EC English Cambridge - 2017/18 Information
61 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The English Language Centre (EC) group was established in 1991 and now has schools in five countries across three continents. EC Cambridge is one of the only language schools situated right in the heart of this ancient university city.
This modern school gives students the opportunity to learn English in a highly professional environment whilst experiencing life in one of Britain’s most historic cities.
EC Cambridge is part of the English Language Centres group, who opened their first school in Malta in 1991 and now have 21 English language schools in the UK, USA, Canada and South Africa.
The EC Cambridge school is one of the only language schools to be situated in the middle of the picturesque city of Cambridge which famous for educational excellence.
The school is within easy walking distance to the city centre and is surrounded by some of the world’s oldest university buildings, as well as a truly international student community. The school is housed in a modern building and boasts 14 well-equipped classrooms and a capacity to teach 203 students from all over the world.
Courses offered by EC Cambridge include:
● General English
● Intensive English
● Business English
● Exam preparation (IELTS, Cambridge ESOL - FCE,CAE).
To help students achieve fluency quickly, EC Cambridge runs a varied social and extracurricular program which gives students the opportunity to practice their language skills outside the classroom. Activities include visits to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, punting (boating) on the River Cam and trips to London, an hour away by train.
Following a welcome and orientation programme, students are housed in one of three comfortable student residences or through the centre’s well-organised Homestay programme.
The EC Cambridge team of professional and friendly teachers select topics that create interest, discussion and debate in the class. Students engage with the language, learning about other classmates and different cultures around the world, all within an English context. As well as taking an active part in classroom discussions, students work on their language skills in small groups, pairs or individually on tasks and projects.
Classes are taught in a maximum of 15 (average 12) students and active participation from each student is encouraged. EC Cambridge is dedicated to improving fluency in English through fast-paced and fun lessons that immerse the student in the language.
During your time at EC Cambridge, you will be supported by a team of two teachers who will work together to assess your needs and monitor your progress. All teachers are qualified, native English speakers.
Feedback and Testing:
Students receive continuous one-to-one feedback with their teacher throughout each course, where they can discuss their progress and any areas for improvement.
At the beginning of each course, students are tested for language ability using the Oxford Online Placement Test (prior to arrival) or EC Cambridge’s own test (on arrival) to assess language ability. There are nine levels, from Beginner to Proficient, and students are placed in classes according to their place on the scale. EC Cambridge also has a Progress Planner which helps students plan their route to fluency.
The EC Cambridge courses all carry the EC Guarantee, which means that if students do not progress at the rate expected, they will receive additional lessons to help them reach their goals, at no extra charge.
As well as teaching staff, EC Cambridge has a welfare team who provide full support to students as well as a varied social program. The team help with accommodation, airport transfers, transport and other personal issues during your time at the school.
General English Courses are divided into two categories:
1. General English: 20 lessons per week. Minimum 1 week duration. Offered all year.
2. Intensive English: 30 lessons per week. Minimum 1 week duration. Offered all year. 20 lessons of general English plus 10 lessons per week on an elective
course of the student’s choice (see above). Elective courses include: Global citizenship, Write Now, Media Studies, Comparative Culture, Get Talking, Academic Techniques, Living in English, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, A World of Words, Basic English Writing, The Language of Music.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the EC Cambridge school building from 09.00, Monday to Friday. Minimum student age is 16.
● 30 lessons per week (20 of General English and 10 of Business English).
● Pre-intermediate ability only. Minimum duration 1 week. Available all year.
Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: All courses are taught at the EC Cambridge school building, from 09.00, Monday to Friday.
● 30 lessons per week. Taught in blocks of four or eight weeks, according to student requirements.
● Minimum language ability: Intermediate
● Minimum age: 16
- Free Internet
- Student Lounge
- Computer Room
- Interactive Whiteboards
- Self Study Room