ST Star Awards

EC nominated for ST Star Chain School

We are proud to announce we’ve been nominated for the ST Star Chain School in the StudyTravel Star Awards, 2020. This recognition of our commitment to delivering excellent service, particularly in these challenging times, means a lot! It’s a huge honour to again be finalists for the most prestigious award in the study travel industry. We’d like to thank all our partners, clients and staff for their continued support. Being shortlisted for this award is a celebration of not only the great service we provide to our students and agents at our English language schools but also to our commitment to the language travel industry. We hope to maintain this status as we continue to innovate and improve to ensure our students go on to enjoy the best #ecexperience possible. We have previously won Star Chain School four times. Those who win the award five times are introduced into the StudyTravel Star Awards Hall of Fame as a Super Star. ST Star Chain School, 2020 The 2020 ceremony will be held in London on September 5 at the prestigious Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, the international education industry will gather to celebrate excellence in service at the annual, peer-voted ST Star Awards. First held in 2006, the ST Star Awards gather thousands of votes from professionals within the international education industry; agents vote for schools and service providers that have offered the best service in the last year, while schools vote for their preferred agency partners. Voters rate schools on the overall service they provide including classes, school facilities, accommodation and activities. Being recognised again by the study travel industry is proof EC provides the highest quality of service and programmes to its students. EC English With nearly 30 years of experience, EC brings an innovative approach to learning English … Read more

We're Good To Go!

‘We are good to go’ – EC UK English schools recognised for safety

We are good to go say VisitEngland! We are happy to announce that VisitEngland have certified our UK English schools (Oxford pending) as ‘Good to Go’. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ certification means we have worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing at our UK schools. We’re delighted VisitEngland has recognised the effort our staff has done and the Government guidelines we have followed in order to make sure our English schools were safe for reopening. To reassure English students, this certificate provides a ‘ring of confidence’. This campaign provides requirements for UK English schools and other tourism and hospitality businesses showing that they can prove their implementation of governmental and public health guidance relating to the current coronavirus pandemic. Businesses must complete a self-assessment through an online platform including a check-list confirming they have put the necessary processes in place, before receiving certification and the ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark for display in their premises and online. For that extra level of safety on your trip to the UK, look for the ‘Good to Go’ logo on attractions, places to visit and restaurants. Our UK English Schools Immerse yourself in UK culture in one of our fully accredited schools. We currently operate seven English language schools in the UK, all in England.  EC London, EC London 30+, EC Brighton reopened 27th July. EC Cambridge, EC Bristol, EC Manchester are reopening 24th August. EC Oxford’s reopening date is to be confirmed at a later date. The safety of our students and team members remains our highest priority. You can find more information on our UK safety guidelines here. Our dedicated teachers offer engaging, interactive face-to-face English classes. We’ll give you the confidence to use the … Read more

Why study English in London with people from all over the world

Here’s why you should study English in London with people from all over the world. London is a city that needs no introduction: London is the perfect combination of history, culture and entertainment. Not surprisingly, it is the number one destination for those who study the English language and it may be the right place for you too. Studying English in London means being exposed to different cultures, broadening your vision of the world and making lasting friendships while practicing and improving your skills together with people like you. You will never stop learning in London. Your English will improve every time you meet new people and make new friends. In fact, learning a new language is not only about the grammar, the exercises and the words you read in the books or that you listen to in the classroom, but also about the possibility of immersing yourself in a culture and the opportunity to try your new language skills in a real context. With students from over 200 countries studying in London, you will have the opportunity to create a global network of friends and contacts with whom to communicate in English, which will last a lifetime! Live and Study English in One of the Most Exciting Cities in the World With EC London, you will be able to maximize your skills and improve your English effectively. London is a very welcoming city and you will soon be able to practice English even outside your classroom. This engaging city is a center of culture, history, music, fashion and entertainment. There is plenty to do in your free time, thanks to a wide variety of tourist attractions, bars, restaurants, discos, theaters, cinemas, shops, museums and galleries. Relax walking through the Royal Parks or take a boat ride along the Thames … Read more

Learning English in Malta means immersing yourself in a unique culture

Choose your course and pack your suitcase, EC is waiting for you. Make a conscious and targeted choice for your future. Is the idea of ​​going on a study trip and dreams of being able to study in an exotic and original place, perhaps on an island, getting more and more in your head? So why not choose Malta? An island with a unique and special character, a real pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. Don’t wait too long to combine business with pleasure in a breathtaking setting! The town of San Giuliano (St Julian) will certainly not leave you indifferent. Originally an ancient fishing village, today a popular and popular destination, San Giuliano is located in a central position, close to the delightful Paceville. A few steps the beaches of San Giorgio, the Spinola Bay and the rocky Sliema. A very special place to study and have fun at the same time. Choosing to study English in Malta not only represents a unique opportunity to learn and / or improve the most studied language in the world, but also to discover one of the most interesting islands in the Mediterranean. Each course is designed to meet the needs of students as well as their duration and organization. The classes are divided according to the level and linguistic competence of each student. The groups are made up of students from all parts of the world and this will be an exceptional opportunity to build and maintain a network of contacts over time and, why not, friendships! Take part in the many activities organized by EC Live an unforgettable experience: Learn English in Malta Do you prefer a school that is accredited and that can issue you with a recognized certification for the academic and professional world? Would you like to have … Read more

EC Malta English School

Our Malta English school has reopened

A warm, welcome back to all our EC Malta students! We’ve missed you! Classes resumed on 6th July 2020 and we were so excited to be back and to have students learning at our Malta English school again. Below are some photos from our reopening week. EC Malta is the orginal, largest and most popular EC school. Sudy at EC Malta and discover why thousands of students choose our school year after year. With 300 days of Mediterranean sunshine a year, Malta makes a great study-abroad destination. Our tiny island has plenty to do, from its fascinating historical sights to diving, beaches and nightlife. Located close to the beach, our modern and stylish school has a family-like atmosphere and allows students the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of Malta. New English courses start every Monday, with just a one-week minimun stay, for learners of all levels. Come and improve your English, have new expereinces and meet other English learners from all over the world. It’s a slightly different EC Malta from before, but our new measures ensure the safety of students and staff as we return to learning with our new normal. See EC Malta’s full list of safety precautions You’re planning to learn English in Malta and want some information? Contact us now:    

EC Malta Residence

EC Malta English School – keeping your accommodation safe

When you choose an English school in Malta, it isn’t only about the classroom, where you stay is an important part of your study-abroad trip. At EC Malta, we care about the welfare of every student that enters our doors and our sole purpose, as always, is giving you this best possible experience which includes your health and safety. Watch this video to see what we are doing to make you feel comfortable and provide you with a very safe and healthy stay at EC Malta. Discover some of the enhanced sanitisation procedures and new practices we have implemented at EC Malta in our residence accommodation to keep our students and staff safe. How we keep your accommodation safe  We hope students learning English in Malta will enjoy their EC experience, safe in the knowledge that the highest standard of health and hygiene protocols are being stringently applied.

EC Virtual, online English course, student reviews

You asked for it, we gave it to you! Due of the global lockdown, students like you were unable to travel abroad to learn English with EC, so a few months ago we launched, EC Virtual, our online English course. This gave you the opportunity to improve your English from home while still enjoying the unique EC experience. We have always celebrated innovation, so we’re proud to bring the classroom to you with our online English classes. The focus of these lessons is to help students reach their language goals using experienced EC teachers who are all qualified English speakers as well as through a combination of: i) virtual learning ii) online collaboration with other students and iii) self-study Our online English classes follow the same EC curriculum and use the same National Geographic Learning books as in regular classes. This curriculum is supplemented by our online learning platform EC Online. Now that we have been running EC Virtual for a few months, we’d love to share some of the feedback we’ve received from our students around the world. What EC Virtual students are saying – Student reviews “All the classes, dynamics between students and teacher’s explanation went transformed to adapt in this online world. Apart from that, and an important topic for me, in each class, teachers create Pre and Post Tasks, to start and finish the daily class. For me, is an incredible experience, because besides being able to interact with my classmates before and after classes, is an opportunity to start and finish my studies, making all learning to be optimized and interactive.” Gisele, Spain “I must say that EC Virtual Experience has absolutely lived up to my expectations. EC Virtual classroom is efficient, collaborative, and convenient. Besides the online class, we have pre and post-lesson tasks … Read more

EC Malta English schools are open, book now

You can now learn English in Malta again, EC Malta English schools have reopened. See what we are doing to keep the EC community safe while delivering the best possible English-learning experience. Take a look at this Microsoft Sway presentation on what to expect at EC Malta. Want to know more? Contact us here for more information on learning English in Malta:

Reopening our EC English schools in Australia and New Zealand

We are thrilled to announce that all our English schools in Australia and New Zealand are in the process of reopening. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our highest priority and reopening our Australia and New Zealand centres is an important first step in reopening all our schools in a measured process. These are the safety guidelines we have put in place. Guiding principles • Only the EC part of campus is open on shared campuses. • Temperature checks are done on entry of every person entering the campus – Australia only. • Use of the government COVID Safe App is encouraged – Australia only. • Staff and students are told not to come to campus if suffering symptoms. • Signs posted prominently throughout the school to remind all of the importance of distancing and hygiene. • Encouragement of social distancing measures: 1 metre for Auckland and 1.5 metres for Australian campuses. Common areas • Students can eat lunch in their classroom ‘bubble’ to minimise contact with other classes. • We strongly recommend students bring food for break time and not leave at break time. • Every second computer in the computer lab is available to encourage physical distancing. A maximum of 12 students are permitted in the computer room at any given time. • Bathroom doors are kept open to allow staff and students to enter and exit without touching the doors. Of course, privacy considerations dictate whether this is possible in all campuses. • Lifts are encouraged only for deliveries or those affected by disabilities and health issues – stairwells should be used by all others. Class management and timetables • Staggered start, break, and end times to minimise contact at ingress, egress and on-campus – Australian campuses only. • Class sizes kept to … Read more

How are EC Virtual online English lessons organised?

 When you learn English online with EC Virtual, your time will look like this: Pre-Class Assignment (30 minutes) The teacher will set up a pre-class assignment with relevant questions for students to discuss on Teams with your classmates (in English!). This assignment can be anything from a reading or listening from your coursebook, a relevant video or article, or a Flashpoint from EC Online. The teacher monitors the conversations and students’ progress is recorded online. Online Session (90 minutes) Students collaborate via video with small groups of 4-8 students and the teacher where you outline your objectives and goals, discuss the questions and task from the pre-class assignment, review any questions, and set up the post-class collaborative activity as well as the pre-class assignment for the next day. Students should be prepared for a much more intensive class than a normal face-to-face session! 10 mins: introduction and catch up 5 mins: objectives and goals 20 mins: discussing the questions & text 20 mins: reviewing any grammar or vocabulary questions 20 mins: practising the language in context 15 mins: setting up a post-lesson task and assigning pre-task for next day Post-Session Activity (40 minutes) After your online session, your teacher will set a task – this may be writing or speaking. Students will be able to upload this work to your Teams site and will get feedback quickly. These tasks will involve collaborating with others in your groups – and just like with the pre-task, you can discuss online with your group and your teacher will monitor that chat. EC Online Course Work (20 minutes) Assignments, playlists, and study plans will provide the student with assigned work to complete on EC Online. This will be monitored by their teacher.