Academic Year 30 Lecture – London

As well as our short term course for Cambridge English we also offer our Academic Year Programme. This is for longer term students wanting to study more than 26 weeks. Today these students attended a Lecture by one of our teachers Vivien on London. London is of course a very famous English city home to The Queen, the Prime minister and a host of celebrities from musicians to football players, politicians to TV presenters. London is also the Financial Capital of the World with control over some of the Worlds biggest stock markets. Today Vivien gave a lecture on lots of parts of London such as the Queen and Buckingham Palace, giving our students an insight into this world famous monument. Our long term students then get some writing practice, writing about this famous city with all of their marks going towards their EC Diploma that they receive at the end of their course!   Find out more about long term English Courses at EC Cambridge.

Sergio From Italy Tells Us About his EC Experience

Sergio has been studying Cambridge English at Upper Intermediate for the last few weeks. Here he tells us a little about his experience. I have been almost 3 weeks in EC Cambridge and I will never forget this life experience. First of all, my English has improved a lot. The teachers are lovely and prepared properly and also the EC staff is very friendly with all the students. The school is beautiful and well equipped with a lot of computers and a library to study. Moreover I really enjoyed the extra school activities like the trip to Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge etc. Also Cambridge is a lovely city to live and enjoy the free time. There are plenty of places where you can chat with friends. You can also have the opportunity to join sport-activities like football, tennis, punting etc. To conclude I am thankful to all those lovely people who supported me through this journey and I strongly recommend EC School. I really miss all of you. It has been an honour. Check out our website If you want to find out more about studying English in Cambridge.

Giulia From Italy Talks About Her Cambridge IELTS Course at EC Cambridge

Giulia studied Cambridge IELTS at EC Cambridge. Here she talks a little about her experience. When I arrived here last January I had absolutely no idea about what It would be like to live in another country, for such a long period of time. In those six months I learnt a lot, not only about English, but about life in general and especially about myself. I decided to take a gap year in order to improve my English and it was the best choice ever. Thanks to that, I had the opportunity to meet people from different cultural backgrounds; now I have friends all over the world. I might not see them anymore, but I am not worried about that, as I know that a part of them will always be with me. I will never forget all those great moments that we had together. Thanks everybody Giulia

Summer In The City Festival at EC Cambridge

June saw the start of Cambridge’s’ annual Summer in the city Festival. Summer in the City is a range of fun activities taking place from June to September in the city. The Big Weekend is one of the several special summer events which also include Midsummer Fair, one of the country’s oldest and biggest travelling fun fairs and also Jazz and Brass in the Parks, eight Sunday concerts throughout the summer weeks taking place in Cambridge Parks. Our EC top pick is The Big Weekend from July 10th to 12th on Parkers Piece. There will be live music from Slade and Heather Small! This will be a great chance to here some English music and embrace English culture. Want to study Cambridge English at EC? Check out our website!  

July’s Activity Programme at EC Cambridge

As well as studying Cambridge English at EC Cambridge we love to give our students lots of opportunities to meet other students, practice their English and have some fun. So here is July’s activity programme! Remember all activities in Orange are free of charge! So this month we hope (fingers crossed) that the sun will be shining! And therefore we have added Touch Rugby, Rounder’s and Volleyball to the programme. This is on top of our Football activity every Sunday! We will also be going to Punting and visiting the beautiful Botanic Gardens. For those who want to experience some Cambridge culture, we will be visiting Kings College Chapel and the Fitzwilliam Museum. If you have some evenings free why not join us for one of our pub nights or Bowling. Totally free to EC students! As well as the free activities we also have some excellent trips available for excellent prices. For those students who fancy a weekend away, we have weekend trips to Paris, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Wales. For those who just fancy a day away we have some trips to some historic cities such as Oxford, Stratford and Windsor, the countries capital London and for the thrill seekers, Alton Towers theme park. We also will be giving our students a chance to see some excellent west end shows in London; classics such as Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Les Miserable and some more modern adaptations like Mamma Mia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Thriller. If musicals aren’t your thing, how about a trip to the Harry Potter Studios or Paintballing. For those of you who love football we even have tickets to some pre season games. A double whammy on the same day; Arsenal vs Wolfsburg and Villarreal vs Lyon. If you want to know more about our activities take … Read more

Cambridge English Courses at EC Cambridge

This month we sadly had to say goodbye to some of our students studying on our Cambridge English Courses at EC Cambridge. These students have been working towards passing the Cambridge Exams at EC Cambridge, specifically the First Certificate (FCE) Advanced Certificate (CAE) and the Proficiency Certificate (CPE). EC Cambridge offers exam preparation courses for all of these exams. The courses run for between 9 and 12 weeks three times a year to coincide with the exam dates in Cambridge. Our experienced teachers will guide you through the exam syllabus covering all the criteria and giving you all the help, advice and tips you’ll need to give you the best chance of passing this exam. Here’s what our students had to say; “I think the school provides good preparation especially for those who want to take some exams” – Camilla Pra, Italy “It’s a really good school with friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere. The teachers are generally really good and always friendly” – Loic Gerber, Switzerland So if you are interested in an exam course at EC or any other English Course why not take a look at our website.  

Young Learners Activity – Egg Drop at EC Cambridge

Our Young Learners took a break from there English classes to have a go at our egg drop activity! The idea is to build a device (a transporter) that will allow your egg to fly. The Rules 1. You only have a set amount of materials: two sheets of A4 paper, one full newspaper sheet, one A4 coloured card sheet and one sheet of tissue paper. 2. You can use as much glue as you like, but you will only be given a set amount of string and tape. 3. There are only 4 pairs of scissors so you are going to have to share. Be nice to each other!  4. Give a name to your transporter, and make sure it is visible on the device. 5. You only have one hour to build your transporter. We will then walk together to Parker’s Piece to test our transporters. The Winners Your egg should end the challenge intact. The team whose egg remains whole and flies the furthest wins the challenge! This is a great activity as it promotes teambuilding and of course requires the students to communicate in English with their teams. Check out our website if you are looking for an English Course for Children in Cambridge.