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FREE Classes!

Here at EC San Francisco, we offer our students three free classes every week. Students can attend these classes without having to pay. Each class is one hour long. They’re led by one of our qualified teachers. Also, the classes are multi-level, so that students from all levels can learn from each others’ experiences. Below is a brief description of each class.   California History and Culture In this class, students are introduced to Californian history and culture. We illustrates how the culture is unique yet crucial to American culture and history. The gold rush started in California. Hollywood shaped the culture of the United States. In addition, the Lakers & the Warriors are Californians teams. In this class, we also discuss current events in California, and how they affect the States and the whole world. Currently, this class is led by teacher Gifford. Writing Writing in English is very different from writing in your own languages. For example, the structure of an English language Article is very different from an Arabic one. We know that most of English language learners face a bit of a challenge when it comes to writing. Hence why we provide this mixed level writing class. Whether you are writing for your TOEFL exam, or for a Statement of Purpose, or creative writing, our teachers will most definitely help you. They are trained to guide you step by step to have the perfect writing piece. Currently this class is led by teacher Chloe. Prononciation This class is designed to enhance student pronunciation and listening to certain difficult sounds. Pronunciation is key to communication, that’s why our teachers will work with you using tongue twisters, homophones and IPA charts. We will also sing along and repeat sentences. We will explain why certain word clusters make certain … Read more

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May Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

There is so much more to studying English at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Join us this month on some fun activities in the Bay Area! EC San Francisco 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. Pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. Some of the highlights for this month include Alcatraz Tour, BBQ at the Golden Gate Park, and Beach Picnic, 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 if you have any questions. Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our ESL Courses at EC San Francisco!

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. 

EC San Francisco Activity Calendar for September

September’s Student Activities Schedule

There is so much more to studying ESL in San Francisco at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for September 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 Spanish Dinner, UC Berkeley American Football game, and the Dragon Boat Festimal, 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. Learn English while having fun here in San Francisco.

August 2015 EC San Francisco Activities Calendar

August’s Student Activities Schedule

There is so much more to studying ESL in San Francisco at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for August 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 Kaiser’s Mexican Night, Party Bus Night Club tours, and Walking Tours of San Francisco, 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. Come and take an English course.

July 2015 Activities Calendar at EC San Francisco English

July’s Student Activities Schedule

There is so much more to studying ESL in San Francisco at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for July 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 a trip to Salinas Rodeo, Giants game, 4th of July Fireworks and Walking Tours of San Francisco, 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. Come and learn English in USA .

April Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

There is so much more to studying English at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for April 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 a school-wide BBQ, Giants game, and Earth Week. We have some great activities planned for you this month at this fun language school sf. 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. Have fun and learn English in USA!

EC San Francisco February 2015 Activity Calendar

  EC San Francisco February 2015 Activities Calendar Join us this month on some wintry activities in San Francisco. 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. Activities in grey are suggested activities that you can do with friends or on your own. All free classes are in red. Free classes are a great opportunity to get extra practice in various English skills. We hope you’ll join us for some February Fun! EC offers many English courses in San Francisco, including the Academic Semester Programme.

DynED Software Piloting Program at ECSF English School!

As the year is winding down, EC San Francisco staff and students are gearing up for another great year of learning and engaging lessons. Besides awesome classes, our school has been offering many extracurricular activities such as Guided Study and the Hood Walk. Listening is one of the most difficult challenges for students of all proficiency levels but ECSF students have recently had the opportunity to improve their skills in this area by participating in sessions with DynED. DynED is an innovative computer software that helps students learn English in engaging and interactive ways. Students can study and improve their listening skills in the privacy of their own home or pretty much anywhere else they want. All you need is a computer. This is a unique opportunity for English students in San Francisco, as the program is still in development. Students can also offer feedback in order to optimize DynED’s effectiveness for future students. The last few sessions have been offered to Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate students but we intend to continue this partnership and offer it to a variety of levels. Keep your eyes and ears open in class for future announcements regarding great opportunities to learn with DynED.  Teacher Kristin  

Get Some Extra Academic Support at ECSF’s New Guided Study Program

Hi students and blog readers, The busy summer season at ECSF is rapidly winding down but for many of our students, the work is far from over as they continue towards their goal of expanding their English language skills. While many of ECSF’s after school activities are geared towards using English in a laid back and social setting, we also like to offer our students more support with their academic work. Students wanting more support with their homework should come to ECSF’s Guided Study Program. Guided Study is a study hall we are offering to our students who are interested in getting help with their homework and writing skills. Guided Study is in Lombard classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 pm-3:45 pm and offers students the chance to work alone or in small groups in a comfortable setting that is academic centered. Teacher Tim runs Guided Study and is there to offer students assistance with their assignments. Space is limited so sign-up in the activities binder at the front desk to reserve your seat. Drop-in attendees are welcome based on available space.  Teacher Tim