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

Exciting Day Trips from EC London

Most visitors to London know the famous sights of the city. Historic places like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, or world-class museums like the Tate, always top any tourist’s must-see list. London truly has something for everyone. But what about the many interesting places to visit located just outside of the city? Luckily for visitors, there are loads of fascinating locations that can be easily reached from London. Keep reading to discover more! Hatfield House Hatfield House, built in 1611, is less than an hour’s journey from King’s Cross station in central London. The beautiful house has been used as a filming location for countless films and TV series including Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, and The Crown, so you might recognise the rooms and gardens.  Hatfield House is also next to the site of the Old Palace of Hatfield, where the children of King Henry VIII grew up. Famously, Queen Elizabeth I found out she was going to become queen while she was living at Hatfield. Whether you are interested in history and architecture, or just fancy a lovely day in the countryside, Hatfield House is a wonderful place to visit. Windsor Castle For fans of the royal family, Windsor Castle also makes a great day-trip from London. People all over the world watched the Royal Wedding in May, making Windsor a very popular tourist attraction.  Make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid the queues.  The surrounding town is lovely, and  Windsor Castle itself is over 1,000 years old. It is also one of the Queen’s favourite homes, making it the oldest occupied castle in the world!  The castle is huge, so make sure you allow lots of time for your visit.   Whether you are interested in studying English in London, or completing a … Read more

Kim’s Celta Testimonial

  Have you ever wondered if English teaching was for you? Well, if you are considering a Celta course, why not check out Kim’s testimonial, the course at EC London, to better understand what it takes to gain the world-renowned certificate. Kim’s experience “I completed the Celta course at EC London over a 3-month period, attending two evenings per week plus most Saturdays. The course tutors made us feel welcome and well supported from the start, and along with the central location, modern, friendly environment and up to date technology, this gave me confidence that I could succeed. Assessment started very early in the course and continued each week. There were tight, but achievable deadlines for the written work, with feedback being given promptly so that I had time to make any changes or improvements. Teaching practice was assessed fairly, with specific comments and suggestions which enabled me to develop my skills. As students on the course we were encouraged to self-assess, and to give and accept feedback from each other. The tutors modelled good practice for the teaching activities throughout, so that we had an arsenal of good ideas for our assessed teaching practice. This included support and encouragement for what to do if things did not go as planned (or suggestions for what to do next time)! Having completed this course, I know I have a qualification which includes assessed teaching practice and which is well respected. I have felt confident at job interviews because of this and have been working since completing the course. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to do their Celta at EC. One of our last sessions was on hints and tips for interviews, and how to get work. Shortly after I applied to EC London for a job, was successful at interview and … Read more

Ana-Flavia’s Testimonial

Hello everyone, I’m Ana Flavia from Brazil and I enjoyed to study English in London. That’s why I want to share my experience with all the people who have chance to read it. I’ve been studying at EC for 6 months. What to say about this unforgettable school? I don’t know how to describe how grateful I am for all people I met in my path there. Everyone was very friendly and really helpful (Daniel is the most multitask and efficient person I’ve met)! The school is completely flexible, and my needs were always listened by the directory and all the lovely girls from reception ❤️ (in special the sweetie Dan). Also, the school truly cared about me when I was struggling against some difficulties (Suzie was lovely). My teachers made me learn the most I could have learned (manly my favorite one who helped me a lot to be more confident, not just about my English, but also in my life). Many of my teachers were great motivators that’s why I loved to go to school! I couldn’t forget remembering about the guys from the coffee shop who were always patient, lively and super kind! I still have a lot to improve in my English because nothing in life is that easy. I did the best chose when I decided to be an EC student because my goal was perfectly achieved. Thanks so much for have given me the opportunity to grow the most I could. Ana Flávia

Charity

Jeans for genes in EC London

EC offers various English Courses in London and that’s not all. Last Friday we did something amazing! As usual every year we help the charity jeans for genes. Raising money to make a difference for children affected by genetic disorders it’s important for us. On the 20th September we prepared a bake sale for the whole day that our students and staff appreciated a lot! We are grateful to have raised £116.62 for them. Since we promoted the event in the classes and on social media, on the day EC London was awash with jeans. Now we liked to share with all you some pictures of this special day!

Daniele From Italy

Daniele from Italy

  Daniele is an EC LONDON student from Italy. He wanted to take General English Courses in London It was a pleasure to meet him. He left his beautiful feedback to us to share: Why did you choose to study with EC? I chose EC, because it’s one of the best English school What do you like about London? What do you like about the school? About London I like the public transport,About the school I like the fact that there are a lot of people that come from all over the world What will be your most unforgattable memory of EC? The most unforgattable moment of EC was the first day I came here. Would you recommended EC to a friend? Why? Yes, because you can improve your English, but also you can learn other culture and meet a lot of people Where is your favorite place to hang out in the evenings? What is the best thing to do on Sunday afternoon? My favorite place to hang out in the evening is Soho, The best thing to do on Sunday, If the weather is good, is going to the parks.   We are grateful for the positive feedback that Danile gave to us and feel glad that he had a great time here :).  

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!

Omer, General English: “I had a whale of time at EC!”

Omer is from Turkey. He arrived here in January 2015 and stayed in EC London until mid of September, having studied General English. He would like to share his experience and some suggestions with us!   “I have been at EC London for almost nine months. EC is one of the best language schools in London. I came to London 2 years ago to go on an English course but it wasn’t really what I was looking for. After that, I came to EC London which has a marvellous location, modern classes, perfect teachers (the best one Joelle!), good quality education, many social programme activities for students and of course good lesson materials. It is organized well to teach English. Additionally, the staff at EC London and the atmosphere are so lovely. I really like EC which offers many opportunities to practice English because there are a lot of students. Also, London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has enchanting landscapes, skyscrapers and parks. The life here is so relaxed and the people are respectful to all sorts of beliefs. A lot of foreigners come to London so we can learn about all nationalities. There are many kinds of museums. If you are interested in art, history, music, medicine, sport, etc. you can find a museum for each. If you are a socialable person, there are a lot of activities arranged in London so you will never get bored. At midnight, life here is so fast and enjoyable. In my opinion, it has the most developed transport system in the world. My favourite hangout is The Somers Town Coffee House which is so close to the school. Most EC students go there to hang out with their friends. You can also meet new people there. … Read more

Cecile shares her EC London English School experience

Dear Future EC London student,   Finally, the first day of your school of English EC London experience begins. Congratulations, because I know that you made a really good choice. I hope that you will have such a great time as me. To reach this I would like to give you some recommendations for your stay. The main point is that you really enjoy your time here in London both at school and during your leisure time. When it comes to socializing I’d rather propose you to join different things of the social program because it is very easy to make friends. What is really important is that you should speak English even if some of your friends may speak the same language as you. Another point is the homework. Try to do the exercises which your teacher gives you after every lesson. If they give you some extra practice, use this great opportunity if you find enough time. Also the attendance in class is quite important, otherwise you miss a lot of stuff and it’s a waste of money at the same time. So, the last thing I can say now, is that you should enjoy your time, make lots of new friends, especially British ones and study hard.   I wish you all the best! Cecile   Are you inspired and excited to study at School of English EC London? Come and join us this summer and attend an English course in London at EC London.

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Combine a fabulous summer with an English course in London

What is so great about London in the summer? Everything- come to EC London and combine a fabulous summer with an English course in London But we picked a few special things to do this summer – a whole city’s worth of amazing food, strolls around the city, barbecue evenings and cool things to do. There are loads of outdoor cinemas popping up in various parks around the city in summer, it’s just amazing to watch your favourite movies under the stars on a warm summer’s night. – Luna Cinema, Rooftop Film Club. Also there are lots of free open air screenings like the More London film festival in September or the ones in Somerset House. It’s a fantastic venue for live music with well-managed bars and a beautiful sunset as a stage backdrop. London’s parks are real treasures in summer. There is Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Clapham Common, Victoria Park and Hyde Park of course.The rolling parklands are a perfect surrounding to enjoy a cup of tea (or a beer 🙂 It’s also really nice to bathe in he sun after a run or for a saturday evening  picnic with friends. Summer start is Festival start here in London! There is no weekend in London without a Festival. Lots of music festivals in various parks of London. I would recommend the Eastern Electric Festival which will be taking place at the Historic Hatfield House. They had so much great feedback last year.. The biggest celebration of underground house and techno will take place on Saturday August 1st, so if you want to go, block the weekend off in your diary, it’s going to be a big one! Another great one is the Festival of Love in Southbank Center, next to the London Eye and Waterloo Station. It will be from Saturday 6 June 2015 – Monday 31 August 2015. Join them … Read more