Montreal crowned world’s best city for students

The city tops the list of top 100 study abroad destinations around the world   Congratulations Canada, you’ve got yet another reason to party! In the same year the country celebrates its 150th birthday, Montreal, its capital of culture, has been voted the best student city in the world. So If you’re looking to study … Read more

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NEW! Conversation Partner Programme

When you’re studying English abroad with EC, there are loads of opportunities for you to improve your skills and meet some of the lovely locals in your chosen destination. EC San Diego and EC Boston recently launched their awesome Conversation Partner Programme, a fantastic initiative that brings together students and local senior citizens to spend some time together, have a chat, … Read more


Dani & Basti: Falling in Love, Learning English in Malta

When you’re getting ready to study English abroad, you know that a whole load of exciting, new experiences just waiting for you at your EC destination. There’s a brand new city to explore, new people to meet from all over the world, and incredible memories to make – but did you know that you might … Read more


Making a phone call in English: 8 Useful Tips

The telephone is still a useful and common means of business communication especially with the arrival of very low-cost calls through social media and specific apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Facebook & Yahoo Messenger to name a few. Let’s take a look at 8 great tips to help you make phone calls with confidence! … Read more

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How to Write a Professional Email in English

Email is definitely the most popular form of written communication in the business world. Writing emails in anything but your mother tongue can be stressful and a little scary at first, but don’t worry – practise makes perfect and we’re going to look at a few ways to help you conquer writing emails! If you’re … Read more

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Learn English in London: Top Events in 2017!

  London, the iconic capital of England, is a cosmopolitan marvel with a rich history stretching back to Roman times. From the imposing Houses of Parliament, to the majestic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey, you’ll never be short of sights and sounds to experience in this unique city and cultural melting pot. … Read more

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The Best English Books of 2016

  Get cosy this winter with some tea and a good book to help you improve your English skills. While it may seem intimidating to read an entire book in English, it is great for mastering fluency. You can even keep a notebook full of words you may not understand to help you with your … Read more

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EC’s Top 10 Free English Lessons of 2016

Well haven’t you all been busy little Learn English bees this year? It doesn’t matter if you’re a past student, future member of the EC family, or are already studying at EC English Language Centres – practising your skills and testing your knowledge of the language as often as possible is important! Learn English is … Read more


EC’s Best Blogs of 2016

Wow – it’s certainly been a busy year for all the students and teachers at EC English Language Centres! But we know that you’ve been busy too, working hard and learning all about the skills you need to succeed, and finding out about the best places to learn English abroad. To celebrate the end of … Read more

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10 Unusual Christmas Facts from Around the World!

  Here at EC English Language Centres, our schools across the world are getting ready to celebrate Christmas. To help prepare, we’ve put together a list of some interesting and unusual facts about this fun-filled holiday. USA 1. According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever was a 221-foot Douglas fir that … Read more