for the nice pictures! Click here to see all the photos. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Table Mountain with teacher Matthew Karaoke night in Camps Bay

What’s on Guide, 19-25 January

Good morning EC students! Here are the activities for this week at English School EC Cape Town! We offer you a great deal for the surf lesson with Stoked School of Surf this Wednesday and this weekend! __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS What’s on Guide, 12-18 January What’s on Guide, week 52

What’s on guide – week 44

EC Cape Town, one of the English schools in Cape Town, offers you new activities every week. The newest edition of the  What’s on Guide is available now. Thursday, the 30th of October, our  English Language School students will have the opportunity to participate in a football match against another language school. Visit Thomas on the 5th floor if you would like to receive more information about this activity. (click to enlarge) (click to enlarge) __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS What’s on guide week 43 What’s on guide week 42

What’s on guide week 41

Besides organizing English Courses in Cape Town, EC also organizes two EC activities every week. This week you will have the possibility to join a football match against EF Language School on Tuesday. You will meet in front of the EC building and will leave to the Fives Football field at 15h15. The other EC activity which will take place is a hike up Lion’s Head on Friday. You will meet in front of EC at 15h15 and will depart to Lion’s Head. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain. Click to enlarge Click to enlarge   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS What’s on guide week 40 What’s on guide week 39

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

Fun Activities at EC Cape Town: Preparing For Spring

Spring has started and the air is already filling up with all things refreshing and cool. As one drives you’ll be sure to notice the Spring flowers popping up, the beautiful pure white lily’s and the darker shades of green crisp grass popping out new buds. With all things Spring lets have a look at some fun activities to do in Cape Town during the warmer upcoming seasons while studying English at the English Language school in South Africa: 1. Hiking up Cape Town’s beautiful mountains: Cape Town has lots of majestic and beautiful mountains, we love exploring them by taking our students up there for a refreshing and healthy hike (brisk walk). With popular paths such as Lions Head and Table Mountain, but to name a few, once students reach the peak the views are simply breathless! Why not watch out for these fun hikes and  feel free to sign up at Reception.   2. Table Mountain cable way 2. Once you reach the top, you don’t necessary have to go down again by foot. Cable cars are available to bring you well and safe down again. While you are in the cable car it spins a 360 degrees so everybody can have a fantastic view at the city and mountain from a unique point of view. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens is known for the beautiful diversity of flora and fauna. Located against the eastern part of Table Mountain with a beautiful setting. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Spring Specials! Happy Health Day at EC Cape Town

Fun ways to stay warm and snug at EC Cape Town

Winter has hit its peak here at EC Cape Town, with cold fronts passing through on what seems to be a weekly basis, but fret not, we wont let the cold and wet weather dampen our shine, there are loads of ways to stay warm and fun while studying at EC Cape Town. Below are five simple and fun things to do, all indoors and easy to do! 1. Indoor Rock Climbing Activity: EC Cape Town activities accommodates basically everything, especially the weather. It is said that Cape Town experiences all four seasons in one day, we simply cannot risk missing out on some fun because of a few innocent raindrops now can we? Indoor Rock climbing is a fun indoor activity for the adrenaline seeking, non- height fearing, brave students that loves playing hard and reaping the successes of hard work well done, all while having a good time. We have recently added Indoor rock climbing to our activity sheets, because not only is it fun in the winter, but it could be done all year round! If you are an EC student be sure to follow our weekly Whats on guides, to check when the next Indoor rock climbing experience will be taking place. 2. In House Pool Boards: Love competing and having fun, well this is surely and all-in-one kind of fun! In house at EC Cape Town we have 2 Pool boards, students simply adore these games as it is a good way to make new friends and just have some innocent fun. A simple game to play with loads of laughter and competitive highs, this is one you don’t have to go far for, Play and have fun! 3. Rent a movie: Our library consists of not only books, we have crossed over the norm … Read more

EC Cape Town Bids Farewell to our Intern Ophélie

With a sad ending to an awesome Five month internship, we at EC Cape Town had to say goodbye and farewell to our intern Ophélie Almagro. Such a hard working an inspiring young lady that gave her internship 110%! We wish Ophélie all of the best with her studies as she heads back to France and we truly appreciate all that you have done for the students as well as staff members here at EC Cape Town! Here is a short summary of her experience at EC Cape Town: “I would like to thank all of the EC team members for these wonderful 5 months of internship! It was a unique opportunity to integrate with the EC staff. I worked in a pleasant and friendly work atmosphere throughout my internship. I have learnt a lot from the staff and I thank them for their support and their time. It was very important to them to listen to my needs and to offer me the best possible advices. Moreover as I was in charge of the activities for our students I had the huge chance to visit wonderful places and to spend time with them outside of the school. I discovered an amazing country and I love it so much. I really enjoyed my time in South Africa and I hope to come back soon!” – Ophélie   EC Cape Town, the only South African based English school under the EC flag, hosts many students that comes to study English, as well as see the beauty of South Africa. We have lots of fun activities for our students and we try to accommodate each students requests, whether it is to see the famous Table Mountain, or to simply experience the South African Townships, we do our very best to ensure that before their English course … Read more