Practice pronunciation

Some of you might have confidence about speak naturally, there are many students talking without any stresses. However, are you sure about your pronunciation? Each country’s people has each different accent. There are some clues about improvement of pronunciation. 1. Listening is first step to pronounce perfectly Not only reading articles, listening the sentences with audiobook is strongly recommended. Reading is the first work in English features but only one thing you need to do is just follow sentences. There is nothing to do with pronunciation, even listening the correct sound. So after reading them, listening it again is crucial to improve your English sound. 2. Use some sites and learn each sound There is a good example of the site, provided by Iowa university, and here is the URL. In this site, you can learn how to make any sounds. More importantly, you can see inside your mouth with each sound not each word. It is necessary to know about that to pronounce every word. 3. Know correct sound of words This site is also useful for study, you can learn pronunciation while seeing similar words. This is just one of examples, you may have your own favorite site to search the sound. So the most important point is to search whenever you meet a word you don’t know. 4. Keep studying There are two turning points of increasing your English, when you start learning English and when you get used to English. At each timing, your English might rise up if you are aware of your pronunciation much more than if you are careless about the sound you talk. Especially when you get used to English and you don’t really feel stressful, you tend not to be careful enough about your sound. However, it is very important to … Read more

New Ambassador team!

EC’s new ambassador team started! They are active in providing EC’s students with a lot of help. Helping new students arrived at Toronto a few days ago, they will explore this city to make it easy to go somewhere we don’t really know. Some of them have seen them wearing orange T-shirts, they are ambassadors. This year the boys and girls on the picture will help you out, so let’s speak to them when you meet them! They will talk with you friendly. Every Wednesday, there is a ambassador booth to consult them who are also current students, which is sometimes more useful than going to the office because some problems are shared only with students. Feel free to go there and talk with them about learning English in Toronto!

EC Toronto Testimonial Akari Matsuoka #ecexperience

Here is Akari Matsuoka’s testimonial. She has studied at EC for one month (since February).   Activities… They’re great! I’ve already been to NYC and Niagara, and I’m going to Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec soon/in the near future. Each trip was so much fun. Teachers… I’m happy that Filia and Sandy are very kind. Having good teachers made studying more enjoyable. Classes… I have always been interested in Film Studies. EC Toronto offers a Film Studies class (an elective class using movies) which I took, and it was quite enjoyable. (The teacher was a bit scary though…) My Core class was also nice, and I was able to learn a lot of English. Office… I didn’t have any problems so I rarely went to the office, but it was helpful that I could ask them something whenever I wanted. School… I like this lovely school and its color scheme of orange and white! And the electric blackboards used during class were interesting and convenient. Friends… I made many friends from the beginning of the term so that I could talk with people from different countries or a friend of a friend, which was very lucky for me. If I hadn’t made friends from different countries on the first day, I might have only spent time with students from my own country. It probably would have been difficult to make friends outside of school, especially because I was only staying in Toronto for a short time. Thank you, Akari! It seems that Akari succeeded very well at making friends. It is crucial to make friends while studying at a new school (especially on the first day) to make your experience more fun. Let’s learn English at EC Toronto and make friends!