The free activites at EC Montreal in July have a theme – all start with the letter “J”! Jazz – Montreal hosts the biggest Jazz festival in the world – measured by the Guiness book of world records. We will transform our student lounge into a Jazz lounge on July 4. Students can listen to the delicous sounds of Jazz while sipping an EC inspired martini! Can you guess what colour the martini will be?! On July 18 – our taste of Montreal food activity will celebrate the strawberry! You may ask why the strawberry? Quebec is famous for its strawberry fields! Going strawberry picking with your family or as a corporate team building activity is very popular! We will be serving all different types of drinks and foods that have one main ingredient in common – the juicy strawberry! Later on in July, we will celebrate Montreal’s very famous Just for Laughs festival! We will play funny clips and enourage the most wonderful and therapeutic activity called LAUGHTER! If you are lucky enough to be in Montreal in July – we hope you will enjoy all the savours and flavours of our spectacular city!
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!