Cambridge ESOL and IETLS Exams at EC Cape Town

Would you like to know more about the Cambridge or IELTS exam? Then this is definitely for you, please join Nicoletta for an updated and informative meeting regarding all that you need to know about these two International tests that takes place at EC Cape Town. Please see below for all the information as to when, where, time and class: Please sign up with either Nicoletta or Ian on the 5th floor Academic offices. We hope to see you all there!   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Cambridge Exams! IELTS vs General English

IELTS Exam July 2014 at Testing Centre EC Cape Town

Preparation for the IELTS July exam is well underway, with our Workshop that took place this past Saturday and training by IELTS Trainer Ian Van Rensburg. The July exam is set to be a full and busy day with the maximum required amount of candidates doing the exam. The July exam will be held at EC Cape Town, an authorized testing center for the IELTS exam, with Speaking exams taking place Friday 18 July 2014 for both General as well as Academic candidates, and Listening, Reading and Writing exam taking place  Saturday 19 July 2014. Should you wish to inquire more about the IELTS exam feel free to visit our EC Cape Town website.   IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’ is one of the world’s leading tests of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Prepare for and write the IELTS exam at EC Cape Town- an authorised IELTS testing centre! The remaining available  IELTS test dates for 2014 are: 20 September 18 October 22 November 06 December * All the exam dates are for the General Training and Academic exam   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS IELTS English Language Exam 2014 – Good Luck to one & all! IELTS General Information

EC Cape Town Bids Farewell to our Intern Ophélie

With a sad ending to an awesome Five month internship, we at EC Cape Town had to say goodbye and farewell to our intern Ophélie Almagro. Such a hard working an inspiring young lady that gave her internship 110%! We wish Ophélie all of the best with her studies as she heads back to France and we truly appreciate all that you have done for the students as well as staff members here at EC Cape Town! Here is a short summary of her experience at EC Cape Town: “I would like to thank all of the EC team members for these wonderful 5 months of internship! It was a unique opportunity to integrate with the EC staff. I worked in a pleasant and friendly work atmosphere throughout my internship. I have learnt a lot from the staff and I thank them for their support and their time. It was very important to them to listen to my needs and to offer me the best possible advices. Moreover as I was in charge of the activities for our students I had the huge chance to visit wonderful places and to spend time with them outside of the school. I discovered an amazing country and I love it so much. I really enjoyed my time in South Africa and I hope to come back soon!” – Ophélie   EC Cape Town, the only South African based English school under the EC flag, hosts many students that comes to study English, as well as see the beauty of South Africa. We have lots of fun activities for our students and we try to accommodate each students requests, whether it is to see the famous Table Mountain, or to simply experience the South African Townships, we do our very best to ensure that before their English course … Read more

EC Cape Town Students experience Cape Town Spices

Teacher Kate took her Low Intermediate class to two well-known shops in Cape Town as a class excursion, here is what happened: “In our low intermediate class we visited Atlas Trading, a spice shop in BoKaap and Anthony’s Golden cup, a coffee shop on Loop Street. Both experiences were extremely aromatic. For the first part of the lesson the students were given a recipe for ‘Boeber‘, a traditional warm milk drink. They had to find the different ingredients in the shop, asking for assistance if needed. The manager gave the students some information about the shop and let them taste and smell different spices.” “For the second part of the lesson we walked down to Anthony’s Golden cup on Loop street. Anthony spoke to the students about his life and about his shop. The students had to listen carefully and take notes because as a follow up activity they would need to write a biography about Anthony. Lastly we ordered coffees and enjoyed winding down in a very cosy environment, after a lot of information.” “We had a wonderful afternoon class. We went to the spice shop and learnt about Indian spices and met a special man, Anthony and his famous coffee shop, I Loved it!!”- Izabel Silva from Mozambique Our students are not limited when studying at EC Cape Town, we try our best to show them all aspects of English as well as how to form full conversations with the people of Cape Town!   __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter RELATED BLOG POSTS Free Activities at EC Cape Town “Mystery Restaurant” Class Outing

English Language Students of EC Cape Town

EC Cape Town staff goes through great lengths to ensure that the students are happy, despite the time of day we want to know how our students are feeling and what their requests are. I pulled aside a few students to get their point of views of what they experience at EC and what their thoughts are of the the staff and their fellow students, this is what they had to say: -Huseyin Arslanyurekli from Turkey “I like EC school and I enjoy my classes. I care about my friends” -Konstatin Telnov from Russia “EC is a very good school!” -Corine Kung from Switzerland “EC is a good organized school. There are a lot of helpful people/ teachers. So its nice to stay here.” -Hesham Baraka from Libya “I feel very happy because I have good teacher.” We strive for success and we strive to see each of our students excel in what they do. We consider each student a new member of our ever growing family and we appreciate their efforts to get good grades. We offer an exclusive range of activities and Free classes to ensure that the students stay with us will be informative and memorable.   Do you know of a friend or family member that would like to learn English and experience the beauty of South Africa’s Cape Town all at once? Please feel free to tell them how awesome your experience has been and also  the wonders of EC Cape Town and the beauty of the Mother City- Cape Town. __________________________________ Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter   RELATED BLOG POSTS Students received FREE supplementary study material! EC English Language Students volunteer at Rainbow Dreamers Project in Cape Town

EC English IELTS exam for the month of May 2014

Saturday 17 May 2014, EC Cape Town (authorized testing center for IELTS exam) hosted a large group of  candidates for the monthly IELTS exam. With a staggering number of 44 candidates, the  Supervisor and Invigilators for the day handled the pressure with the utmost professionalism. The day started off on an excellent note, with candidates coming in bright and early in anticipation for what the day holds. Candidates were calmed of their nerves and were  reassured that everything would go smoothly .Although a fairly large group, the day proceeded to go by quickly and the relief on the candidates faces as they left were reassuring to the staff that they were positive about the outcome of the day and more importantly the IELTS exam. We had a few of our very own Academic english students writing the test, when asked how they felt about the outcome of the test some were very excited and knew that they would do well as they studied hard and had excellent moral support from their teachers and family members, where as some of them said if they could they would change a few of the answers they selected. Despite this they all walked out of the testing rooms with a broad smile, being positive is key after all!  Below is some general information regarding the IELTS exam and also the next available dates for the test: IELTS or ‘International English Language Testing System’ is one of the world’s leading tests of English for higher education, immigration and employment. The exam is divided into two sections, namely: General Training: For Immigration purposes. Academic Training: For University application purposes. When registering for this exam please make sure that you as the candidate are already aware of which exam you wish to take. EC Cape Town is not only a Testing Centre … Read more

IELTS vs General English

Many students come to ask the Academic Department about the IELTS class and how it’s different to the General English classes. With the help of Nadine Coletta from Germany, our ADOS explains the differences: Our IELTS course is designed to prepare the students to write the IELTS exam. It is very different to the general English classes in that it focuses on Academic English, or the English used at university. You can expect to be exposed to subjects like Sociology, Science, Architecture and History. We recommend that students spend at least a few weeks in Upper Intermediate before joining the class, so that they feel confident in their English ability. The IELTS class is not designed to simply improve your English ability, but rather it teaches you how to get the best possible score in the exam. The course is best suited to students who need to achieve a particular score, either for a job or in order to enter university. Here’s what Nadia had to say: During my journey here at EC Cape Town, I had the opportunity to join the Advanced class and the IELTS class. I immediately recognized that the classes were totally different. You join the General English class without any pressure and this class helps to improve your English. Depending on the teacher and the number of students in the class, it is up to you to decide what to talk about and which exercises to do. Everybody has a different personal goal to achieve, as opposed to the IELTS class. There, every student has the same aim! The lessons are very structured. You speak about specific topics and get exactly prepared in how to pass the exam. And you get an official certificate, which you can attach to your CV.  The IELTS class is … Read more


English for Life Served with a Steaming Cup of Coffee Using “used to” We use “used to” to speak about things we did in the past, but don’t do anymore and also to describe states that are no longer true. I used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day. She used to enjoy swimming in the ocean. ~Nicoletta / DOS Did you know? EC has free English Lessons online