Three Benefits of Making Friends Abroad

1. Networking What do we mean by networking? The more international friends you make, the more places around the globe you’ll have chances in. For example, let’s say you know, a Brazilian, a Saudi, a German, a Korean and a Russian! Now you have networks in five different countries! That means if you’re ever looking for business opportunities, or job vacancies, or simple vacation, you now know enough people to help you and direct you to where you find the best jobs or opportunities in these five countries. Now imagine you know more than just one, from many different regions and provinces or even counties, imagine the network and references you’ll have! That’s one of the best things we offer at our language school! 2. Traveling for less Let’s say you’re happy where you are, and are comfortable with your job or business. Let’s say your country offers you the best opportunities for you, and you’re not thinking of relocating. However, you would still want to travel the world and see as much as you can! Who wouldn’t want to see all the countries in the world? If you made friends in as many countries as you can, those friends can help you find the cheapest but best places to visit. They will offer you help one where to go and where not to go. They will know the local cool places that are not crowded with tourists, providing a unique culture experience! Sometimes, they will offer you a place to stay for FREE! Because they’re the awesome local friend! 3. Learning new languages We all know that practice make perfect, and the best practice is with your native speaker buddy! If you want to learn a new language, English or German, Russian, or Japanese… etc, the best way to … Read more

My Experience, written by Kazutoyo Hayashi

Kazu is one of our awesome EC ambassadors. He is from Japan, and is currently studying in our pre-intermediate class. He is also signed up in our semi-intensive program. Here’s what he said about his experience at EC San Francisco. “I’ve already spent two months EC San Francisco. I’m having a great time here. On the first day, I couldn’t understand everything which was in English; school rules and information about San Francisco. But everyone who; teachers and my friends were very helpful. Thanks to everyone, I feel my English was improved a lot. I’ve learned that communication is important in conversation. EC has a lot of students who are from different countries. We have different accents and different cultures. We also have a lot of different personality differences. We’ve been staying here and respecting each other. I learned that respecting each other is important to get along. I’ve never thought about it before I came to San Francisco. I believe it’s going to be a great experience for me. Thanks to every student I met, I am having a great time here. I often ask teachers when I couldn’t understand. Teachers always help me. EC teachers are so kind to teach us. We really like them. I really think EC school is the best school. New students don’t need to worry. Also, our school has a lot of activities. I experienced yoga, hiking and traveling to Las Vegas etc. It was really fun. And we can make friends even though we have different classes”.   If you want to learn more, Please sign up for English Courses in San Francisco  

Activities Highlight of December

Holiday season has started with December! Here are some big events we will be leading for our students! Coit Tower On Wednesday, December 11th, Teacher Gifford is going to take students to the famous Coit Tower. He will lead a walk to the Tower to climb the hill from the secret stairs. It is located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood. You will see people’s backyard. The Coit Tower was listed in the National Historic Landmark in 1984. It was built as a memorial for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy woman of the Bay Area. Chocolate & Art On Thursday December 12th, Teacher Linah is showcasing her art at the SomArts Cultural Center on Brannen St. The event will include free chocolate fondu, food vendors and drinks are present. its is strictly 21+. It starts at 8:00 PM and continues to 2:00 in the morning. If you cannot make it on Thursday, you can go on Friday the 13th. The event is 2 days in a row. Holiday Potluck Party It’s also UGLY sweater day. Our Christmas potluck party is on December 19th. It will take place at the Tehama Luxury Residence. It will start around 5 PM. Just bring a snack, or a drink, beer or a bottle of wine! We will enjoy a relaxed evening before we head out for dinner. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! December Karaoke On December 27th, just after Christmas, we will host our monthly Karaoke contest! Let’s see who can sing the loudest, the bravest, and the best! Anna & Linah will lead the contest at the student lounge. It will cost you $2 to attend our party! We will have snacks for you. The contest will start at 3:00PM after your afternoon class. Cocktail Bay Cruise Do you want to have a nice party with drinks … Read more