Meet Teacher Kelsey!

There have been several changes in teaching staff lately at EC San Francisco. The school has recently welcomed a new teacher, Kelsey! Here’s a little bit about her. Kelsey Miller has earned a Master’s in Education from Stanford University as well as a CELTA certification from Cambridge University. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion for the English language and language learning with students at EC English. Kelsey has several years of teaching experience and is eager to learn more about teaching English from the many experienced teachers we are lucky to have at EC San Francisco. She recently returned from a six-month trip to Taiwan where she was learning Mandarin in a similar environment to EC. She uses both her education training and her experience as a student to inform her teaching practice. When Kelsey isn’t teaching, she enjoys studying Mandarin, reading linguistics blogs, and hanging out in cafes. We are very happy to have Kelsey on-board at EC San Francisco! Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our EC San Francisco ESL Courses!


Isabel from Venezuela: “It is the experience of a lifetime!”

  Isabel from Venezuela was looking for a place to study English and she ended up opting for ESL Courses at EC San Francisco. She studied at EC for 12 weeks, where she took a general English course. In addition to this, Isabel participated in a lot of activities organised by the school and she got to meet people from all around the world and to have amazing experiences. Here is what Isabel had to say: What did you like the most about the social leaders? I completely loved how welcoming the whole staff was, they’re always looking forward to help you and improve anything that might need an upgrade. Also the student ambassadors were really friendly to everyone since day one. Which in my opinion is really important especially in the first couple of days when you don’t have any friends yet, they’ll make you feel as if you were at home away from home. What will you remember from your stay? The whole San Francisco/EC experience was wonderful, especially the fact that you’ll get to talk with non-native speakers from all over the world, so you just don’t improve your English but you’ll learn a lot about their cultures and countries. The classes are really entertaining, the teachers always choose interesting topics to discuss and might even take you for a walk during the class for you to learn even more about the city. And since the classes are not really big every student gets a chance to participate and to converse. Also, the Bay Area is an amazing place to live and hang out with friends, you can pretty much do any activity here. I don’t know what it is, but EC has the most awesome people in the world. I’m so glad that I got to meet all my … Read more


EC BBQ in Golden Gate Park

  Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Nearly twenty percent larger than Central Park in New York City, you will discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves and great activities. In Golden Gate Park you can find a lot of hidden gems, such as the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, Hippie Hill, Stow Lake… You will always find something interesting to do in Golden Gate Park! Families and friends love to reunite in this park to have BBQ at the nearby picnic area.   On May 11th, EC San Francisco organized a big BBQ in Lindley Meadow, which is a grand green picnic area inside Golden Gate Park. More than seventy students were part of the event! Our center director Ryan was the BBQ chef and cooked delicious burgers and hot dogs for everyone. We were very lucky to have a windless and very sunny weather this afternoon! The students enjoyed the BBQ eating, chatting, and playing activities such as volleyball, baseball, soccer and Frisbee. We all had such a fun time together! We can learn a lot from doing activities outside of school. Let’s join our EC San Francisco activities! Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our EC San Francisco ESL Courses!


Meet Faiza, our new intern from France!

EC San Francisco has recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new intern, Faiza Louali, from France. Faiza will be with us for 3 months. Since her arrival, Faiza has explored SF with students! She is trying to understand the difference between each program and courses, such as EC San Francisco ESL Courses and activities. As she is also in charge of our social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, she uploads lots of pictures which describe what happens in EC San Francisco. We are very happy to have her on our team. Here are a few words from Faiza:   Hi! I’m Faiza Louali and I’m from France. I’m doing a three-month internship at EC San Francisco, which is part of my studies. I’m currently doing my third year of University in management and marketing in Valence, France. On September, I will start a Master Degree in Marketing, and I want to specialize in Digital Marketing. Here at EC I will do mostly marketing tasks, but I will also help Ryan, Amanda and all the staff to welcome new students, and help with the general functioning of the school. Before this internship, I have already worked in a school in France as a paraprofessional educator for 8 months. My tasks were to supervise students outside the classroom and to do various administrative tasks. I also did an internship two years ago, in an accounting firm. It was very different from what I want to do now but it was a nice experience. I also did various student jobs: cashier, sales administrative assistant, baby sitter etc. I’m so excited to work at EC SF because I think I will learn a lot, and gain knowledge and skills that will be very useful for my career. I’m also looking forward to … Read more


May Activity Calendar for EC San Francisco

There is so much more to studying English at EC San Francisco besides English courses. Join us this month on some fun activities in the Bay Area! EC San Francisco will be taking students on a variety of activities with teachers and student ambassadors. All accompanied activities in orange require a 5-student minimum, so it’s very important to sign up. Pay for tickets and weekend trips at the front desk. Some of the highlights for this month include Alcatraz Tour, BBQ at the Golden Gate Park, and Beach Picnic, as well as so much more. We have some great activities planned for you this month at this fun language school in San Francisco. We encourage students to join as many events as they can to increase exposure to English-speaking opportunities and environments! Classes in blue and activities in orange are free of charge. Please ask the front desk if you have any questions. Are you interested in studying in San Francisco? Check out our ESL Courses at EC San Francisco!