5ive Useful Idioms

Time Flies: Joe is having so much fun on his date with Melissa. They spend the whole day talking, and walking around. He looks at his watch and sees that they spend over five hours on their first date! Time flies when you’re having fun indeed. We say “time flies” when we don’ … Read more

What Does Language Testing Have to Offer?

This is a summary of a research paper done by Lyle F. Bachman (UCLA) under the name of What Does Language Testing Have to Offer?. It was published in TESOL Quarterly in 1991. The paper tackles aspects of testing language, such as, authenticity and language ability and the relationship between langua … Read more

6 Grammar Points Explained Simply!

Present perfect continuous Use the Present Perfect Continuous when you’re interested in the activity. Affirmative: S + have / has + been + v-ing + O/C : I have been going to a pottery class. Negative: S + have / has + not + been + v-ing + O / C : I have not been going to a pottery class. Question: W … Read more

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5 Tips how to maintain your English after EC

Here are our priceless five pieces of advice to keep improving your English after you graduate from EC. We asked our teachers for their insight and here is what we agreed on! Other than the usual advice you hear, PRACTICE! But you’re confused on how and where, specially that you live in a coun … Read more

Golden Rules of the English Language

Every language has a set of rules that must be memorized to master it. Here are some golden rules of English that everyone who is learning must keep them in mind at all times! Even after you leave us, please try to print these and revisit them every other day.   Every English sentence has a ver … Read more

How to Spend Valentine’s in San Francisco

Are you still in San Francisco? ٌYou don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy SF’s Valentine’s Day! You can always celebrate with your friends. They understand you better anyway! Here are some suggestions for spending Valentine’s Day 2020 here in the City by the Bay! &nbsp … Read more

Young Learners at EC San Francisco

  who are they! It has become a habit that we receive a closed group of young learners in January. The agency, ACP, promotes for two weeks of English learning to young South Koreans. They come from different cities in Korea. They are 10 to 15 year old boys and girls. Two adult leaders accompany … Read more

A Recap of January

National Pie Day We at EC like our pies, we wish it is pie day everyday! So on 1/24 we decided to celebrate America’s national pie day with our students. During break, we Brough a banana pie, and apple pie, a pumpkin and pecan pie… We shared them with every one! Exploratorium The best ex … Read more

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Four Cheap Lounges in San Francisco

This post is about our favorite spots to hangout in SF, relax after work or school, and enjoy cheap food and drinks!   1. Sutter Station Tavern It is on Market St. Sutter Station Tavern is only a block or two from our school. They have pool tables. Also, They offer 5 dollar beers on their happy … Read more