The-Monastery

Goodbye to the Monastery

Today, we will say goodbye to the Monastery. It was EC San Francisco’s residence for over 5 years. During these years, The Monastery welcomed hundreds of students from all around the world. Living there allowed students to meet new people, to spend good times together, and mostly, to practice and improve their English! Usually, Monasterians could gather together in the student lounge to play games, to have dinner, to chat… Or they could meet in the kitchen to cook together, and share their culinary cultures. It was always nice to hang out in the lounge, because you could always meet a friend or people from the school that you do not know, and get to talk with them. The Monastery also had a roof top with amazing views of the Mission neighborhood, Twin Peaks, and the downtown area. EC had a lot of activities there, especially barbecues. It was a great way for everyone to get to know each other and continue to practice their English with each other. One chapter closes, but another one opens As the intern of EC San Francisco, I lived at the Monastery for almost three months. I consider this place like my home away from home, and I think everyone who has lived in this place could say the same. We all made unforgettable memories there that we will always cherish. I am very happy that I lived there and got to spend great times with the Monasterians. One chapter closes, but others immediately open! We are very excited at EC San Francisco to welcome our students to three other residences, The Monroe, The Columbus and Ventaggio Turk. Let’s write new memories together! If you would like to study and have fun in San Francisco, check out our EC San Francisco English Centre!

Real Voices From Students: ECSF and The Monastery

Since August 5th, I have been living at the Monastery (student residence) with EC students. I have a lot of opportunities to communicate and interact with many of the students there. I would like to share how the students think and spend their time here in EC San Francisco and at The Monastery. Here are some reasons students like studying at EC: -A variety of Activities! We provide students with weekly changing activities. They vary from local to touristic. -An organized facility. We have vending machines in the student lounge and magazines that are free to read for students. -The magic board. Our classroom board turns into a laptop monitor! And you can share youtube with classmates and draw pictures on it. It makes studying more interesting and fun. -Small number of students in each class. Maximum 15 people. -Great experienced Teachers! -Free computers and wi-fi! Students gather in the student lounge to have lunch and chat. Tables and comfortable sofas are provided. Reasons for living in The Monastery: -New building (Opened on July 2013). -Large rooms. -Excellent location! There are many restaurants and a grocery store nearby. Good public transportation too. -Clean room. (Room cleaning once a week) -Their favorite place is the lobby. Every night students gather to eat and talk with each other. -People from all over the world. Great opportunity to improve your English skills and make cool friends! -Good facility. Coin laundry, Kitchen with utensils on every floor, and refrigerator in every room. Sometimes students have an international dinner at The Monastery. Last Friday, we had a Japanese pancake party! Some students went to Japan town to buy ingredients and made “okonomiyaki” which is a kind of Japanese pancake ( see below). This Tuesday, Koreans made “toppoki”, which is a very spicy rice cake. They … Read more