Decorate Cakes

The Special Activity in The Class “Decorate Cakes”

  The morning classes are normally inside the classroom, but our teachers sometimes take students to explore the city or invite locals to do various activities together. The teacher, Gregory, invited a chef named Alan, who works for the Mission Beach Café, to the class. The students were taught how to decorate cakes and then did it by themselves. Chef Alan brought different kinds of fillings and decorations for the cakes, and all of the students tasted all of the fillings and decided which filling was their favorite one.     Next, the students were divided into six teams to compete against each other. All of the cakes that the students made looked amazing and like each personality; it was so hard to judge which cake was the best. The day of the activity was Friday, so we shared the cakes during the graduation ceremony with all our students.     In conclusion, our English classes in San Francisco are very unique because all of our teachers offer students practical ways to use English in the classroom. One of the examples is the above activity. If you are interested in studying English in San Francisco, we offer many courses including Business English Courses in San Francisco! Check out our courses in San Francisco!

Meet new Student Ambassador Mara!

  This month EC San Francisco has 2 new Student Ambassadors. One of these is Mara Dessauer from Switzerland. Mara is a very friendly student that enjoys going out and exploring San Francisco.  She lives at The Monastery Residence and often takes advantage of EC@Home.  Here are some fun facts about Mara: Name : Mara Nationality: Swiss Age: 21 What do I do in my country?: I am studying Psychology Personality and Hobbies:  I am an open-minded, friendly and patient person.  I love to travel, spend time with my friends and I a ma group fitness instructor.  

Julian Hégé is Learning English at EC San Francisco

Julian from France: “This city is filled with surprises”

Recently, some of the students who were part of a special group that was here from Strasbourg, France took the time to share some thoughts on their experience.  They were required to go abroad as part of their business program at the EM Strasbourg Business School and in this case, this requirement brought them here for English Courses in San Francisco. Here is what Julian had to say: “Ever since we got here, I feel like a child seeing the world for the first time. This city is filled with surprises and places to go and I am more than satisfied of what I saw and experienced here. I knew that when I’d go back to France I’d be more mature and open to the world, but I would’ve never thought it would be that much.  What we experienced here was literally a dream: I’ve always wanted to study in the US, no matter how long, I just wanted to do it and be able to tell people that I “know” what it’s like.  Now that we are reaching the end of our stay, I am more than pleased to say that we enjoyed every single minute here. I’m glad that I worked hard to get into our business school in Strasbourg, because this international experience wouldn’t have been the same without the people that I came along with.  I strengthened some friendships and got to know other students at the same time.  This trip also made me think of what I want to do with my life and how I can get there. Besides, the courses and the atmosphere at EC were very enriching and I am proud to say that I improved my English skills a lot.  I hope I’ll be able to come back here and relive my memories.”

Claire Gallion from Strasbourg talks about Learning English at EC San Francisco

Claire from France: “Teachers at EC are the best”

  Recently, some of the students who were part of a special group that was here from Strasbourg, France took the time to share some thoughts on their experience.  They were required to go abroad as part of their business program at the EM Strasbourg Business School and in this case, this requirement brought them here for English Courses in San Francisco. Here is what Claire had to say: “First of all, I had an amazing time here in San Francisco and also at EC. During our 10 week stay I learned and discovered a lot. I achieved my goal by improving myself in English and discovering a new culture. People here are open-minded and willing to help you. Thanks to the time we spent here I hope and I think I learned how to be more open-minded myself.  I also learned how to be myself and to enjoy life. Teachers at EC are the best and very different from French teachers. The way they taught us was amazing because we learned how to speak, read and think in English in an interesting way. Your classes were particularly interesting and enriching.”  

Loève Ruf from Strasbourg reflects on her experience while Studying English at EC San Francisco

Loève from France: “San Francisco changed my life”

  Recently, some of the students who were part of a special group that was here from Strasbourg, France took the time to share some thoughts on their experience.  They were required to go abroad as part of their business program at the EM Strasbourg Business School and in this case, this requirement brought them here for English Courses in San Francisco.  Here is what Loève had to say: “I think my stay San Francisco changed my life in a certain way. In fact, it opened a lot my mind and made me discover a lot of new things. Here, everybody accepts the others and there is a kind of harmony in the city. Moreover, the weather is very pleasant and it made me very happy every day. To me, it is like a “dream city,” everything seems so perfect and without any problem. I really love the American way of life, except the food (I really miss French food) and the prices which are very very high. Everything also seems to be easy to reach in San Francisco: you can easily get the job of your dreams, live incredible moments thanks to friendly people and whatever you want to do, you can.  Should I also praise how beautiful the landscapes are here?  It is really breathtaking. Concerning the courses in EC San Francisco, at the beginning I didn’t really feel progress in English, but when I went to the advanced class I think my English level has become better. Honestly, your courses were very interesting. We were able to have lots of debates and this is a very good way to learn how to speak English fluently. You always tried to make your best to interest us and it was really enjoyable. Thanks to you, I also learned a lot of vocabulary.  Don’t change … Read more

French student Ariane recounts her experience while Studying English at EC San Francisco

Ariane from France: “EC San Francisco is an amazing school”

  Recently, some of the students who were part of a special group that was here from Strasbourg, France took the time to share some thoughts on their experience.  They were required to go abroad as part of their business program at the EM Strasbourg Business School and in this case, this requirement brought them here for English Courses in San Francisco.  Here is what Ariane had to say: “This ten-week trip in San Francisco has been an enriching experience I think. I have never been abroad for so long before this trip. When I think about San Francisco, I remember tons of wonderful memories.  EC San Francisco is an amazing school where all the personnel is attentive.  I also think that the teachers are very competent.  They know how to make their courses interesting. In addition, the international students are open-minded and mostly outgoing.  We had the chance to discuss with businessmen, with native students, to visit outstanding places. I can’t wait to see the Facebook establishment this afternoon! We visited many places by ourselves. I have been amazed every day. I had the opportunity to go to other cities like Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.  During this expatriation, I fulfilled many of my dreams and I feel pleased about that. Now I understand why California has this exceptional reputation; people are tolerant and the atmosphere is cool. The only bad thing was the fact that we could not go into bars, that we can’t do anything under 21. Apart from this, our residence-  the Monroe- was not that good but it is okay when you are with your friends.  We go back to France in two days, and sincerely I don’t want to. If I could, I would stay much longer. To my mind, your courses were the most interesting … Read more

Meet new Student Ambassdor Sena!

  Rounding out the group of awesome new Student Ambassadors is the fabulous Sena Kansiz from Turkey. Sena will be with us for several months and she also lives at The Monastery Residence so many students will have the pleasure of knowing and participating in many activities with her. Here are some words from Sena: “Hey! I’m Sena from Turkey! I’m 22 and I’m graduated from Kadir Has University-Istanbul . My major was cinema and television. And during my university education I’ve worked in a TV channel for 3 years which produced The Voice of Turkey,Turkey’s got talent, Survivor and Rising Star Turkey. Before my TV experience I’ve worked for Istanbul Modern Art Museum. I do snowboarding for 7 years and I love horse riding. I like to travel and explore new places. I took photo lessons and I can take a picture of everything I see:) i’m addicted to listening to music and I’m sure that we get along well!”

Meet new Student Ambassador Cristóbal!

  Another new Student Ambassador at EC San Francisco this month is Cristóbal Mardones from Chile. He is actually in San Francisco studying at EC with his brother, sister and also his father.  Prior to the arrival of his brother and father, Cristóbal and his sister both stayed at The Monastery Residence where they both often visit and do activities with other EC students.  Here are some words from Cristóbal: “Hey my name is Cristóbal and I am from Chile. I like any kind of journey, travel or trip in San Francisco and also I am informed of many events and great places to go in this amazing city. If you have any doubt or you need any company, come to me!!!”

Meet new Student Ambassador Mohammed!

  Another new Student Ambassador is Mohammed Alemam from Saudi Arabia. Mohammed is part of a special group of students here since last summer. Mohammed is here long term, so it only makes sense for him to be an ambassador.  Since his arrival, he is always socializing and befriending many students. Although he lives with a host family, Mohammed spends a lot of quality time with students at The Monastery Residence, making them feel welcomed and an important part of our EC Family.   Here are some words from Mohammed: “Hi, My name is Mohammed from Saudi Arabia. I have been here since July. This place is awesome, you guys should enjoy every single moment in San Francisco.If you have any questions feel free to ask me. I’m looking forward to seeing you!”  

Meet new Student Ambassador Julien!

  Another new Student Ambassador is Julien Hégé from France. Julien is also part of a special group of students here from Strasbourg, France who are required to study abroad as part of their business program at the EM Strasbourg Business School. Julien is staying with his group in a downtown residence; however, you might spot him sporadically hanging out at The Monastery Residence playing UNO with fellow students. Here are some words from Julien: “Hi, my name is Julien and I’m a French student! I’ll stay at EC San Francisco for 10 weeks in total. My passion is music (I sing & play the ukulele and a little bit of piano). I love coffee, meeting people, and of course FOOD! I also enjoy travelling and discovering new places. I’d be glad to help you settle here in San Francisco, and answer any question you might have about the school, the city, and more!”