halloween

Halloween Week at EC London!

From 29/10/2019 to 03/11/2019 we are hosting our Halloween Week at EC London. It is going to be a Charity week and all the proceeds will go to a charity called “Hope for the Young”. It is a great way to have fun and to donate for a good cause at the same time. To enjoy the halloweeny atmosphere at our school, we have a very nice and varied schedule for this week: Tuesday On Tuesday the 29th of October, you can calm down and relax by taking Meditation class with our teacher Melissa. Some of our students have bought tickets to see the famous Wicked musical at The Apollo Victoria Theatre. Unfortunately, the tickets are already sold out. We are coming up with new musical tickets as soon as possible. Wednesday In the night of the 30th of October, we are going out to the pub to spend a spooky evening. Thursday Thurday, the 31st of October, is our Fancy Halloween Dress Day at School. On this day, we expect our students to dress up for Halloween. To make it a bit more challenging, we are going to host a “The Scariest Costume” contest on our Facebook&Instagram pages. The student who wins the contest will get a free hot drink and a pastry. In the evening, you can join Alberto is going to a Halloween Movie Night in the City Centre. Friday The morning of the 1st of November is going to start with Daniel’s relaxing Yoga class. Throughout the day you can participate in our Halloween Food&Treats Collection at school. In the evening, there is going to be a Halloween party. Tickets will be available at the reception. Saturday On Saturday, you will have the possibility to visit the famous “London Dungeon” with Alberto. Tickets are available at … Read more

Welcome Walk.

Hi, this is Federica, student services intern at EC London! This week I would like to talk about what students use to do during their first day at EC London. Students come early in the morning as well as teachers and employee. We give to the students welcome packs and tell them where they have to go to do the entrance test. People who work in the reception register their Visa, Passaport and make ID cards for the new students. They will have the Welcome Talk in which my colleague tells them the rules of our school. After lessons, student have to do the Welcome Walk. They have a sheet with some questions about the places inside the school and outside, so that they learn them well. For example we ask about the code to open the door of the stairs, or something about the statue outside st. Pancras station, and other things regarding King’s Cross Station, the British Library and so on.So they follow an itinerary up to the Somers Town Coffee House, the melting pot where I have to wait all the students there, sit and chat with them. It is a pub located near the school with some seats even outside. That’s why it’s a good place to enjoy the nice summer weather in London. That is a good chance to speak about the Social Programme of the week and know each other better. In addition, It’s a good way to make friends. I met so many nice people who enjoyed me and my colleague Alberto to the Karaoke Night. From that day we became close to each other. That’s why it’s an experience I will never forget!

Karaoke Nights at EC London!

Hi, this is Federica. I have been working at Ec London for more than one month and now I can say I feel at home. At first it was shocking changing my life. I’m from a small town in Italy, where there is nothing to do. The only thing that you can do during the weekend is to go to another town by car and in order to enjoy your weekend there. In addition, I used to go out with the same friends all the time. The only place that opened up my eyes and mind to a new world was my University, where I could finally meet people coming from different countries and study many foreign languages. London is a new world to me: I can always meet new people from new countries, hang out with them and do plenty of interesting activities such as… the Karaoke Night! Once a week my colleague and I organize a Karaoke night in the school. We move to the 30+ reception, full of comfortable sofas, huge tables with a smart TV and a piano. We start with a piano performance. There’s always someone who likes playing the piano. After this relaxing performances, we turn the microphone on. Let’s start the party! Students choose their favourite songs and they can sing in different languages as well. Yesterday, for example, some French students sang “Allez les blue allez”, the Spanish one performed “Despacito” and so on. We also had a student who won the Voice Kids-France and we enjoyed his karaoke perfomances: he’s such a brilliant and young singer! Everytime we organize this kind of party, I’m always afraid people might get bored or be too shy to sing in public. But yesterday was different than I expected: students got along with each other … Read more

Hello, I’m the new intern !

Hello, My Name is Dorian, I am the new Student Services intern of EC London. I’m 20 years old and I’m French ?. I was born in the real countryside of France in the south west. During my childhood, as every boy I loved playing video games and watching dragon ball (and I still love it ahahaha) I got a scientific secondary school diploma and then I entered in a business school in Bordeaux (famous French city for the wine in the south west). I am currently studying international business. I would like to get an MBA to become an export manager or another job related with international business in order to not live in France. I am interning in EC school because I want to improve my level of English., I’m also meeting a lot of people from all around the world (Chinese, Brazilian, Saudi Arabian, Russian etc…) which is very important for me to know the different mindsets of people to work abroad. I have been learning English since I’m 12 years old, and last year I got 6.5 at the International English testing system (IELTS) which has allowed me to continue my studies abroad. Next September I’m going to study in the international business school of Dublin and I will continue my life in Dublin instead of France. I am very excited about it especially that my life will be completely in English. I love travelling to discover something different, I especially love countries from the east of Europe (Scandinavian and Slavic countries), for example I have been in Norway… I’m also currently learning Russian for one year. Indeed, my business school is asking us to learn two languages in addition to French and as I mentioned before I like Slavic cultures that’s why I chose Russian. … Read more

Presentation on Morocco and Algeria!

As salamu alaykum everybody! We are Maryam and Myriam, two french interns at EC London. On Thursday 30th May we made a presentation about our countries of origin, which are Morocco and Algeria. It was held twice; one in the morning and one in the afternoon so you could attend it. During our presentation we spoke about the currency of our countries, the localisation on the map, the landscapes, waterfalls, deserts and food… And you need to make sure to eat at least one moroccan dish before you die… At the end we also asked the students to ask us some questions about things they didn’t know, and we had a little chat that was very cool. The students also taught some arabic words such as ‘As salamu alaykum’ which means ‘may peace be upon you’, which is a way to say hello. We also taught them how to say thank you ; ‘shukran’. I hope that presentation was good enough for you to discover our countries but of course the best way to discover a country is to visit it! If, unfortunately you missed it, you can always come and ask us about Algeria and Morocco at EC London ! It will be a pleasure for us to speak to you.                 Shukran,   Maryam

Chelsea In Bloom

Every year, Chelsea is transforming from the 20th to the 25th May with a floral art show, making its streets a marvellous place to visit. Restaurants, shops, hotels… Everyone beautifies their shop with unique designs. There is a theme each year and also a winner that will be chosen by open voting via their website ! This Year’s Theme is ‘UNDER THE SEA’. It is linked to the necessity to protect our oceans. To make it, each participant will create their own decoration. If you are a fan of flowers you should visit the streets of Chelsea during that time and then send us your pictures. Moreover, come to Study English in the UK and enjoy the amazing city that is London in our English language School in London Thank you for reading, Maryam

“SKYGARDEN” LONDON’S HIGHEST PUBLIC GARDEN

If you are looking for a unique experience, what better way to finish your day with a beautiful sunset?                 Last Sunday, I went to this gorgeous place with my friends at the end of the day. The Skygarden is a free public space where you can see the most wonderful 360-degree view across London. It is located on the 35th floor. In addition to the beautiful view, there were a lot of greenery.                   It was very relaxing and soothing because the place is spacious. We stayed for almost two hours, just the time to take a lot of pictures and to drink a cocktail. Two beautiful restaurants and two bars are located there. We ordered one of their cocktails named “Tropical Island”, which was very good. Moreover before heading there, you can take a look at the restaurants and bars’ menu directly on their website.                         However if you would like to visit the Skygarden during weekends, make sure to book your tickets online on Monday. You should be quick because tickets get sold out in a blink of an eye! Don’t forget your ID card to enter in this place because there is a check in.   People are very welcoming in London, I am sure that you be able to Learn English Abroad and have a great time.

London : World’s Best Destination

Dubai, Marrakech, Tokyo, Paris, Bali, Phuket, Barcelona, Istanbul… On a list of the 25 best-rated destinations in the world, London now holds the first place ! The Capital of the United Kingdom is now named as ‘world’s best destination for 2019’ in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards. Apart from the fact that this city is just amazing, how can we explain this position? There are several reasons explaining that top place. One of them is that London is full of activities. Indeed, you can find beautiful parks, museums (free for some of them). In London you can also find some of the best restaurants and an amazing nightlife for young and old people. As you can see, everybody can be quickly addicted to that London life! Moreover, during the past 12 months a lot of exceptional events happened in London, such as the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Football World Cup, which attracted lots of visitors, creating a buzzing atmosphere in the capital. It has been 2 months since I started my London life and I just can’t get enough of every place that I am discovering each day when I leave EC School, and even more on weekends. What I really like here in London is the number of activities but also, ( and especially) the diversity of restaurants, because food is my number one passion. Here are some pictures of London that I have taken since my arrival. Enjoy!                                                            If you would like to take part of ‘the London life experience’ and Learn English Abroad , then join us at EC School London and discover … Read more

World Book Day 2019

On Thursday 7th March 2019, we celebrated the World Book Day at EC London ! That day is also known as ‘World Book and Copyright Day’, or ‘International Day of the Book’. It is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in order to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. It was a way to ask yourself how reading can improve your English learning process! I can speak about my own way of english learning and especially my love for that language, which started when I was thirteen or fourteen years old, through the poems that I was reading in books, and that I still read on social medias, at twenty-two years old. We invited all the student to come at the main reception to share with us their favorite quotes from books they read. Here are some of the quotes that the students wrote:   ‘And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’ – The Alchemist   ‘ It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’ – The Little Prince        If you would like to take part of similar events and activities, then you should come and join us at EC English School London  🙂 Cheers, Maryam

Halloween in London!

You can study English in London but it’s not all you can do! Here you have the chance to read how we celebrated the big event of Halloween. On the second of November, EC Halloween party took place in Bloomsbury Lanes! More than 200 students, teachers and staff were there from the beginning of the evening. The evening immediately became animated. The 8 attractive bowling lanes were active from the beginning! A lot of people played, try to better themselves and of course the opponents. At 19:00 we served the infamous pizza. That was very much appreciated by all. Everyone had the possibility to play unlimited games! Bowling, karaoke, table tennis, table soccer and billiards. Which party would be without a bar? Three waiters were ready to satisfy the costumer’s request behind the big bar! For obvious reasons, to let in just EC students and friends, there were two security guards at the entrance. People could leave their jackets and coats at reception because someone was looking after them. We advised students to wear some Halloween costumes or just wear some make up and they did a wonderful job! Everybody had different ideas: from the scariest one to the funniest! At the party were: vampires, bleeding nurses, policemen, clowns, living skeletons, ghosts, devils, but also Alice in wonderland, chickens, teletubbies, cowboys, tigers, cats, super heroes, unicorns and more! It was beautiful to see students so happy! The most intrepid even remained to celebrate and have fun until sunrise! EC London is active with a lot of charities. In fact, the ticket cost was to cover the cost of the party, a slice of pizza and the rest went to 3 different charity! To finish our adventure during this fantastic evening, here are a couple of shots that will remain in … Read more