Learn English Online with EC Virtual

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Learn English Online for University

Preparing for University Pathway – start your online journey with our new pre-sessional programme

EC Virtual for University or College Preparation

This is a pre-sessional course designed to give students the foundation needed to progress to our full-immersion University Preparation Programme.

Designed for all levels up to Upper Intermediate, students begin learning at home with our EC Virtual programme and get additional support in the form of webinars on various topics including: how to get the most from EC Virtual, an explanation of the Canadian University Pathway Programme, meetings with our partner universities and colleges, and more. They will also have monthly individual counselling sessions to help them choose a partner programme as well as assist with their university applications.

Once their EC Virtual course is finished – and Upper Intermediate level achieved – students will then need to progress, and enrol onto our University Pathway course in any of our EC English schools in Canada for their final English levels. Students passing this part of our programme enjoy full TOEFL and IELTS waivers with our university partners.

This programme is available for only CAD $99 per week*! Based on a minimum of 10 weeks
*this will be charged at €65.50 per week and please note that exchange rates are subject to fluctuation

EC English are world-renowned providers of Full-Immersion English and French courses:

✓ 29 years of experience
✓ Over half a million students successfully taught since 1991
✓ 30 physical schools across 24 cities in 8 countries
✓ Most awarded English language school

Book EC Virtual Pathways now

Want to customise your number of weeks or add One-to-One individual lessons? No problem, contact us and one of our Pathway Advisors will get back to you asap.

If you are an EC agent partner please do not use this online payment method. Please contact the EC Admissions Team or book via the EC Agent Portal.

Take a FREE Trial Lesson

Trial lessons take place every Monday at 10:00 and 17:00 Eastern Standard Time (east coast of America). They will be 30 minutes long and an introduction on what to expect on EC Virtual Canadian University Pathways.

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Online Pathway Outcomes

Our focus is on better learning outcomes for your online university pathway course through our experienced teachers who are all qualified native English speakers as well as through a combination of:

i) virtual learning
ii) online collaboration with other students and
iii) self-study

Research has proven that this combination increases overall student learning in online learning environments, allowing more time for student reflection, collaboration and student-to-student interactions.

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While studying with EC Virtual, students also have access to EC Online, where they find over 1,500 resources for self-study. Thanks to our key partnership with National Geographic Learning students will have access to engaging learning materials that develop global competencies alongside English language skills.

Included in your online pathways course

✓ Free application assistance for their chosen university
✓ Course eBooks powered by National Geographic Learning
✓ Access to our qualified native English-speaking teachers
✓ Live classes in a time zone that works best for them
(2 time zones available: 16:00 or 20:00 London time)
✓ Weekly one-to-one tutorial with their teacher
✓ 90 minutes a day of face-to-face virtual English teaching
(2 x 45-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in-between)
✓ 60 minutes a day of structured collaboration with their classmates
✓ Monthly one-to-one university counselling sessions with an expert
✓ University pathway-related webinars every 3 weeks
✓ Full access to EC Online with over 1,500 self-study resources
✓ FREE access to Microsoft Office for 12 months including Word, PowerPoint, and much more!
✓ Ability to upgrade and add private one-to-one lessons

Contact us to get started today!

Our Canadian University Pathway programme provides you with access to a wide range of universities and colleges to choose from across Canada.

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