EC London 30+ One Weeker student

Hi guys! Elora speaking from the EC London 30+ team. Last Friday I interviewed Marie, a one weeker +30 student from France. Let’s see what she has to say about her week in London. Hi Marie! So, let’s begin. Where are you from? I am from a small village under Paris, in the South. Why do you want to learn English? Well, I love the language and the British literature. I also wanted to learn in order to travel in English speaking countries with my family. Also, I own a campsite in France and I have a lot of clients speaking English. So, I thought it could be great to learn the language in order to speak better with them. Why London? Coming in London has always been a dream. It’s a beautiful city! And I was interested about the different customs that people have here so I chose to come around and feed my curiosity! And why EC London? Well, I have a friend called Marie Manguy, an English teacher in France, who told me that EC London was a great school. So, I just followed her advice… and here I am! What do you think about the school and the classes? The school is very good. All the teachers are nice and I enjoyed classes where we used authentic resources (for example: Youtube, Radio, Internet…) The level was perfect, not too simple or too hard. And I had an international group in my class, so I spoke with a lot of people coming from all around the world! Also, the school has a good situation. It’s in Central London and just 1-minute walking from Euston Station. It’s good when you want to visit the city after classes! Do you think your English is better after this week here? … Read more

An interview of Lisiê, a 30+ student

Hi, this is Elora from EC London 30+. Let me introduce one of our student and her story. Lisiê, a 30+ student, is from Brazil but before coming to London, she spent a few days in Portugal with her sister. She used to travel a lot, from the US to Europe for instance. “I love to travel! So, since I like the British culture and want to improve my English, I chose to go to London” she said. Unfortunately, she faced some issues when she arrived in the UK. “There was a misunderstanding and I was really nervous. I didn’t know what to do.” It’s true that being alone in a country you don’t know can be sometimes difficult. But no matter what the problem is, the school will help any students who is in trouble. Luckily, Alex managed to help her and the problem was solved in 2-3 days. “Alex was so nice to me, and super efficient. She was very patient and she reassured me. At the end, my problem was quickly resolved with the help of the staff.” Today, Lisiê’s problem is solved and she is relieved. “The school was perfect in helping me with my problem” she said. “Now I can enjoy my English classes without worrying about anything so again, thank you very much guys!” Lisiê has a pre-advanced level and she seems to be very happy with her classes. “The level is perfect, neither too simple nor too difficult”. When she was in Brazil, she had a pre-intermediate level and with private classes and the English workshop, she quickly improved her level. “I want to do my best here and I look forward to improve more and more my English” she concluded. And of course, we wish her all the best!

Mariluz, long term student at EC London 30+

Here is Mariluz testimonial, Colombian student who stayed at EC London 30+ for 33 weeks.   I choose to study with EC because my agency in Colombia recommended me EC and they told me that EC was 30+ and it attracted me. What I like about London is that London is an unique city. I love walking in its green parks where you feel that you are not anymore in the city. London has uge and amazing museums where you can spend endless hours. Another amusing plan is visiting its markets, everyone is special and there you can find food, antiques, vintage stuff and so on. What’s more from London you can travel to many places in Europeand any of them are fantastic destinations. And don’t forget the spectacular musical plays that you can find in London. What I like about the school is that in 30+ you can find classmates of your same age and it is nice because you meet interesting people. What’s more EC has good teaching level, its teachers are well training and you have 2 differents teachers in each level and everyone emphasizes different skills. Another good thing is its location and its website where you can reinforce what you learn. The atmosphere at EC is so nice, teachers, staff and classmates are really friendly and what’s more all of us are used to spending good time together in the traditional school pub that makes EC a really familiar place. I would recommend EC because of all I have mentioned above. Also London is full of cafes and restaurants where you can have good chats. I really love Notting Hill area. I love walking in any of London’s park ( Regents park, Hyde park, Richmond) or visiting its markets or museums.   Mariluz testimonial maybe inspired you to come … Read more

Ivan’s testimonial or how to enjoy London by walk!

Ivan’s testimonial, an EC London student.   My name’s Ivan. I’m 34 years old and I come from Spain. My expectations before arriving to London were learning english and stay in a good city to visit things, and during after 2 weeks in the academy… All my expectations were covered! Probably better than I thoguht . I am going to explain all arguments that I’ve considered interesting: – Choosen city: London. It’s amazing place. Easy to walk, walk and walk… And during your travelling around the city you are continuously discovering some interesting places. It’s multicultural, restaurants everywhere, theatre, cinemas, monuments, and a very good artist singing on the streets! – Academy: EC Learning. I am really satisfied. The location is very good, safe (you feel safe everywhere), good connected with diferent parts of london by: underground, train (connected too with another cities of London), buses… And walking! EC workers (teachers and assistants) are continuously helping you and you’ve never been alone. In my case I needed to manage changes in my allocation and they were be ready to help me and manage everything. Media resources were correct and the academy provides you everything: usefull rooms to learn, to stay with collegues and they offers you some cultural activities to spend your time in london better. – Intensive Course (English for work). I was in the intermediate level for 2 weeks and I was really happy with collegues and the level of the class. You feel very safe because everybody is like you, traying to learn english…. It’s a very good experience too to speak with people with different accents, different culture,… I had three different teachers and all of them were perfect ones! All of them had a very good attitude to helps you and work to have good … Read more

The sound of “ schwa”, black belt and taste of marmite

Thomas testimonial and advice on how to keep your good level of English. How can I improve my English when I’m back home?   That was my last question during my hard work at EC London. The right answer was given to me by one of my four teacher’s over these 4 weeks. Every day I should invest 25 minutes in English practice listen and speaking exercises. I do this now with BBC 6 minutes English and watch series on Netflix. First watch and listen a short sequence without subtitles to trainee my understanding in a listening practice and then for verifying the same with subtitles. For BBC 6 minutes English I found an app on the store. The benefit here is the listening and reading from the transcript. For speaking practise I’ll speak to my new friends I met during the EC study. What are the meanings in my headline? This are my terms I’ll join every time to this amazing time at EC London. Did you ever have a teacher who has a black belt in martial arts? I predict to everyone you’ll do the homework every day. I did the same (mostly). The most important thing what I learned was the sound of “schwa”. How is the really pronunciation the triggers to understand the fast-talking English natives. Schwa (/ə/) is the phonetic writing rule that men’s over 40 definitely couldn’t understand ?, but it’s very helpful. In a lesson unexpectedly with closed eyes I had contact with the famous English brown food taste. The teacher said to us please close your eyes and trust me. I thought what the hell will happen now. Could I trust this miraculous teacher? Sometimes he sat on the ground 🙂 and let students in a way of free choice to play the guitar. … Read more

Astrid testimonial

Astrid’s Testimonial, a German student at EC London 30+   I choose EC because I want to go with Erasmus+ and search for some school. I search in the internet and find EC. I looked at the comments, they were good.   About London and the school: It’s a lively city. There are very old and interesting buildings. The school has a very good organisation and nice people.   I really liked the organisation outside the school especially the Sunday. So, I got to know a lot of people on the first day. That was a great help.   Yes of course I would recommend EC. The organisation is good.   We are in Soho. It’s nice to hang out in the evenings I go back in Sunday afternoon. But on the first day the organisation by EC was good.   If you want to join us for the Sunday activity and learn English at EC London, check our website.  

How to enjoy a full movie in English from Luciana

Wonderful testimonial of Luciana, Brazilian student at EC London. So, first I will talk about the EC. Without a doubt, I’ll indicate this course to other people, because, I liked the reception, the structure, the people that I had ‘contact’ working there were always polite or educated with me, (sometimes I don’t know the better word hehe) the teachers (I will do a specific “review” about it), the location was important thing, it’s near a terminal and underground, just perfect (and near Camden Town too, it’s amazing, hehe just a joke).   And another detail (in my opinion) to keep separate the 30+ class, I thought it important, because I felt the people could interact more (not really sure, but I felt it) So, for the experience at EC was perfect, more than I expected.   And I need to tell you about an own and exciting experience, when I was coming back, at the flight, I saw 3 movies, completely in english and without subtitle, woooww for me it’s very nice, I remember, I felt so happy, because, of course, some words or sentences I couldn’t understand, but I got the message, some jokes, conversations, I thought it really nice, and a wanted to share with you.   And now about my teachers, hehe…   I liked the way you teach. I could learn, and you can hold our attention because this way is interesting. We can see that you like to do it and it facilitates to learning and teaching when you do something that you like. Probably I’ll never say again words like ‘sidewalk’ ‘subway’ or ‘soccer’  I promise FOOTBALL, and study (definitely) for understanding the exactly moment that I could use “I have been here for….” But now I ask myself “What’s the British people problem with words that beginning with a letter “S”? (I’ll investigate) … Read more

Christophe, French pilot and student at EC London 30+

Christophe a French student left us his testimonial. he was a student for 16 weeks.   I have chosen this school because EC London has a department dedicated to adults aged 30 years and over. Which is great! It’s really easy and fast to go to London from Paris. London is a lovely beautiful city which offers something for everybody: parks, museums, shopping, pubs, nightclubs, theatres… and EC 30+ ?. The list is large! Obviously, I like the 30+ side and the Breakfast Club, the free lessons which are very interesting and useful and the Dinner Club!   My most unforgettable memory of EC is my Intensive Class with Frits. He is an amazing teacher. Of course, I would recommend this school because teacher are competent, motivated and all staff fuss over students.   Camden and Shoreditch are my favourite places to hang out in the evening. Parks and museums are a good idea!   If you want to experience EC London 30+ and our English lessons for adults, visit our website.  

My experience at EC London 30+ by Abdulrahman

I’ve come from Bahrein to study at EC London 30+. I decide to study at EC because it’s a school for adult people. And it’s amazing to study at this school. I will never forget the staff in EC. I will recommend EC London 30+ to my friend about studying English. And I will recommend London because I liked everything about London. I visited a lot of place in London and I had rest but my favorite place is walking in London streets.   Testimonial of Abdulrahman who stayed 16 weeks at EC London 30+.