Improve your English while experiencing the city
If you want to improve your English and truly experience Vancouver through its language and culture, this English course is a great option for you.
This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on English learning inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal needs.
Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area Vancouver area.
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Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.
You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.
Available: all year
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Lessons per week: 20 General English lessons + 10 English in the City
Hours per week: 22.5
Minimum age: 30
Starts: every Monday
Class size: 15 maximum
Level: all levels
Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.
We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.
You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.
EC Online is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation.
Through this online portal, you can:
- Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
- Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
- Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.
Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.
If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Whether you've booked a homestay or residence, you'll always receive a warm, personal welcome. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and well-prepared for your first day of lessons. At our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help you with anything you need and answer any questions.