EC Fun Facts: Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic image of the San Francisco Bay Area and is often considered the region’s most famous landmark. Here are some fun facts we bet you didn’t know! 1. The Golden Gate Bridge has a length of 4,200 feet. 2. The bridge is capable of withstanding earthquakes of … Read more

EC Accommodation: Homestay or Residence?

Studying English abroad can be one of the most invigorating experiences in your life. What’s not to enjoy? You learn, socialize and become familiarized with a range of colorful cultures from all over the world. However, we’ve left out out something essential here. You guessed it… a … Read more

Why is it so cold here? Its summer!

San Francisco summers don’t have too much in common with summers in other places. You will see billowing white fog, the majestic product of sea spray, wind and Central Valley heat, San Francisco summers are characteristically overcast and cool, while the marine layer usually burns off by the a … Read more

San Francisco Pride 2012

The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, usually known as San Francisco Pride, is a parade and festival held at the end of June each year in San Francisco to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies. The Mission of the San F … Read more

Cambridge ESOL Tricks and Tips! (Key Word Transformation)

One of the most challenging sections when taking a Cambridge ESOL examination is the Use of English ‘Key Word Transformation’. This section of the exam requires a student to understand a number of different relationships simultaneously occurring within the English language. Candidates ar … Read more