Pomi Chen from Taiwan: “I can study English well in this environment. My English improved a lot.”

  Hi EC Vancouver students! My name is Pomi Chen and I am a Pre-intermediate student. I like EC’s teachers, everyone is nice and in the school we only speak English. I met a lot of friends and they are friendly. The school’s location is very convenient for transportation, we can take a bus or the skytrain to school easily. The library is nearby and the facilities if the school are new. I can study English well in this environment. My English improved a lot. ===== EC offers various English Courses, including TOEIC in Vancouver.

Hsin Hug Tsai from Taiwan: “My English has improved so far because of the amazing teachers.”

Hello everyone! My name is Hsin Hug Tsai (Grace) and I am taking TOEIC at EC Vancouver. I have studied here for almost 3 months already. My English has improved so far because of the amazing teachers. I deeply appreciate EC School for giving me this opportunity to study in an English speaking environment. And I have made many friends from other countries; I can even practice listening to many kinds of pronunciation. EC School also offers a tutor program which is very helpful and effective. That is why I chose EC to be my language school in Vancouver.

Anti-Bullying Day

    Hello EC Vancouver Students! Do you know that today is Anti-Bullying Day also known as Pink Shirt Day? It’s celebrated on various dates around the world, originating in Canada but it’s most commonly known in North America. It takes place on the last Wednesday of February. Bullying, the use of force or threat to intimidate or impose domination over others, and is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet. Anti-Bullying day raises awareness on these issues and links us to information needed to stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening.

Yuka Oura from Japan: “Thank you for giving me such an amazing time, EC Vancouver!”

Yuka Oura (General English – High-Intermediate) shares her EC Vancouver experience. Hello everyone! Today, I’d like to talk about how wonderful my life in Vancouver is. My name is Yuka. I’m from Okinawa, Japan. I have been in EC Vancouver for nearly a month. (I wish I could stay here longer, though…) I love Vancouver! One of the reason why I came to Vancouver is that before I came here, all of my friends who had been in Vancouver told me that Vancouver is amazing in terms of lots of different kind of things such as nature, people, and cities. All of them told me the same. After I heard their stories, I always wanted to go to Vancouver and I made a decision to go to Vancouver right away. My decision was undoubtedly right. EC Vancouver, our school, is the best school to learn English. I’m currently taking a General English class in the morning, and am also taking an elective class in the afternoon. You are able to get a lot of chances to speak, write, read, and listen, which is fantastic. Also, my classmates are incredibly amazing. They study hard, are friendly, and are enthusiastic. They make me pretty highly motivated. I feel very comfortable taking classes with them. Most importantly, my teachers are awesome. They not only have great teaching skills, but also are always caring about us and encourage us. They are always there to help you. All of the teachers who I have learned from were amazing. Another thing that I’d like to tell you about is that the place that I’ve visited so far with my friends. As there is lots of nature in Vancouver, I’ve been enjoying the nature; I went to Stanley park, Grouse mountain, some forests, Capilano suspension bridge, beaches, … Read more

Shiori Arai from Japan: “I’ve made the very right choices ─ to choose Vancouver and EC. I’m lucky.”

Hi, everybody! My name is Shiori and I am currently taking TOEIC class at EC Vancouver. I’ve been studying at EC for almost 6 months. Til my graduation, I have only a week left at EC, now I’m pretty sure that, for my study trip, I’ve made the very right choices ─ to choose Vancouver and EC. I’m lucky. Now I’m going to talk about something I like about EC. Firstly, EC has great teachers. Each teacher has an original way to teach English and I’ve never gotten bored of them. They take care of every student. Secondly, students come from all over the world. Here at EC, I made many foreign friends that I would never meet if I was in Japan. To talk with them about their country or their culture allowed me to expand my horizons a lot. It’s a great experience. I’m glad to have friends who still keep in touch with me after they went back to their countries. Besides, there are a lot of seasonal events and activities at EC Vancouver which provide a good chance to make friends. Also, EC Vancouver has a great environment for improving your English because they have an English Only policy at school. Lastly, I would like to express my appreciation to all of my friends and teachers I’ve met here. Thanks to them, I’ve never gotten homesick. Not only did they make me happy in Vancouver, they made my trip invaluable.

Are you thinking about taking TOEIC in Vancouver?

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is an English language test designed specially to measure the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment. What makes TOEIC challenging is the fact that TOEIC questions use many high-level words, so you would need a strong vocabulary to begin with. Don’t worry about that!!! You can prepare yourself for the exam by taking the TOEIC class at EC Vancouver. Our TOEIC class will help you develop your receptive skills: reading and listening to achieve a great score. Every Friday, you have a practice TOEIC exam which can show your weak areas that needs to be focused on.

Rosaura Olivia De Leon Diaz: New EC Vancouver Student Ambassador!

What is your name? – My name is Rosaura Olivia De Leon Diaz. Tell us something about you. – I would describe myself as a friendly, optimistic, and helpful person. I like to meet new people, learn about other cultures, experience, new ideas, and simply make new friends. Why you choose to be a Student ambassador? – I chose to be a student ambassador because I think this is a great opportunity to improve my English skills and it can be a great opportunity to share ideas to help improve new projects at EC Vancouver. What is your job as student ambassador? – Come to introduce myself every Monday to the new students. – Come to the graduation and participate in the picture taking. – Organize special events and local excursion for the students. In your opinion, what is the best activity at EC Vancouver?  Why? – I think EC Vancouver offers a range of activities that allow students to learn through different ways. I personally to attend conversation and pronunciation club and also enjoy the movies on Mondays. ===== EC offers various English Courses, including TOEIC in Vancouver.

Show your love on Valentine’s Day at EC Vancouver

“Valentine’s Day” also known as ” The Feast of Saint Valentine” , is observed on February 14th each year and celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. What do people do at EC Vancouver School? Students at EC Vancouver show their love by writing a short message to our favorite teachers and staff members on the pink board located across from the Front Desk. You can either join us by voting for your favorite female or male person at the Front Desk.   Don’t  forget The 4th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival until February 14.  

Ayumi Nakamura: New EC Vancouver Student Ambassador!

What is your name? – My name is Ayumi Nakamura. Tell us something about you. – I’m talkative though my English is still incorrect sometimes! I really want to improve my English, especially listening and speaking. Why you choose to be a Student ambassador? – To improve my English. Also, I like meeting and talking with many people. What is your job as student ambassador? – Helping EC Vancouver students who need help with something they don’t know. In your opinion, what is the best activity at EC Vancouver? Why? – Personally, give opportunities to students for improving their English. For example, making a presentation, like Mimi suggested. ===== Find out more about EC’s English Courses, including TOEIC in Vancouver.

Meet Ana Cervantes, our new home-stay recruiter!

Hi EC Vancouver students! My name is Ana and I’m from Spain. I’ve been living in Vancouver since 2011 and I’m what Vancouverites define as a Vanlover! I love walking around the city, going to the beach in summer and enjoying the mountains during winter time. I studied journalism and specialized in International Marketing. I speak Spanish, English and Portuguese. I’m a positive and friendly person who is here to help you and support you with anything you need. Do not hesitate to come talk to me!