A Toast to 2015 at EC Montreal!

Although 2014 has been a good year at EC Montreal- we hope that all of our students are continuing to benefit from the English and/or French courses they took in Montreal with us throughout the year that ends-we are all looking froward to welcoming a new beginning and more successes in 2015! And talking English/French course in Montreal with EC can only contribute to that! EC Montreal students and staff toasted to the New Year at the school today and exchanged greetings and wishes for the year to stat in a few hours! May the New Year be a fruitful one for each and everyone of you! HAPPY NEW YEAR from your EC Montreal family!    

Welcome 2015 at Montreal’s Old Port New Year’s Eve Party

Here’s some good news for our international EC Montreal students: the best party to welcome the New Year happening in Montreal will take place at the Old Port and it is FREE!!! So ,if you are still looking for the perfect place to enter 2015, look no further, get your EC Montreal friends and be at the Old Port as early as 7 pm tomorrow evening ( December 31, 2014) for an night to remember with DJ’s, MCs, festive music and much more! Dance the year away to the rhythms of a giant megadisco and New Year’s fireworks display! It might be cold but this promises to be the hottest party of the season! Make sure you are a part of it!  Life sure is sweet if you are taking English courses in Montreal!

EC Montreal’s December Teachers of the Month!

It is the end of the month and the end of 2014!  What a thrilling ride it has been at EC Montreal!  We have hosted students from over 40 different countries throughout the year and helped them attain their language objectives!  Our teachers play the biggest part in our students’ journey.  Their contribution has a tremendous impact on our students’ progress.  If you decide to book English courses in Montreal, you will be in very good hands with EC! Every month, EC Montreal distributes ballots to our students so they have an opportunity to vote for their favorite teacher.  It is always so wonderful to see the votes coming in and to read all the wonderful comments left by our students.  They appreciate our teachers and thank them for their achievements. This month, Daniela was chosen as our English teacher of the month!  This is her first win but throughout the year has received many votes!  We surprised her in class today with a special Teacher of the Month certificate and a bouquet of flowers.  We took a group picture with her class that were overjoyed to hear this news! Zahia was chosen as our French teacher of the month!  This is her third win this year.  She won two months in a row; November and December!  We also presented her with a special certificate and flowers.  She was delighted to win again this month! All our teachers received votes and heartfelt comments from our students.  We are proud to share this comments with everyone: So amazing! She is a very good teacher. I really love her classes. She is great! She is very sympathetic and she explains very good. Ses classes c’est tres bonne. Lovely, amazing, funny, extraverted, caring. I’m falling in love. She always tries to help the … Read more

Manuela Rodriguez Presents the Miracle of Christmas!

We had a very special Christmas Eve at EC Montreal!  One of our Intensive French students, Manuela Rodriguez, gave a presentation to the school as part of our Student Lecture Series. Her presentation was given in French.  We were all so impressed by how much progress she had made duirng her studies at EC Montreal.  Her language was flawless! Her parents and sister were in the audience.  Although they don’t speak or understand French, you can tell by looking at them how very proud they were of their daughter! Manuela’s presentation talked about what miracles both religous and scientific.  She also talked about Christmas traditions and the spirit of the season beign a magical time. Basically, Manuela described a miracle as a positive event that has no explanation, such as a man who is healed of a serious illness without any medical explanation.  Her presentation was very touching and emotional.  She connected with the audience in a very heartfelt manner.  It was the perfect theme on Christmas Eve! We were so proud of Manuela.  It is not an easy task to be able to present in someone’s second or third language.  Public speaking is difficult for most people.  We are always impressed to see our students standing in front of an audience with such confidence using the language they are learning with us at EC! We hope you will join us for a French course in Montreal to learn how to speak with great confidence!

A Very Special Christmas Eve at EC Montreal!

Christmas Eve was very special at EC Montreal today.  Santa came to visit us and distributed certificates to this week’s graduates! We served Christmas cake and took turns taking pictures with Santa and asking for our special wishes. It was so nice to see everyone with the Christmas spirit!  Merry Christmas dear EC Montreal staff and students!  Best wishes to all of you for a warm & magical Holiday!  To those students who graduated, congratulations and safe travels home! Taking English courses in Montreal sure is sweet!

May Kim From Korea: “I clearly improved…”

Today was May Kim’s last day at EC Montreal.  Here is what she wanted to share with everyone about her English courses in Montreal: For the last 14 weeks, I have been participating in EC Montreal’s General English programme.  I clearly improved my English skills inclduing reading, writing, conversation and listening. I am really satisfied with the EC curriculum and the teachers. Thank you EC Montreal!

Indoor Soccer For EC Montreal Students

Winter doesn’t mean being locked in inside our home all day. In Montreal we have a lot of options and even sports to do in the winter. Can you imagine playing football while it is freezing outside? Yes! If you like playing soccer, we have this amazing invitation for you: Come and play soccer together with other EC Montreal students! You will find the guys from different countries to play with. It’s a large and gorgeous indoor soccer field where we play 7 against 7. All EC Montreal students are welcome to come, and if you have friends bring them with you. If you are not a EC Montreal student yet check out all the amazing courses we offer!  English Courses in Montreal. The game takes place every Sunday from 18:45 until 21:00. To go there you just have to take the bus 105 from Vendome Station (orange line). You can always use Google Maps to find the address: 7200  Sherbrooke Street West. It’s a drop-in game and costs $10 each time. If you have any questions, you can contact our student ambassador Takaya Igarashi. He will be happy to give you more details. You don’t have to be  Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to play with us. Come and let’s have good time together! Every student from our English Center in Montreal is welcome! If you are studying French at EC Montreal don’t worry, there you can also practice your French with natives speakers. P.S.: Because of Christmas there will be no game this Sunday (December, 28). Rafael Alencar

Merry Christmas From All of us at EC Montreal!

Christmas is only a few days away and everyone at EC Montreal is in a very festive mood!  Our staff have an extra bounce in their steps, teachers are smiling more and students sound a lot more cheerful!  It really is a magical time of the year! The Christmas decorations all around the city as well as the beautiful window displays add to the magic of the season!  Everywhere you turn there are colourful lights and decorated Christmas trees.  It warms our hearts to see happy people walking around the city with shopping bags.  It is a season of giving and spending time with those we love and care about. We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year! Best wishes for a warm & magical holiday season!

José Luiz Costa From Brazil: “I will always remember my teachers…”

José Luiz Costa is a mature student from Brazil studying at EC Montreal with his wife Ana Cristina.  They are a lovely couple who’s children are also studying at EC Vancouver!  They are all enjoying their EC experience! Here is what José Luiz wanted to share with everyone about his English courses in Montreal: I chose EC Montreal because my son studied at EC before and he had a good time. I wanted to study English to use on my trips around the world. At EC Montreal I improved a lot my English. The thing that I liked the most about my classes was the conversation because we can learn very fast how to have a good conversation. My EC Accommodation it was excellent! I would definitely recommend EC Montreal to my friends! I will always remember my teachers and also the EC Montreal Staff!

Carlos Tobon From Colombia: “Now I know I have another home…”

Carlos Tobon is an energetic young man from Colombia.  Here is what he would like to share about his English courses in Montreal: I enjoyed my courses at EC Montreal because they provided me a new kind of knowledge that I will be able to use in my life. The think that I liked the most was the possibility of meeting people from all over the world! I have no words to describe Montreal. Now, I know I have another home.