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8 Weird English Expressions you should know

The English language is full of weird and wonderful words and expressions just waiting to be discovered and learnt by students like you! When you’re learning English abroad with EC, you’ll definitely hear some of these strange phrases and idioms. Don’t worry if you don’t understand these types of expressions immediately – we’re here to … Read more

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The Local Toronto

Visiting all the hot spots will give you a taste of the city’s history, but if you want to live like a local while studying in Toronto, here are some of the things that locals do! Eat and drink on patios When the sun is shining bright, locals love to hang out on patios, drinking … Read more

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What to See and Do in Toronto: Part 2

After checking out  ‘What to See and Do in Toronto: Part 1‘, here are a few more things to explore while learning English in Toronto! Make sure you have your to-do list ready, so you don’t miss out any of these amazing attractions.   RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA Located next to the CN Tower, the Ripley’s … Read more

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Love Music? Learn English in Malta this Summer

Whether you’re thinking about learning English in Malta, or are already working hard at EC Malta, then you’ll be happy to know that this sun-kissed Mediterranean island is the perfect place for music-lovers to be this summer. Here’s a quick look at just some of the hottest events of the season:  Earth Garden | 1- … Read more


April Fool’s Day Around the World

Have you ever wondered what April Fool’s Day is all about? On April 1st each year, people around the world pull ‘harmless’ pranks and jokes on each other. This tradition dates all the way back to the 14th century, with history showing that even noblemen hundreds of years ago used to send their servants on … Read more


10 Ways to Practise Your English in Toronto

You’ll learn a lot about the English language in class, but what’s the best way to put your newly-acquired skills to use outside the classroom? The busy streets of Toronto offer many fantastic opportunities to practise your English language skills. Let’s take a look at 10 ways to challenge your knowledge of the language and … Read more

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Why learn English in Toronto? | Infographic

If you’re thinking about learning English in Canada, then Toronto should definitely be one of the top 3 options on your list. As Canada’s largest city, this multicultural hotspot is a network of quirky neighbourhoods, colourful, friendly locals, and all the art, museums, sport, and music you could possibly wish for when you’re studying English … Read more


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