Johanne Wencke Lorenz from Germany shares her experience while while taking the General English Course (Advanced) in Vancouver.
My name is Wencke-Johanne, I am 17 years old and I am from Germany. Today I have the honor to tell you about my time at EC Vancouver and in Vancouver itself.
I chose an English school for my time abroad because I thought it was the most effective way to learn and improve a second language and I have to say that it is exactly like this.
I really enjoyed every day at EC Vancouver, the mix between discussions about any topics which are changing every week and the possibility to improve your reading, listening and writing every day was just perfect for me. All the teachers are doing a great job and they motivate you to think in English, to use it and be creative in dealing with it. And if you have any questions you just have to ask at the front desk where for sure someone will help you right away. The atmosphere in the school is really good, very cheerful, and international; it’s almost indescribable.
At EC Vancouver, I made friends from all over the world, I got to know their culture and now I have the possibility to discover new countries in the world together with them. Moreover, Vancouver is a perfect surrounding for your personal adventure in another country.
Vancouver is such a fascinating city. Almost every weekend there is another festival and you have thousands of opportunities to be creative, dynamic or you can also join any kind of groups. For me, the most impressive aspect of Vancouver is the combination of nature and city life. Downtown Vancouver is directly placed next to the famous Stanley Park, where you can bicycle; you can also choose one of the countless beaches which are perfect places for a BBQ and enjoy the sunset.
Vancouver has an ideal location. It is not more than a two hour journey to Whistler or to Seattle in the USA. It is also very easy to go to the Rocky Mountains or to Vancouver Island, for example with “Club ESL”, which offers trips for international students to almost everywhere around Vancouver.
After my stay of 5 months, I would absolutely recommend everybody to take the chance to spend time abroad because in conclusion I would describe it as the best time of my life, which characterized me in a special individual way. All this makes me now call Vancouver my second home.
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