Winter in Brighton – Brrr – Can’t wait for summer!

Here are two articles form local paper The Argus.  The first is a warning of very cold temperatures, and involves a lot of weather vocabulary and collocations.  The second shows beauty created by  those very same  cold temperatures.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11767309.Brace_yourself_for_more_cold_weather_as_Public_Health_England_issue_alert_for_Sussex/

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11766928.Moon_halo__Did_anyone_see_this_spectacular_sight_over_Sussex_last_night_/?ref=mac

Fluency inspires accuracy?

It has often bewildered me how students can learn structural ‘grammar’ from day 1 of a beginner’s course, when they have had no contact with the language they are supposed to be analysing.  Learning takes place when learners have had sufficient input to ask themselves intelligent questions and search for the answers, and it is…

Estrid

Dear students and friends It is with deep sadness that I write to let you know that Estrid, the figurehead of Echo from it’s beginnings in 1988 until her retirement last year, has died after a long and brave fight against pancreatic cancer.  She died painlessly and peacefully on Saturday evening, surrounded by family and…

Some Feedback on a Successful Summer

Here is a selection of the feedback we have received on the courses this summer,  clearly reflecting satisfaction from all the ages and nationalities we cater to, from 12 to 20, from Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland… I think it also reflects the family feel we try to promote, and the sense that all our students…

Echo Photos 2014

Here are some of the photos taken this summer:   In and Around Echo:          Excursions: BRIGHTON PADDLE AROUND THE PIER & PRIDE FESTIVALS, PORTSMOUTH SPINNAKER TOWER & HISTORIC DOCKYARDS, LONDON…       ACTIVITIES   ART ATTACK (What’s the media? What’s the theme?) POTTERY CAFE, FOOTBALL WORLD CUP, CINEMA ON THE…