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Free Museum Days in San Francisco

  San Francisco has lots of museums. Don’t miss the free admission days to enter the museums! Here is the website to find the information when you want to take advantage of The Free Museum Days in San Francisco.     Most of the museums have a free day once a month. If you like art or want to know the art culture, you should go to check them out! EC San Francisco has an activity to go to a museum with the teacher, Gifford, on the free day every month. He has a great amount of knowledge about the history and the culture in San Francisco. Some students went to the de Young Museum for an activity on Tuesday where they integrate art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination. Let’s explore other museums together! Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our Business English Courses in San Francisco!

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A Cool Bar Coin-Op

    Since I moved to San Francisco, I have visited many cool and fun places to eat and drink with my friends. I want to introduce one of the coolest bars in San Francisco to you. The bar’s name is Coin-Op, and it has lots of classic arcade games and pinball machines. You can play all of the games for 25 or 50 cents! You can also enjoy California craft beers as well. If you go there on the weekdays from 4pm to 7pm or all night Mondays, there is a happy hour event to drink any alcohol cheaper as usual. In addition, if you go there on the last Sunday of the month, you can play all of the games for free!      We went there with the center of director, Ryan, last week! He really likes to hang out with students. We played the games together like children with cheaper beer during happy hour? 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 Business English Courses in San Francisco!

Teacher Gifford on San Francisco History

  Everyone knows that Teacher Gifford is Mr. San Francisco.  He knows about everything ranging from the best hike trails to Student Housing in San Francisco.  Just ask him anything about this amazing city and he will give you a great answer!     San Francisco is a city that is constantly redefining itself, which has been a continuous theme since the city’s birth. So being aware of the city then and now becomes crucial for even the most basic understanding of what the city of San Francisco is– and how it has gotten here. In 1846 it was still called Yerba Buena, its name from the Spanish period, when the population doubled with the arrival of a boatload of 240 settlers. It was still a village of 469 inhabitants in 1847 when the American alcalde (mayor) Lt. Barlett changed the name to San Francisco, making the name consistent with the Mission and Presidio named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi by the first Spanish to arrive in 1776. The discovery of gold on January 24, 1848 at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma transformed everything (Coloma is 130 miles/200 km from San Francisco). The village of San Francisco transformed into an “instant city” as 49ers chased the Gold Rush, using its deep-water port as the main entry point to the gold country. By January 1869 the population reached 35,000 and continued to climb, as San Francisco became the not only the sole major city on the U.S. west coast, but grew into one of the richest cities in the world. But true to its tradition of transforming and reinventing itself, it also burned down to the ground six times in the first eighteen months after the discovery of gold. San Francisco has gone through several cycles of devastation and rebirth. … Read more

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Welcome to Golden Gate Park by Fahad and Amani

    “The best place in San Francisco is Golden Gate Park. It is the biggest park in USA. It has a lot of lakes. In spite of the fact that they are smaller, they have many birds. You can repeatedly contemplate nature. Golden Gate Park is a wonderful place for exploring. Also, it has a lot of tourists per day because it is famous park in the world. I think it is a convenient place to spend the weekend. ” Written by Amani *The most important place in San Francisco is Golden Gate Park. A lot of tourists go to this park because it has many lakes and green spaces. It is the biggest oak in the world. So the tourists have a beautiful time. Many people have food there such as a BBQ. There are a lot of activities the tourists can do, such as boating, plying and football. So I advise anyone to visit Golden Gate Park” Written by Fahad Amani and Fahad are taking English Classes in 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. 

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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.

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EC joins San Francisco’s famous Bay to Breakers

The 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway along the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. Participants run up the iconic Hayes Street Hill, along the Panhandle and through Golden Gate Park, while the city of San Francisco cheers them on. The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers” the crown jewel of San Francisco events since 1912 with over 30,000+ people racing (and 100,000+ watching) from the Bay to the Breakers at the western end of Golden Gate Park in a costumed mass of everything we love about San Francisco. Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” Have fun and study English in the USA.

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Hitting San Francisco’s Japantown for Sushi

About 20 students met at Sanraku for a Japanese sushi dinner downtown last Thursday, 5/8/15. It was great to see so many faces of new and current students enjoying sake, sushi, and good company. Center Director, Ryan Hisamoto, stopped by for a visit with everyone enjoying the atmosphere and cuisine. So great to see so many of our students hanging out together downtown! The student ambassadors are always planning wonderful activities for the students to get together and become closer friends. It’s very important to have a happy social life when you study abroad and EC San Francisco tries to have exciting activities every week for the students. If you’re interested in making the school more exciting, you should become a student ambassador! Have fun and study English in the USA!

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May’s Activities

    There is so much more to studying English in USA at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Check out our event calendar for May 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 Stanford, Giants game, Hip Hop class, and Bay to Breakers. 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.

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Saleh’s Trip to Tahoe with Host Family

I’m going to talk about my trip in Lake Tahoe, it was an awesome trip with my homestay. It was in Jan 26th. we were 5 people, me, and the father of the family, and his wife, and the two of the children. We went Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m., we ate a breakfast in the way, and we arrived there at 8:00 in the morning. We went to sky boarding from 10:00a.m. until 3:00 p.m., after that we went to Reno Nevada, it take an hour a half. They rent from me a room with the children, and one of them, and there is a big buffet, and the dinner was delicious. After that we went to sleep because we were so tired. Th next day, we ate the breakfast in famous restaurant, after that we returned to SF. Saleh studies General English at EC San Francisco English language school sf. Be sure to have fun and do a Homestay San Francisco.