Canada has Been Ranked the #1 Most Reputable Country by Reputation Institute!

EC Montreal students have a lot to celebrate!  Canada has been ranked the #1 most reputable country by the Reputation Institute! Among the top 5 countries were Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia. Surveys with 55 countries to be ranked resulted in Canada being chosen for top spot!  The Reputation Institute measures the reputation of these countries based on levels of trust, esteen, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 48,000 poeple representing the G8 countries. The study measures a country’s perceptions exploring 16 attributes that include it being viewed as a safe place to visit, a beautiful country, having friendly and welcoming residents, having progressive social and economic policies, being run by an effective government and more! Here is what Joe Mamela, Chief Marketing Officer for Destination Canada had to say about the results: “Canada’s top ranking in the 2015 Country Reputation survey is a testament to the global desire to come and visit our country and w’re honoured by this recognition.  We know that a country’s reputation is its calling card, opening the doors to tourisme, trade, investment and academic excellence to name but a few benefits.  The study by Reputation Institute shows clearly that perception of a country translates into economic benefits when people want to visit that country as well as live, work or study there.” We encourage all international students interested in learning English or French to book their studies in one of our EC Canada schools!  If you book an English or French class in Montreal with EC, you will discover everything our country and city has to offer!

Zumba Lessons at EC Montreal!

Yesterday was all about fitness & fun at EC Montreal!  We had a professional zumba instructor come in to lead an energetic and dynamic zumba class!  It was wonderful to see our students race to the bathroom after their class today to change into their sports clothes and so excited to work out! The instructor set the perfect tone for the class!  She had festive music blaring and got everyone pumped for the class!  Her dance moves and athletic abilities were very impressive! The students appreciated the class so much they asked if it could be repeated every week!     Every week EC Montreal offers its students a complimentary activity.  Whether it is a fitness class, a teambuilding activity or a taste of Montreal, we love to give our students these opportunities to interact with one another, make friends and have a lot of fun! Join our English classes in Montreal and participate in our Wednesday free activities!

Young Learner’s Italian Group Testimonials!

We recently said farewell to a group of 10 Italian students participating in EC Montreal’s Young Learner’s Programme.  They had travelled to Toronto last year and had an amazing time so wanted to give Montreal a try! This group was special as they chose to live in residence instead of the Classic Homestay option that EC Montreal offers.  They came with their English teacher from their school in Italy.  She acted as their chaperone. They wanted to share their comments with everyone about taking English classes in Montreal with EC:   Cinzia Galantino – Group Chaperone I chose EC Montreal because last year we went to Toronto and it was fantastic!  At the beginning, there was a period of adjustment, however in only a few days everything was great as it was last year! So for sure, I will recommend EC Montreal to a friend.   Matteo I had a really good time in Montreal!  I loved the miniature golf and the Museum of Fine Arts.  I loved the lessons, my teacher, Valerie, was a really good teacher!  I really liked my monitors.  I liked Montreal, especially the downtown area.   Nicolo Bortelo I chose this destination as it was recommended by my school in Italy.  I really enjoyed my English classes.  Overall I enjoyed myself very much!  The teachers were always so well prepared.  I have made friends with students from all over the world!   Gioia Brandizzi I chose EC because it was recommended by my school in Italy.  The residence accommodation was really nice.  I made friends with many students from Spain and France.   Barbara Parisi I learned a lot of grammar and new vocabulary.  I think that I improved a lot in only 2 weeks.  I really liked the teachers.  I will recommend the staff … Read more

Miriam Cucarella Garcia From Spain: “my homestay family was amazing…”

Miriam Cucarella Garcia is a 15-year old student from Spain participating in EC Montreal’s Young Learner’s Programme. Here is what she wanted to share with everyone about taking French and English classes in Montreal with EC: I came to Montreal because here I could learn two languages – French and English.  I improved my comprehension and my skpeaking skills. My favorite activity was speed boating.  We had so much fun! What I liked most was my homestay!  My family was amazing, they made me feel like home. I made friends from Italy and Turkey. I really had a nice experience with everyone!

Lea Sander From Germany: “people in Montreal were friendly and cool…”

Lea Sander is a lovely 15-year old girl from Germany participating in EC Montreal’s Young Learner’s programme. Here is what she wanted to share with everyone about taking English and French classes in Montreal with EC: My favorite activity was speed boating!  Everyone; teachers, students and the people in Montreal were very friendly and cool! We always had a lot of fun and it was cool to meet all the students from different countries! Thank you EC Montreal!

Francesco Deppieri From Italy: “I will recommend EC…”

Francesco Deppieri is a 16-year old student from Treviso Italy.  He is participating in EC Montreal’s English Young Learner’s Programme. Here is what he wanted to share with everyone about taking English classes in Montreal with EC: My mother chose this destination for me and I am so glad that she did!  I really improved my English skills and now I can say that I am fluent! My favorite activities were the laser quest, speed boating and the Fine Arts Museum!  I liked the monitors and the lessons. I will definitely recommend EC to a friend for the beautiful experience! I made wonderful new friends from Spain, Switzerland and Mexico!

Lubna Gallega From Spain: “Thank you for the wonderful experience…”

Lubna Gallega is a lovely young lady from Spain participating in EC Montreal’s Young Learner’s programme. Here is what she wanted to share with everyone about taking English and French classes in Montreal with EC: I chose this destination because of the languages.  This way, I could imrove my English and my French and I did just that! I had an amazing time in Montreal!  Thank you for the wonderful experience!

William Klaffke From Germany: “I liked the afternoon activities…”

William Klaffke is a 15-year old student from Germany participating in EC Montreal’s Young Learner Programme. Here is what he would like to share with everyone about taking French and English classes in Montreal with EC: I chose this destination after having been to Canada two years ago.  I told myself – “let’s do that again, this time Montreal!” I really like the activities in the afternoon and the monitors are all great!   I think I improved my English skills pretty much! I will advise other people to do just the same! Thank you!

Ana Serrano From Spain: “my teacher was wonderful…”

Ana Serrano is a lovely young lady from Spain.  She has been participating in EC Montreal’s General English lessons and in addition was joining our Young Learner’s active learning activities programme. Here is what she would like to share about taking English classes in Montreal with EC: It was a very good experience and my teacher, Amir, was wonderful! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

Carl Peter Thibol From Germany: “I would do it again…”

Carl Peter Thibol is a 17-year old student from Germany participating in EC Montreal’s French Young Learner’s programme. Here is what he wanted to share with everyone about taking French classes in Montreal with EC: I had a great time!  Both the teachers and the monitors were really nice! I would do it again! Thanks for everything! Ciao, ciao!