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 […]

Beware the Ides of March – Advanced learners

‘Beware the Ides of March,’ the soothsayer warns Julius Caesar. Perhaps we should too. One year ago, the Ides of March, the ancient Roman name for 15th March, marked the beginning of lockdown in France. With a grimdetermination, we locked ourselves down, put on our masks, sanitised our hands and stopped seeing friends and all […]

Beware the Ides of March – Beginners

A Year in the M***e I love an excuse to celebrate : Birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, the list goes on, but this month we’re “celebrating” a year of living with Covid. When I look at the photos on my phone or my Facebook feed at the beginning of last year, I see images of my family and […]

ELC goes green

Amy barks up the wrong tree I have always loved plants. When I was an infant child, my mother used to stimulate me by asking me to point to the different species growing around the house whilst I sat in my pushchair. “Where’s the begonia?” she would say, and I would smile sweetly, while thinking […]