Academic Workshops at EC Montreal

Do you want to focus on your pronunciation in English or French? Come to participate in our pronunciation clinics! On Friday, January 24, EC students have the chance to work with one of our teachers on their pronunciation in French. 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 additionally to your courses. And the best thing is: we offer them for free!

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!

English and French for Work Workshops on Fridays at EC Montreal

Every Friday, EC Montreal students have the possibility to participate in our English/ French for Work Workshops, which offer a great chance to develop essential skills for the job market. If you plan to study EC Montreal, these workshops will help you prepare for your professional future! You will be able to learn how to prepare your CV according to Canadian standards and how to prepare for a job interview as well as other job searching techniques. These short workshops consist of information sharing as well as practising the recently learned skills withing a group setting. Our qualified teachers will assist and help you improve with useful tips!

Free TOEFL Seminar at EC Montreal

On Tuesday, August 27, EC Montreal students had the chance to participate in an information session about the TOEFL IBT exam.  Representatives from ETS came to the school to give a free presentation to anyone interested in taking the TOEFL exam.  This presentation offered the students a chance to familiarize themselves with an international language exam that offers non-native speakers the possibility to evaluate their language skills.  If an international student wishes to study in a North American university, they will need to achieve a certain TOEFL or IELTS score in order to be granted admission. The seminar provided the students with an understanding of the TOEFL test, along with Canadian institutions that accept TOEFL scores.  The ETS representatives gave a wonderful presentation and answered the many questions asked by our EC Montreal students.  They also handed out  resources to assist students to prepare for the exam.  The TOEFL exam is the most accepted English-language proficiency test in the world. All the students who participated were very impressed and grateful to EC Montreal for giving them access to ETS and their very knowledgeable team!

Mixed Arts Festival on The Main!

St-Laurent Boulevard, also known as the Main will become a pedestrian walkway from August 23 until the 26th for its annual sidewalk sale called, Mixed Arts from Sherbrooke Street until Mount-Royal Avenue.  The many restaurants and bars have prepared their patios for this very exciting summer festival.  There will be tons of shows with DJ’s at the corner of the Main and Prince-Arthur.  It is an event not to be missed this weekend!!!

Welcome New Students – July 23, 2012

A sunny welcome goes out to our lovely students from all over the world.  It is so wonderful to meet students from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Slovak Republic!  They are so happy to be in Montreal this summer!  While I was taking them on their walking tour today they mentionned how thrilled they are to be part of the most festive city in Canada!  Right after the walking tour they came into the office to buy tickets to our boat cruise activity this Wednesday evening and to our 1-day trip to Quebec City we have organized for Saturday!!

Pierce Street Festival

Lovely way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon!  A street festival right outside our doors.  A giant chess set, dancing, live music and lunch!  What a festive afternoon our staff and students spent!  Montreal in the summertime – there is nothing like it!

A Lovely Evening with our Group Leaders!

We wanted to show our appreciation to our hard working group leaders this evening!!  We have groups from Spain and Italy this summer!  Our group leaders make sure their students are well taken care of this summer!  They participate in all our activities and try to keep up with our super energetic teens!   It was lovely getting to know them over a couple of drinks!  We are happy to host them during their Montreal adventure!

Montreal Photo of the Day – Jeanne Mance Park!

A peaceful park situated between Avenue du Parc and Jeanne-Mance within the borders of Mont-Royal Avenue and Duluth, Jeanne-Mance Park offers all the tranquility of the great outdoors in the heart of downtown Montreal. Located across the street from Mont-Royal, the park is a great place to soak up some rays, play a match of beach volleyball or toss around a football on a warm summer’s day.  

Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival is ON!!

The world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event presents gala performances, theatre, club shows and free outdoor performances. Every summer, over 2000 shows, including more than 1500 free performances amuse an ever growing public. Please refer to the following link for all the haha details:  http://hahaha.com/en/montreal/overview