LGBT-Pride

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!

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. 

Eating Kabsa in EC San Francisco at the Beach

Nawaf and Abdullah: “School, we like it so much!”

We are 28 and 21 and we are from Saudi Arabia. We came here in SF to study Enligsh. We study English at EC, it very good. School, we like it so much. We didn’t go to all places here in SF but we visited many restaurants here and all restaurants here in SF is very good and we visited San Jose and Golden Gate. That’s it because we don’t have a lot of time. We came here to study Enligh, we like to stay in school because we have  a lot of friends there and we watched some movies in cenima. It was amazing things and we went to maria beach, we like here the people. They are very friendly and building we think SF is very good city, but we have a plan for future. Thank you. Learn English while you have fun here at San Francisco Language Center.

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.

EC Student Ambassadors guide students around Stanford

EC Students Visit Stanford University

Hello, I would like to tell you about our small school trip to Stanford University. On August 8th, about 17 students went to the Stanford University, which is very famous in the world. We gathered at Caltrain station and took the train to Palo Alto.  After we arrived at the university we went to see the Hoover tower . We didn’t get to the top of the tower ,but if we got to the top of the tower, we could see the view of San Francisco. The next place we went was Stanford Memorial Church. The design outside of the church was sacredly beautiful and the buildings around were old-fashioned so that can make your feelings calm . Finally we went to the bookstore in the campus and got separated to look around more of the campus. That day in San Francisco was cold and foggy,so some students were worried about the weather in Palo Alto, but the weather was sunny and hot during the tour in the Stanford university. Learning English is so fun when you are traveling around the area.

EC students study ESL in San Francisco and enjoy life in San Francisco

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.

Students head out to eat sushi in San Francisco

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!

esl activities san francisco

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.

Let’s Celebrate Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown

Don’t miss out on the largest Asian event in North America! The Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco dates back to the 1860’s during the Gold Rush days. These days, it has even been named one  of the world’s top ten parades, because Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. So if you’re taking English courses in SF, you’ll definitely want to check out this parade. Over 100 floats will participate in the parade. Nowhere in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. There will be elaborately decorated floats, school marching bands, martial arts group, stilt walkers, lion dancers, Chinese acrobatics, the newly crowned Miss Chinatown USA and the Golden Dragon. The Golden Dragon is over 201 feet long and is always featured at the end of the parade as the grand finale and will be accompanied by over 600,000 firecrackers! The Golden Dragon was made in Foshan, a small town in China. It takes a team of 100 men and women to carry the Golden Dragon. Join fellow students and teachers at this event on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5:15pm-8pm. Study General and Intensive English in San Francisco with EC.

A Day at the Ballpark

  EC San Francisco is only 1.8 miles away from the beautiful AT&T Park stadium, which sits by the sea. This proximity provides an excellent opportunity to visit the home of the San Francisco Giants, the World Series champions of 2014. Going to a ballgame is one of the quintessential American pastimes that gives students a wonderful glimpse into American culture while studying English in San Francisco. On Saturday, Giants fans had a special opportunity that doesn’t happen very often. Fans were invited onto the main field and allowed to explore what the players experience during games. EC students joined this event, guided by teacher Drew, and joined fans on the main field in this open park day. When baseball season starts up again, you can be sure EC San Francisco will provide several opportunities to cheer on the Giants. During the playoff season, EC teachers often spend a little time in class explaining the rules of baseball, baseball terms in English, and baseball-related idioms and slang. Studying English in San Francisco is certainly exciting during the baseball season.