Spring term starting soon!

Just a quick reminder to all students who are interested in our EC Cambridge evening classes the term is due to commence on the 14 APRIL 2009. Tuesday and Thursday classes are from 19:30-21:30 Saturday lessons are from 9:00 – 1300 See you soon

APRIL FOOL’S DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Most of our  long term EC Language students are already familiar with April fools day but for students who are new to this tradition here is a short description.April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day, is not a bank holiday but it is a  day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is celebrated by playing  practical jokes  on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: someone who plays a trick after noon is called an “April Fool”. Moral of the story if you want to play a prank on your EC School teacher do it before 12:00 !!! 🙂

SUMMER INTERN POSITION!

ATTENTION ALL ADVANCED LEVEL STUDENTS EC Cambridge is searching for 3 suitable candidates to join our busy team during the summer months Students must: Be able to communicate to a high level in English Have basic knowledge of working on computers Be able to answer the phone in a friendly, polite manner The position will involve working in our Sidney street office, and School building at Guildhall Students will: Gain valuable work experience working for an internationally recognized company Receive free accommodation during their stay Improve their English skills in a true working environment The positions are available  between April 2009 – September 2009 Please email your CV to sarahpaxton@ecenglish.com if you feel you are suitable for this role and for a great opportunity to be part of the EC Cambridge team.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!

Yay!!! The summer is approaching fast now and soon we will be enjoying long sunny days and weekends spent relaxing in the park. All EC students please remember to set your clocks forward by one hour on Sunday the 29 March 2009. Don’t forget to do this as you will miss an hour of your morning lessons if you have not changed your clock in accordance with daylight savings time. Please remind all your friends too!!

The Big Race!!!

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race takes place on Sunday 29 March 2009 and has been described by some as the world’s longest surviving sporting challenge. It is an annual event, which takes place on the River Thames in London, between students from these the Oxford and Cambridge universities. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race has a history dating back to 1829! At present, Cambridge current leads with 79 victories to Oxford’s 74. Oxford won the 2008 edition of the race.

Some interesting facts about Cambridge!

Cambridge by the Numbers: Population: 120,000 ( city ); 130,000 ( metropolitan ) Elevation: 49 m / 161 ft Average Rainfall: 53 cm / 21 in Average Snowfall: 25 cm / 9.8 in Average January temperature: 2°C / 36°F Average July temperature: 16°C / 61°F Quick Facts: Time zone: GMT Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard Country code: +44 Area Code: 1223 Cambridge University was established in 1209. King’s College Chapel, built by King Henry VI in 1446, is one of the University’s most impressive landmarks. One of the most famous rock’n’roll bands of all time formed in Cambridge: Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett was brought up in the city. Roger Waters, the other co-founder, later went to Cambridgeshire High School for Boys with him. Oliver Cromwell is buried in an unmarked grave close to the doors of the Sidney Sussex College Chapel

Which English Language course is best for you?

Below is a little bit of information you might find handy when choosing the correct English course at EC Cambridge.   Full time classes consist of   1. General English which is 20 lessons per week 2. Intensive English which is 30 Lessons per week   The courses are split into 3 time periods   Short courses :1-7 weeks Long Courses: 8 weeks + Academic year:24 weeks +   Students can decide how many weeks they wish to study. The prices are reduced for students who study for a longer period of time   1. General English will focus on preparation for FCE, CAE and CPE exams 2. Intensive English will focus on preparation for FCE, CAE and CPE exams with additional classes for IELTS or Business English. The students can choose the option they desire   Lessons take place in the morning and afternoon   Morning Lessons are from 9:00 am -12:15pm Afternoon Lessons are from 2:30 pm – 5:45pm Students who have the Intensive option will have their additional lessons at 12:45 – 2:15   If you need any further information please contact EC Cambridge on  01223 357 190 

The perfect place to study English

Why EC Cambridge is the perfect Language school! OUR SCHOOL: The school is a friendly comfortable environment where students and teachers interact with each other. The school is ideally located to cater for every possible need our students might have, post offices, bus station, food stores and more are but a few min walk away. Another big bonus for all our students is the easy access to the Grand arcade shopping centre located just behind the school making every break the ideal opportunity to do a bit of retail therapy. THE LOCATION: Cambridge, looking at brochure pictures does not do it justice. The gorgeous willow lined river Cam and spectacular parks makes Cambridge the perfect place to visit and enjoy long walks in nature after a long day of studying. The fantastic architecture of the buildings and the lively vibe of the city create the perfect balance for those who seek relaxation/ sightseeing and for those students who enjoy a more energy packed get away. Cambridge has it all! Cambridge caters for every need a student could have. Nature lovers, social addicts and travel focused students will all enjoy visiting Cambridge it is ideal for everyone and students of all ages making Cambridge the best study destination by far !!!