To Study in USA is fun

ElisAngela’s Trip to Angel Island

Abdulaziz , Gloria , Elisangela Michelle , and Yukari were all bold and eager enough to make the trip Saturday morning which proved to be gorgeous weather with no wind and in fact we got to see some wild animals very close up with raccoons and a male buck not 10 yards away from us! The two hour hike was just long enough as we covered the west side with sweeping views of both bridges in the San Francisco Bay area as we walked surrounded by beautiful trees and absolutely no cars! A lot of people were on bikes and Segways  as well as a small tourist train that was too expensive for us. We had fun taking turns helping Yukari up hills assisting her powerful battery -operated wheelchair and she got to take a lot of photos and selfies!There was live music at the café outside and a beautiful little beach.  I brought American footballs and frisbees but we didn’t have time enough to play with them though there were a lot of kids playing American football on the once green field that’s now brown from the drought. We were all pretty happy to relax on the boat after the hike but a few of us went on the speedboat afterwards at Pier 39–it’s called the rocket boat and I highly recommend it for another activity.

Faris liked to study in the USA

Faris from Saudi Arabia

I have been learning English at EC San Francisco for eleven months and now I’m graduating. It has been a good experience for my life, I met lots of people from all over the world, we spend great moments between studying, laughing, partying and crying, I enjoyed every moment I had at EC San Francisco specially the activities which organized by Jessica and her amazing team the students ambassadors. As a student ambassador I was enjoying all the activities with all students specially when we all from different countries which we all speak different languages so when we go out together for activity and exploring the incredible San Francisco we speak one language only, it’s English, also it help us to practice our language, the fun thing is we correct each other which you will learn to not do the mistake again. I would really love to stay more but this is life you have to move on. I would really want to say thanks for my teacher and leader Jessica for her patients with all the students ambassadors also for the incredible teachers Waseem, Gregory, Liana, Terry and Gefford. Also Thank you for the amazing staff that I worked with Lina, Amanda, Kisar and Greg, it had been pleasure known you and I will miss you all. It is a great experience to study in the USA to learn English.  Best regards, Faris

Wei-hao likes to study English in USA

Wei-hao from Taiwan “My agency recommended it”

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose to study at EC San Francisco because my agency recommended it. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is EC is a beautiful building and teachers, students speak English and motivate you. What is your favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco? My favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco is skateboarding. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? The advice that I would give to a new student learning English at EC SF is Ricky is good teacher and join EC activities. It helps you speak English and make friends. It is a great experience to study in the USA to learn English. 

Natsumi liked to study in USA

Natsumi from Japan

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose to study at EC San Francisco because my agency help me find EC San Francisco because they tell me there are many nationalities. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the teachers help me a lot about everything. What is your favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco? My favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco is in the city my favorite place is Union Square. In San Francisco people is very friendly. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? The advice that I would give to a new student learning English at EC SF is go to free classes. Don’t miss your class. If you have any problem, tell the teachers and they will help you. It is a great experience to study in the USA to learn English. 

study in the USA

Waleed from Saudi Arabia

Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? I chose to study at EC San Francisco because a lot of friends told me EC has good teachers. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? My favorite thing about EC San Francisco is the teachers and how they teach, how nice they are and how I improved my English very well. What is your favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco? My favorite memory of studying ESL in San Francisco is when I went with Ryan to a college game. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? The advice that I would give to a new student learning English at EC SF is don’t skip your classes because one day you will need it. It is a great experience to study in the USA to learn English. 

student writing Yushin

Writing about Stereotypes

    A stereotype makes people give a definition of other persons who they meet for the first time. We easily decide who people are from their appearance, race, gender, where they were born, what kind of families they grew up in, or if they are rich or not. Some stereotypes can bring some advantages for us. We are able to make good impressions on someone who knew about us before. On the other hand, there are still some shortcomings about stereotypes and it will bring some influences occasionally in our lives. For example, we think that Japanese are polite, French men are romantic or British men are gentlemen. When it comes to gender, most people think men are stronger, the women are careful about details and thoughtful of others. When we talk about race, white people are strong and have higher social status. Sometimes we will automatically think rich people are beautiful, fashionable, handsome and elegant. All of these are the benefits of stereotypes, and it can make people easier to give good impressions to others. In contrast, there are not just good points to stereotypes. There are still lots of people who are affected by stereotypes. For instance, most people believe women are bad at driving or need to be cared for and men have a responsibility to work and earn money for families. Poor people usually have worse performance at school and they become criminals more easily. The person who is from a developing country has lower quality of life. When we walk o the street, we will be careful around black people. Nowadays, people get information from newspapers, TV or movies and we can use these media to change the situations. The stories of successful black people should be reported in newspapers. We can plan TV … Read more

Activity Calendar November

November Activity Calendar

  There is so much more to studying ESL in San Francisco at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for November 2015. There are plenty of outdoor activities on the calendar. San Francisco English School will be taking students on a variety of activities with teachers and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5 student minimum, so it’s very important to sign up. There’s a sign-up sheet at the Front Desk. Pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. If you have any questions, please speak to Jessica. Some of the highlights for this month include Warriors Basketball Game, Napa Valley Trip, and the Hood Walks which provide a detailed tour of the different San Francisco neighborhoods, many fall holiday activities. as well as so much more. We have some great activities planned for you this month at this fun language school in San Francisco . We encourage students to join as many events as they can to increase exposure to English-speaking opportunities and environments. Classes in blue and activities in orange are free of charge. Please ask the front desk for more information.It is a great experience to study in the USA to learn English.