Student testimonial: Ibrahim Rashad Hasanin from Saudi Arabia

The reason I chose Montreal was that I heard from others that this city was pretty awesome. All the learnings I had here were so beneficial and easy to get. I seriously improved a lot, I almost now sound Canadian. My favorite EC activity was Karaoke. I grabbed girls’ attention! What I liked the most about the school was that teachers were so much fun and awesome! I would really recommend my friends to come, chill here and most importantly to study English at EC Montreal. My new friends come from Germany, Switzerland, Latin America, Saudi Arabia and so many other amazing countries. What I liked most about the social leaders was that they were pretty eager to let us have crazy fun and made us smile. I will remember everything I experienced here at EC Montreal! Ibrahim Rashad Hasanin  

Meet EC Montreal’s New Student Ambassador: Monique Barros!

We are delighted to introduce you to our new student ambassador, Monique Barros from Brazil.  Monique is participating in EC Montreal’s Bilingual programme.   Monique is motivated to fulfill her ambassador role and helping our new EC Montreal students.  Here is her message to her fellow school mates about her full immersion English and French programme in Montreal: Hi!  My name is Monique Barros and I’m from Brazil.  I came to EC Montreal to improve my English as much as possible and to learn another new language, French!  I arrived 5 weeks ago and will stay here for 6 months.  I came alone to study and I know how difficult it is and because of that, I’d like to help new students.  I love to meet new people and to make new friends. As an EC Student Ambassador, I’ll help new students and motivate them to speak English and French. I’m a communicative and responsible person and I believe that my skills can be useful. This opportunity will also be a new challenge, but it will definitely help me develop my communication skills in English. Thank you! Monique

Academic Workshops at EC Montreal

Do you want to learn how to prepare yourself for a job interview? Come to participate in our English for Work Workshops! This special lesson on Friday afternoon is one of many free activities offered at EC Montreal and part of the Academic Year experience. If you plan to study ESL Abroad at EC Montreal, you will be able to practice French and English through participating in the free afternoon academic activities. Whether it is a Lecture, a movie afternoon or a French/ English for work preparation clinic – all these activities will allow you to improve your language additionally to your courses. And the best thing is: we offer them for free!

It’s French Movie Time at EC Montreal!

Everyone is invited to attend our French movie sessions this week. Each month EC Montreal students enjoy the possibility of participating in a huge variety of different free activities in the afternoon. Besides watching French and English movies, students will also have the chance to gain special skills for work in our English/French for work clinic or train their oral comprehension on special lecture and pronunciation classes. The best thing is that all these activities are free for our students! If you think about studying English or French abroad, EC Montreal is the right place to do so because we can assure you that you will receive even more services than what you paid for! All this is part of the Academic Year experience at EC Montreal! “Les Intouchables” – translated “The Untouchables”- is a French comedy-drama and an absolute must for French movie lovers. Released in 2011, the movie takes on a very particular topic: Philippe, a rich aristocrat and handicapped person since a sport accident, engages a caregiver to help with everyday life. The new employee, a young man with foreign roots and recently released from the prison, is the complete opposite as one would expect as an ideal caregiver.

Academic English Programme at EC Montreal

Living and learning English/ French abroad is an extraordinary experience. With the Academic English programme, you will be able to participate in Academic English courses. The AY-programme is conceived for student who plan to stay half a year or more at our school. All the way long with their studies, they will receive individual attention and advice. A strong support network will monitor your progress and help you to address your weak areas. You will receive this support from: –          Personal class tutorials with your teacher every four weeks –          One-to-One meetings with your personal tutor every six weeks –          Your academic year coordinator The academic year students also choose from a varied selection of elective classes. EC Montreal offers for example: –          Culture and Communication –          Global Citizenship –          Academic English –          Survival English –          Basic Writing Skills –          English in the Media –          Business English Sounds interesting? Get information on this programme today! Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your EC Montreal Team

Academic Year Programme at EC Montreal – Be Part of it!

Living and learning English / French abroad is an extraordinary experience. With the Academic Year programme, you will achieve fluency, challenge yourself and develop long-term friendships with people from all around the world. The AY-program is conceived for student who plan to stay half a year or more at our school. All the way long with their studies, they will receive individual attention and advice. A strong support network will monitor your progress and help you to address your weak areas. You will receive this support from: – Personal class tutorials with your teacher every four weeks –  One-to-One meetings with your personal tutor every six weeks –   Your academic year coordinator The academic year students also choose from a varied selection of elective classes. EC Montreal offers for example: – Culture and Communication – Global Citizenship – Survival English – Basic Writing Skills – English in the Media – Business English Sounds interesting? Get information on this program today! Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your EC Team

Last Call! Get Ready for the DALF Preparation Course

EC Montreal offers exam preparation courses for French proficiency tests DELF and DALF. By choosing this Elective, students can improve their French language skills, learn test-taking strategies and enter their exam feeling confident and well-prepared. At the moment, the DALF C1 level preparation course takes place from Monday to Thursday afternoon, 10 lessons per week. It runs until May 2nd, 2014. Last chance to register now and be part of our DALF students group!

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!

WALL-E It’s Time for a Movie at EC Montreal!

“The year is 2700 and planet Earth is unhabitable. For hundreds of years a robot called WALL-E has been taking out the trash and trying to clean up Earth. WALL-E doesn’t realize that he has found the key to saving the planet.” Come and watch this movie with your classmates and practice your listening, note-taking, writing and speaking. The movie will be shown three times at EC Montreal this week: on Tuesday, March 18 at 1:30, Wednesday, March 19 at 1:30 and 3:15. The round table discussion about the movie will take place on Friday, March 21 in room 8. If  you are looking for a great opportunity to practice your listening, vocabulary and speaking skills, participating in the movie activity and the round table discussion afterwards is highly recommended!

Free Pronunciation Clinics at EC Montreal!

Do you want to focus on your pronunciation in English or French? Come participate in our pronunciation clinics! On Friday, March 21, EC students have the chance to work with one of our teachers on their French pronunciation. This special lesson on Friday afternoon  is one of many free activities offered at EC Montreal. If you plan to study FSL Abroad at EC Montreal, you will be able to practice French and English through participating in the free afternoon academic activities. Whether it is a Lecture, a movie afternoon or a French/ English for work preparation clinic – all these activities will allow you to improve your language in addition to your courses.  The best part is they are offered as free academic extras at EC Montreal! One-to-One English lessons in Montreal are also an option to help you improve your pronunciation skills.  There are so many language course options available to you at EC Montreal!