Intern Experiences at EC London

EC London takes in students from all over the world, but we also welcome international interns who come and train with us to gain crucial workplace experience. One success story comes from Hong Kong. Jane Lau trained with EC London junior school this summer and we loved having her here! I’ll let Jane tell you the story… ‘Hi, I’m Jane Lau. I am an Uni student majoring in Translation and I’m from Hong Kong. This summer, I interned in EC London for 2 months and mainly worked in Catford for the Junior Programme. That was one of the most incredible experiences in my life that I would like to share with everyone. This was the first time for me to work in an English-speaking and multi-ethnic environment. Before I came to UK for the internship, I was a bit nervous about working in a new environment. But my experience proves that my worry was unnecessary and I have learnt a lot through this internship. I had a really great time working with colleagues at Stukeley Street and in Catford Junior School. They are all very caring and nice. We worked as a team and we had a really good time working together. Though some tough things might happen, but it is nice that there is always someone who can share and support you. Having been working in a pure English environment, I find that now I’m more confident in speaking English, great thanks to my colleagues. Another thing that I found the nationality mix in my workplace provided me a precious opportunity to learn cooperating with people from different cultural background and exchange out ideas and thoughts. And of course, I have learned so many practical skills from the work place that were beyond what I expected. Thanks EC! I … Read more

EC London Junior Groups

Summer is well and truly here, even though the weather may suggest otherwise! For us here at EC London that signals the arrival of junior students. This summer we have around two hundred students joining us from Italy. They come here for an intense two week English course which combines English language lessons and a fun and exciting social programme. For most of these students, this is their first trip to London, and they come here eager to learn about the culture, practise the language and see the world-famous sights in the city.   The first groups arrived a couple of weeks ago, and soon fell into the English routine of packing an umbrella and sun cream into their yellow rucksacks. At around 8.45am every morning around fifty students make their way to their classrooms where they learn about England and practise new vocabulary and grammar.   Afternoons and evenings are spent wondering around London, visiting museums, monuments and places of interest. I was looking at their social programme and am ashamed to say that they probably see more of London in two weeks, than I have seen in the two years I’ve been living here!   Soon though, their two week course comes to an end and the fifty students reluctantly make their way back to Italy with an orange certificate in hand, memories of their London trip and a better grasp of the English language.