Couple’s competition. EC Montreal students had a blast today at school. What started out as a couple’s competition turned out to be a friend’s competition as well. Students joined together to race against the clock for prizes. It was led by our activities coordinator. I have to say that Emmanuel is amazing he is always so enthusiastic and full of energy. Student had 3 balloons that were to be busted. The students that busted the balloons in the least amount of time won. Congratulations to Thomas and Bastian for coming in first and in second place was the lovely Catalina and her boyfriend Mateo.
I would imagine that a lot of people have recently added a new task on they daily schedules: catching a glimpse of the Olympics and checking the medal standings! Here at EC Montreal we want to kick-off the Olympic month by having our international students participate in a competition where they have to create a banner for their Olympic team. In the EC Olympics it is OK to come from Brazil, Italy and Japan and decide to create a banner to encourage the Italian Olympic team, for example! Multi-national!!! We hope that we will have at least 3 teams that will be competing in creativity ( although creativity cannot be measured with precision!)! EC Montreal students out there sign up and participate, this is your first chance to become Olympic champions and win prizes! …and stay tuned for more exiting activities in the month of August at EC Montreal!
Last Friday the EC Montreal International Business English ( IBE) class put on their thinking/entrepreneurial hats and came up with four activities that the school should consider when planning free ( or almost free!) activities for our students. The four teams did serious research work by asking students to respond to surveys and, based on the compiled data, they carefully planned their offerings. They though about everything: advertising, appeal to students, costs involved, time of activity. The teams came prepared, with their research done and ready to answer questions from the ” jury” , their teacher and their colleagues; And they tried to sell their proposals in a businesslike manner! All of the themes/activities proposed were very interesting, some more interesting for the summer months when the outdoors are inviting, some more for the winter months when people prefer to stay inside. We are definitely keeping them in mind when planning upcoming student activities! And since it was a competition we had to choose the winning team- it was not easy, but here it is! Congratulations ladies! Thank you EC Montreal IBE class, and teacher Mary, for including such a challenging and productive project in you class activities and for helping us offer our students a memorable stay with us!