We have managed to conjure up some tickets to the Harry Potter Studios in Watford! The tickets include travel to and from the amazing warner brothers studios and of course tickets to the tour! They cost just £51 so see Mike to book your place! Remeber to check the activities board for more information about the exciting trips on offer. These activites are a great way to meet new students, make friends and of course practive your English outside of class! Practice makes perfect!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to our wanderful students for helping us raise £120.10 for Comic Relief, just from selling cakes! All the money raised will go to charity to help out students all over the world!
Elena Loginova was a student with EC Cambridge on two occasions and then had an internship at the school helping out in Customer Services. Heres a few words from her about being a student and an Intern at EC Cambridge…. The first time I came to EC Cambridge was in 2011. It was a beautiful April and also it was my first time in England. I studied at EC for 11 weeks, during which I met a lot of interesting people and improved my English a lot. My level increased from Elementary to Pre Intermediate. I returned to Cambridge again in the summer of 2012, this time studying 8 weeks. When I finished this course my level was Upper Intermediate. As you can see my time at EC was pretty good already but I wasn’t finished yet, so I decided to do an Internship at EC Cambridge. This was for 10 weeks. I was helping Mike deal with the students by sharing my knowledge with them about Cambridge, its facilities and its environment. I believe this helped student’s feel comfortable as being a student myself at one point, I know how complicated being in a new city can be. I was answering a huge amount of questions and at the same time making new friends. What I should tell you is that my experience working and studying at EC was tremendously useful and positive as well as my time in Cambridge in General. Cambridge is a very friendly and safe city filled with students from the UK and all around the world. The teachers are amazing! There is so much History in Cambridge and a lot of opportunities. You never find yourself bored and abandoned unless you want to be of course, as here there are many people looking for …
As some of you may know it’s Easter next week, where rabbits give chocolate eggs to children and parents organise egg hunts. Like Christmas, it’s a religious festival. It dates back to the 13th century and has been a part of British culture ever since. But why (you might be thinking) do rabbits give chocolate eggs? Really, shouldn’t it be a chicken, which would be more logical? As always, EC has the answer! Many years ago, before Britain was a Christian country it was Pagan, where many gods were worshipped. The goddess Eostra, who is the goddess of spring and fertility (birth) was symbolised as a rabbit, and eggs were the symbol of birth. This tradition has continued to the present day, which is why rabbits give eggs to children to celebrate this festival. You never stop learning at EC language centres Cambridge!
EC English Language school in Cambridge offers a wide range of courses from General English Classes, to Business English Classes and Ielts Preperation Classes. As well as English classes, we offer different types of our accommodation for our students. All year round we have both Host Family accommodation and Student House accommodation. Host family is where you live with a family within the Cambridge area. This is great way to practice your English as you will be around English speakers all the time at home. Breakfast and Dinner is also included. Student houses are located in the centre and just to the south of Cambridge. These are great for students who like to socialise and want a little more freedom. There is lots of information on our website regarding our accommodation and the key differences.
EC Language in school in Cambridge offers FCE, CAE and CPE exam preperartion courses. The course are 9-12 weeks and run three times per year, starting in January, March and September. The courses are designed to help students pass these Internationally recognised exams. The CAE and CPE exams are particualry useful if you are looking to study at University in the UK. If you are interested in taking these exams or want more information, check out our main website or pop in and see us in our main office.
This Thursday we have Penny coming in from Edugold! She is here to give our students advice on finding work or studying in the UK. She can help you with your CV, covering letter, National Insurance Number anything to do with studying in the UK. Whilst Studying English In Cambridge at EC, why not take this great oppurtunity to get all the help you need. Book your appoinment with Mike!
Easter is fast approaching and with this comes two bank holidays. Friday the 29th March and Monday the 1st April EC Cambridge will be closed for Easter Festivities! However on Monday the 1st April, we will be offering a a trip to the fantastic Norfolk Coast. Visit the sandy beaches and eat some classic fish and chips! Tickets are just £22! See Mike to book your place.
We have some tickets to see the Barclays Premier League game between Aston Villa and Liverpool on Sunday the 31st March! Tickets are just £49 and include transport to and from the game and of course the match ticket! Don’t miss out on this oppurtunity to see two of Englands best clubs battle it out! See Mike to book your place!
Last Friday was Comic relief. Comic Relief is a UK charity raising money to help children in the UK and all over the world. Each year we have a comic relief day. At EC Cambridge, we think it is really important to help charitys out as part of our CSR commitments. So on Friday we dressed up in fancy dress and sold some home made cakes in an attempt to raise money for this worthy cause! Here are some of the staff, can you guess who they are?