Top 10 EC Residences Around the World

Top 10 EC Residences Around the World

At EC English, we know that an essential part of our students’ success, happiness, and comfort is our students’ accommodation. Choosing an EC accommodation allows students to mix with the EC community to get the most out of their experiences. Living with other students in a residence giv … Read more

Teacher Spotlight: Rabab Ahmed

EC New York Teacher Spotlight: Rabab Ahmed

Background information: Originally from Bangladesh, I grew up in Long Island, New York. I’m an avid reader of English literature, an aspiring writer, and a huge fan of U2. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and the two best cats in the world. Years spent teaching: At EC, for about 4 years. In total, … Read more

EC Vancouver Teacher Spotlight: Marc Simao

Background information: Born in Saint John, NB, grew up in Montreal, moved to Edmonton, escaped to Vancouver. Years spent teaching: 7 What made you decide to become a teacher? I love helping people learn. I had always wanted to be a teacher but spent much of my early professional life in communicati … Read more

EC Cape Town Teacher Spotlight: Anthea Carolus

Background information: I am originally from Port Elizabeth and moved to Cape Town about 7 years ago! I have been a teacher at EC Cape Town for the past 5 years and in that time participated in many initiatives, including the new Fusion online platform! 😊 EC Cape Town has allowed me to grow, develop … Read more

7 Reasons You Should Learn English in Malta This Summer

Malta has a reputation for being a place to learn English while having fun in the sun, and it’s true! EC Malta offers English courses for young adults of all abilities, while friendly locals are great to practise your newfound skills with. Check out the best events going on this summer that wi … Read more

EC Manchester Teacher Spotlight: Darran Cairns

Darran Cairns is EC Manchester‘s Assistant Director of Studies. Read on to find out about what he has learnt while teaching and what makes EC so special! “Teaching is the most difficult job I have ever done, there are so many things going on in a teacher’s head at any time. But that’s wh … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day: The History and Upcoming Events

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th each year and was originally intended to honour the patron saint of Ireland, however it has become a popular, green-themed holiday around the world. In Ireland, locals and visitors alike dress in emerald green and let themselves be captivated by mu … Read more

Women’s Day 2018: What’s it all about?

Established in the United States in 1909 as a demonstration in favour of women’s right to vote, Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, represents a moment to reflect on social, economic and political victories, but also on the discrimination and violence that women have been and are still victi … Read more

5 Ways to Stay Motivated when you’re Learning English

Whether you’re learning English abroad or just want to get serious about independent study, it can be difficult to stay motivated over an extended period of time. As the saying goes: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’ Learning a brand-new language takes time and a lot of hard work and dedication, but as … Read more