Irish Dancing at EC Toronto!!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s day EC Toronto invited a professional Irish dance group to put on a show for us!! The dancing was amazing and all of our students were very impressed. After the show the dance group even taught us a few dance steps. Some of us were very talented and some of us just had fun trying! 🙂

Introducing you to our very own professional clown!

We would like to introduce you to one of our very well known students (and well liked!) Chisato Yoshikawa who is in Low Intermediate. Chisato came to EC Toronto on November 19, 2012 and has been studying for 16 weeks. Chisato is known for her energy, bubbly personality and big smile. We recently learned that Chisato is a professional clown and today we had the opportunity to ask her about her career as a clown. How did you become a clown? My major in university was fashion design and when I finished school I got a job in fashion design. The job was very stressful and I wasn’t very happy. While I was working I became sick and had to have treatment for 6 months. During the treatment I met a clown and it was very inspiring.  Instead of returning to my job I decided to join a circus team!!! That was about 3 years ago now. Does a clown have to go to college or receive special training? It’s not necessary to go to school to learn Most clowns learn on the job from professional clowns with many years of experience. My clown team had more than 30 clowns! Each had different skills – balloon making, plate spinning, pantomiming. One of my clown colleagues was even 73 years old! It was a very diverse group and I learned a lot.           I was really lucky with my circus team. My teacher was friends with Patch Adams and I had the opportunity to meet him. It was a really great experience. What is your most memorable experience? I met a four-year-old girl while I was volunteering at a hospital. She was very sick and very sad. She was scared of the hospital. I was able to make her smile and bring … Read more

EC Toronto – An official TOEFL Test Centre

‘Exam in Progress’ – You will see this sign every month at EC Toronto because our school is an official test centre for TOEFL exams. Last Friday we had our latest TOEFL test here at EC Toronto. Everything was well prepared for our test participants… But EC Toronto doesn’t just offer test dates for TOEFL exams. You can also take a TOEFL course at EC Toronto to reach your target score. Our amazing TOEFL teachers Andrew and Martin have been at EC Toronto for a long time – they are our TOEFL professionals. 🙂 So if you are not sure whether TOEFL is the right course for you then just take a trial class with Andrew and Martin. You will get to know their teaching methods and the content of the right TOEFL preparation for a successful exam result. EC Toronto was recently voted as the best English language school in Toronto in 2012 by one of our largest local agencies. Furthermore, our TOEFL programme was voted as the best TOEFL programme in the city in 2012 by TWO local agencies. We are proud to offer good educational quality to our students but we didn’t expect such success. Thank you for your confidence! Please keep this final phrase in your mind: A good TOEFL score open doors for universities and good jobs. Start your career by taking a TOEFL course at EC Toronto – your language school in Toronto! Our lovely student counsellors on the 4th floor and our Higher Score® Coordinator Sari are glad to help you with any issues related with TOEFL courses and exams. Register now! Your EC Toronto Team