On this sunny spring day in April, the bright yellow daffodils and pink cherry blossoms blowing in a warm and gentle breeze are a delightful sight.
Some people may be watching them from their confinement at home, while others may be walking, cycling or jogging past them on their brief but official ‘exercise release’.
Yes, we are in the middle of the Covid-19 global crisis, which has cast its long shadow around the world.
The pandemic’s effects are being felt by numerous people in countries around the world. In line with the U.K. Government’s advice, ECS Scotland has had to close the school building until further notice. For those students who had already decided to return home early and the few who decided to stay in Scotland, our teachers have risen to the challenge of completing their courses online.
Along with business meetings and family catch-up sessions, online courses have become the new normal for people worldwide now forced to work from home.
Interestingly, while many educators believe this will accelerate the growth in innovative online education, it remains to be seen how much this will affect ECS Scotland.
Clearly a lot of ‘knowledge transfer’ can take place online, but we firmly believe that there will still be a place for quality face-to-face communication in the future. To build good relationships with and understanding of people from other cultures requires a shared experience, engagement without outside distractions and the personal touch.
Stay safe, healthy and positive.
We look forward to welcoming new and returning clients to ECS Scotland to take part in our small group and one-to-one courses once the current situation has ended. Keep in touch via our Facebook page, send us an email or postcard!