I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you who have been here for a while and who I haven’t had the chance to welcome on their first day. I have only been here for 4 weeks and though you may have seen me around the school you may wonder who I am. So, first of all my name is Ingmar (Albig by my last name) and I am working here as the Centre Director of EC Vancouver. Even though I have only been here for 4 weeks, EC is not new to me as prior to Vancouver I was working for EC in Bristol and Brighton. This is the third EC destination where I have been working at but I have also visited EC London, EC Cambridge, EC Cape Town, EC Toronto and EC Malta which are all great destinations and where we have really nice schools.
A few things about myself: you must have noticed that I do not have an English name, right? My first name is Scandinavian (mostly used in Sweden), however I am actually German. I was born there 39 years ago and I lived there until I was 24 when I moved to Spain for 7 years and then to the UK. So now I am here and all I can say is that I love this place. I mean, honestly, who would not love a place like Vancouver where you have mountains for skiing and the sea for swimming, where you have great wildlife, the best of what nature can offer and at the same time where there is a great city to stay and play. It is not my first time in Canada though. I was in Edmonton when I was 16 and back then I came to learn English, the same as you do here now. Edmonton was great and I loved my experience there, although having now seen Vancouver I almost wish I would have done my Intermediate level English Course in Vancouver back then – Vancouver is just such an awesome place.
Anyway, to keep my entry more or less short and sweet, I would like to conclude by saying that you are always welcome to see me for whatever reason it may be. My office is behind the front desk area.
Enjoy your stay in Vancouver and your cultural and learning experience with EC.