5 Things Every Student Thinks Before a Test

Whether you’re learning English abroad or just studying for those end-of-year tests, you know that there are certain things that every student experiences in the run up to exam day. Sure, you’ve studied (or sometimes, maybe not), but that doesn’t mean you’re free from those horrible things called ‘nerves’. Between coming up with plans for … Read more

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7 Unmissable Things to do in Cape Town

When it comes to learning English abroad, it’s tough to find a place as magical as Cape Town, South Africa! Our English school in Cape Town is located right in the heart of the Mother City, just a couple of streets away from famous, bustling Long Street, set against the background of majestic Table Mountain. … Read more

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Top 10 things to do in Toronto

Some of the most unusual, but highly recommended activities to do while learning English in Toronto. They may seem unusual, but that’s what makes Toronto such an extraordinary city. 1. Dance with dinosaurs This sounds a little crazy, but believe it or not, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) makes it possible. Friday Night Live (FNL) … Read more

The 8 Most Important Phrases to Know When You Travel

Have you ever been at a loss for words when travelling? Knowing a few English words can help you, even if you’re not in an anglophone country. Did you know there are over 850 million people worldwide who speak English as a second language? Why not get started learning English today? Have a look at … Read more

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EC San Francisco and SF Babel: Free language meetups!

Students learning English at EC San Francisco have been taking part in a fantastic language exchange event held at the school and organised by SF Babel via the popular online group, Meetup.com. The exchange takes place every other Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, and gives students the perfect opportunity to continue practising their speaking and … Read more

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8 Weird English Expressions You Should Know

The English language is full of weird and wonderful words and expressions just waiting to be discovered and learnt by students like you! When you’re learning English abroad with EC, you’ll definitely hear some of these strange phrases and idioms. Don’t worry if you don’t understand these types of expressions immediately – we’re here to … Read more

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The Local Toronto

Visiting all the hot spots will give you a taste of the city’s history, but if you want to live like a local while studying in Toronto, here are some of the things that locals do! Eat and drink on patios When the sun is shining bright, locals love to hang out on patios, drinking … Read more

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What to See and Do in Toronto: Part 2

After checking out  ‘What to See and Do in Toronto: Part 1‘, here are a few more things to explore while learning English in Toronto! Make sure you have your to-do list ready, so you don’t miss out any of these amazing attractions.   RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA Located next to the CN Tower, the Ripley’s … Read more