Every morning, we offer some extra conversation time to our students with a member of the staff. We sit, have a hot drink and discuss a specific topic or even play some ice-breaker games. One day of this week, they asked us to provide some “hidden gems” in London. More specifically, street markets that they can attend… FOR FREE! To start off, we discussed the famous Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill, which is the largest antique market in the world. Then, we talked a little bit about the Shoreditch area: Brick Lane and the Old Spitalfields Market. This last one is filled with the work of local artists and a wide variety of food to choose from. We briefly mentioned, probably the most known, Covent Garden in Central London and Borough Market by London Bridge, which is considered to be one of the oldest and largest markets in London. If you continue down the road from Borough Market, closer to Elephant & Castle, you will find another great place called Mercato Metropolitano. Here you will find food from all over the world like Vietnamese, Argentinian, Italian and Venezuelan. There are many other not-that-known places in this great city, so come discover them by studying at our English School for Adults in London.
Hello to all my dear EC London 30+ students and to all of our readers! On the 1st of April, EC London 30+ had the great pleasure of offering to the students a new activity: “Westminster Tour”. Once again, this activity was a way for our students to learn more about the UK. As well as acquiring English vocabulary and strengthening bonds between students. At 6:30 pm, students and EC London staff met the guide Karan, at Parliament Square. As a first step, Karan introduced himself so did each student. After that, we got an introduction of the surrounding buildings and their main functions. The Parliament Square Garden was overcrowded with protesters and reporters due to the controversial Brexit. After some pictures of the outside of parliament, we finally entered in the heart of UK’s legislature: the Houses of Parliament! Unfortunately, we were not able to get into the House of Common due to an incident that happened a few minutes before. However, we got the privilege to enter the House of Lords and attend a debate. MPs were debating on Brexit, more precisely about Brexit and Erasmus. In this hectic and uncertain governmental period, both staff and students were able to get a sneak peek of the behind the scenes. If you would like as well to Learn English Abroad and take part in this unique adventure, EC London 30+ is undoubtedly the place to be.
Meet Anne, our EC London 30+ student from France who tells us about her decision to learn English and how she came to study with EC for the third time! Everything started in 2017, when I decided to change a part of my life. I would improve my English and live an incredible and amazing experience. So what better than immersion? First time for me, quite worried about my skills, improvements… was I going to meet people or stay alone for 2 months… LOL. And how my French life was going to “survive” during my abroad stay… Everything wasn’t perfect and without some issues. But that seemed worthwhile! Such a rewarding experience of life ! And I improved my English skills so much. The teachers and the whole team are amazing and teach with passion, the program of studies is awfully good. It’s been the perfect atmosphere to improve English. I’ve also met great people from different parts of the world. By the way, some are become friends, true friends. And the EC Staff are my “little family” in London. For 2 years, I finally was 3 times at EC, an English School for Adults in London, and I stayed 11 weeks. My words aren’t really enough to describe my EC experience, you have to live your own then! By Anne, EC London 30+ student from France