Big Fat quiz

ELC has a tradition every year to put together a quiz containing what we view as the most interesting news events of the year. Now, the events in question might not be the ones that made the headlines. Arguably, they may not figure on your list of top 50 events. It’s quite possible, even that […]

It’s Graduation Day at ELC!

In October 2018, 11 brave men and women arrived at the Maison de l’Avocat with a sense of trepidation and embarked on a marathon 18 months of legal English training with ELC. Some were lawyers, some were in-house lawyers, and one member of the team worked for an expert witness. Each member embarked on a […]

ELC did a 30-day challenge

Juggling with Katie I think there are very few people who are successful in every aspect of their lives. A lot of things take time and practice to perfect. As we tell our students: consistency is key. If you’re learning a language, practising a sport or even trying to be the best parent you can […]

ELC does a 30-day challenge

  ELC puts “flexibility” at the heart of its offer by Amy Ever since I was a little girl, I have been bendy and most of my youth was spent in a strange gymnastic position: as a crab, doing headstands, handstands, cartwheels, back walkovers, front walkovers, …. At 50 years old, I realise that it […]

Cast ne’er a clout ‘til the pandemic be out

The Search for the Post-Pandemic Fashion Trend by Amy After all major crises, fashion has changed. After the constraints of the first world war, women’s fashion became more casual, in the 1930s and 40s, fashion had an escapist theme and maps were even printed onto clothes in case of emergency! In the 1960s, when the […]

ELC meets TED

As our avid readers will surely know, ELC has a particular passion for TED. For those of you who do not yet know the TED conferences, they bring together people with fascinating stories, innovative ideas, and positive messages for the world. Their motto is “Ideas Worth Spreading…” and their initials stand for Technology Entertainment and […]

Beware the Ides of March – Upper-inters

2020-21 The Journal of a Pandemic year I have just had an incredible thought. It may have been intentional. It may have been a co-incidence, but when I think back to my A-levels studies in German, French and English literature, no less than five of my compulsory novels were about people living in lockdown. And […]