Melissa Augustin From Brazil: “It’s a great place to enjoy and learn…”

Melissa Augustin is a 36-year old student from Brazil participating in EC Montreal’s Intensive Academic Year programme. Here is what she would like to share about her English course at EC Montreal: I chose Montreal because during the summer, the city has so many festivals and has all the seasons. The teachers are very kind and helpful and the thing I most like is the way that classes are conducted. They are dynamic and fun! My homestay hostess, Nancy, is a wonderful woman. She is very kind as well as a very good cook. I made a lot of friends here from Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Libya, Brazil, France and Turkey. It’s a great place to enjoy and learn!

Susanne Hubenthal From Germany: “I will remember the school with the orange walls…”

Susanne Hubenthal is a 36-year old student from Germany participating in EC Montreal’s Intensive French programme which consists of 30 Lessons of instruction per week. Here is what she would like to share about her French course at EC Montreal:   I chose this destination to be able to take French classes and also to learning English. I learned a lot in my course and improved my French. I also met a lot of good people. I really liked the day trip to Ottawa. I find the school very professional with information, schedules and the different teachers who are all very good and professional as well. I would definitely recommend EC Montreal in comparison to other schools. I attended a school in Quebec City and EC Montreal is far better! I have made great friends from Switzerland, Germany and Panama. I will remember the school with the orange walls, having a lot of fun during and after class!

Raphael Ferreiro From Brazil: “I have learned a lot of skills…”

Raphael Ferreiro is a 24-year old Brazilian student participating in EC Montreal’s Academic Year Bilingual programme. Here is what he would like to share with everyone about his French and English course at EC Montreal:   I chose Montreal because of the mix of nationalities and the opportunity to learn English and French. I have learned a lot of skills in my English classes. I improved my spoken language and have been loving the great chance of making new friends from different countries such as Japan, Saudi Arabia and Korea.

Sara Velez Duque From Colombia: “It is a wonderful experience…”

Sara Velez Duque is a 17-year old student from Colombia participating in EC Montreal’s Intensive Bilingual programme which consists of 30 Lessons of instruction per week. Here is what she would like to share with everyone about her French and English course at EC Montreal:   I chose EC Montreal because my agency in Medellin told me that it is an excellent institute to learn both languages, to interact with people of different countries and to have a good time, making the most of it! I learned a lot of things, first of all to write better and to speak without being shy. I also improved my grammar and my reading comprehension. All the activities are fantastic. I really appreciate them because you meet new people and know many places such as parks, festivals and other cities. The teachers are amazing and really good people. I would recommend EC to a friend because it is a wonderful experience. It is unforgettable. My host is always taking care of me. I feel like a family member of my Canadian family!

Maria Carolina Lima Santoro From Brazil: “I really like the school and the staff…”

Maria Carolina Lima Santoro is a 19-year old student from Brazil participating in EC Montreal’s General English programme, which consists of 20 Lessons of instruction per week. Here is what she would like to share with everyone about her English course in Montreal with EC:   I chose Montreal because my cousin did an exchange with EC Montreal and loved it. I really like the school and the staff. I’m improving my English more and more each day. The activity monitor is really nice too. I really like my accommodation. The staff is helping me with any troubles.

Learning English in Montreal (and Djembe Playing Too)

This year our program was honored to host our first Tam Tam Jam. Our hats were off to the great work of Kattam and his excellent teaching and facilitation skills. The students received a bilingual class in the art of playing the Djembe while learning about African, Indian, and Middle Eastern culture. Here they are learning how to Bhagra dance:     Everyone had a great time and we look forward to working with Kattam again in the future! If you’d like to find out more about Kattam, check out his website here: http://www.kattam.ca/ There is no better place to take French or English course then EC Montreal!

Learning English in Montreal: Melanie Fair Torres Domingues

Melanie is a 13 year old student from Mexico and here is what she had to say about her time taking English Course at the Young Learners Program: “My parents chose several destinations and I decided to come to this one. I learned many things here. This trip was awesome. My favourite activities were Katag and Dragon boating because they were dynamic. The games at school were fun. My homestay was cool, but a little bit too far. I would recommend EC to teachers and friends. The social leaders are young, active, happy all the time. I will remember the metro, the bus, and maybe everything else.”

Montreal’s Italian Week: August 7 to August 16

Every year in August we look forward to Italian Week.  The Italian community comes alive and celebrates its culture!  The Italian festival takes place in different Italian communities in Montreal; Lasalle, St. Leonard, Riviere de Prairies & particularly Little Italy.  Italian week celebrates Italian food, movies, art, fashion and music! EC Montreal will take its students to Little Italy on August 16 for a tour of the neighborhood celebrating Italian Week!  We will also end the tour on Dante street and have a pizza party in the park! Although the entire festival is exciting and wonderful, the final day is always the best!  This year the festival will end with Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Italian week is from August 7 to August 16.  For more information on Italian Week in Montreal, please go to the link:  www.semaineitalienne.ca. Join our English course in Montreal and discover Montreal’s beautiful Little Italy! Ciao, ciao…

End of Summer Block Party on Monkland Avenue: August 20 to August 23!

Montreal will be hosting an end of summer block party on Monkland Avenue from August 20 to August 23.  They are calling it the Monkland Festival.  It will span over seven blocks. The festival will include live music, food trucks and lots of merchant stands.  The festival is absolutely free! This is a perfect chance to attend a great outdoor party before the summer is over! Join our English course in Montreal and be part of all the amazing festivities taking place in the city!

Montreal’s Annual Raggae Festival: August 14 – 16 at the Old Port!

Every August, Montreal hosts its annual Raggae Festival at the Old Port of Montreal.  This year the festival will take place from August 14 – 16. The Festival showcases performers from Jamaica, Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere. As Canada’s biggest international reggae event, it features some of the biggest and hottest names in reggae music. The Old Port is the perfect setting for this festive event!  The music and atmosphere is enchanting!  Summertime in Montreal – there is nothing like it! We hope you will join our EC Montreal activity leader next Friday, August 14 to attend this much anticipated event! Join our English courses in Montreal and get a taste of all our city’s exciting festivals!