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Student Testimonial: Waleed from Saudi Arabia

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? Choosing San Francisco was not optional. It was chosen by my country. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is that it is a very friendly city. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is everything. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to don’t go out with someone from your language. Waleed studied in the academic year program at EC San Francisco. Have fun and learn English in USA!

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Misfer from Saudi Arabia: “Study Hard”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? My job chose this location for me. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is that it is very friendly. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is all the things I did with my friends and my house family. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to study hard and definitely try to go to the Golden Gate Bridge. Misfer studied in the Academic Year program at EC San Francisco. Have fun and learn English in USA!

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Johanna from Columbia: “The city is beautiful.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I organized this with an organization. I chose San Francisco because the agent recommended this college to me, and also I know the city is beautiful. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the teachers, classrooms, and the extra-curricular activities. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is all of what I have done here. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to think about the cost of food in San Francisco. Johanna studied General English at EC San Francisco. Have fun and learn English in USA!

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Meet Abdullah, EC’s new intern

Could you tell us about yourself? My name is Abdullah Halawani, and I am from Jeddah Saudi Arabia. I have been in SF for about a year and three months, and I will be staying in SF until I finish my program in the University of San Francisco.  What was your experience like when you were a student here?  My experience in EC was one of the best because of the environment set by teachers and students.  Why did you decide that you wanted to be an intern at EC? I loved the environment in EC when studied there for a while, and I loved it more when I was volunteering. What is your favorite thing about San Francisco? Meeting people from all around the world and get to know more about their cultures.   Abdullah is a former student of the AY program who is now studying at San Francisco State University. Have fun and learn English in USA!

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EC San Francisco Walks the Walk

San Francisco is a city known for its organic food fare, liberal politics and progressive policies in place for sustainability and environmental conservation.  This week ECSF students showed their earth friendly pride by living and breathing a week’s worth of Earth Day activities.  Some of these included a Food Drive in which students donated cans of food to a local shelter, a “paperless Wednesday” where teachers were encouraged to deliver classes that did not rely on photocopying, some staff members agreed to live below the poverty line of $1.50 per day and finally, the week culminated in a Service Day Beach Clean-up involving staff and students alike who all volunteered a Saturday morning to give back to the community of San Francisco. We are proud of our students and staff’s dedication to living green and contributing to this week long of environmental awareness.  Efforts and sacrifices were greatly appreciated and hopefully a greater sense of environmental awareness was achieved! You can learn about the earth when you study ESL San Francisco.

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Drew’s Bike Ride

We got mostly new bikes this time and with little wind and traffic, it was a warm day on the bikes with getting a tan a new perk for the journey! This time the warming hit, the cafe on Crissy field, was open after renovations, and we got a coffee to power ourselves up the small hill to the GG bridge where we were rewarded by a perfect view of Baker beach and the city right under the second span– then gliding down and under the bridge we were treated to spotting various sea lions showing off to attract fisherman to throw out more bait. We took in the Mediterranean vistas rolling down finally into our destination, with  the best deli in town awaiting us past the expensive tourist traps, we ate at Driver’s marketplace, all organic of course! We had time to wander by foot around Sausalito and slurp homemade ice cream and catch the trance-like views of SF before taking the ferry boat home,snapping shots of Alcatraz which looked like a birthday cake from afar until we cruised 40 yards from it! A very relaxing time for all–and no one had sore legs the day after, but a few did wear more pink than before (forgetting to put sunscreen on!). Thanks for letting me show you around my beautiful town–I can’t wait to ride again! Have fun and learn English in USA!

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Public Transport: Studying ESL in San Francisco

  Bart and Muni You can buy a Clippercard and you can go to many places by Bart and Muni. The first one is faster than the second one because it doesn’t have traffic. It is like a subway. Also, you can buy a paper map or book for the schedule of Muni on Google map. The BART runs from 5:00AM to 11:30PM. If you go out after this time, you need another kind of transportation, like UBER. Bike Riding a bike is the most interesting way to explore many different places, especially on weekends. I have had a good experience. I had rented a bike for US$25 per day, with my friends and we rode to Sausalito. We could see wonderful views and we came back by ferryboat. Uber I recommend Uber because it is cheaper than a taxi and safer. Before you get Uber, you need to download it to your cell phone and put the dates of your credit card in it, like Master or Visa card. The Uber runs 24 hours a day, and it is safe and fast. These are my recommendations for enjoying San Francisco. Simone F. Mendoza is studying ESL San Francisco in the General English course at EC San Francisco. Study ESL San Francisco.

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ESL Storyboard Activities for Writing: Omar’s Story

Everyone in the park stopped their activities and stared into the sky. Something unusual was happening. Not long after, the people started running because there were some spacecrafts flying in the clear sky. Suddenly a man appeared with glasses and a hat. He looked like a hero and even the citizens called him Zong since he wore a T-shirt with a big X on his chest. Meanwhile he went to the place where the ugly aliens were. He took his chopsticks and prepared a noodle soup. Then he tried to convince the aliens with the soup, and nobody thought he could convince them to not attack the earth. “I never expected that to happen.”   Omar was enrolled in General English at EC San Francisco. In this course, he made an ESL digital storytelling project. Have fun and learn English in USA!    

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Florine from France: “Just enjoy and don’t be shy.”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I organized this with an organization. I chose San Francisco because I was already coming. I love this city. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is my meeting a lot of friends, and a lot of different cultures!!! It was so interesting–so amazing. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? My favorite memory of San Francisco is that San Francisco is a beautiful city with a lot of nice people.I love just walking on the street and meeting people. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? My advice to new students learning English at EC San Francisco would be to just enjoy and don’t be shy–It’s a fabulous experience and everyone is very friendly. Florine studied General English at EC San Francisco. Have fun and learn English in USA!

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Saleh’s Trip to Tahoe with Host Family

I’m going to talk about my trip in Lake Tahoe, it was an awesome trip with my homestay. It was in Jan 26th. we were 5 people, me, and the father of the family, and his wife, and the two of the children. We went Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m., we ate a breakfast in the way, and we arrived there at 8:00 in the morning. We went to sky boarding from 10:00a.m. until 3:00 p.m., after that we went to Reno Nevada, it take an hour a half. They rent from me a room with the children, and one of them, and there is a big buffet, and the dinner was delicious. After that we went to sleep because we were so tired. Th next day, we ate the breakfast in famous restaurant, after that we returned to SF. Saleh studies General English at EC San Francisco English language school sf. Be sure to have fun and do a Homestay San Francisco.