Our Methods

At EC, every step in our students’ language-learning journey counts.

We follow a communicative approach combined with a curriculum developed by industry professionals with combined experience of over 30 years, and based on measurable data collected from our students.

To give an engaging and relevant framework to learning, each lesson will focus on a specific topic, which will vary from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class.

This means as you engage with the language, you will also learn a lot about your classmates and different cultures around the world, all within an English context!

As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions, you will work on your language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects. And as you learn correct English pronunciation, increase your vocabulary, work on your grammar and improve your sentence construction, you will find you become able to express yourself in an accurate and appropriate way.

Free Language Workshops

Our commitment to you extends way beyond the classroom. Your learning will be supplemented with free language workshops and a full programme of leisure activities to help you activate your English in fun and authentic ways.

Academic Workshops

Pronunciation Clinic - Learn to produce the sounds of native English

Lectures - Learn interesting facts and gain listening and note-taking practice

Conversation sessions - Practise conversation skills with a teacher and other students

Additional Activities

Each school's Free Language Workshops programme adapts to the linguistic needs of our students within the school. You are sure to have access to a rich and varied programme, focusing on many aspects of English.

Reach your Goals

Our mission at EC is 'Helping students succeed in a global community'. Your studies with us will take you not only to proficiency, but to a world of increased opportunities and broader horizons.

Curriculum Design

Our team of Curriculum Design & Technology specialists devise EC’s curriculum, based on measurable data collected from students over many years.

Their innovative approach, continual research, and contribution to industry debate keep EC at the forefront of advances in language learning methods and technology. They work globally to ensure the consistent and high quality delivery of our courses.

They are frequently on site to guide the excellent care of our custom groups, and to provide additional monitoring and support.

Rigorous, Ongoing Assessment

At the beginning and end of their learning journey, EC students take the Oxford Online Test, a powerfully accurate test developed by Oxford University Press, which assesses overall progress. 

Every six weeks students also take a progress test, written exclusively for EC by former Oxford, Cambridge, and Pearson published authors. Progress can be shown by level, compared to other students, and tracked to each unique learning outcome.

Reports are generated that give detailed feedback on strengths and weaknesses, as well as overall progress.

EC Online

This learning management system is an invaluable tool exclusive to students and teachers at EC.

The portal allows students to track their entire academic journey, access a wide range of top learning materials, and receive individual communication and guidance directly from their teachers. 

At EC, we believe in giving our students the knowledge and tools they want and need in order to thrive, be it academically or professionally.

Teaching Standards

We continually monitor teacher performance, to ensure the highest quality of our academic delivery. Teachers are assessed based on regular observation, and also via student NPS feedback. We offer personalised professional development courses for staff, and all EC teachers attend a number of training events or tasks throughout the year. 

Maximum Support

You will be supported by a team of two teachers during your time with us. As well as exposing you to different native English accents, they will work together to assess your needs and monitor your progress.

Classroom Environment

We strongly believe you learn best when you are comfortable and happy, so our teachers work hard to make that happen. Classrooms are relaxed, welcoming and fun, where a nurturing and secure environment will help to build your confidence.

Measuring Satisfaction

We are the only English language school to employ the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system – a powerful feedback tool used by companies famous for customer loyalty. We survey students throughout their stay, taking immediate action for every score we receive below perfect. NPS feedback has helped us develop everything from our school design, to our courses, to our teacher/student interactions.

Testimonials Block Master

  • Marco Morelli

    Marco Morelli

    studied at EC マイアミ校

    Almost a year ago I moved to Miami and looked around for a place to learn English. I found many acceptable options, however something brought me to choose EC and I'm really glad I did. Thanks to EC's motivated teachers, today I feel much more comfortable with the language. And I ...

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  • Caio Valli

    Caio Valli

    studied at EC マイアミ校

    All Miami staff are very kind and helpful! I’m satisfied with the programme because it was developed in a customized way for my needs. I liked all indoor and outdoor activities and I’m sure that the English practice in a different environment will help me a lot. Thanks for everything! ...

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Great Nationality Mix

To make sure you speak English as much as possible (and not your own language) we are careful with the mix of nationalities we have in our schools. We try to ensure we don't have too many students in our school from any one country. On your course you can be sure of meeting people from all over the world.

Friendly Atmosphere

Our lessons are designed to be relaxed and fun. That’s because we believe you will learn more in a friendly atmosphere. You will feel confident using English and you will speak as much as you can.

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