FCE, CAE and CPE Courses at EC Cambridge

From January 7th our FCE, CAE and CPE courses begin. This is a great way to prepare for yourself for the Cambridge exams. Prices start at £190 per week and include the course, course books and materials, a free activity programme and additional free English Lessons. What better place to learn English than in Cambridge. Why not check out our website for more information on prices and course information or if you are local, pop in and speak to a helpful member of staff. http://www.ecenglish.com/school-locations/learn-english-in-cambridge/price-list  

Timetable changes at EC Cambridge

In 2013, there will be some changes in the school. Firstly, the DoS (Director of Studies) Natasha will be going on maternity leave, so will we have a new Acting DoS, Kavita Bhalerao, who will be taking over the position for nine months. Also Madge will be stepping down as ADoS, we wish them both well and good luck for the future! Secondly, there will be a new timetable system. Here is an example below. This will mean you have lessons in the morning one day and in the afternoon the next day.

Activities at EC Cambridge!!!!

Christmas is nearly here and before we know it, it will be the New Year! Its always a shame that the Holiday Season comes and goes like a flash, but fortunately we have loads of things on offer for 2013! January alone is looking incredibly exciting. Of course you will be working hard to Learn English in Cambridge but fear not ,we have plenty on offer at the weekends and in the evenings to keep you nice and busy! See the list below for all the excursions on offer for January 2013! Musicals – The Phantom Of The Opera, Thriller, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Mama Mia and We Will Rock You Day Trips – London, Stratford & Warwick Castle, Canterbury & Leeds Castle, Brighton & Royal Pavillion, Bath and Stonehenge, Windsor & Oxford. Weekend Trips – Edinburgh and Paris Also keep your eyes open for Football Matches, Concerts, G0 Karting, Ice Skating!  

A new face at EC Cambridge!

As some of you may be aware, our current Director of Studies Natasha De Souza is having a baby and will therefore be away on maternity leave from 21st December. We want to wish Natasha the best of luck for the future and hope she is back very soon. So, please join us in welcoming Kavita Bhalerao who will be the acting Director of Studies whilst Natasha is on maternity leave. Heres a message from Kavita. My name is Kavita Bhalerao and I am a DELTA qualified teacher with 15 years experience, including 5 years in academic management. I have taught all types of English courses from general to business, exam preparation, ESP, EAP and young learners (YLs). I have worked in Italy and London, teaching multilingual and monolingual groups, adults, children, groups and individuals.  I have been taught by Sue O’Connell (on my CELTA) and Sharon Hartle (on my DELTA). In my ELT career I have been commissioned to write 4 YL course books for some renowned UK summer schools and I frequently write lessons for my own ELT website. I have recently written an article for Ezine@rticles.com entitled “How Can I Learn English?”. I would like to write more articles for magazines such as English Teaching Professional in the near future. As a Director of Studies I have worked in 3 different schools and seen 3 different operating systems. As a DoS, I like to create a strong team with a common focus/goal. At heart, I am a teacher, and I am passionate about the academic aspects of  the EFL industry. I feel this is essential in building students’ trust and inspiring teachers. Many of the teachers I  have managed in the past, have gone on to study for the DELTA, MATEFL or to work abroad in British Council schools. Looking back over … Read more

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – EC Cambridge

So whilst studying in Cambridge, you may well have seen that we had a little bit of snow yesterday. Only a couple of inches, but enough for a mini snowball fight in the early hours. Teacher Simon has put together some facts about snow. How many did you know? No snow flake is the same. The Inuits have around 30 words for snow. Not hundreds. There are more than 50 words for snow in the English language to talk about different forms of snow. It does snow in the artic. About 30-60 cms a year. The biggest snow flake in the world was recorded in Canada. It was 22.5 cms across and 11cms thick! The biggest snow sculpture in the world was made in China 2007.