Présentation du Collège Herzing – An Opportunity Not to be Missed!

On Friday, April 11 at 1:30 a representative from the Herzing College will come to EC Montreal to give a presentation about the college, its programs and benefits for our students though the newly established partnership with EC! The presentation will be held in French. This is a great opportunity for you to get useful information about how to attend a college in Canada and build a career in Accounting, Business Administration, Pharmacy Technical Assistance, Computing support, Network Administration, Computer Graphic Design and many more! Through the partnership EC students are exempt from providing the IELTS exam as an acceptance requirement if they have a certain level in English or French. Come check it out!

Ready, Steady, Shoot!

On Thursday, EC Montreal’s Upper Intermediate class will present their Art project which they have been working for several weeks. All students are invited to visit the exhibition which will take from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in rooms 11 and 13. The purpose of this project was to prepare a photo collection on various themes. Dasol Jung from Korea revealed that she had been working on the theme “Food” and therefore visited all kinds of different restaurants in order to take some great shots. All visitors are invited to vote for the collection they like the most! The Upper Intermediate class is already looking forward to welcoming as many visitors as possible!

Language Courses at EC Montreal – Simply Fantastic!

Did you ever want to go abroad to study English or French? Or both languages at the same time? Then EC Montreal is the right place for your international language experience! Montreal is the biggest bilingual city in the world which offers you a great opportunity to practice two languages in the same place. Many of our students chose Montreal as their study destination because of its cultural diversity.  Besides the English and French face of the city, many cultural communities have been created throughout a history of constant immigration. If you come to Montreal, you will probably find a bit of your home. One of our students, Patricia from Brazil, said: “Here in Montreal, you will meet the world. I am such big fan of this city, simply because of its multicultural character! You immediately feel at home. And if you have troubles finding your connections, the EC Montreal team will certainly help you to succeed in a global community!” As results from our bi-weekly surveys, studying at EC Montreal has been a great experience for many students! Adriana from Venezuela stated:” I am really having a great time here at EC Montreal. I am studying here since September 2013 and I will now extend for another couple of months! What can I say, everything is awesome here!!! Great classes! Great environment! Great staff! Great teachers! Great friends! I am happy to say that I improved my French from Beginner to Pre-intermediate in only some months! Thank you very much for everything!” ==== EC offers various English Courses, including basic English in Montreal!

Old Montreal Restaurant Week: Eat out every night!

Montreal is known as food lovers’ paradise. There are more than 6,000 restaurants on the Island of Montreal alone and you can find any type of cuisine. In fact, one of the most common questions we get from people who study English or French courses at EC Montreal is which restaurant is the best in town although it is very difficult to answer this question since there are simply too many amazing restaurants. The 6th edition of Old Montreal’s Happening Gourmand kicks off today, January 10th, to give everyone a chance to try some of the most highly rated restaurants at lower cost. It’s an event that is styled in the tradition of New York’s Restaurant week, the event will last for a longer period of time; 3 whole weeks until February 3. Eight restaurants (Taverne Gaspar, Vieux Port Steakhouse, Modavie, Suite 701, Verses Restaurant, Mechant Boeuf, Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Bevo Bar and Pizzeria) will have a fixed price menu for dinner and some of them for lunch, as well. Prices vary from $15 for lunch to $23 or $27 for dinner. This is the perfect opportunity for all food lovers, so if you are one of them, make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity! For more information, you can visit http://www.happeninggourmand.com/   (photos are courtesy of Tourisme Montreal)

Fun ways to say goodbye to 2012

Once again, we are approaching the end of the year. Our EC Montreal students studied English and French very hard all year long and we would like to present them some fun ways to end 2012 and say hello to the new year 2013! For music lovers In the holiday tradition: hear the Notre-Dame Basilica organ in action on December 23-24 and 28-31 at 2 p.m. and join the Arte Musica choral concert “Let’s Sing Christmas!“ at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum on December 28-29, 2 p.m   Even the cold weather and snow can’t keep you inside? Perfect! Because Montreal offers lots to see and do outside all winter long. You can skate on a huge outdoor skating rink looking at picture perfect skyline of Montreal. You will also want to check out Noël sur l’avenue along Mont Royal Avenue east of Mont Royal Park, and the further-east Olympic Park Winter Village, where from December 22-24 and again December 27-31, kids and adults alike can go ice skating and sledding, hang out with Rudolph and the other reindeer, sing Christmas songs and more – there are even fireworks on December 31.     New Years’ Eve Grand Bal  This is about as close as we will get to feeling like we are in Times Square for New Years eve, right here on home soil. The giant outdoor celebration attracts over 40,000 people with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks presentation starting at 10pm on on New Year’s Eve at Place Jacques Cartier in Old Montreal. The featured house band this year is Raffy.   (Photos courtesy of Toursime Montreal)

Old Montreal’s extravaganza

Old Montreal is one of the most beautiful areas in Montreal and all Montrealers love to spend time there with their family and friends. There is always something going on in Old Montreal regardless of the time of the year or the weather. To celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year”, various festivals and activities will take place at more than 20 indoor and outdoor entertainment venues around Old Montreal. The Christmas village will present countries and regions such as Russia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Québec and their traditional dishes, drinks and much more. This will be a great chance for our EC Montreal students to have a taste of their homes or other cultures. On Saturdays and Sundays from December 15 until December 22, outdoor choral will sing beautiful Christmas carols on Place Jacques-Cartier. And if you missed your chance to see the fireworks in the summer time, here’s your perfect opportunity! Spectacular fireworks will take place over St.Lawrence river every Saturday from December 1 until January 5 at 8 pm.     (Photos courtesy of Toursime Montreal)

OMAS: The Old Montreal Antiques Show

  Recognized as one of the ten most beautiful heritage buildings in Canada, the Marché Bonsecours is a proud showcase for Québec artists, designers and artisans.   This weekend, from October 12 until October 14, Marché Bonsecours will host the 4th annual Old Montreal Antiques Show featuring furnitures, arts and accessories of unique styles presented by many of passionate antiques dealers in Canada.   Don’t forget to check out all the exceptional and beautiful objects! Metro station: Champ-de-Mars Tickets: Free to anyone under 30-Sunday Only $15- ticket valid for Saturday and Sunday $45- Cocktail opening night on Friday @5pm Website: http://the-omas.ca/

Magical Night in Old Montreal!

Friday night is date night for my husband and I.  Every Friday we try out different resaurants or bars around the city.  Last Friday, my husband informed me that one of his colleagues is from Italy and new to the city and doesn’t know many people.  He has only been in Montreal for 10 days.   He asked if we could take Daniele along on our date night.  We decided to take Daniele to Old Montreal.  We had dinner in a pub on St. Paul’s street.  The pub had an open concept.  There are trees growing inside the pub and there is no ceiling.  There are birds flying around the restaurant.  We are inside but we get the feeling we are dining “al fresco”.  It was delightful!  Daniele was so impressed.  He kept saying “wow, this is cool”. After dinner, we took a stroll along the Old Port.  The view of Montreal’s skyline was in the background and in front of us were docked yahts and speed boats.  The Diver Cité festival was in full swing and there were live electronic bands performing.  Across the river, on Parc Jean Drapeau, we could hear the concerts taking place at the Osheaga festival.  We could see the lazer light show and hear the bands playing.  It looked like quite the party out there! While we were making our way along the port, we could see all different types of people enjoying the beautiful summer evening.  They were having picnics with wine and fancy sandwiches and cheeses.  It was absolutely lovely!  Daniele was so impressed – and we were so proud to show off our city! The night ended with the last firweworks exhibition.  The sky lit up with the most amazing firweworks.  It was spectacular!  When the show ended everyone applauded and all the … Read more