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October Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

  Happy Fall month of October! 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. October activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Alcatraz Tour, Kayaking in the Bay Area, Warrior’s Game Happy Hour, Halloween Party as well as so much more. Check out the October 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 English School in San Francisco!

Pierre

Pierre from France: ”I am proud to have succeeded because of my efforts”

  Pierre from France was looking for a place to study English and he ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. He studied at EC for 24 weeks, where he took a Semi Intensive Course. In addition to this, Pierre participated in a lot of activities organized by the school. He got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Pierre had to say:   During my stay at EC San Francisco School, I have learned a great deal personally, and this experience is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in recent years. Integration into another culture, in an environment where spoken and written language is different from French. It has highlighted my ability to adapt and the need to be autonomous. In addition, learning a second language will be very useful for me in the future as part of an international job. It reinforced my passion for discoveries and made me more curious. Indeed, I was able to meet very interesting people who live around the world. I made contacts and I can now count on some people in case I have a business trip to another country. I also really enjoyed speaking English on a daily basis. When I arrived here, I was not at all comfortable speaking and integrating into a conversation, today I have made real progress and I am now closer to the B2 + level. My current fluency in English satisfies me and motivates me for the future. But beyond all the knowledge and skills that I have acquired, this trip to San Francisco has allowed me to discover a culture and a part of the world that I have always dreamed of exploring. Arriving in a foreign country, so … Read more

Phoebe

Phoebe from Taiwan: ” The most incredible experience I’ve ever had”

  Phoebe from Taiwan was looking for a place to study English and she ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. She studied at EC for 14 weeks, where she took an Intensive Course. In addition to this, Phoebe participated in a lot of activities organized by the school. She got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Phoebe had to say:   In 2018, I made a big decision that was to quit my of 5 years job to join EC San Francisco to learn English. I’d learned English for over ten years, but both of my communication skill and grammar are the weakness. “Lack of confidence” is the most important reason. As a result, I can communicate with people who are from different countries without fear now which is the result that I’ve ever thought. There are two reasons why I feel my English Communication skill is better than before. First, I studied hard by myself and with the EC teachers’ support. I still can remember the first week in EC. I seldom gave my points of view during class because I was afraid I’d say something incorrect. Moreover, I felt a little stressed due to other classmates speaking better than me. On the positive side, I studied harder than before, tried to improve my English more and more. One thing I want to highlight is Ryan truly cares about how student feel studying at EC. When I came to EC for about one month, I submitted a questionnaire about how satisfied you are in EC. I wrote that I hope my teacher can correct my grammar and vocabulary anytime in class. After only one day, Ryan called a meeting with me and said that he … Read more

Andy

Andy from France: ”I had an amazing time in San Francisco with my wonderful friends!”

  Andy from France was looking for a place to study English and he ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. He studied at EC for 4 weeks, where he took a General English Course. In addition, Andy participated in as many school activities as he could. He got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences even tough he was here for only 4 weeks. Here is what Andy had to say:   I am a computer science engineering student in Paris, and as a part of my studies I must study abroad to get my degree. This is why my university offered me to go to EC San Francisco. I wanted to discover a new country and a new culture even tough the university sent me to San Francisco. I am not disappointed to come to San Francisco because it has been the best experience I have ever had in my life. I met many students from all around the world. I have learned about their cultures, their countries and we discovered together how life is in San Francisco. They have all become true and close friends to me. Before I came to San Francisco, my English was good but thanks to my teachers I took my English to another level. I improved my vocabulary, my listening even learned idioms which allows me to have a real conversation. The lessons were always interesting and allowed me to talk and be more confident. EC San Francisco organized amazing activities, such as picnic in Dolores Park, watching a football game in Berkeley and a walking tour in many neighborhoods, these allowed us to enjoy our stay and to share these experiences with students. I would like to thank all the members of … Read more

Michael

Michael from Germany: ”I could study hard in professional atmosphere!”

  Michael from Germany was looking for a place to study English and he ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. He studied at EC for 8 weeks, where he took an Intensive Course which included TOEFL class. In addition to this, Michael participated in a lot of activities organized by the school and he got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Michael had to say:   My trip started at the beginning of my last semester break at the end of July 2018. Eight weeks intensive English classes and a final TOEFL exam lay ahead of me. After a great introduction day, I started to study the event schedule of EC School San Francisco. My target was to enroll in as many activities as I could, to improve my English skills and enjoy the wonderful sightseeing spots in San Francisco. In retrospective, I must say that I enjoyed the volunteer California Culture and History classes led by the Teacher, Gifford, the most. This knowledge was very important for me in a lot of touristic places in the city. Once Goethe said, “We only see what we know”. During my first week with my teacher Gregory, I struggled a little bit with his austerity. After all I have to say that this teaching style improved my English a lot. The EC staff always tried to improve the learning methods and the communication between students and teachers. I would recommend studying English in this school to all students who are willing to study hard in a professional atmosphere. My only negative statement about San Francisco is the cost of living and the impact of the homeless on the streets. However, I can say that San Francisco is one … Read more

Activity-calendar-_SEP_2018

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!

Emma

Emma from Slovakia: ”I have more confidence to use English”

  Emma, a student from Slovakia, was looking for a place to improve English and she ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. She studied at EC San Francisco for 6 weeks, where she quickly improved her English and met people from all around the world. Now she has much confidence to use English. Here is what Emma had to say:   Before I came here, I have had English classes in Slovakia for 12 years. When I came here, I was able to understand almost everything but I wasn’t able to speak and express my feelings. I came to EC San Francisco scared and determined to improve my English. I started in intermediate class. I had problems with speaking and using right grammar, so I focused on those points. After one week, I had more confidence about my English. My teachers were patient with what all students spoke. They tried to explain everything to everyone carefully. My exit test showed me that my level is still intermediate. However, I feel as if my English is 100 percent better than before. I met a lot of new people from different countries. I made many friends for life and now I know something interesting about some countries. EC San Francisco gave me the best experience of my life. What I like the most about EC SF is that the director and school ambassadors do the best for making good friendships between students. It doesn’t matter if you are from Colombia, Slovakia or Japan. It also doesn’t matter if you are young or older. Of course, there are some differences but we can be friends with anybody. Every week we could join free classes about California history and culture, writing and pronunciation. Almost every day, we had different activities … Read more

Miho from Japan

Miho from Japan: “I had wonderful memories with all my friends”

  Miho, a student from Japan, was looking for a place to continue to study English and she ended up opting for EC’s ESL School in San Francisco. She studied at EC for four and half months after other school in San Francisco, where she improved her English and met people from all around the world. Here is what Miho had to say:   I often came to San Francisco to travel and stayed here for a few weeks because I wanted to improve my English skill, but it was not enough to learn English. I wanted to experience the local lifestyle during studying English in the USA. After that, I quit my job and I came here to improve more my English. I have stayed in San Francisco for one year and two months that was one of my dreams. San Francisco is an amazing city because there are many different cultural things in urban areas. On the other hand, if buses run in a few minutes, there are such beautiful parks and beaches. I went to the Baker Beach and then I took a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge that was a magnificent view!! I lived in the East Bay with my friend. Her husband is a native speaker. They always invited me to join a public holiday event of the USA with their family. I joined Trick-or-Treat of Halloween, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner and fireworks for 4th of July that were such great experiences for knowing various cultures of the USA. The atmosphere of the East Bay and the Bay Area including San Francisco is also different from my country, so I really enjoyed both of the areas. In addition, EC San Francisco is an amazing school because there are many wonderful teachers and staff. They … Read more

Activity-Calendar-August-2018

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!

Yinny

Yinny from Colombia: ”The best experience of my entire life”

  Yinny, a student from Colombia, stayed at EC San Francisco for about 4 months to take English courses in San Francisco. She loves San Francisco and explored lots of places with her friends from different countries whom she met here. In addition, she participated in EC San Francisco’s activities as much as she could. This experience was unforgettable for her! Here are some comments from Yinny:   I studied at EC San Francisco for almost 4 months. Studying at EC San Francisco has been the best experience of my entire life, I met a lot of people from different countries and participated in many activities in the school. I can describe my experience here absolutely amazing and unforgettable. Thanks to my teachers I was able to improve my English. At EC San Francisco school, I improved my vocabulary, my listening, writing and speaking skills. I learned a lot and today I can communicate in English with more confidence that before. If you have the opportunity to live this experience, I will recommend studying at EC school. San Francisco is a beautiful city with a lot to do, EC San Francisco is located in an excellent place in downtown with a team of experienced and teachers dedicated to helping you perfect your English. EC San Francisco has many activities daily outside and on campus that will allow you to enjoy your stay while you learn English and make new friends. Thank you so much to my teachers, my new friends from Japan, Brazil, Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, Mexico, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, Taiwan, Germany, to Ryan and all Staff of EC. I will miss everything in San Francisco!!!