Why Study French at EC Montreal?

Although English remains the most important language worldwide, French is the second most learned language in the world.  Interested in learning a second or third language?  French is an excellent option!  Here is why: French still stands as a valid option for strategic language learners. France is one of Europe’s tourism hubs, making the language a good choice for tourism majors, tour guides, hotel managers, and others working in the industry. For those studying political science or interested in working in diplomacy, knowing French – an official language of the United Nations, European Union, International Olympic Committee, and international courts system, among other official bodies – will provide a clear advantage. On top of that, much of sub-Saharan Africa is French speaking, making international opportunities for French speakers even more numerous. Already know English or Spanish? Due to similarities between these language pairs, your French studies will be that much easier. What are you waiting for?  Book your English, Bilingual or French programme at EC Montreal today!   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Zumba Lessons at EC Montreal!

Health & Fitness month is alive and well at EC Montreal!  Today, Lina from Bamboofit 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! Lina 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!  Kudos to the teachers Cynthia, Frederic, and Maria-Elena who participated. EC Montreal’s mission this month was to make students aware of the importance of our health.  The heart is a muscle and it should be worked out regularly.  We hope we have inspired our students to continue this healthy path and put their well-being first! We hope our EC Montreal students have appreciated all the wonderful activities we planned this month…. I know our staff sure did!   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

EC Montreal Supporting Tim Horton’s Camp Day on May 31!

Canada’s Favorite Coffee™ helps kids from low-income families see a world of possibility. On May 31st, 100 per cent of proceeds from hot coffee sales at participating Tim Hortons Restaurants across Canada and the U.S. will help send thousands of youth from low-income families to camp.  At seven beautiful sites across North America, children aged 11-16 participate in programs and activities deliberately designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. Operated by the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, camp focuses on helping youth become resourceful, responsible and empowered individuals through repeated experiences over a five-year period. It provides them with the tools they need to build brighter futures for themselves and have a positive impact in their communities. Between camp visits, youth also complete constructive actions meant to support the transfer of learning back home.   EC Montreal will be supporting Tim Horton’s Camp Day initiative by purchasing coffee for the team!  We encourage everyone to do the same!    Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Healthy Lunch Day at EC Montreal!

The month of May at EC Montreal is all about health and fitness!  It is national fitness month in Canada and EC Montreal is committed to promoting wellness! On Wednesday we served a healthy lunch to our students.  We prepared a salad bar with so many wonderful ingredients.  We had three different kinds of lettuce, a variety of vegetables and other delicious toppings! We were delighted to see so many students excited to eat something so healthy!  They are used to us serving a taste of Montreal like poutine, smoked meat and other types of junk food! Next week, we will offer our students a beginner’s Zumba class to end our Health & Fitness month on an energetic note! Come study English in Canada and let’s all get healthy together! Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Cisin Gao Presents: The Uncanny Valley!

Cisin Gao is a lovely Taiwanese student participating in EC Montreal’s English programme.  She is currently in our Advanced level.  She has made so much progress at EC Montreal!  Today, Cisin presented as part of EC Montreal’s Student Academic Lecture Series.  This is Cisin’s third time giving a presentation to the school!  She is so comfortable in front of an audience!  Public speaking comes so naturally to her! Her presentation today was on the Uncanny Valley, a very mysterious and interesting topic!  The audience was captivated.  She talked about artificial intelligence and the creepiness of robots who resemble humans too much.  She gave many examples of popular movies and media illustrations. Thank you Cisin for your fascinating presentation about the Uncanny Valley!  We are so very proud of you!   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Montreal Ranked the #4 Best City to Travel to Before you Die!

EC Montreal is celebrating news yet again today!  We learned that Montreal has been ranked the #4 best city to travel to before you die by Routard.com!  This French publication lists the 50 best cities and we are proud to discover that they have named 4 EC destinations in the top 4 spots! 1.  New York 2.  San Francisco 3.  Miami 4.  Montreal This is what they had to say about Montreal, which we have translated from French: Montreal is the America for the French!  Sometimes Latin other times English it is a distinct city in North America.  It is a Quebecois metropolis offering a beautiful marriage between Europe and the Americas.  It is an eloquent example of a multi-cultural success!  For this reason, we love Montreal and above all for the warm and dynamism of the Quebecois population – whether they are French Canadian or from the four corners of the world! Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Maria Fernanda de la Rosa Luna – I’m More Expressive

Maria Fernanda de la Rosa Luna is a student from Mexico who came to EC as a Young Learner to learn English in Canada. Here is what she would like to share about her English courses at EC Montreal:     I chose this destination because it sounded like a good opportunity. I learned to be more expressive when I talk. I don’t know how much I’ve improved, maybe a little bit. My favorite EC activity was the Museum of Fine Arts, because I love the art.   The way they teach was what I liked the most about the school, and that I had Mexican students learning with me. Yes, I would recommend EC to a friend. I liked the social leaders because they were very enthusiastic. I will remember all the places that I visited!   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Jonathan Raudry Martinez – I Liked the Activities and Topics

Jonathan Raudry Martinez is a student from Mexico who came to EC as a Young Learner to learn English in Canada. Here is what he would like to share about his English courses at EC Montreal:     I really liked the activities and the topics that we learned in class. I have learned lot of new things.  And I learned more vocabulary.   The brand new Young Learner Program welcomed its pilot week during the Mexican student’s stay. We offered them many free activities and exciting learning opportunities as well. We saw growth and joy in the students, which confirmed our confidence in the program as well. The official start of the Young Learner Program is just around the corner, and we are thrilled for students to be part of this unforgettable summer.   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Amira Guadalupe Nassar Aguilar – Creative Lessons

Amira Guadalupe Nassar Aguilar is a student from Mexico who came to EC as a Young Learner to learn English in Canada. Here is what she would like to share about her English courses at EC Montreal:   I chose this destination because Toronto wasn’t available. I think what I liked the most about my accommodation was how close the family was and how kind they were. I learned a lot, from the people and the city. Yes, I would recommend EC to a friend. I don’t know if I improved, but I hope so.    My favorite EC activity was the visit to the Botanical Garden, because I really love butterflies. I liked that they were so enthusiastic. I like the creativity behind the lessons.  I will remember that the best experiences are the ones that are unexpected.    Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!

Diego Abraham Garcia Noriega – Fun Activities

Diego Abraham Garcia Noriega is a student from Mexico who came to EC as a Young Learner to learn English in Canada. Here is what he would like to share about his English courses at EC Montreal: I chose this destination because my school chose it.  During my stay at EC, I learned not to be afraid in front of the public. I think I improved a bit. My favorite EC activity was the marshmallow tower building because it was really funny. What I liked the most about the lessons was that in every class the teacher put a video.   What I liked the most about my accommodation was the food. I would of course recommend EC to a friend.  My new friends at EC come from Colombia, Italy and Mexico. I liked the social leaders because they were fun. I will remember the food and my friends from my stay.   Follow the link if you are interested in taking English or French Courses in Montreal!