From France to London

Hi! I am Elora, a 20 years old student coming from the University of Strasbourg in France. I am doing an internship in EC London in order to finish my Applied Foreign Languages degree and after many struggles and hesitations, I am well settled and ready to begin a new life in London! My boyfriend is also coming with me and will work at the Apple Store of Brent Cross, starting in the middle of May. Since he must end his job contract in France at first, I managed to find a flat alone in Hendon, for us and our pet rats. This was quite difficult since the rental apartment market is crazy in London! But in 4 days of viewings, I found a nice and cosy flat in a residential neighbourhood. Before coming in London, I studied English and Japanese languages in Strasbourg and did several students jobs in restaurants or as a babysitter. Last summer, I also travelled to Japan alone and it was my first trip outside of Europe. It was also the best trip I ever did. I met a lot of people and went to a lot of places both in cities and in the countryside of the country. This is at this moment that I decided to live in another country than France because I wanted to discover the world. So, since the United Kingdom is not too far away from France, my boyfriend and I decided to go to London in order to become bilingual and start a new life abroad. So far, I love working at EC London It is a place where I can meet a lot of people from different areas of the world and all the staff is amazing. I am here for 5 months and I look forward to … Read more

New intern at EC London 30+

My name is Myriam, I am French and I come from Grenoble. I am studying Foreign Languages Applied to Business and for my 3rd and last year of my degree I decided to go abroad, more precisely to London, the city of Queen Elizabeth. I am currently working as an intern in EC London 30+ reception. My main tasks are to welcome new students and help them out if they have any concerns. Moreover EC London 30+ offers manifold activities to the students and that is why part of my job includes promoting those events and updating the official websites of EC London. The people working in EC London are all very nice and mindful, as for the working environment it is very welcoming. Some of the new students struggle a lot with English when they first come, but the EC London 30+ team is a multicultural team so do not worry, you’ll always find someone who speaks your language. I have chosen to do my internship in Great Britain because I wanted to improve my English and discover a new city. When I first arrived to London, the first thing that disrupted me were cars and buses riding on the left side of the road ! Maybe I’ll get used to this with time, who knows … Today is my first week in London and I did not get the time to visit a lot (expect from the underground obviously). Despite that I am determined to visit every street corner of LONDON! Other languages: French, Spanish, Arabic. Favourite movies: Harry Potter, The Green Mile. Favourite singers: Sam Cooke, Jorja Smith, Joy Crookes, Etta James. Would you also like to experience this journey ? Then let’s join us and Learn English in London !

Why you should study at EC London 30+

Are you trying to figure out where you would like to learn English? We got the right place for you! Here at EC London 30+, we have students from all over the world. Our 30+ school is offering students of all ages the possibility to learn English. It doesn’t matter where you´re from or your level of English, we encourage everyone to come and study at EC London 30+. We want our students to practice their English outside of their classrooms, therefore, we have an active social programme. For example, we go to a restaurant every week for some foreign food and to socialize. In addition, we have free classes if you would like some more improvement. The environment is welcoming as well as energetic. Take some time from your studies and hang out in the 30+ reception for a chat and some music. Get to know our staff and your classmates. You will enjoy this central school close to restaurants as well as some of the famous tourist attractions just a few tubes stops away. Come and have fun with us along the way and Learn English in London. EC London 30+

Our new intern in the EC London 30+ reception

We would like to introduce our new intern in the 30 + reception in London: My name is Linn Hidfors and I am the new intern in the 30+ reception. I am from Sweden, Gothenburg, where I am doing my last year of school. In Sweden I am studying Economics focused on business. The program that I am doing is also offering seven weeks of internship abroad, this is an EU project called Erasmus +. I applied for the internship and here I am in London now until the end of February. When I applied for the internship I wanted to work in an English-speaking country. In addition, I wanted a challenge. Therefore, London was the perfect place for me: A huge city with a lot of people. I come from a big city in Sweden, but I still got shocked with how many people are wandering around in London. I wanted to know what it was like to live in such a huge city with over 8 million citizens. It has been three weeks of my period here and I love London as a city. Additionally, I really enjoy my job here at EC London. The classrooms are nice and the location of the school is central. My co-workers are amazing and the same goes for all the students! Quick questions and answers about Linn: Other languages: Swedish and a bit of Spanish. Hobbies: I love working out as well as spending time with my friends! Favourite series: My favourite series is Friends. It is so fun, love it. Favourite food: I love tacos! Favourite spot in London: Probably somewhere with a good view of London, such as the Shard, Sky Garden and the restaurant Duck & Waffle. I would highly recommend Learning English in London at the 30+ school. Come and have fun with us along … Read more

A New Mayor for London

On 5th May 2016 the residents of London voted for a new mayor /meə/. The Mayor of London is a politician who is responsible for governing greater London. The Mayor is responsible for various policies and strategies related to issues that are very important to Londoners (people who are from London). These include housing, London Transport, the Metropolitan Police and other emergency services. The role of mayor is relatively new and the first one was in 2000. Up until May this year the mayor was Boris Johnson. He was a very recognisable character and although not everybody agreed with his policies, he became quite famous as a representative of the city. We are all very familiar with the bicycle hire scheme. Londoners often call these bikes ‘Boris bikes’ after the previous mayor as the scheme was introduced and became popular when he was in power. On 5th May Boris was out and the new mayor was elected. He is Sadiq Khan, a politician from the Labour Party. He is a Londoner, from Tooting in south London, but his parents moved to the UK from Pakistan just before Sadiq was born. He is the first Muslim Mayor of London. Before moving into politics Sadiq was a lawyer, specialising in employment discrimination, human rights and cases against the police. So, what plans does Sadiq have for London? He has developed ten priorities that he wants to focus on to make London a better place to live. These include building thousands of affordable homes; freezing transport fares for four years; making London a safer place to live by reducing crime; pedestrianising Oxford Street which will mean that no cars, buses or taxis can use the street. These are issues that Londoners feel strongly about and it will be interesting to see how London … 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

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.

“EC London 30+ concept sound to be a fantastic option”

After 7 weeks, we have to say goodbye to one of our students as he is finished his English for Work course. Here is the testimonial of Eduardo Nunes, from Brazil, he finished his intensive English course in EC london 30+ last Friday.       London was not my 1st option to learn English. I was looking for small/calm city to stay. But EC London 30+ concept sound to be a fantastic option. And it really was a surprise. EC London 30+ was exactly what I was looking for. The best teachers, classmates, staff, location… everything was perfect. I’ll recommend to my friends and I’ll be back! The extra activities were the best way to interact with other students and enjoy the city. Thanks EC London 30+!!! Special thanks to: Georgia, Matt, Chris, Clare, John, Matthew, Adam and Sara!!! Eduardo Nunes (Brazilian) Thank you so much Eduardo from EC London 30+ team. We hope to see you soon 🙂 !! Check out our website if you’re looking for an Intensive English course  in London or if you are interested in learning more about EC London 30+ If you would like to practise your English online, try our Learn English website.