Andre from Brazil recently completed taking General English courses for four weeks at EC San Francisco. He is studying architecture back home and decided to study English during his time off. Before he left, we asked him to share a few thoughts about his time at EC SF and how to make the most of one’s time studying at an English school in San Francisco. He said that he first found out about EC San Francisco after finding it on the Study in the USA website, and decided that it was the best fit for his study goals. When asked about his favorite thing about EC San Francisco, he talked about the “good location” of the school, and how the “staff are all very kind.” What was your favorite memory of San Francisco? Andre said that his favorite memory about San Francisco was just after he first arrived at the airport and realized that he could go anywhere he wanted by public transportation! According to the American Public Transportation Association, the San Francisco Bay Area does indeed have the largest and most extensive public transportation on the West Coast of the United States, with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system the ninth largest rapid transit system in North America. This makes things very convenient for students studying at EC San Francisco, and the opportunity to visit many places during their time staying here. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? “Don’t stay home!” he said. “Go to the museums, to the bars, go to the movies–whatever!–just get out of your room!” It sounds like Andre was able to take full advantage of his time staying in San Francisco and studying at EC SF. Best of luck to you in your continued studies, and keep working on your …
Giselle is a Brazilian student who took the Semi Intensive program at EC San Francisco for four weeks. When asked why she decided to study at EC San Francisco she said that when she decided to study at an English language center in San Francisco, she found the information for the school on a website while she was researching programs. She ultimately decided to attend here because it was a good school at the price she was looking for. Giselle’s favorite thing about EC San Francisco was the teaching staff, declaring that “the teachers are awesome!” When asked what advice she would give to a new student taking an English course at EC SF, she emphasized the importance of making sure to take classes that were right for them and that would help them improve their English skills the quickest. And what what is her favorite memory of San Francisco that she will remember from her time studying here? “The Golden Gate Bridge!” she said. “It was like a dream when I got to see it for myself.” Thank you so much for your kind words, Giselle, and we wish you continued success in your study of English! … Find out more about EC SF, an English language center in San Francisco!
Bruno from Brazil was only here for a short period of time, taking two weeks of English courses in the program English for Work in San Francisco. He attended school during his vacation time, and is returning to his job back home in Brazil. As such, the English for Work program was ideal for a student like Bruno, as it is specifically designed to help students develop fluency and communication skills that help in the English-speaking business world. Before he left, however, we asked Bruno a few questions about his experience, and here is what he had to say: Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? First of all because of the city: I didn’t have much time and I wanted a city with many tourist points. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? Everything was good. The students are great, the location is perfect, and of course all of the staff of the school are great. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? All of my two weeks were great! What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? Don’t lose time! Enjoy everything you can! Thank you so much, Bruno! And best of luck to you as your return home and put all of your new skills and abilities to work in the business world–we know you have a bright future ahead of you!
Gisela is a Brazilian student who studied at EC San Francisco for six weeks this summer in the English for Work program. As an accountant in Rio de Janeiro she was looking for English courses that would target her specific needs of learning to use English within a business context. Everybody here at EC San Francisco and at the student residence is going to miss Gisela’s friendliness, her eagerness to always practice her English (both inside the classroom and out), and how fun she is to be around. We asked her to answer a few questions about her experience, and here is what she had to say: Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? Firstly, because I needed to study specific English (Business English) and I had just EC San Francisco to do this. And then, I chose SF because [of] its history, weather… What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? People who work here. All of them are very kind… I loved my experience with my classmates too. It was an amazing exchange of culture. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? The people who live here… I’ll remember all of them for the rest of my life. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? Enjoy your life here with maximum open mind and allow all things that are good for you to learn English. Make friends for the rest of your life! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at EC San Francisco, Gisela! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!