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Meet Our New Student Ambassadors!

During May’s graduations we have said goodbye to many of our great student Ambassadors. They completed their courses and we wish them the best of luck in their new adventures. However, we have recruited two new student ambassadors. They are Glaucia, Mao, Rafael & Serena.   Glaucia Rodrigues Sirquera Santana   She is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a software engineer. Her favorite place in San Francisco is the North Beach district. She’s interested in traveling. She loves meeting new people from all over the world. She likes to spend time with fun people. Her favorite movie is Eat, Pray Love. She likes pasta and coffee. She loves the Samba! Rafael Luiz   He is from Belo Hirozonte, Brazil. He is a history teacher. He teaches in a high school. He also co-founded an educational start-up. His favorite places are Amsterdam, Moscow & Paris. His favorite food is a Brazilian dish consisting of rice, beans, beef and salad. He likes to listen to U2. His favorite movie is Lord of the Rings. Mao Kimura   She is from Niigata, Japan. She is 19. She is a college student studying Business Management. Mao’s favorite place is her hometown! She eats ice cream everyday. Her favorite food is ramen. She likes all American music, and her favorite movie is Midnight Sun. Sihyun Woo (Sirena)   She is from Busan, South Korea. She studied Philosophy. She can turn anywhere to her favorite place! She’s a strong voice for feminism. She also likes dancing. Her favorite food is ice cream and Korean food. She enjoys listening to K-Pop, and her favorite movies are all Disney movies. Do you want to join us and become a student Ambassador too? Sign up for an English Course in San Francisco.  

Aziz’s experience with IELTS

  “At last! I scored 6.5” – our brilliant student ambassador, Aziz Aziz is a student from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He joined EC in March 2018 after receiving a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education in his country. The reason he joined us was to achieve a proficiency level that qualified him to register for the IELTS: a requirement to get accepted in a university. When he started, we placed him in the Elementary level. He worked hard through levels to reach Upper Intermediate. He finally qualified to take the IELTS for the first time, and then five more! He needed a 6.5 score, but he kept getting 6. We worked with him on a daily basis training him for the test. He’s achieved the highest level of proficiency at EC! He’s been here for over 60 weeks. Aziz has got 6.5. Finally, he graduated to attend college here in the U.S. on a full scholarship! We will miss Aziz and wish him the best of luck!   Do you want to attend our English Language School? Visit our website!

May Secret Activities! Hush Hush!

Hello EC San Francisco! Before we tell you our secrets in May, we want to tell you that our May Calendar is out. Go to the front desk heroes and ask for your copy! May is FULL of fun activities. Now let us tell you about some off-calendar events that you and your friends can explore:   1. SF Cinco de Mayo Festival: Cinco de May is an annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. Every year, San Francisco celebrates the day on the weekend of the 5th. “The 2019 SF Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place on Saturday 10 A.M – 6 P.M., May 4th, 2019, occupying Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets.” Check their website.    2. How Weird Street Faire: A one day event, in the heart of San Francisco! It is an annual event for art, music, performances and everything WEIRD! They’re holding their 20th annual event this year on May 5th. The fair starts at 12:00PM to 8:00PM. “This year, the four main entrances to the faire are at Howard and 1st Streets, at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, Folsom and 2nd Streets, and at Mission and 2nd Streets” For more information, click here.   3. The Great San Francisco Sidewalk Sale: San Francisco loves its small business and local merchants! So, every year the city collaborates with these local businesses and encourage people to go out and shop! On May 11, “Small businesses will offer a variety of sales, tastes and entertainment” for free!   4. Carnaval San Francisco On Feb of 1979, performers, dancers and other fun people decided to start parading in uniforms and costumes. They drummed their way dancing and parading. They decided they will be the first San Francisco Carnaval. Ever since, … Read more