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September Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

  Happy Summer month of September! At EC San Francisco, we think it is very important for students to join activities to learn English in a fun environment, to use more English outside of school and to discover the Bay Area. Join us this month on some fun activities in San Francisco! Every month, the school plans a variety of activities for students with teachers, staff and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5-student minimum, so it is very important to sign up. Most of the activities are free of charge, but some of them require a small contribution. Please pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. September activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Segway Tour in San Francisco, UC Berkeley Football Game, Night Movie Picnic in Dolores Park, as well as so much more. Check out the September activity calendar to know all the activities for the next weeks! 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 EC’s ESL School in San Francisco!

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August Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

Happy Summer month of August! At EC San Francisco, we think it is very important for students to join activities to learn English in a fun environment, to use more English outside of school and to discover the Bay Area. Join us this month on some fun activities in San Francisco! Every month, the school plans a variety of activities for students with teachers, staff and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5-student minimum, so it is very important to sign up. Most of the activities are free of charge, but some of them require a small contribution. Please pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. August activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Kayaking in the Bay Area, BBQ in Golden Gate Park, Giants Baseball Game, as well as so much more. Check out the August activity calendar to know all the activities for the next weeks! 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 EC’s ESL School in San Francisco!

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July Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

July in San Francisco is always an amazing month! Let’s join EC this month on some fun activities in the city! The school plans a variety of activities for students with teachers, staff and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5-student minimum, so it is very important to sign up. Most of the activities are free of charge but some of them requires a small contribution. Please pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. July activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Kayaking in the Bay, BBQ in Golden Gate Park, Giants Baseball Game, as well as so much more. Check out the July activity calendar to know all the activities for the next weeks! 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 English courses in San Francisco!

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Linda from Switzerland: ”I had an amazing time at EC San Francisco”

Linda, a student from Switzerland, was looking for a place to study English and she ended up opting for EC San Francisco English Centre. She studied at EC for 8 weeks, where she improved her English and met people from all around the world. Here is what Linda had to say: ”When I decided to go abroad to improve my English, it was clear for me to visit the U.S. When I saw movies or pictures, I was always impressed about the amazing nature and the awesome cities and wanted to see this country. I chose San Francisco, because I like the multicultural atmosphere just as the nature, which is pretty close to San Francisco. EC school was recommended to me and I’m really happy that I ended up here. The school is situated in the middle of the city and all places of interest are in a walk-able distance. I really enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in school. The school system is very good. Everyone can benefit from class and the students have the opportunity to help shape the lessons. Also a big plus were the free classes and school activities. The activities are great and diversified, so everyone can find something they are interested in. ”It was an amazing experience” I joined a lot of activities. One of my highlights was the BBQ party in the Golden Gate Park, organized by Director Ryan. Another school activity that I like to remember is the excursion to Land’s End. This place is near by the city, but at the same time it feels like you are surrounded by nature. On our one-hour hiking trip we even saw whales and seals. Participating in the activities is a good possibility to meet new people from school, who are in other classes. Thanks to my wonderful teachers … Read more

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EC Activity: Baseball Game

One of our monthly activity at EC San Francisco is to go see a Baseball Game at the AT&T Park Stadium. It is leaded by our center director Ryan, who is a big fan of this sport and of the local team, the Giants! Even if baseball is a popular sport around the world, some of the students do not know anything about it and the rules, as it is mostly popular in countries like the US, Japan and Canada. Therefore, before heading to the game, Ryan likes to give a presentation about Baseball and the San Francisco team to the students. During this time, they can get to know the rules, the Giants team, and ask questions. Go Giants! After the presentation, Ryan and the students go to the AT&T Stadium, which is only 20 minutes walk from the school! Once arrived at the stadium, we usually take pictures, take a tour around the stadium and check out the right field from behind the players enjoying the location. We also take the time to walk around the different stands selling different kinds of food, such garlic fries, hot dogs and drinks. When the game starts, we all sit and enjoy the moment together! The last game EC went to see was between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, and our team won. Go Giants! It is always a fun activity to do with the students! If you would like to study and have fun in San Francisco, check out our EC San Francisco English Centre!

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This weekend: 2018 San Francisco LGBT Pride

If you have been in San Francisco in June, you must have noticed all the rainbow flags in the streets. The city celebrates every year this month the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Many pride events are happening in June everywhere across the countries, to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. And as San Francisco is well known for being one of the most gay friendly cities in the World, it is obvious that our beautiful city would pay tribute to the LGBT community during this special month. LGBT Pride takes place in June every year in San Francisco. It is organized by the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration Committee. Concerts, performances, exhibitors and speeches happen during the weekend starting on Friday, while the parade takes place on Sunday. The San Francisco LGBT Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation and one of the world’s most famous pride parades, so you don’t want to miss it! The 48th annual parade will happen on June 23-24, 2018. This year’s event theme is ‘The Generations of Strength’. Here is the full schedule for the events!   2018 San Francisco Pride Schedule Friday : Trans March (11 AM). In Dolores Park Saturday : Celebration at Civic Center Plaza. (Noon to 6:00 PM) Dyke March Starting in the Mission Dyke March (5 PM). In the Mission, from 18th & Dolores. Sunday : Pride Parade (10:30 AM). Starting at Market & Beale, heading down Market St. and ends at 8th Street. Are you interested in studying in one of the most colorful and open-minded cities in the world, San Francisco? Check out our English courses in San Francisco!

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EC Volunteer at Glide Memorial Church

One of our activities at EC San Francisco is the volunteer at the Glide Memorial Church. Every month, a staff member and the students go to the Church in Tenderloin to help serving food for homeless people. Glide Memorial Church is near the school, so after the afternoon classes, we all walk together to the Tenderloin. As the dinner usually starts at 4 pm, we have to be there around 3:30 pm to meet the staff and to get started. The dinner takes place in Mo’s Kitchen, which is inside the Church. It is a cozy cafeteria where the people who come to eat can feel like they are in a restaurant. Every volunteer has a task. It is either to welcome the homeless by giving them cups and napkins, putting food in the trays, or giving the trays to the people who come to eat. The dinner lasts one hour, so at 5 PM, we help the volunteers to tidy the cafeteria. It is always a good experience for the students, because they can learn more about the current situation of the homeless in San Francisco. Volunteering allows them to give back and to help as much as they can. Also, they meet nice Americans and they can practice their English with them. The next volunteer activity will take place in July. Are you interested in volunteering with EC and studying English in San Francisco? Check out our English courses in San Francisco!

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June Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

Happy new month of June! At EC San Francisco, we think it is very important for students to join activities to learn English in a fun environment and to discover the Bay Area. Join us this month on some fun activities in San Francisco! Every month, the school plans a variety of activities for students with teachers, staff and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5-student minimum, so it is very important to sign up. Most of the activities are free of charge but some of them requires a small contribution. Please pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. June activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Oakland Tour, Giants Baseball Game, a tour of The Marina District, as well as so much more. Also, on this month starts the Russia 2018 World Cup and EC San Francisco has planned a lot of activities to watch games and to support everyone’s teams! 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 English courses in San Francisco!

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EC BBQ in Golden Gate Park

  Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Nearly twenty percent larger than Central Park in New York City, you will discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves and great activities. In Golden Gate Park you can find a lot of hidden gems, such as the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, Hippie Hill, Stow Lake… You will always find something interesting to do in Golden Gate Park! Families and friends love to reunite in this park to have BBQ at the nearby picnic area.   On May 11th, EC San Francisco organized a big BBQ in Lindley Meadow, which is a grand green picnic area inside Golden Gate Park. More than seventy students were part of the event! Our center director Ryan was the BBQ chef and cooked delicious burgers and hot dogs for everyone. We were very lucky to have a windless and very sunny weather this afternoon! The students enjoyed the BBQ eating, chatting, and playing activities such as volleyball, baseball, soccer and Frisbee. We all had such a fun time together! We can learn a lot from doing activities outside of school. Let’s join our EC San Francisco activities! Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our EC San Francisco ESL Courses!

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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!