EC Montreal is proud to support CTV’s Spirit of Giving campaign again this holiday season!  There are many needy families in the Montreal community and these donations can really help to brighten the Christmas season for many families.

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CTV delivered 6 large donation boxes to our offices this week.  We need the help of our EC team of staff, teachers and students to fill them up!  We are asking for donations of non-perishable food items, toys and toiletries.  These goods will be distributed to many different organizations around the city.  These charitable organizations will open up the pantry doors to many families.

In order to motivate our students to give, we will hold another classroom competition again this year.  The class that donates the most items will win a wonderful class prize.

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The deadline to donate the items is Friday, December 5, so we don’t have much time to fill the boxes!  We encourage everyone to pick up a few extra goods at the grocery store or the Dollarama right downstairs!  Your generosity will help to make a family’s Christmas special!

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The entire Holiday season will be devoted to helping others.  On December 10 EC Montreal will hold its 11th annual charity bake sale.  It will be an entire day of giving!  The entire EC staff and teachers will be baking goodies for sale.  All the proceeds raised will be donated to the Shriner’s Hospital for Sick Children.

We look forward to a joyful and giving Holiday season at EC!


risa nomura

Risa Nomura is a lovely young lady from Japan.  She is a multi-destination EC student.  Her journey began at EC San Francisco where she studied in the General English Programme.  She is now at EC Montreal where she joined her sister Yuki Nomura.  She is participating in EC Montreal’s Semi-Intensive English Programme which consists of 24 Lessons of instruction per week.

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Although Risa is only booked for a short period of time, she has really enjoyed her chance to learn English in Montreal.

Here is what she would like to say about EC:

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I like the classes at EC Montreal.  The teachers are really good and you can tell that they love to teach!  I am happy that I travelled to Montreal to experience the city and the Montreal centre.  I hope to come back one day!

Thank you!


Yurina Eguchi is a lovely student from Japan participating in EC Montreal’s General English Programme.

Here is what Yurina would like to share about learning English in Montreal:

EC has Multi-destination program, which allows me to go to different EC schools in different cities. My agent recommended EC to me as EC is a fun school to go to.

I really appreciate the EC teachers who are very kind, approachable and easy to talk to.

So far, this has been a very positive experience!  Thank you EC!


Mei Kitamura is a student from Japan participating in EC Montreal’s General English Programme.

Here is what Mei would like to say about EC Montreal:


I am very satisfied with the EC Montreal centre. 

The school feels like home and I am part of a family!  The school organizes many activities that I enjoy very much!

Thank you EC Montreal!


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Ayumi Niwa is a student from Japan participating in EC Montreal’s Semi-Intensive English programme.  Here is what she would like to share about learning English in Montreal:

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I am very happy with my decision in choosing EC Montreal to study.  I like the school very much.  It is located right in the city centre close to many interesting places.  There are restaurants and many shops right in the building too.

The school is very clean and easy to get around. There are various activities offered by school, which help me interact with other students from different classes and levels.

I also find the teachers very friendly and they take time to teach each student attentively.


Kaede Miyamoto is a student from Japan participating in our Bilingual programme.  Here is what the student says about choosing EC to learn English and French in Montreal:

I chose EC Montreal because I could study both English and French. The many various activities that school offers were other reasons to chose this school.

I must have been lucky with the result of my placement, and was placed in the higher level, which I had a hard time to follow. However, once I switched to more suitable level of mine, I am enjoying my class very much.

The staff has been very helpful and my family in Japan and I are at ease of my stay in Canada. Please keep taking good care of me!


Montreal Does it Again!

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Montréal is the only Canadian city to make it in the top 25 fun cities in the world!!

And we are sure that if our EC Montreal international students had been asked, Montreal would have ranked much higher, because they have the amazing opportunity to discover our wonderful city every day and with each activity that the school’s social progamme offers.

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The ranking was based on factors such as the price of beer, activities, museums, clubs, bars and shopping.

The survey was commissioned by GetYourGuide – a travel review website.  It was based on an analysis of data on various websites around the world, such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, and a poll of almost 2,000 travelers.

Way to go Montreal!


Claudia Gabriela Canales Fraire is a student from Mexico participating in EC Montreal’s Bilingual programme.

Here is what she would like to share about learning English and French in Montreal:

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When I decided to move to Montreal I wanted to improve my English because I’ve been studying for a long time but I couldn’t speak properly.

I chose EC Montreal because the city offered me to study English and French at the same time and I can practice all the time on the streets.

My first day was difficult but after 6 months I’m happy because now I can expand my borders, my limits.

I met a lot of people from other countries and different cultures. EC Montreal has very good teachers.

Thank you for all! This is one of the best experiences in my life.


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Agathe Sinck is a mature student from France participating in EC Montreal’s Intensive English Programme which consists of 30 Lessons of instruction per week.

Here is what she would like to share about learning English in Montreal:

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I chose Montreal because my sister lives here. My favorite EC Activity it was the hockey party at the EC Residence it was very fun! What I liked most about the school is the staff and my teachers.

My new friends come from Japan, Brazil, Korea, Panama, Venezuela and Taiwan. The EC Social Leaders are gentle, funny and the activities are great!

I like my school EC Montreal, my classmates, my teachers and I know that I learn a lot in the class!

Thanks EC Montreal!


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EC Montreal students Natalia Carranza and Junghan Jeong “JJ” presented today as a part of our student lecture series.  We are always so impressed when our students volunteer to do a presentation.  It is the perfect opportunity for them to work on their independent research projects, presentation skills and communication.  For the spectators, it is a great way to perfect their listening and vocubulary skills as well as note taking and asking questions.


Natalia’s presentation was titled All you Need to Know about Montreal.  She went through Montreal’s history, the flag, the weather, tourist attractions, important events and our favorite subject, food!  Her description of Montreal was very complete and very well researched.  You can easily tell that she has fall in love with Montreal because she spoke with such passion and certainty.  After the presentation, she admitted that before coming to Montreal she didn’t know much about the city but it didn’t take long for her to appreciate Montreal as a destination to learn English.  She said that she will be leaving in December and wishes she could stay longer.


JJ’s presentation was Sports Medicine: How to Lose Weight.  He talked about the three different body types and what each type should eat and avoid as well as what exercise routine they should undertake.  He described the bodies with very vivid illustrations.  He talked about diet, exercise and metabolism.  He used comedy throughout his presentation and was able to really get the audience’s attention.

We congratulate both Natalia and JJ for their informative and well planned presentations!  We can’t wait for the next ones!