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

EC London English Students get a presentation on Switzerland

In the last few weeks, EC students who are attending English Courses in London had the opportunity to join my Switzerland presentation. As it was so popular the first time around, staff and students requested it be presented again! During both presentations I talked about the different languages spoken in my country. It’s common for people who had never heard of it before to ask “Could you say something in Swiss?”, but since we have four national languages I explain that in Switzerland we speak German, French, Italian and Romanch. As well as having different languages in our little country we have also different food cultures. I showed them some pictures about: Polenta, Rösti, Raclette, Cheese fondue, Chocolate, Älplermagronen, Meringues, Basler Leckerli, Apfel Strudel, and other delicious food. Rivella and Fizzy are two drinks that you can only find by us. In my country we have cats, dogs and other usual pets, but among our woods, we have some animals that you can’t see everywhere. For example: eagles, deer and the Chamoi, bear as well as wolves Lynx, stoats or frogs, white hares and even marmots! If you want to visit Switzerland of course you have a lot of travel options. Renting a car and doing the “Ground Tour” is my top tip. You can drive for 1643 km in seven days, if driving around five hours per day. On your trip you’ll see 45 of the top destinations including 12 World Heritages Sites (UNESCO) and two biospheres! The recommended season do to this trip is in Summer, so from April to October. Amazing landscapes will be blow your mind. You’ll see 22 lakes and pass over five alpine passes that exceed 2000 meters above sea level. This route, if you prefer, is also possible to do on a panoramic train; it’s … Read more