Matteo from Italy began studying at EC San Francisco in June, and it is amazing how quickly his twelve weeks with us flew by! He quickly became known by everyone at the school for his enthusiasm, friendliness, and bright smile. Matteo was in the Intensive English program, which gave him many opportunities to benefit from taking a full immersion English course in San Francisco. Before he left, we asked him to tell us a little about his experiences studying English at EC SF. “I’m going to finish my courses at EC school, and I am very sad to be leaving,” he said on his last day of classes. “It was one of the best moments of my life.” When asked about what he specifically liked about the school, he singled out several things, including the teaching staff. “The teachers are very brilliant people, and I couldn’t imagine an atmosphere better then this” to learn English in. “The people here are very friendly and the ambassadors organized a lot of activities that you will help you learn a lot and make many beautiful memories in both your life and career.” “Thanks for the graduation, and lots of fun together,” he said. “Now I can’t imagine going back to my country!” Would he recommend EC San Francisco to other students wanting to experience a full immersion English course? “Yes, and I suggest you go to this school too–don’t wait a second!” Thank you, Matteo, and you are already missed! And best of luck to you and your future endeavors!
Havva is a Turkish student who studied at EC San Francisco this summer. When Havva first arrived at school she was very shy about speaking in English, but after taking full immersion English courses in the Semi-Intensive program, and studying diligently for three months, she impressed everyone with the dramatic improvement in her speaking abilities and overall fluency. Well done, Havva! When asked about what her favorite thing about EC San Francisco is, she singled out the quality of the teaching and the student community, writing that “all of the teachers and students are so friendly and helpful.” Havva said that her favorite memory of San Francisco is an afternoon spent at “Baker Beach with all of the students.” This weekend school activity, led by the student ambassadors, took place on a sunny Saturday on a beach with the famous Golden Gate Bridge just in the distance. “It was very good,” she writes, “we all played ball games which was enjoy[able].” Would Havva recommend EC San Francisco to other students who want to learn English? “Absolutely!” And what advice would she give to a student? “Always speak English.” Havva is heading to New York City for a short trip before returning home to Turkey. Save travels, Havva, and keep using all your new English skills on your trip–we will miss you!