Christina “I will come back as soon as possible”

Christina, 20 from Switzerland, writes about her EC experience. Read what she has to say about her time at EC Oxford English Language Centre ! It is hard to describe all the feelings which I had in these months. I was here to improve my English and to learn more about Oxford. After all the time here I know it was one of my best decisions to choose EC Oxford. I never thought that I’ll miss the time here so much. First I didn’t expect that. Before I went to Oxford and to the EC School I was really sad on my last day in Switzerland. I thought 3 months was too long and I will miss everything, but I had no time to miss anything.  After two days in the School I found a lot of new friends. Friends from all over the world and they were like a family for me. I spent a lot of time with the people from the school. We went to the cinema, to pubs, we visited Stonehenge, London, Bath, had picnics in the park and a lot of things more. Anyway the time at the school was perfect too. I had great teachers and every lesson was different. In the morning classes I learnt a lot of vocabulary, grammar and how I can speak with English people. The “English in the City” class in the afternoon was one of my favourite lessons. We had a lot of tours around Oxford and I learned a lot about the City. We also made a movie with the class and it was really fun. My 3 months are already over and I can’t believe how fast the time runs. I will miss everything: my great time in the School and in Oxford, the lovely staff, the helpful teachers … Read more

Florian ” I will never forget my wonderful time”

Florian, 27 from Switzerland, writes about his EC experience. Read what he has to say about his time at EC Oxford English Language Centre ! I was studying in Oxford for three weeks and I will miss the EC School and the staff there. Also I’m going to miss my new friends I met in the school. I enjoyed the time in the EC School. I think I have improved my English everyday a little bit more. I can recommend the school to everybody who wants to improve his English language. In my first week I met Akira, a student who comes from Japan. We were in the same class with same level. We explored the city of Oxford together, we visited museums, drank a cup of tea or talked about the world. With Akira the time went very fast. Agnieszka was our teacher who gave us a lot of homework. I liked to Agnieszka’s homework because I learned a lot of English vocabulary.  We read the book `Man Hunt`. It was a scary crime story about a murderer. The story was very interesting and improved my vocabulary, my speaking and my writing. While I was at EC I stayed in two homestay. In the second week Erika, the Student Services Coordinator helped me to change the accommodation. I made a good decision to change because I got to meet different hosts and in particular I got along very well with my second host. In my second host family I also met another student who was staying there. My host Janet cooked very well! Some weekends I went to London by bus to meet my girlfriend there. On Saturday we went to the theatre and watched `The Phantom of the Opera`. I couldn’t understand what the actors were singing but the story was great.  On Sunday we visited … Read more

David “It’s been one of my best moments”

David, 38 from Spain, writes about his EC experience. Read what he has to say about his time at EC Oxford English Language Centre ! Before arriving to Oxford, I hardly knew anything about the city and I was doubting if it was worth it or not to go there to improve my English. I had to leave my job for a month and spend my savings, so, in a certain way, it was quite risky for me… Our first day was really interesting: we were welcomed with breakfast and immediately after we did a test in order to find out our level. Then, they placed us in different classes depending not only on our English knowledge but also our different nationalities. Soon after my first week I realized the lessons were so dynamic, motivating, amusing and effective that I decided to extend my stay by two more weeks. At the beginning I had booked my course for one month, and a few days after my arrival I was totally sure I had taken the right decision choosing Oxford as my destination and EC as my school. All the teachers are completely professional, young and friendly: Rob, Cullum, Tom, Elliot, Uli… The girls at the reception desk, Erika and Solène, were always paying attention to our needs, helping us, smiling, and doing their work at the same time: it´s totally amazing, I wouldn’t be able to do so many things in the same day. And Candice, the Director of Studies, she is lovely and competent. She is always interested in your requirements as well, and she makes you feel very comfortable. The fourth week, I suggested to her if I could join the Advanced group in order to prepare for my exam in Spain, and she immediately spoke to the new teachers (Mark and Karen), gave me the opportunity of meeting my … Read more