Meet EC New York’s Newest Intern – Ken

Hi Everyone! I’m Ken and I come from Kyoto, Japan. I’m an intern at EC New York for two weeks. It’s a short period, but I hope I can help everyone during this time. Please talk to me about anything, and I’ll do my best to help you.Right now, I’m staying in Woodside, Queens and I’m living with a host family.They are so nice to me. The reason I came to New York is because I’d like to improve my English and experience working in other countries. I was so surprised at this city because New York is so huge. All of the buildings are taller than my hometown’s buildings. My hometown has a policy for keeping old landscapes so we cannot make tall buildings and big signs. Also , we can’t choose a light color to paint them. We can choose colors like black, brown, and white. I’m studying English in a Japanese university. I have special friends in Japan. My friend group is global so it’s rare. So, I also can practice my English with my friends in Japan actually most of them had gone back to their country. That’s why I’m looking for new people to practice English and other languages with me. Making friends with locals is a good way to learn a new language. This is why I’m so excited to have an internship at an English School in New York USA In my free time, I really like watching movies , listening to Japanese pop and taking photos. I’m going to travel to Europe this September. I’m so looking forward to taking a picture of beautiful buildings. I also can ski. I’ve done skiing since when I was child because my father has an instructor’s license so he always teaches us how to do … Read more

Homestay Living Enhances the Language Learning Experience

  When you choose to study English in New York, an important consideration is where you will live. EC New York offers residence, apartment, and homestay accommodation options for its students. Homestay accommodation offers students a unique opportunity to practice their English outside of a classroom setting in daily activities and truly gives students a true New York experience. When you live in one of our host family’s homes, you are able to share meals with them, have daily conversations, and really immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of a true New Yorker. This truly rounds out the language learning experience and can help you in meeting your English goals. Nassera, a student from France shared, “I’ve made a good progress, because of the courses combined with my life in host family in particular. I was lucky to be welcomed by Arelis, everything was perfect: the welcome, the room, the good advice, and her good cooked dishes.”   Many of the hosts used by EC New York have been hosting for several years. They really enjoy the cultural exchange and enjoy showing parts of New York to their international students. One of EC New York’s hosts, Evelyn, enjoys taking her EC New York 30+ students, who stay in her home, to her favorite restaurants and local shops. One of our students, Frederic from France praised his host mother, “I had a great stay in New York and Evelyn, with her kindness, her dynamism and the many conversations we had, greatly contributed to my success here.”   So if you’re considering studying English in New York City, make sure that your living conditions also support your English goals. By choosing to living in a homestay or residence offered by EC New York, you will not only have an unforgettable experience … Read more

Meet one of our student ambassadors, Dilek Musluoglu from Turkey!

Dilek Musluoglu is from Istanbul, Turkey. She was studying English at EC New York from October to December last year. She had a great time at EC New York and loved it, so she decided to come back to EC New York to study English again. This time, she joined our student ambassador program to help students from the same country and she has been doing a great job. We asked Dilek to share her experiences at EC New York and here is what she said. She is studying English because it is one of the most important skills to get a good job in Turkey. She needs to understand English well and professionally write emails in English. In addition, she wants to work for a language school in the future so English is one of the necessary skills for her. She has been studying English in New York because her agent recommended New York as a city for her to study. There are tons of people from all over the world. She can easily meet new people and know not only American culture, but also foreign cultures. Furthermore, she needs to do housework by herself in New York. She feels more independent in New York which in turn makes her stronger and more mature. She loves EC New York because there are many students from all over the world. She has made a lot of friends from different countries such as South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and so on. They are all friendly and open-minded. She keeps in touch with them even after they graduate from EC. She can keep improving her English through communicating with them and she can also visit their countries. EC is a good place to make lifelong friends. In addition, the staff pays attention to every student … Read more

YouTube Celebrity, Iraklii from Russia, shares his experience at EC New York English Language Center

Iraklii Gaprindashvili is from Moscow, Russia. He studied English at EC New York for 2 weeks. He was studying about real estate management and just graduated from his university. After graduating from university, he became a YouTube video blogger. As a video blogger, he captures his life through memories and shares them with the world. At this time,  he has over 150,000 subscribers now. He enjoys sharing his lifestyle and his interactions with others with his viewers. This is Iraklii’s second visit to New York. He fell in love with the city after seeing its diversity and cosmopolitan spirit. When he had to pick a location to study English, it was a no brainer! Iraklii has come to love New York even more this time! According to him, “When I wake up and open my eyes, I feel a lot of motivation, inspiration, and energy every day.” Living in New York has made him want to do something new and improve his career by taking more interesting videos. He feels that New York is one of the most inspiring cities around the world. Iraklii chose EC New York to study English because his friends recommended it. Now he knows that he made the right decision. He liked the ways of teaching that are totally different from Russian ones. They were dynamic and interesting. One day, he went to Grand Central Terminal with a teacher and students during his class. He thinks that teachers know various ways of teaching, which are good. These are interesting and fun. In addition, he made a lot of friends from different countries such as Switzerland, South Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan during his stay. He didn’t have this type of opportunity to share lessons with those who come from different countries before. Therefore, it was a new experience for him … Read more

“I’m sure this experience is going to be precious for me!”

Jamila Angele Caldini is from Switzerland. She has been studying at EC New York since September 5th and will continue studying until November 24th. She just graduated from her high school and came to New York to study English and prepare for the Cambridge Exam. She shares her experience at EC and in New York and here is what she said. She is studying English because English is one of the most important skills in Switzerland to get a good job. She also thinks that she needs English for her school. She likes learning languages because it makes her knowledge widen and English is one of the most international languages in the world. She chose to study in New York because she loves New York very much. New York has tons of fun and interesting activities and there is always something to do here. She can easily find what she wants here. She likes EC because of its activities, teachers and mix of nationalities. EC offers various kinds of activities that students can make a lot of new friends. She has made many friends through these activities. There are many students from all over the world so she can make many international friends at school. In addition, the teachers always prepare for the classes well. They try to make classes fun and interesting. She recommends going sightseeing as much as possible because there are famous places in New York and they have different good points. She also recommends going shopping because there are various kinds of famous and popular shops here. She plans to go back to her country after she graduates from EC. She wants to find what she wants to do in the future. She is sure that this experience is definitely going to be precious and great … Read more

Dahyun Heo from South Korea shares her EC Experience

Dahyun Heo is from South Korea. She has been studying at EC New York from August 7th and will continue studying until February. She is a university student in her country, South Korea. Her major is Art history. She shared her experience at EC and in New York and here is what she said. She is studying English because she wants to make many friends from all over the world. English is one of the most international languages around the world. If she can improve her English, she can easily get to know those who come from different countries and make many international friends. She thinks that English will make her life more fruitful. She can experience a lot of things through English. She chose to come to New York because she likes Fashion. There are various styles of fashion and there are many famous and popular shops here in New York. She can know various kinds of fashion styles by living here. She can also meet many people from different countries here and get to know of them easily. She likes EC because there are a lot of students from different countries. In Korea, she didn’t have much opportunities to meet people from other countries. She made a lot of friends from all over the world after she came to New York and they are always open and friendly. She likes listening to music and dancing in her free time. She plans to go back to her country, South Korea after she graduates from EC. She will start studying at her University again. She recommends to go to museums here because there are various kinds of museums. She especially recommends to go to Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum. She also recommends to go to rooftop bars and parks … Read more

“The teachers make every single class fun and interesting!” Testimonial with Inyoung Choi

Inyoung Choi is from Seoul, South Korea. She has been studying at EC New York from February and will continue studying until September. She is a university student in her country. Her major is education. She plans to change her major to child welfare. She is studying English because she wants to communicate with people from all over the world. English is one of the most international languages around the world. She chose to come to New York to study English because it is one of the biggest cities all over the world. She is used to living in a big city because she is from Seoul, which is the capital of South Korea and one of biggest cities there. Therefore, New York is the perfect place to live for her. In addition, New York has good transportation. She doesn’t have a driver’s license but she can go wherever she wants by trains and buses. In addition, basically New Yorkers speak English fast so she thinks that it is a good chance to improve her listening and if she can get used to it, she can understand English that is spoken by people from any other cities. There is always something to do in New York. There are a lot of museums, galleries and shops that never make her bored in New York. There are always many chances at EC to encounter students from all over the world and make international and lifelong friends. The teachers are also a good part of EC New York. They try to make every single class fun and interesting. She wants to study at a university in America or Canada. She also wants to live in a foreign country and work there in the future. She doesn’t want to stay in only one country … Read more

Meet Chaw Khanawutikarn, EC New York’s Newest Student Ambassador!

  Chaw Khanawutikarn is from Thailand. He has been studying at EC New York from August and will continue studying until November. He is working as a film director in his country, Thailand and he is making commercials. He sat down with us to share his experience at EC New York and here is what he said. He is studying English because he needs to improve his English for his job. He has some clients from other countries. English is one of the most spoken languages around the world so that makes his job more international. In addition, he thinks that he can be more confident if he improves his English more. He decided to come to New York because there are tons of interesting things here. He is interested in art, people from all over the world, architecture, sculptures and performers in New York. He has watched some movies shoot in New York and they made him want to come here because everything that he watched in these movies was amazing. He likes New York because there are many people from different countries and he can get to know them. New York is one of the most multi-cultural cities around the world and he likes learning cultural differences so it is the best place to learn them. He likes the environment of EC New York because there are many students from all over the world and they are always open and friendly. Plus, the teachers always are serious and focused on teaching in the best way. He likes photography and playing the drums in his free time. He plans to go back to his country after he graduates from EC and start to work again. He hopes to improve his English a lot at EC so that he can … Read more

Mikako made lots of foreign friends at EC New York English Centre

Mikako Kurita is from Japan. She has been studying at EC New York from July 31st and will continue studying until March. She is a university student in her country and she is studying global media. We sat down with her recently and learned about her experience at EC New York. Mikako is studying English because she wants to improve her English to get a good job in the future. English is an international language so it is one of the most important skills to get a good job in Japan. For Mikako, it was really important to live in a city. So that was the determining factor in her choosing to come to New York. She really likes meeting all the multicultural students at EC New York. In Japan, it is difficult to get to know someone who comes from another country. According to Mikako, “At EC New York, you can make lots of foreign friends.” So what does Mikako do with all the friends that she’s made at EC New York? Well, she enjoys walking around the city with them and seeing all the interesting things that the city has to offer. She really likes seeing the arrt deco style architecture of landmarks like the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building, but also the design of new buildings as well. They are all so different from Japanese buildings, so it’s interesting for Mikako to compare the two cities. If you’re ready to see New York for yourself, consider studying ESL in New York.

“The teachers prepare for their classes well”: Testimonial with Chanutta Phiban

  Chanutta Phiban is from Thailand. She has been studying at EC New York from July 17th and will continue studying until October 6th. She decided to sit down and share her thoughts about living in one of the biggest cities in the world: I am studying English because it is one of the most important skills in my country, Thailand, to get a good job. I want to work as a diplomat in the future, so I really need to have strong English skills. I decided to come to EC New York because I have a friend here, and I thought it would be helpful to have someone to ask questions to if I had any problems. Plus, in one of the biggest cities int he world, it’s great to have a friend to explore the city with. I love all the activities and things to do in New York. I love the subway system because it allows me to go wherever I want, whenever I want. I’ve become really independent living here! Plus, it’s great to get to know people from all over the world and gain knowledge about their different cultures and languages.   The teachers at EC New York are amazing. They prepare really well for their classes and they cover all the skills that I need to practice, such as: reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition, EC provides students not only classes but also various kinds of activities. It’s really easy to meet friends here at the school. In my free time, I enjoy having coffee, visiting some famous places and landmarks and working out. I really recommend visiting some of the museums in New York because there are various types of museums. It’s really a great way to gain knowledge about the world. … Read more