Departing EC Students

This Friday we had to say goodbye to some students which stayed for a short time, as well as for a very long time at EC’s English Centre in Cape Town. We hope everyone of you has a great Christmas and a happy New Year! For the complete album of the graduation ceremony click here. Leaving is not always easy but it has to be done sometimes. We wish you lots of success on your further way. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS A visit to the Slave Lodge Christmas Dinner

A visit to the Slave Lodge

Teacher Chimonay of EC’s English Language School in Cape Town took her Intermediate class students to the Slave Lodge. The Slave lodge is the second oldest building in South Africa and served initially as a lodge for the slaves of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and subsequently as the first post office, library and supreme court. The Museum houses for example collections of ceramics, toys, silver and textiles as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Besides that there is a lot to find about Cape Town’s history and the slavery. Students got to learn about Cape Town’s history and discussed how much it has changed. It was a very informative outing with a lot of new vocabulary and history. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Coffee with teacher Chimonay Celebrating the birthday of a classmate

Celebrating the birthday of a classmate

Students of EC’s English Centre in Cape Town celebrated the birthday of a classmate yesterday. It was really thoughtful and kind of those who organized to bring chocolate cake and cola for everyone. Together with teacher Matthew the students of Intermediate 1 celebrated Andrea’s birthday. Hope you had an awesome day Andrea! __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS EC students hiking up Lion’s Head Coffee with teacher Chimonay

A poem for an awesome teacher

Like some of you might know, teacher Sheetal is going to leave our English language center in South Africa this Friday. Mohamed Algantri, student at EC Cape Town, wanted to show his appreciation for this teacher and wrote her a poem.. The Sun Our day starts with the sunrise. The sun shines, gives peace and happiness to the world. It gives smile to the face and it gives love to the heart. We can’t wake up and feel relieved without the sun although it hides sometimes at night. However, it will shine and rise again. Actually the sun changed her name to Sheetal Makhan. She is the sun, humble, hard-working-optimistic, powerful and ambitious. She is our teacher, she teaches you how to love, help, respect and how to use them. She is an angel on the earth. I have been studying for ten months, I have not seen her angry, bored and depressed. Her mirror are students. When she helps, she feels amazed. When she supports, she feels terrific and when she sees your smile, she feels ecstatic. I go to school every day, every lesson and I find her busy with some students or things even when she is on lunch break.  As I knew her from the first day. Simply she is the key for any locks to any problems or advices, because she knows how to deal with everyone and everything. She has her own flag, do not give up, as she became our flag. Beautiful like the sun and attractive like the moon. Confident when she teaches, generous when she gives and hopeful when she smiling. She is like the fire strong and brave, water fresh and lively. We have learnt a lot from her and she has chosen her decision in life. I and EC would like to wish her all the best … Read more

EC Students visit Robben Island

EC’s English language center in Cape Town organized a trip to Robben Island last week. Robben Island is international known for that fact that former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned at the island for 18 years. On Thursday the 13th of November about 15 students and EC’s own intern Thomas went by boat to the Island. After quite a rough boat trip we arrived at the island where we took a bus which drove us around. We made several stops and the tour guide provided us with some interesting facts. For example about the cave where the prisoners had to work; secretly the well educated men taught the uneducated men how to write. After their stay at Robben Island they were even able to study. Because of all the hard physical labor in the sun the eyes and skin of the imprisoned ones got damaged very badly. Nelson Mandela had to go through a lot of surgeries afterwards. Because of his damaged eyes photographers were only allowed to take pictures of him without flash. We also visited the block where Nelson Mandela spend his time while being imprisoned. After the tour we were quite fortunate to have the opportunity to take the catamaran boat back to shore for a nice sunset cruise. Click here for the rest of the pictures. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS EC students hiking up Lion’s Head Table Mountain with EC

Graduation EC students

These students of EC’s English language center in South Africa graduated last Friday. We wish you all the best in life, with good luck in all you do. Click here for the full album. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Goodbye Nicoletta Graduation Ceremony of English Language students

Goodbye Nicoletta

Not only students come and go. Last Friday we also had to say goodbye to Nicoletta, our former Director of Studies at the EC English language center in Cape Town. She decided that it would be best to move on and look for new opportunities in life. We are all going to miss her and wish her all the very best! Nicoletta worked as a Director of Studies for the last few years. From tomorrow and on, EC will have a new Director of Studies. She will be introduced in the next blog post. _____________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS Graduation English Language Students Graduation ceremony EC Students

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

Color Run Cape Town

Many people participated in the Color Run last Saturday. The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Cape Town hosted the Color Run and lots of people had the most colorful time of their life. Check out the pictures of some of the students who participate in our English Courses in Cape Town. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS EC students hiking up Lion’s Head Ice skating at the GrandWest

EC students hiking up Lion’s Head

EC Cape Town offers English Courses in Cape Town as well as free activities. Last Friday teacher Matthew went on a spectacular hike up Lion’s Head with our English Language School students. The peak forms part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain  National Park. On a clear day you will have an awesome panoramic view of the city and it’s great for taking pictures. You will even be able to see Robben Island! Take a look at the pictures below to get an impression of the afternoon.     __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS What’s on guide week 42 Ice skating at the GrandWest