Metro, your new bedside book

Hi new Londoners, future new Londoners or Londoners!   Shall we speak a little bit about the most famous thing in London? Any guesses?….. ……   The London tube 🙂 , or more about Metro the tube free newspaper. I take the tube every day to go to work and I always pick up one of these multiple newspaper, the most common one is Metro. I love reading it during my journey, it is really interesting and sometimes funny. At first you will be quite surprise about the headlines, sometimes it’s huge and big but you will have a little article in the newspaper which is quite surprising when you are expecting a full article or a full explanation. There is also a lot of stories about British people, sometimes happy stories sometimes sad stories. And you will have a little bit of politic, advertising and sport especially FOOTBALL!! The thing that astonished me is the property section, is it huge, maybe half of the newspaper. Which is surprising knowing that in London there is some issues with accommodation for British people themselves but also for foreigners. Let’s talk about a really nice section and also my favorite, the Travel news. You always have the latest news about transport in London (tube, trains, buses), about TFL (Transport For London). You will always be aware of any works on some lines, or any events etc… This section is really well written as well. A few days ago, I was reading Metro and on the Travel news section they were giving tips about what to visit in London and especially the best times to visit these see sight to avoid the crowd (even if it’s really busy all the time in London). You can have a look on the picture below :).   … Read more

I feel blessed to be at EC!

Clemence started in our Accommodation Department at EC London and would like to tell us a little bit about herself.     My name is Clemence Tchakam, I am 20 years old and I was born on the 11th February 1997I am from Strabourg, France. I am in EC to increase my skills in English and improve my language. This is to help me for have the best score on TOEFL exam after the summer.I feel so blessed to be here because I took all my economies to be there and I don’t regret it (for the moment haha). Thank you for your welcoming and for make me smile every day (and also for all the words on the whiteboard).   If you are interested in English lessons for adults in London, please visit our website for more information.

Cool about London

Enjoy Autumn in London!   Autumn is officially here and all the leaves are turning yellow, gold and red. Now is the best time to take a lovely walk through one of London’s many parks. Did you know London has more parks than most major cities? In fact, 47% of London is green space. Some of the best public spaces to enjoy in the autumn are;   Regents Park and Primrose Hill (Camden)   Hyde Park (central London)   St James’s Park (Central London   Victoria Park (in east London)   If you venture into Regents Park and Victoria park, you’ll also come across a unique way Londoners choose to live; on narrowboats. Narrowboats are often painted in traditional styles and each one has a unique and interesting name. Walking along the canal you’ll enjoy the wonderful smell of fire smoke coming from their chimneys. Why not take a walk along the canal with a friend and practise your English! Of course, London wouldn’t be London without its pubs. And an autumn stroll wouldn’t be an autumn stroll without a stop in one of this city’s traditional drinking establishments. At this time of year most pubs will also be serving hot toddies (whiskey) and mulled wine (spiced red wine). These are traditionally drunk in cold weather and they will certainly warm you up for the next leg of your walk! Why not ask for one at a pub and practise your English at the same time.   Something interesting about English   Did you know that English has a word for a pleasurable walk with friends? A ‘stroll’. A stroll is always relaxed and usually accompanied by friends (or a dog playing in the autumn leaves). It collocates with ‘to go for’. So next time you have some free time to spend … Read more

Meet Hattie, the cute guide dog sponsored by EC London

  Say hello to Hattie!   EC London has sponsored a guide dog.  She is six weeks old and her name is Hattie.   The charity ‘Guide Dogs’ breeds and trains guide dogs and currently have around 5,000 active guide dogs in the UK. Guide dogs take about two years to train and then work for six or seven years helping blind and partially sighted people enjoy their independence.   The most common breed of guide dog is a labrador retriever.  They are easy to train and have the appropriate temperament needed to be a successful companion.   Hattie is a black labrador and has recently started her training. Watch out for more updates on Hattie over the next few months.     You can read more about the work of Guide Dogs on their website:   http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

Easter at EC London 30+

  Easter with the Bloomsbury Group   On 12 April 2017 the Bloomsbury Group got creative and met up to make some lovely Easter decorations. They were all handmade from felt and decorated with buttons and trimmings.  There were three different designs: an Easter egg, an Easter bunny and an Easter chick Some students had never sewn before while others were very professional and expert. But the results were all excellent and each decoration had its own unique character.   Some of the students’ handiwork: Happy Easter bunnies: Sweet little Easter chicks:   Beautifully decorated Easter eggs:   If you want to join us to take English lessons for adults in London but especially meet great people and do great activities, check our website.