Silvano Stecher: A great Alumni story!

Silvano Stecher, from Switzerland, shares his experience while attending the Cambridge ESOL Course in Vancouver.

Ueila! I am Silvano from Switzerland.

I grew up in a tiny village in the Swiss mountains. Before I arrived here in Canada, I finished my apprenticeship and my military service.  The problem was I just had to wait over 6 months before I could start at university. How could I kill this time? The answer was going to somewhere abroad. I chose Vancouver because I love the combination of mountains and sea. During the winter, you can go skiing at the Rockies and in the summer walk at the beach or in Stanley Park.


I have studied at EC for 3 months. It was just an amazing and wonderful time. I met a lot of new friends all over the world, such as: Brazilians, Colombians, Japanese, Mexicans, Koreans etc.

It’s great to have so many friends and enjoy Vancouver with them. I hope to see them again in the future! EC Vancouver offers a huge variety of activities during the week and also the weekends. The teachers are great and the staff are very friendly.

What I really appreciate is that the environment is very clean and everybody is so helpful and friendly. That makes an ideal atmosphere for studying and learning English. You will also do a lot of activities outside of school time,
for example international dinner, Extreme Air Park, Paintball or Canucks games. Just an unforgettable time!



EC offers various English Courses, including TOEFL in Vancouver.