I recently started the working as a social leader for EC, and I am doing the welcome activities on Sunday, which means I get to show students around London. It’s quite a nice day out, considering I get to meet new students, and spend a fair amount of time in Central London. We usually go to Camden Market after lunch, which is one of my favourite places to hang out in London. It’s been very rewarding to meet the students before they start school the next day, and getting to know where they come from and their first impressions. It makes me nostalgic and remember how I felt when I first moved to London – their passion and how impressed they are with Big Ben, Westminster, Trafalgar Square… And their many questions about the multiple types of beer each pub offers! It’s a great reminder of how lucky I am to be living in London and I am glad I can share it with the new students. Find out more about our IELTS courses in London.
The days are getting shorter and the weather is turning colder, but that is no reason to feel gloomy! Summer might be over, but the autumn is also a fantastic time to be in London. From walking on Hampstead Heath to having a lovely Sunday roast in a pub, there are loads of things to keep you busy in the city as autumn sets in. The West Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery Most people are familiar with the East Cemetery at Highgate, with its famous residents including Karl Marx and author George Eliot. However, the Victorian West Cemetery is not to be missed! It can only be visited by guided tour, but the experience is well worth the price of a ticket. The stunning architecture and leafy, overgrown foliage all add to a truly bewitching atmosphere that is unlike anywhere else in London. It feels like stepping into another time and place altogether. And with Halloween coming up, what better place to visit than a spooky old cemetery? Walking on Hampstead Heath London’s fantastic parks are wonderful places to visit throughout the year, and glorious Hampstead Heath is no exception. The heath is a great place for a long walk with friends, and if you get tired of the gorgeous natural scenery, you can pop into Kenwood House to see the art collection and have a coffee. And after your walk, why not check out one of Hampstead or Highgate’s famous pubs to warm up with a pint or two? The Spaniards Inn, dating from 1585, is great for history lovers, while The Flask in Highgate, dating back to 1633, is also a good choice. If you happen to be walking on the heath on a Sunday, these are also excellent places to enjoy a typical English Sunday roast. Twilight …
Lorenzo is attending our IELTS in London course. On his first weekend here he joined all the new students for the new Sunday’s activities. Here his post about it and some photos! London weekend experience 24/04/2016 We met all together outside of the school and with Maya our guide we went to the pub Prince Arthur to have a brunch. After eating we used our oyster card for the bus and we went to Camden Town where there was the market, this town is good for souvenir and it has a beautiful river that is developed on two different level. The boats can navigate the river whit the help of the doors in the picture. We saw the homeboats, the famous bus of London and the typical the gothic architecture. After a little visit of the City we went to Camden underground to catch a train and after a little trip in the underground we arrived near the Big Bang, the London Eye, the Buckingham Palace and Westminster. We also visited the James’s Park. It was the weekend of the London’s marathon so we were lucky to see it. In the evening we came back to the EC school and after we went to Camden Town to eat Mexican’s food. Thank you Lorenzo for sharing your weekend experience with us and good luck with your IELTS in London!
Name: Ludovica Age: 23 Nationality: Italian Mother tongue: Italian Studies: Business Economics and Industrial Management Sciences Job at EC London: Academic Intern Ludovica is our new Academic Intern for the next two months. We would like to welcome her into our team and hope she will has a great stay in EC London and the city! She studied here for two months at the beginning of this year and for her this is a great opportunity to practice what she has learnt. Let’s find out more about her and her experience as a student attending the IELTS preparation course. Hobbies: “I like sailing since I was a child. My other hobbies are sightseeing and reading.” Favourite place in London: “Undoubtedly my favourite place in London is Primrose Hill. I often go to Shoreditch during the weekend to have a drink with friends. It is an area always full of energy and people.” Favourite food/movie/whatever: “As a typical Italian, I love pizza (but sushi as well).” Future plans: “I graduated in Business Economics and Industrial Management Sciences last year and I want to pursue my further studies here in London. I have applied for a Master of Law in Energy and Regulation.” Your experience with EC London as a student: “I attended an IELTS preparation course for two months. It was definitely one of the best experiences in my life. Not only did I improve my English skills but I also met a lot of new people from all over the world. The teachers are really competent and able to help you at every moment. Thanks to them I passed my IELTS exam with a really good score. In conclusion, I suggest EC London to all the people who are looking for something more than a simple school.”
Alexander comes from Russia. He came to study IELTS in London in September. His course will finish at the beginning of December and here is his experience so far at EC London. Hi, my name is Alexander. I have been in EC London for three weeks now and I can tell that I am experiencing a awesome time. I appreciat and recommend EC London to everybody who want to improve his or her English skills. London it’s a beautiful and really nice city, a lot of places to visite, and people are friendly. It’s my first time in a English school and it’s a great experience, in EC London everybody: teachers, staff, students are kindly, specialy teachers. I’ve never seen any teacher on a bad mood. On break time students talk to each other and old students come to talk to a new student, some of them are really chaty and they can make you have fun during lesson. If you would ask me, I will come back? ABSOLUTELY! If you would like to apply for IELTS in London, please visit our website for more information.
Name: Martina Age: 26 years Nationality: Italian Mother tongue: Italian Martina is our new Academic Intern for the next three months. We would like to welcome her into our team and hope she will has a great stay in EC London and the city! She has been a student here for over six months and for her this is a great opportunity to practice what she has learnt. Let’s find out more about Martina! Studies and future plans: “Last year I graduated in Economics, I studied in Venice and my plan now is to do my master’s degree in Marketing here in London because it is a city that offers a lot and they are good opportunities for the future.” Favourite food: “Even if I love London I still prefer Italian food. Like lasagne, pasta and tiramisu!” Favourite place in London: “I love taking pictures and the River Thames Walk is the best place to do it, Shoreditch is amazing for pubs and clubbing, and all the marvellous parks like Regent’s Park, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath can help you to chill out. Here you can also visit a lot of museums and exhibitions during every period of the year. These are only a few reasons why I chose London.” Your experience with EC London as a student: “I did my English courses in London for six months this year, from March to September, and it was a really positive experience. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people from other countries and learn about different cultures. The lessons are really interesting and amusing, the teachers very qualified and helpful. As I want to do my master’s here at the end of my course, I did the IELTS exam.”