“The Hood” a free student activity at EC San Francisco

All cities have neighborhoods, and all neighborhoods have history.  However, often even local people have no idea about the history of their city.  San Francisco has a famous neighborhood that is easily understood by everyone  –  Chinatown.  And there is the Mission District, currently a vibra … Read more

Writing development, from your friends at EC San Francisco

Writing is considered to be the toughest of the four major language skills.  In many cultures, there is relatively little expectation that people will ever do much original writing, and the expectation for students to write is limited.  However, in the US, writing is one of the primary ways that stu … Read more

EC San Francisco English school visits UC Berkeley

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to dozens of colleges and universities, both public and private, but two stand out both in national rankings and in the minds of people worldwide  –  UC Berkeley (“Cal”) and Stanford.  UC Berkeley is the flagship, and original campus, of the Unive … Read more

Developing Your Reading

Of the four primary language skill areas, reading is the most demanding.  In fact, it is so demanding that many people never become proficient readers in their first language.  If you don’t like to read, you don’t read, which means you don’t get better.  It’s one of the big p … Read more