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The 6 Best Places to Learn English Abroad

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If you’re reading this, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seriously been thinking about studying English abroad – you may have even looked at some English language courses or Exam preparation classes. With so many incredible English-speaking destinations around the world, many students ask, ‘where’s the best place to learn English?’ Well, it’s quite tough to choose just one place – but we’ll start by looking at a few of our students’ favourite places to learn English abroad.

1. Los Angeles, USA

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The City of Angels gave us legends like Jim Morrison, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, and Quentin Tarantino, and has long been a major hotspot for celebrities, dreamers, and fame-seekers alike. Don’t be fooled – there’s a lot more to Los Angeles than its strong celebrity culture; there’s something to suit every interest, taste, and mood, from world-class art to top-quality food and a rich cultural history. Oh, by the way –if you’d like to learn English in Los Angeles, our school is just 5 minutes away from sunny Santa Monica beach!

Don’t miss: Venice Beach, home to some of the zaniest street performers you’ll ever see!


2. Manchester, UK



If you love the hustle and bustle of a big city like London, but want to discover another great British metropolis full of innovation, art, and culture, then you should probably learn English in Manchester. Manchester is a bustling city full of innovation, art, and culture. This proud, red-brick city is home to some of the friendliest locals you’ll find anywhere, with cool, vibrant neighbourhoods offering you a warm welcome into local life. Love sports? Football is in Manchester’s blood; with two major teams and a strong reputation for producing world-class athletes, it’s impossible not to get into the spirit of the game here.

Don’t miss: watching a live football match in this iconic city.

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3. Malta

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Malta is a Mediterranean gem made up of 3 sun-kissed islands and boasts countless beaches, crystal-blue seas, and a laid-back island vibe. This little piece of paradise is the perfect place to relax and have fun while making new friends and learning English at EC Malta. The island isn’t just a haven for beach-lovers – it’s a great place for anyone interested in history too! The island is immersed in history, with a rich cultural past, charming, walled cities, and museums showcasing centuries of unique Maltese culture.

Don’t miss: an evening walk through Valletta, the country’s capital city!


4. Montreal, Canada



This picturesque bilingual city commands a classic European charm in its awesome blend of North American and French culture – students actually come to EC Montreal to study both English and French! Spend an afternoon wandering through the old cobbled streets of this great multicultural hub; indulge in some world-class cuisine and artwork, or just kick back and enjoy some sensational entertainment in the birthplace of the magical Cirque du Soleil.

Don’t miss: an enchanting wander through the streets of Old Montreal.


5.  Cape Town, South Africa

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Also known as ‘the Mother City’, Cape Town is a stunning South African jewel with some truly breath-taking natural landscapes and something new to explore at every turn. Perfect for anyone craving a bit of adventure, Cape Town is home to Table Mountain, one of the new Seven Wonders of the natural world, as well as some incredible marine life and unforgettable hiking trails, to name just a few top attractions. EC Cape Town is just a couple of streets away from the hugely popular Long Street, a hotspot for locals and visitors alike.

Don’t miss: Cape Town’s adorable penguins, of course!


6. Toronto, Canada

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Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America, and is home to a whopping 2.6 million people or so spread across 240 culturally diverse neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive flavour. This friendly city is a real hotspot for thrill-seekers, offering amazing, adrenaline-fueled experiences like the CN Tower’s Edgewalk, daytrips to the majestic Niagara Falls, and the chance to visit Canada’s Wonderland, where you can find 20-0 exciting rides and endless hours of fun. You’ll be pleased to know that if you want to learn English in Toronto, our school is perfectly located in midtown, right in the centre of all the action.

Don’t miss: A trip to the CN Tower, and the Edgewalk if you’re feeling brave!

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