Calling All Future Engineers – Canada needs YOU!

Are you a prospective engineering student? Do you dream of living and studying in one of the best student cities in the world? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, we at EC Toronto can provide you with a stepping stone towards achieving your ambitions through our Canadian University Pathways program! Wanted: A new generation of engineers From generating carbon-neutral power to developing new technologies that improve cancer treatments, engineers are key to solving some of the most urgent global issues, coming up with and creating complex and large-scale solutions all over the world. And now, Canada is facing a serious shortage of engineers in the next ten years or so – an estimated amount of 10,000 engineers is set to retire, leaving a considerable gap within the sector. With seniors currently outnumbering young people in the country, Canada is looking overseas to build the next generation of innovative and knowledgeable leaders for the nation’s engineering industry.   Why is Canada a great location to study engineering? Canadian universities are world-renowned for their excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, which consistently attract the crème de la crème of students all over the world and from every discipline – including engineering. As a global leader in education and training for engineers, Canada has a lot to offer: internship opportunities, career-boosting prospects (such as the chance to do research work with renowned companies) and a multi-cultural environment in which many often make useful connections with global experts in the field. Other advantages of studying and working as an engineer in Canada include: The quality of a Canadian education: Canadian university degrees are world-class qualifications, on par with those from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. Attractive salaries: The average engineering salary in Canada is 75200 CAD, which can pay … Read more

Student Testimonials – Mar 06, 2020

Some of our students that left last week shared their testimonial with us about when they were having English courses in Toronto. “I choose this destination because this school offers a 30+ class. It helped me a lot to improve my English, especially because I was not confident, and now, thanks to EC Toronto, I’m ready to speak with everyone. I met a lot of friends from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and also a few French, just enough to meet them in Paris again. In general, the number of students was around 10 in my class. Sometimes less; teachers were great and lessons interesting. I’d recommend this school until B2 level for adults! It was a great experience!” Claire Jeandidier, France   “I learned so much word and tense. My favourite EC act was the ugly sweater party. The teachers were very interested and funny. I did not only learn English. I also learned many cultures and languages. Everyone is social and friendly. I had a lot of friends here. I think my English has improved. Accommodation was everything fine.” Safine Yilmaz, Turkish “In these months I learned more about English than in my 9 years studying in Brazil. Each class was amazing to me. All the employees are friendly and kind. Thank you so much EC for providing me this experience. I’ll try to return as soon as possible.” Alisson Lopes, Brazil “I choose Toronto because I search for a place where I really could improve my English skills. This experience was amazing, I’d like to stay here for many times. The school was a very interesting space to share our knowledge with the classmates from another countries. I loved the feedback time, we really effort to inderstand our mistakes. I’ll recommend EC to everyone ?” Fernanda Soares, … Read more

Hollywood North

Toronto has a big television and film production industry this is the reason that the city is called Hollywood North. Toronto is normally used to replace cities and areas including Chicago and New York. Some places around the city are popular for making famous movies and you have a chance to visit while you are studying English in Toronto. You can check them bellow: Lower Bay Station: It is located below the main platform for Bay Station. This station was used just for six months in 1966 as an experimental route. SUICIDE SQUAD Casa Loma: That is a Gothic Revival historic house museum constructed from 1911 to 1914 X-MEN UofT: is a public research university close to Queen’s Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 and today it is the biggest and best University in Canada. THE INCREDIBLE HULK The Distillery District: 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery. Nowadays, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area’s several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets. CHICAGO Yonge – Dundas Square: is a public square at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East. The square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions. The square is continuously illuminated by large billboard screens and corporate logos, which has led to comparison of the square with Times Square in New York City. KICK-ASS  City Hall: is the seat of the municipal government of Toronto and one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE Hearn Generating Station: is a decommissioned electrical generating station. ROBOCOP You can also check all … Read more

Student Testimonials – Feb 28, 2020

Some of our students that left last week shared their testimonial with us about when they were having English courses in Toronto. “I stayed in Toronto almost 6 months and I can’t explain how amazing this experience had been. I improved my English and I met different people from different countries. I’m leaving with good memories that I won’t forget. Thank you!” Maeva Gaspar, France “First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in my journey here! It was an amazing experience! I had the besties teachers ever, they helped me so much to improve my English. I made a lot of friends too. Of course I’m going to tell everybody that EC is the best school to study in Toronto. THANK YOU!” Caroline Garcia Palacio, Brazil     “I choose Toronto because I always wanted to go to Canada. I improved my English a lot at EC, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. The school is really comfortable, and the teachers are very nice and friendly. I would recommend EC to all my friends; I loved the whole experience!” Anna Carolina Watzko de Britto, Brazil     “I liked to study in Toronto. All people are friendly. Teachers are friendly.  I improved my speaking and listening. On the class I had good experiences with speaking. My accommodation had friendly people and good food. THANKS EC TORONTO! IT WAS A NICE EXPERIENCE!” Kele Cristine Kehl, Brazil     “I choose this destination because Toronto is a beautiful city. In Toronto I learned so much in EC. My accommodation was at Ruth’s house. She was so nice and kind. I recommend EC for my friends because I really liked my experience at EC.” Kailani Kehl, Brazil     “I am sooooooo happy that … Read more

Student Testimonials – Feb 21, 2020

Some of our students that left last week shared their testimonial with us about when they were having English courses in Toronto. “Dear EC, During 8 weeks I have learned many things in EC. Honestly, Improving my English skills was second importance for me. I tried to focus on make friends, and I wanted to make a good memory. I wanted to do my best every moment. Every day was special for me. If someone wants to improve his/her English skills, do not hesitate. EC is the best school! They made awesome memory in my whole life!” Gyeongrae Oh, South Korea “I spent eight weeks at EC. I am sure my English has improved a lot during this period. When I arrived I spoke very difficult English. Today, I listen and speak more easily. I chose the 30+ course and I made the right decision. I liked very much. Students come from many countries. The classes are truly multicultural. The teachers and the staff are excellent. I will miss the period!” Joviles Vitorio Trevisol, Brazil “It was a great time to improve my English and to know people from different cultures.” Marina Dutra, Brazil   “I loved studying at EC, the school is very good, and I was able to make and meet friends from various countries, like Turkey, Switzerland, Colombia, France, etc. My English has improved since I started at school mainly in speaking and grammar, because before I was afraid to speak. My teachers were great, and the classes were amazing. The morning classes with the teacher Aisha were fun and she makes learn easier. The afternoon classes are also very good, and the teachers are amazing and qualified. The EC is the best English School ever and I am very grateful for everything I learned, and I would … Read more

Students Testimonial – Feb 14, 2020

Every week we have the same mix feelings. New students arriving and currently students leaving. Some of our students that left last week shared their testimonial with us about when they were having English courses in Toronto. “I’ve met really good friends and teachers. EC gave me good memories. I’ll never forget everything EC gave me. Every person in EC is special to me. ?” Daseul Park, South Korea “Sensational experience. Highly qualified teachers. School very well located and teaching methodology in terms of the need of each student. Thank you for the experience. I hope I can come back and stay longer. Special thanks to professor Asha Wood-Ward for her patience and dedication. Thank you!” Ana Amelia, Brazil “When I arrived at EC school, I didn’t know anything about English, Now, I’m thankful with EC’s staff and my teachers. Today I can speak, write and read in English. Mu English is better than before. This time I was here, I met a lot of people from different parts of the world. I’ll be back soon, thanks for everything.” Tabata Joanny Godinez Flores, Mexico “My time at EC was amazing, teachers are excellent and attentive. The classroom environment is nice, I had a chance to know special people. For sure I ‘ll remember this experience forever. Thank you, EC!” Vinicius Pizani de Almeida, Brazil “Thank you, EC Toronto, you’re just amazing! I loved every single minute I spent here, the teachers were really fun and the people very kind. I’m sure that one day I’ll come back maybe in Toronto again. Love you <3” Carolina Goclauski, Brazil “I learned a lot of grammar stuff and improved my fluency skills. It was great talking to people from all the world. My favourite activities were group conversation with the whole class. The … Read more

Join the ‘Eh’ Team: Attend a Free 14-week Course at York University in Toronto!

Vibrant, diverse, dynamic and cosmopolitan: that’s Toronto in a nutshell. Ontario’s capital has been described in the past as “a young person’s ultimate playground”, and even at a glance, it’s not hard to see why. From its exciting lifestyle to the endless dining (and dating!) possibilities, Toronto ranks as one of the most livable cities not just in Canada, but in the world – especially for students and academics. So, if you’re an EC student and want to study English in Toronto, we have some great news! Our Canadian University Pathways Department is pleased to offer 14-week courses at York University in Toronto – and, if you make a booking of 24+ weeks, it’s entirely free of charge.     Why York University? As Canada’s third largest university, York currently boasts over 7,000 faculty and staff along with more than 300,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom are making an impact in their respective fields across the globe. It reflects the best of life in Toronto by embracing diversity and enveloping newcomers in a supportive and welcoming environment. York offers various research-intensive programmed, combining learning opportunities across wide-ranging disciplines while encouraging students to broaden their thinking, skills and interests. With over 300 clubs and organisations, York also has a vibrant social scene to help students develop soft skills necessary for a successful career in the future. An added bonus is that the campus is only 15 minutes by bus from EC!   When can I enroll, and am I eligible? The course dates for 2020 are as follows: 6th January – 10th April 8th September – 10th December Students must be 17 or over and have an Upper-Intermediate level of English to apply. They should also arrive at EC at least 4 weeks before the University semester begins.   What benefits … Read more

Student Testimonial – Eduardo Gava

Eduardo Gava was a student from Brazil who studied in our General English for 1 month. This program consists of 20 lessons per week, each lesson is 45 minutes. He was placed in the Pre-Intermediate level. EC Toronto works on a double bank schedule, so he had classes two days a week in the morning and three days in the afternoon with 2 different teachers. He also stayed in one of our homestays and this is what he wanted to share with everyone about his EC experience:     “I chose the EC because of travel agency recommendation. I am very happy with my teachers Sandy and Christine S.; both were fundamental to my learning. On the first day of class was worried about my understanding of the class, so I went to talk to Sandy and she with her professionalism talked to me after class to calm me down because it was my first day and today I am very grateful to her for that. Christine S. helped me too, because her classes are fun, making learning simple. The most unforgettable memory of EC will be Teacher quality and school structure. My stay in Canada was perfect, from my homestay Jolita, to the last day of school. I would recommend EC to a friend because it is a school that understands the students and makes learning simple. Thank you” We are glad to hear that Eduardo had a great time studying English in Toronto. He made a lot of progress and we hope he will keep practicing his English. EC Online is still available to all our students, for up to three months after their departure.

Professional Sports Teams in Toronto

Torontians are passionate about sports in general. In Toronto, there are 12 professional and a several semi-professional and amateur teams. Some of them are more famous than others and you can learn more about a different sport or enjoy your favourite activity while studying English in Toronto. The most famous teams are: • Toronto Argonauts – Canadian Football League The Argonauts, also known as Argos, was created in 1873 and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name. Nowadays, they lead the CFL in total wins – 17. The football season runs from June to November and you can attend a game in Toronto at BMO Field. • Toronto Arrows – Major League Rugby The Arrows team has been funded by a group of private investors and supporters since 2017. It is quite new, and its popularity has been growing rapidly during the past few years. The team splits its home games between Alumni Field of York University and Lamport Stadium from February to May. • Toronto Blue Jays – Major League Baseball The Blue Jays was launched in 1977 and was named because of a bird with the same name that it is also their mascot. Jays, as they are also called, won the first World Series Title in 1992 and again in 1993. If you are in Toronto from February to September, you can talk to one of our agencies partners to buy tickets that are reasonably priced. • Toronto FC – Major League Soccer The name of the team was decided with and online vote by the public in 2005. The other options were “Toronto Northmen”, “Inter Toronto FC”, and “Toronto Reds”. Their major achievements include being seven-time winners of the Canadian Championship and being runners-up of the 2018 CONCACAF … Read more

How to enjoy the winter in Toronto?

Dear students our main idea today is to share with you some nice things to do while you are enrolled in one of our English courses in Toronto during the winter. 1 – Skating Toronto has over 110 indoor and outdoor ice pads, natural rinks and trails for leisure skating. Most of them are free and generally open from 9 am to 10 pm, seven days a week, but it can change depending on each location. The most famous is the one located at City Hall. It will be open until March 22nd and rentals skates are available.     Other famous places where you can rent skates in Toronto are: The Bentway, Harbourfront, and Union Skating Rink. The Bentway is located under the Gardiner Expressway, a famous road in Toronto. It is open from 5 to 9pm on weekdays and from 12 pm to 9pm on weekends. The Bentway will offer recurring free skate lessons for adults on Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm and skate rentals are FREE on Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm all winter, courtesy of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. At Harbourfront you can skate while enjoying an amazing view of the lake and the CN Tower. It operates Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm. From Dec 14, 2019 to Feb 15, 2020, every Saturday there is a DJ playing at night while you are skating. The Union Skating Rink is the newest and largest one in Toronto. It is located just outside of Union Station. A big difference from the other rinks it is there skate and helmet rentals are free and there are free lessons from 12 to 4pm every day. It works from 11 am to 7 pm … Read more