Learn everything you need to know about English for Work in Vancouver
Take an English for Work course at EC and you’ll be ready to take on opportunities in all parts of the globe.
The highly specialised teaching we offer will enable you to communicate in all situations, be confident when interacting with colleagues and be able to use the English language to achieve highly specific aims.
As well as improving your English, you’ll develop many other workplace skills.
The ability to solve problems, prepare for meetings and argue for your point of view will prove invaluable as your career advances.
There are plenty of social activities to make sure you get the the most out of your time in Vancouver, from movie afternoons to tours of Lynn Canyon and Chinatown, yoga sessions, and soccer.
We also offer Academic Extras to help you practice your skills, with activities like lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and the opportunity for long term students to practice their conversation skills with native English speakers in the Vancouver area.
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English for Work
If you want the freedom and flexibility to be able to pursue the career of your choice anywhere in the world, English for Work could be the Special Focus Programme for you. English is the international language of finance, science and a host of other sectors, and this course will leave you feeling confident, fully equipped and able to follow the pathway you choose.BOOK NOW
Reach your potentialTaking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This course will enhance your English language skills in a manner specifically designed for the workplace.
Free language workshopsFree language workshops take place in an informal setting and target specific linguistic skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.
Lessons per week: 24 (20 General English lessons + 4 English for Work)
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Hours per week: 18
Minimum age: 16
Starts: every Monday
Class size: average 14
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Maximum course duration: 12 weeks
✓ An entry test on arrival
✓ Continuous assessment via classwork and class assignments
✓ 4 weekly progress tests
✓ 4 weekly tutorials and progress reports
✓ Exit test
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.
MyEC 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 MyEC 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.
It doesn't matter what kind of accommodation you've chosen, the welcome will be just as good. If you're in a homestay you’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly host. If you've chosen residential option, the residence teams will welcome you and ensure you're happy and settled in.
Based on a 3-year average of student weeks.