Stephanie’s Testimonial: “Speak English even if you feel uncomfortable. Don’t be shy!”

Stephanie is a French student who took General English courses at EC San Francisco for three weeks. We asked her to answer a few questions about her experience and the best way to take advantage of English courses in San Francisco, and here is what she had to say: Why did you choose to study at EC San Francisco? First because a friend told me that San Francisco is a great place to live. And EC’s school is in the center of downtown so you can easily come and go. The Financial District [San Francisco’s downtown area] is a good place. What was your favorite thing about EC San Francisco? All the teacher and all the staff are nice, friendly, and available. If you have a question or a problem everybody is there to help you and give you a good answer. What is your favorite memory of San Francisco? I love this town, there is so much to see and each place is like you change countries. And people in the streets, bars, etc, and so open minded and friendly. You can easily speak with people you don’t know and it’s really interesting because you learn lots of things. What advice would you give to a new student learning English at EC SF? Speak English even if you feel uncomfortable. Keep in mind that the others students are like you! Don’t be shy! Even outside school because you will learn a lot of English (maybe more than at school!) and it’s really interesting to meet people in their “real” life. Thank you so much for your kind words and your excellent advice to other students, Stephanie! Keep practicing your English, and best of luck to you!

An update from Laura, the best intern an English school could have!

For four months, every person that walked in the front doors at EC San Francisco was greeted by Laura, our amazing summer intern. Laura was here for an internship for her university located in Grenoble, France. She did an amazing job running the front desk, making sure everything ran smoothly at all times and always managing to do so with a smile. She also had the ability to finding the humor in even the most stressful situations.  All English schools should be so lucky as to have an intern like Laura: EC SF hasn’t been the same since she left us at the end of August, and we miss her very, very much! … Now that Laura has been back home in France for several weeks, we asked for an update on how she is doing, and to share what she most enjoyed about her EC experience, and if she experienced any culture shock upon returning back to France. Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Laura. I am a French student, and I am doing a Masters [degree] in Supply Chain Management. I live in Grenoble with a lovely-useless-fat-lazy cat. I have grown up with three amazing brothers. I am really curious in my everyday life, and I am passionate about discovering new culture and people. What was your position at EC San Francisco? And how long were you here for? I was an Intern. I was Student Services Counselor at the Front Desk, and I was there for 4 wonderful months. What is your favorite memory of EC San Francisco? I have so many good memories at EC SF that it is very hard for me to chose one. I would say maybe Monday mornings. I remember that everyone came with a big smile and a huge motivation, no matter how many new … Read more