Felipe and Hasan talk about their time at EC Cambridge

Felipe and Hasan are students at EC Cambridge. Today is sadly their last day and so we have to say goodbye. Here is a quick word about the school from each of them. I stayed two months here in Cambridge, it’s really good and I feel like is the first time I am learning. It’s a good experience, and my English has become better but I can still improve. Felipe Lundgren (Brasil) When I was first time I didn’t know any English. Now I speak better than when I arrived and also my writing has improved. Thank you for everything. Really it was great time. I have been here six months and I think everything is good for me. Again, thank you for everything. Hasan Ouung Erdem (Turkish) If you are interested in learning English in Cambridge, check out our website!

Julie from Switzerland tells us about her Cambridge IELTS course

Julie started at EC Cambridge in September last year at Elementary level. She is now studying in the Cambridge IELTS class at intermediate level. Here she tells us a little about her experience at EC. I had pass the course to learn English in EC Cambridge. The staff from reception to the teachers is very helpful, friendly and funny. Many friends of mine ask me questions about this course and I advise them to come to EC. David and Simon were my favourite teachers. In six months my English improved a lot and for myself it was a good experience. If you are interested in studying English in Cambridge at EC, check out our website      

Morad from Libya tells us about his Cambridge IELTS course

Morad has been studying at EC Cambridge for 9 months and has completed his Cambridge IELTS course. He started his time in EC back in May 2014 and his initial level was pre-intermediate. Now he is at advance level which is a fantastic improvement. We asked him to sum up his stay at EC Cambridge with one sentence. He actually said two but we didn’t mind. I like the school because of many things the teachers especially their skills to help me improve my speaking and writing. All of the staff at EC have been very helpful and my English has improved a lot. I would recommend EC Cambridge to anyone who wants to study English. I was worried, being a little older, 30, that I might not be able to fit in but the age range is very good. I have learnt a lot about English Culture. If you are interested in Academic Year English lessons in Cambridge, check out our website.  

EC’s Activities in March

March is already upon us and below you can find EC Cambridge’s activity and English Language Workshop Calendar. We arrange these activities to compliment our students English Language Classes. This month we see the first Punting activity of the year. Punting is a great way to see some of the fantastic university colleges whilst enjoying a relaxing boat ride down the river. We also have a trip up Great St Marys Tower to get some stunning views of Cambridge especially over the outstanding Kings College. We will also visit the Fitzwilliam Art Museum and will be visiting Kings College Chapel. For a more academic focus, why not try out some of our free English lessons and join us for book club every week. If you are interested in studying English in Cambridge, why not check out our website.  

Traditional English Tea at EC Cambridge

Yesterday some of our students took a break from their CPE Cambridge English Exam preparation course to go for a Traditional English Afternoon Tea as part of our free activity programme at EC Cambridge. The students went to Aunties Tea Shop ion Cambridge and had scones with jam, clotted cream and English tea. The English Tea is a tradition dating back centuries and in fact was eaten as long ago as the 11th Century. It is thought to have originated in Cornwall in the South West of England although people from Devon argue it was their invention. You can check out next months free activities on Facebook.

Pub Night at EC Cambridge

This week some of students took a break from their English Classes in Cambridge to join teacher Stephan for Pub Night. We took our students to the Blue Moon for a good old chat and to sample some English drinks. The students took some time to get to know each other and learn about each others cultures and of course practiced their English. We had students from Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, Korea, Japan and Spain. We organise Pub Night as part of EC’s free activity programme. If you want to find out more about English Courses in Cambridge, check out our website.

What’s on in March at EC Cambridge

Cambridge is a thriving city with plenty going on and a bustling nightlife. Here at EC, we encourage our students studying English language lesson’s in Cambridge to make the most of their time in England by getting out there and enjoying this fantastic historic city. So, what’s on in Cambridge in March? Educational Cambridge is home to Cambridge University one of the top 10 universities in the world. This month the university are organising Cambridge Science Festival. The festival runs from the 9th – 22nd March and events are happening in various locations around Cambridge. Music Cambridge has a rich musical culture. Why not check out the Tram Depot every Tuesday for its live jazz jam there are also Open Mic nights on various nights of the week at The Anchor, The Earl Of Beaconsfield and The Alma. Cambridge is also home to the legendary Dave Gilmour from the Rock Band Pink Floyd. On the 9th March the Australian Pink Floyd Show is coming to Cambridge. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see a show about one of the most iconic bands in the UK’s history. Events March 17th is St Patricks Day. St Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s Day is the celebration of the Irish Saint St Patrick. This day is celebrated across the UK. People wear green and drink the traditional Irish beer, Guinness. In March we also have Red Nose Day. Again Red Nose day is a national day where people ‘do something funny for money’. At EC staff and students will be dressing up and we will be having a cake sale to raise money for children’s charities across the UK and the World. Trips EC Cambridge have a range of trips for you to enjoy. This month we have visits too York, London, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Stratford, Oxford, Liverpool, Salisbury, Brighton, Windsor and Greenwich. … Read more

Birkan from Turkey shares his experience studying Cambridge IELTS at EC

Birkan studied the Cambridge IELTS course at EC Cambridge. Here he shares his experience of EC and the city of Cambridge. Hi everyone! First of all I would like to you to know my ultimate goal is do my masters degree in UK. I have studied for 6 months in order to pass the IELTS exam.  It is a well known fact that in terms of academic research Cambridge is one of the best cities in the world. City covered by University campuses, libraries and many academic facilities which provide good ambiance for students to study. In addition city has plenty of leisure centre, sport complex, café, pub, night clubs and so on which if you are able to plan your time you will be able to enjoy as much as you want. To be honest I would say I could not managed my time because of marvellous city and friends who come from all around the world. Most important point why I recommend you EC School is the School provides service of every kind for students.  To clarify, if you are focused on only studying English, EC School has strong academic squad and tutor system which is absolutely beneficial to your level and also they focus on your weaknesses to develop your skills.  The other thing is if you are interested in different cultures and curious about UK you will have variety of activities which are organised by the school. Most of the activities are free or cost next to nothing. Also for students who come from different continents EC School has marvellous trips around Europe. It is gold opportunity to visit other European countries. Since very first day of school you will take place in welcome dinner with the other new students and ambassadors then your journey becomes … Read more

Next Months Extra English Activities at EC Cambridge

In March we have a range of free English language workshops for our students to help them make the most of their time at EC Cambridge. Every Tuesday we will have book club. Book club involves the reading a book with a teacher and discussing some of the points raised in the book. We also have some free English lessons twice a week. Over the course of March we will be offering free lessons focusing on CV building, interview language, pronunciation clinic and conversation booster. Also look out for ‘Breaking News’. For our students studying on Academic Year Courses we also have AY Yes drop in sessions with our AY programme coordinator to ensure you are getting the best out of the programme. So if you are looking for an English Course that gives you more, check out our website.      

Jeremy from France tells us about his General English Course at EC Cambridge

Jeremy tells us about his General English Course at EC Cambridge. I stayed in Cambridge for three months. I found EC Cambridge by looking on the internet for a linguistic training course. I chose it because it had the best value for money, but in fact the quality is better than I expected! The professors and the staff are always tuned in, the courses are very educational. The school is very modern. Cambridge is a beautiful student city, there are lots of activities to be made, that is the visits of the various touristic places, or for more amusement bars, bowling, cinemas and night clubs. I chose to live in a residence that allows to make new meeting with coming people various countries, it is very enriching. I advise to all the people to travel to EC.