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Dinner Club After English Class In London

      Not only does EC offer English lessons for adults in London, we also offer dinner club as part of our social program. Dinner club is a great way to meet other students, learn about other cultures, and try different food. Last week the cuisine was traditional British food, and ne … Read more

London is my Favourite Town, by Beate

Beate spent 2 weeks with us at EC London 30+ and tells us a little bit about her time and also a little advice too!   I spent 2 weeks at EC London 30+ and I did 2 weeks in April his year. I recommend EC to a friend because the school is rather small, classes are not more than 12 pupils teachers … Read more

Afternoon Tea – Social Programme

This week on our social programme we decided to go for Afternoon Tea in Bill’s, a lovely restaurant in the heart of Soho. We originally booked it for about 10 people but it was soon clear that we were going to need more space and a bigger sign-up sheet. In the end we had twenty students signed … Read more

Word(s) of the Week: Giving Advice

As an English teacher, I find myself giving a lot of advice to students. This week, I have decided to look at a few different ways / phrases for giving advice. Check out the examples below. Please leave me any comments if you have any questions.   (1) Modal verbs: – You should call your m … Read more

Weekly Grammar Question: Is the Past Perfect as simple as it seems?

I can’t count the number of times over the years that students have said something along the lines of: “Teacher teacher, I don’t understand the present and past perfect, it’s too difficult”. Now, the present perfect can be quite tricky to get your head around for a numb … Read more

Ice Skating Fail

Christmas is over and London is absolutely freezing cold so here at EC Covent Garden 30+ we, naturally, decided to take our students ice-skating. We advertised it a week in advance and watched as the sign-up sheet filled up. It looked set to be an amazing evening out, ice-skating and falling on our … Read more