Pongpanote Phongpanngam is taking an 8 week intermediate level English course in San Francisco. A technology teacher from Thailand, here is what Pong says about his time at EC. “Hi, I’m Pong from Thailand. I studied English for 15 years when I was a student in Primary school until university. It hard to understand grammar, so I didn’t have self confidence to use English with foreigners until now. I couldn’t speak with good accent, used the wrong tenses, sometimes incorrect vocabulary and always used broken English. I didn’t care, that was their problem, not mine (I thought) but it made me afraid every time I used English with anyone. Three weeks after studying English with EC San Francisco (with teacher Judith and Tim R), I can feel my English skills changing and seems all my problems are leaving. I am very happy to be here. All staff of EC are very kind and helpful. There is technology in all classrooms and so many students from around the world trust to learn here. They’re very friendly. I not only practice in class. I get more experiences by joining special activities such as “The Hood” (with teacher Gifford) for an in depth class that explains the history of different San Francisco neighborhoods. In addition I can practice speaking and sharing with friends in speaking class (with teacher Laura) and so on. Thank you EC School, no “broken English,” my self-confidence is coming back. I have a very good chance to learn here and this is the best thing in my life.”
Dong Ho Na leaves EC San Francisco today for EC Los Angeles. We will miss him! Here are some of his comments about his experience! ” Actually I had studied and two different schools. Finally , I found EC. It was the most interesting, challenging, great experience since I’ve arrived in the U.S.A. Though they work a little bit slower than NY, they were really nice and kind. If someone wants to study in America, I will definitely recommend EC school. It was really a good experience and I realize that I made a right choice. Thank you”
EC student, Mayra Ferreira, graduated on March 8th. Before she left, she filled out an EC Testimonial describing her experience at our school and in San Francisco. Thanks, Mayra! We enjoyed having you here. Come visit us again soon! Mayra Ferreira Brazil I came to San Francisco and studying at EC was an amazing and excited experience. I’ve been studying here for four weeks and it was one of my greatest adventure abroad. I recommend EC San Francisco because you can find great teachers that make learning English easier with their funny ways to teach and outside activities. All those things really helped me improve my English. Furthermore, EC San Francisco is located near good places to visit and have easy access to touristic spots, which is an excellent thing. I’ll miss all the friends I made at EC and certainly I’ll always remember all different habit and history about their countries and cultures that we shared in our classes.
EC student, Madeleine Casio, graduated on December 7th. Before she left, she filled out an EC Testimonial talking about her experience at our school and in San Francisco. Thanks, Madeleine! We enjoyed having you here. Come visit us again soon! Madeleine Casio Switzerland I had an unforgettable time in San Francisco. EC is a very recommendable school when someone is looking for a school with lots of different nationalities. I really enjoyed my time in San Francisco and have met a lot of people especially when I was joining the school activities. The EC staff was always nice to me and very helpful when I had questions. I was quite lucky with my home stay because I was right next to the Golden Gate Park and also not that far from Downtown. Overall my stay in San Francisco was superb!
EC student, Iva Zic, graduated on November 16th. Before she left, she filled out an EC Testimonial describing her experience at our school and in San Francisco. Thanks, Iva! We enjoyed having you here. Come visit us again soon! Iva Zic Slovenian My 4 weeks in EC went by too quickly! I enjoyed every aspect of my stay! The location of the school can’t be beat and the school’s facilities are modern, clean and comfortable. The staff are wellcoming and very friendly, always with a smile on their faces. The teachers focus on the student’s needs and their lessons are organized and well prepared. The weekly social activities are a fun way to get to know other students, who come from all over the world. Overall, I would certainly recommend ECSF to others, and I would LOVE to come back! Thank you for everything!
Michael Rohrer, EC student and one of our enthusiastic student ambassadors, graduated on November 30th. Before he left, he filled out an EC Testimonial describing his experience at our school and in San Francisco. Thanks, Michael! We enjoyed having you here. Come visit us again soon! Michael Rohrer Switzerland I studied more than four months in EC, mainly in the CAE Preparation Course. EC stands for competent and motivated teachers, helpful staff and modern infrastructure in the heart of Downtown San Francisco. I had the unique opportunity to meet students from all over the world due to the international atmosphere in EC. San Francisco is a bustling, open-minded tourist destination with chatty inhabitants and a multicultural cuisine.
EC student, Anina Kinzel, graduated on November 30th. Before she left, she filled out an EC Testimonial describing her experience at our school and in San Francisco. Thanks, Anina! We enjoyed having you here. Come visit us again soon! Anina Kinzel Germany I came to San Francisco in September and stayed for 12 weeks. I attended a Cambridge Preparation course but have gained far more than just language skills. I have found new friends from all over the world, have learned a lot about other cultures and have been a part of something great. EC San Francisco almost feels like a huge, highly diverse and international family. If you have a problem the staff will do everything they can to help you. It’s very easy to improve your English and find friends simultaneously because everybody is eager to bond and speak as much English as possible. The teachers are highly qualified and love their job which makes classes not only efficient but also fun. I would recommend ECSF to everyone who’s looking for a very friendly, multicultural and great place to learn English. There might be a slight risk that you don’t want to leave, though. I will definitely miss the school and San Francisco.