Isabel from Venezuela was looking for a place to study English and she ended up opting for ESL Courses at EC San Francisco. She studied at EC for 12 weeks, where she took a general English course. In addition to this, Isabel participated in a lot of activities organised by the school and she got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Isabel had to say:
What did you like the most about the social leaders?
I completely loved how welcoming the whole staff was, they’re always looking forward to help you and improve anything that might need an upgrade. Also the student ambassadors were really friendly to everyone since day one. Which in my opinion is really important especially in the first couple of days when you don’t have any friends yet, they’ll make you feel as if you were at home away from home.
What will you remember from your stay?
The whole San Francisco/EC experience was wonderful, especially the fact that you’ll get to talk with non-native speakers from all over the world, so you just don’t improve your English but you’ll learn a lot about their cultures and countries.
The classes are really entertaining, the teachers always choose interesting topics to discuss and might even take you for a walk during the class for you to learn even more about the city. And since the classes are not really big every student gets a chance to participate and to converse. Also, the Bay Area is an amazing place to live and hang out with friends, you can pretty much do any activity here.
I don’t know what it is, but EC has the most awesome people in the world. I’m so glad that I got to meet all my friends, teachers and staff, it was a pleasure to coincide with you guys. It’s the experience of a lifetime!
What advice would you give to a new student learning English?
Time flies while you are having fun, so remember to enjoy every single little thing and moment during your stay. Also don’t be shy to introduce yourself to a group of other students even if you feel that your English isn’t good enough, remember that we all came here with the purpose of improving our English skills and we’re all looking forward to meet new people and make friends.
Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco?
Choosing the place where I’d go was sort of a random choice for me, I wanted to go to a place that I haven’t been before and since I’ve always listened wonderful things about San Francisco I asked myself, why not give it a shot? And I’m 100% grateful that I did because it has become my favorite city ever.