Simple Present is So Simple

In our English language course, and after we teach students hellos and goodbyes, we introduce then to the Simple Present Tense. It is the simplest yet most important tense to learn in English. Because if you understand it well, everything else that follow will be easy!   What is the Simple Pres … Read more

Recap of the Month of November

1. Movie Nights It’s getting cold here in San Francisco! Earlier this month, we signed up to go to the AMC Metreon on Mission St. It’s a couple of blocks away from our school. We booked a whole row of seats and together we watched the intense movies: Joker and the new Disney Maleficent. … Read more

4 Top Places to Visit in Oakland!

Across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, there’s a whole world that could be discovered. Usually, people who visit us here in San Francisco are reluctant to visit Oakland. Only because the bridge that connects the East Bay to San Francisco isn’t Golden! Well, it might not be as flash … Read more

About Teacher Linah

  1. Introduce yourself in a few words. I am Linah Sofi, a Saudi Arabian living in the United States. In 2011, I was granted a full scholarship from the government of Saudi Arabia to pursue my Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. I graduated from the University of San Francisco in … Read more

Special Focus Classes

Here at EC San Francisco, we offer a variety of classes that specializes in one skill. We target that special skill for an hour a half everyday. So by the end of the class, students will have the sufficient knowledge to use it outside in their daily lives. The classes take place in the afternoons, a … Read more

Types of Sentences

Writing in English is a little bit different from writing in any other language, especially academic writing. While in some languages verbosity is key to convey academic concepts, in English, the less you say the better. This means conveying a message in as few words as possible. Therefor, the key t … Read more

A bit about Bruce Oberon

  1. Introduce yourself in a few words. Hello. My name is Bruce Oberon. I got my BA in English at UC Santa Barbara and have been teaching ESL for a bit over 8 years now. I’ve been with EC since the end of 2018. 2. What’s your favorite skill to teach? I love teaching grammar as well as voc … Read more

Meet Chloe Donnelly

Introduce yourself in a few words. (educational background / years of experience) My name is Chloe Donnelly, and I have been teaching ESL for almost four years now. It started as a summer gig teaching children in northern Italy, and quickly became my passion. It’s the perfect job because it combines … Read more