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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!

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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!

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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!

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July Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

July in San Francisco is always an amazing month! Let’s join EC this month on some fun activities in the city! 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 requires a small contribution. Please pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. July activities at EC Some of the highlights for this month include Kayaking in the Bay, BBQ in Golden Gate Park, Giants Baseball Game, as well as so much more. Check out the July 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 our English courses in San Francisco!

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EC Volunteer at Glide Memorial Church

One of our activities at EC San Francisco is the volunteer at the Glide Memorial Church. Every month, a staff member and the students go to the Church in Tenderloin to help serving food for homeless people. Glide Memorial Church is near the school, so after the afternoon classes, we all walk together to the Tenderloin. As the dinner usually starts at 4 pm, we have to be there around 3:30 pm to meet the staff and to get started. The dinner takes place in Mo’s Kitchen, which is inside the Church. It is a cozy cafeteria where the people who come to eat can feel like they are in a restaurant. Every volunteer has a task. It is either to welcome the homeless by giving them cups and napkins, putting food in the trays, or giving the trays to the people who come to eat. The dinner lasts one hour, so at 5 PM, we help the volunteers to tidy the cafeteria. It is always a good experience for the students, because they can learn more about the current situation of the homeless in San Francisco. Volunteering allows them to give back and to help as much as they can. Also, they meet nice Americans and they can practice their English with them. The next volunteer activity will take place in July. Are you interested in volunteering with EC and studying English in San Francisco? Check out our 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!

The San Francisco Insider – Drew’s Tips: Friday nights at the De Young

Ready for a break after your week of studying hard for your English courses? The San Francisco Insider is a regular contribution from EC San Francisco teacher Drew Rogers, who knows how to make the most of anybody’s stay in the San Francisco Bay Area! … We are lucky to have so many cultural freebies in this city, and  the first event I’ll bring up is a grand tradition called Friday nights at the De Young (museum). Depending on the month or even week, musical acts change depending on the cultural event. For instance, generally, near Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican band will perform; or if it’s a Spanish theme, well, guess who shows up on stage? It goes from 5:30–8:30pm  every Friday, all ages welcome; cash bar, cafe/restaurant, free live music, arts and crafts–and see the museum  for free as well! So how else do you explore your journey in this robust town? Well, the first thing to do is check out my favorite budget-friendly center where you only need fast fingers to win prizes (I have) while perusing the various events both in SF as well as in the Bay area. Yes, http://sf.funcheap.com was started by a  student  who moved here with little money to waste, and his friend got tired of lending him money; so he did what every smart  student might do: he went to every event that was free– or almost free– and now he’s parlayed that into his own website that lists daily activities for the week with live links/info (and he’s now a VIP everywhere making good $$)! On this site you’ll find everything from a world famous DJ playing late nights for only $5 (last weekend, Mark Farina) to only paying $8 for ice skate rentals with  2 hour skate at Yerba Buena ice rink behind the Metreon. Btw, that special is every Wednesday night starting at … Read more

Student Activity – EC San Francisco Students Visit the Marine Mammal Center

Just north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, is the Marine Mammal Center. This is their mission: “Our mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.” Recently a group of students, led by our teacher, Drew, had a great day visiting the Marine Mammal Center.  Here are comments from one of our Student Ambassadors, Qi “It was a gorgeous day, our EC adventure team head out to The Marine Mammal Center on Saturday with teacher Drew and ambassadors Koki and Qi. We had such a good time there. Apparently, the most special moment was walking close to the feeding area to see the sea lions, elephant seals and otters, how lovely they are still babies. Meanwhile, it was a great chance to learn how to rescue and protect them. We love the day trip so much and definitely go back and visit again. Please check out our activity every week make sure you’ll never miss any one! ”  

Coffee Club at English Language School in San Francisco!

Here at ECSF, an English Language School in San Francisco, we provide a variety of after-school activities.  Those who participate have the opportunity to explore our beautiful city while getting to know other students.  But, most importantly, our activity program gives students the chance to practice their English outside of class! Yesterday we had Coffee Club, which is always one of our most popular activities.  It’s led by our student ambassadors, student leaders who have been at ECSF for an extended period of time and are experts on the school and the city.  ECers gathered to chat, drink coffee, and eat snacks while engaging in lively conversation.  Coffee Club is a chance for both new and old students to come together and discuss various topics. If you’d like to take a look at pictures of Coffee Club and other fun activities, make sure to check out our Facebook Page! Click the link: https://www.facebook.com/ec.san.francisco

A Trip to Baker Beach

Santiago, a student from Venezuela, has been studying English at ECSF, an English Language School in San Francisco.  Recently he had a food adventure in Baker Beach with other EC students.  Read about it here! A few weeks ago I went to Baker Beach to have a barbecue with some friends of the school.  They thought it was a nice idea to eat and relax with some people so I decided to go.  I live in the inner Richmond, it’s just 20 minutes from my house to get to the place so I was the first to arrive, most of my friends live in the downtown area and they decided to go to japan town first to get some food and drinks…Of course!  A bbq without food is not very fun hahaha.   Once we all were in the Baker Beach we start cooking the food very quick (hunger I guess), my friend chan is a professional, his specialty is set A LOT of fire to the barbecue to the point everybody says “woow.”  The food was delicous.  We had meat, salad, some snacks and drinks.  I liked this Multicultural barbeque, watching my Korean friends cooking while eating Japanese snacks, drinking American drinks and of course listening Latin American music. (:   If you want to chill and eat with some friends, Baker Beach is a very good option!  The place is nice and it has an excellent view of the Golden Gate Bridge!