The morning classes are normally inside the classroom, but our teachers sometimes take students to explore the city or invite locals to do various activities together. The teacher, Gregory, invited a chef named Alan, who works for the Mission Beach Café, to the class. The students were taught how to decorate cakes and then did it by themselves. Chef Alan brought different kinds of fillings and decorations for the cakes, and all of the students tasted all of the fillings and decided which filling was their favorite one. Next, the students were divided into six teams to compete against each other. All of the cakes that the students made looked amazing and like each personality; it was so hard to judge which cake was the best. The day of the activity was Friday, so we shared the cakes during the graduation ceremony with all our students. In conclusion, our English classes in San Francisco are very unique because all of our teachers offer students practical ways to use English in the classroom. One of the examples is the above activity. If you are interested in studying English in San Francisco, we offer many courses including Business English Courses in San Francisco! Check out our courses in San Francisco!
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!
Several weeks ago Kaiser started as Residence Advisor at the Monastery, EC San Francisco’s student residence. As well as helping with student requests and taking care of building issues (and working at the front desk of the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays), a major part of Kaiser’s position is to ensure that students who stay at the Monastery have a memorable experience during their time in San Francisco. Because as everybody knows, it takes much more than just English courses to master the language–it requires speaking English all day, every day! Here is what he had to say about recent activities that have taken place at the Monastery: “Since starting as the R.A. at the Monastery I’ve been trying to think of ways for students to meet each other and promote a sense of community among the students. One of the activities I have started is a bi-monthly barbecue which takes advantage of the building’s amazing rooftop deck, with views of the Mission neighborhood, Twin Peaks, and the downtown area. So far I have been able to host three dinners, and they have been well attended, with up to 25 EC students attending each one. It is a great way for everyone to get to know each other and continue to practice their English with each other in a setting outside of the classroom. One of the advantages of doing activities that gets everybody to meet each other is that it allows for spontaneous interactions between students. This last week we decided to have a game night, and it was so much fun seeing everyone just hanging out and trying to find the words to negotiate with each other in English over a game of Monopoly!” At recent Monastery Barbecues: Monopoly Game Night:
David is a German student who spent three weeks studying in the General English program at EC San Francisco. Here is what David had to say about his time here: “It was an amazing experience here at the EC school in San Francisco. I chose this city only to improve my English, but I met a lot of interesting people and visited many different places. Here are many people from all over the world. Some of them became real friends for this short time I stayed here. I will come back next year for a longer time. A big thank you to all members of the EC San Francisco.” We look forward to seeing you next year, David, when you decide to come study English in the USA once again!
English Students in the High Intermediate class this week worked on writing recommendations for places to visit and see while in studying English in San Francisco. Take a look at what they had to say! #1 – Henji and Bastien Enjoy your trip, enjoy your meals in San Francisco One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United States is certainly San Francisco. She is a beautiful and tasting cocktail of cultures, ethnicities and sceneries. Consequently in the street, in every quarter of this city, Chinese or Mexican, you could find many varieties of restaurants and foods. In San Francisco, at every corner you could have the surprise to discover a new place. You should find many kind and fancy restaurants. We would introduce to you one who has an original concept: “The Franciscan Crab Restaurant” in Pier 43 1/2. You could taste a very good clam chowder (kind of soup) puts in a piece of bread or buy only a plat of soup with some biscuits. The second one restaurant where you should go is the “Izakaya Ninja. Typical Japanese and Korean restaurant, he has much kind of plats and if you are a novice of this food, the menu is illustrated by a lot of pictures. Just be careful, they like the spicy food so don’t hesitate to ask to the waiter if is it. This place is also very well known by the EC School’s students to organize farewell parties. If you want to eat in some classier places you could also find. We can propose to you the “Cheese Cake Factory”. Situated in the Macy’s in the Union Square, this restaurant has a huge kind of food. The place is very nice and a little advice for you is to go during the evening. You …