EC Summer party on 19th July

My New Life at EC London!

Hello guys, This is Federica, new intern from EC London! I work in the main reception of the school from the beginning of July. I’m a 24 years old Italian who loves travel and foreign languages and cultures. Since I was a child I use to watch anime and to read comics and manga. When I was a teenager I realized I like everything related to Japanese culture. Moreover, my sisters studied and lived abroad and I traveled many times throughout Europe to visit them. During their University years I realized how travelling makes you a richer person inside. It lets you to discover things that you can’t find in your home country and makes you more ambitious. Moreover, during my bachelor I was a tutor of a Japanese exchange student so I improved my knowledge about Japanese people. They are so different to Western people. But I didn’t give up. Indeed, the more I discover they are different the more I wanted to know them more. That’s because I’m curios about everything is different than my home country culture. I wish one day I could travel throughout all the countries located in the other side of the world. I think these are the main reasons why I started to study foreign languages and Asian studies in University L’Orientale in Naples and the reason why I’m doing my first internship in London. This isn’t my first time in London, actually. I’ve been here several times because my sister used to study in this city and she’s currently working here. Thanks to her I travelled many times in England and I realized how London is a cultural melting pot. For a Japanese culture addicted like me is marvelous. There are a wide range of places where you can find Japanese merchandise, … Read more

Welcome to Giuseppina Troiano our new Intern

Name: Giuseppina Troiano, I prefer Giusy, easier because it sounds like Juicy and everybody can make joke of it. XD Nationality: Italian Mother tongue: Italian Studies: Japanese in University Home: Naples in Italy Job at EC English School: Student Services Intern How long are you going to stay at EC? from 9th April until 31st August Other languages: English, a little bit of Japanese Hobbies: Singing and Travelling Family: There are 4 in my family, My younger brother studies in high school in Naples and my parents are living there, too. Studies and future plans: I’m graduated in Japanese language at Orientale in Naples. I wish one day to go in Japan to improve my studies. Favourite place in London: Tower Bridge What is your first impression of London? I was worried, because for me it was total brand new: food, people and also the weather. Why did you become an intern? I won an Erasmus Trainee-ship in my University and I had to find an English school, I checked on internet and here it is, the best school in London.   If you would like to know more about English Teaching Courses in London, you are more than welcome to visit our school!

Postgraduate Study in the UK

    Last week at EC London I met with 20 students! Word is spreading! I was astounded by the number of students interested in Postgraduate study. It was lovely to have so many interested & dedicated students but not everyone had time to speak with me individually before going to class, so here is some basic information that I hope will be useful. To find a postgraduate degree course in your qualification see www.prospects.ac.uk and click on ‘postgraduate study’, then ‘course search’ Read the information on this site, then check out the information on the actual University website to get a better understanding. For questions about the course or application procedure email / call International Admissions at the university – don’t be afraid to telephone. It is their job to help you! To apply, you need to apply to that university directly, usually by the end of June, in order to start in September BUT check with the university as this is different from university to university. Most applications are online & all extra documents are to be scanned & attached to the application or emailed to the University – don’t send the originals EVER! Usually there is no charge to apply, although one or two universities have started to apply a fee. To apply, you will usually need: one or two references translated into English: get these from your undergraduate course tutor, your teacher in class at EC London or from your current or previous employer your certificates & transcripts from your qualifications translated into English to fill in the University online application form to complete a personal statement / letter of motivation to say why you want to do the course For more specific questions regarding University, working in the UK or to get a CV in … Read more

New Year & Big Plans

2014 has arrived and so have the students! Thursday 2nd January at EC London, 15 students come to me, the Careers Adviser, for advice & guidance on a range of subjects from how to apply for postgraduate study in Forensic Psychology, to ‘I need a CV in English’, advice on how to get an accountancy job in London, to arranging for a certain architecture student to visit the London University they have spent hours looking at online! It is fabulous to hear about so many different lives. The students at EC London have such determination and ambitious plans. It is their determination that will see them succeed! The new year is a typical time to make new plans and start new projects. I love making a good plan! If you like to make plans here are my top tips: Make 2 plans: the 5 year plan and the 12 week plan 5 years for the long term aims and 12 weeks to ensure you make progress NOW Have ambitious aims Break down your aims into a step by step process Make the plan your friend – go to it frequently for help & inspiration! If you would like to talk over your plans, need some information about work / study in the UK or need a CV in English, I will be in the large break out area on Thursday 16th January 12.15 – 15.15. See you then! Germaine Broadbent – Careers Adviser & Managing Director Edugold