Why you should study English in London!

When it comes to learning English, where’s a better place to study than London? Apart from making loads of new friends and improving your independence, studying abroad really helps your CV stand out because you will develop a global outlook that will be beneficial to any career you are planning to take up. Studying somewhere where people constantly speak the language you are learning makes it ten times easier to pick up phrases and understand everyday questions and statements. Simply going to a coffee shop in the morning or planning a full day trip would not only be fun but also a great way to push your speaking abilities to a new level by practicing the language in real life situations. There are always activities happening in London, especially during the summer months when you can find food markets and music festivals nearly every week. Studying in London will leave you with a well recognised certificate because of its high educational standards. This will leave you feeling satisfied and more confident with what you have achieved as a student. So give it a try, you’ve got nothing to lose! By Lexi Gatt If you’d like to improve your English, check out the English lessons for adults in London we offer at EC LONDON 30+

Pulling my socks up as an intern at EC London 30+

Being interested in learning English and more about British work culture, discovering the life in a huge English city and improving my language skills, I went off to discover lovely London for two months.   Why voluntarily moving away from thirty-degree constant weather to a changing clouded wet English place? It’s because one of the advantages of becoming an English teacher for secondary school students in Switzerland: It provides me with seven weeks in an English country. In order to do so, I decided coming to London and doing an internship at EC London 30+. And it was absolutely worthwhile!  But learning English wasn’t everything, the internship had not only helped me to improve my English, I also had the opportunity to benefit my teacher skills. What were my responsibilities? The first week I was mainly at the reception: Besides chatting with the student’s, answering their questions, I helped them feel comfortable in the school and booked their trips. Furthermore, I accomplished some academic tasks such as doing the teachers’ schedules, the students’ timetables or preparing the certificates. Several times I had the honour to give some free lessons, for example the conversational class or breakfast club. And not to forget – Besides trying understand David’s Irish accent, I benefited from being introduced to British music groups due to of Suzie’s amazing DJ skills. The icing on the cake? I very much liked my time at EC 30+ because the working atmosphere was fantastic. The internship gave me an insight how a language school works and is organised. What is more, throughout the conversations with teachers and class observations I was able to collect useful ideas for my future lessons. It was also interesting to see the differences between a regular school teacher and a teacher whose students change every … Read more

Carolina Ramirez at EC London 30+

Carolina arived at EC London 30+ the 9th May, and she was studying in our school for 12 weeks. We’re really going to miss her but she has very kindly agreed to share her experience of EC LONDON 30+ with you. She began at pre-intermediate and in just 12 short weeks she managed to reach upper intermediate, which is amazing progress. Well done, Carolina, we’re all very proud of you. Thank you and good luck with everything.     At the begin, i didn’t know to much about the way of life in London, i confess i was so nervous, to change my routine, my home my life. I came EC through my agency in Colombia, i choose this school, because it was for older people, wich doesn’t mean we are old people!, just the idea to share my learning with teenager got on my nerves so i took the challenge and came here, in spite of united states is closer to me, and here found an amazing place, full of new people with diferents experinces from a lot of beatiful countries. I haven’t had a lot of experience about english schools, this is my first experience, but i can say not just talking about quality, which is hight, that the environment is kindness, profesional and fun as well. I recomend EC London 30+ for all the people who want to learn english, here you’ll find good friends, an amazing city full of great expericences to do and a profesional team of teachers always ready to help you! I have still plenty to learn, but i’m sure my improvement has been successful. Carolina Ramirez, Colombian We can see Carolina enjoying with her classmates in her Intensive lessons, Everyday English.    If you’re thinking about studying English in the future, check out our … Read more

Students testimonials – May 2015

Have a read of some of our student’s testimonials this month!     Dear Sir or Madame, I enjoyed very much and learned good English. The best lesson I liked the business class. The teachers were very friendly and allways in a good mood. Best Regards, Marcel Marcel Werner Haueter, Swiss (Intensive English for work course, 3w) My stay at school was very good! I think I had improve my English. The teachers Teresa, Jess, Kristy and Ben were very helpful and nice I learnd much from them! Thans so much!!!! Monica Lozano, Spanish (Intensive English, 2w, pre-intermediate & Everyday English) I’m gonna recommended EC School to my friends. London is good choose to study English. Artur Kostowski, Polish (Intensive English, 1w, pre-intermediate & Everyday English) Check out our website if you’re looking for a business English course for adults in London. If you would like to practise your English online, try our Learn English website.

Matthias Pohl having English for work lessons at EC London 30+

Matthias has very kindly allowed us to share his experiences at EC London 30+ with all of you. This is the testimonial he wrote on his final day, last Friday. Matthias Pohl is a consultant who decided to study English for work for 3 weeks and, according to his teachers, was a great addition to all of his lessons, really throwing himself in and making the most of every class.       + People over 30 years old + Funny teacher, very friendly + After the first day, I know it was the right decision to book an English course at EC London 30+ + Good prices in the cafe + EC London 30+ is in a good area in London – Nothing I’ll be back 🙂 Matthias Pohl, German Thank you, good luck with everything and we hope to see you soon! Check out our website if you’re looking for a English for Work course for adults in London. If you would like to practise your English online, try our Learn English website.

Vanessa tells us a little bit about her English lessons!

Just last week we had to say goodbye to one of our students, Vanessa. It was wonderful to have Vanessa at the school; she really threw herself into her English lessons and according to her teachers, she was a pleasure to teach. She has very kindly given us a brief description of her English experience at EC Covent Garden 30+ and her lessons:   I chosed this destination because I was interested to learn English for the holidays with my family and my travel agency “Sprachen ch” recommendet it. I learned at the same time interesting topics , I learned to have confidence to talk. I improved my pronunciation, and my favourite Ec activity was to speak with my group in the scholl.I like this sistem to learn because is profesional and easy. I would recommend my friends this scholl. The staff in Ec have a nice relatiochip and are very helpful.I’ll remember the moments where we laugh together.   Thank you for everything Vanessa, good luck with all of your future holidays and your English practice. We hope to see you again in the future.   If you’re thinking about studying English in the future or doing adult English courses in the U.K., check out our website.