“IF”, the story of a poem at EC London 30+

‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling EC English 30+ Advanced 1DB In 1910 English writer Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem ‘If’ as a piece of advice to his son. If his son follows all his father’s suggestions he will grow up to be a ‘man. If If you can keep your head when all about you    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,    But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster    And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,    And stoop and build ‘em up with worn out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings    And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew    To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,    Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;    … Read more

Welcome to our new 30+ Intern!

We would like to introduce our lovely new intern to the team, Estela, who is working in our London 30+ school. She would like to tell us a little more about herself…welcome to the team Estela! Hello, I am Estela and it is a pleasure to be with you here. I studied at EC School London 30+ last year, between July and august, for one month, and I had an extremely rich experience as student and as ambassador also. The atmosphere was so good that I decided to apply as internship this year, for two months, and I started in February. Here I am Student Service Intern, working with Giulia and Saima. I love to travel, to meet people and to learn about different culture and countries. I made many friends around the world, from EC School and from the others courses that I did before. I believe that when we start a language course abroad we learn, travel and meet wonderful people to keep for the whole life. I decided to become an Internship at EC School London 30+ for these reasons and to having an international experience and improve my English-speaking skills.   If you are interested in Adult English Lessons in London please have a look on our website at our course options.