Patricia’s EC Experience

Patricia is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC It was amazing!! The classes at EC were totally different from what we have here in Brazil, the school seeks to work on all language skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. The teachers are very good and the classes are dynamic. The most enriching aspect is the exchange of knowledge and integration with other cultures that take the conversations, contents and learning to an incredible level. I had the opportunity to meet people from different countries, including Mexico, Switzerland, France, Colombia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. Each one had their peculiarities and all of them were very special! Studying abroad had always been a dream for me, and after much planning I chose Canada as my destination. I am very grateful; I believe that it was the right choice. The experience is never exactly as we expect – I’d say it’s always more. Being there and learning about a new culture, new people, incredible places, food and unforgettable experiences, made me feel excited and happy. Looking back, we realize that we changed a lot. Only one month has made us evolve a lot as people. We were challenged, and we felt anxiety, fear, joy, and curiosity. All of that is incredible! I have to thank the EC team for all of the support in the realization of this dream! More than ever, I want to go again, and explore new places. I am already starting to plan my next study abroad. Thanks for everything, EC Vancouver!! ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Isa’s EC Experience

Isa is a Brazilian Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC My experience was amazing! The EC staff are very friendly always looking to help. My teachers Tracy and Simon also were really good! Sometimes classes were a little hard but I think that this is good. I also met new and interesting people in my classes. People were different but really nice. I will miss everybody very much and I hope to come back some day soon. Thank you very much! Advice for Brazilian students You have to enjoy your trip. Have to understand that this is a kind of experience that many people will not have, so you are very lucky! Vancouver is a multicultural city, so you have to be open minded and ready to respect new cultures. Not every moment will be perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult. It’s a new country, so sometimes you may feel alone, but that’s totally normal. If you stay in a homestay, that can also be difficult sometimes. It isn’t your house and many things can be different. Again, that’s totally fine. My homestay was different, but amazing.Finally enjoy all of the trips parties, but don’t forget your homework. Remember, studying English is the first priority.Oh, and if your first trip is to a cold place and you are from the hot part of Brazil, maybe it will be better if you choose to go in the summer time. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Anne-Laure’s EC Experience

Anne-Laure is a French Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC Studying at EC was a great experience. The school, class and courses were well organized. I enjoyed the small classes (maximum 15 students), because of which I was able to speak and participate easily. Depending on the class, we studied and reviewed everything: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, etc. There was enough homework to keep a good rhythm in reviewing and studying, but not too much, because that would have been annoying. It was also a great experience to meet people from all around the world. That was very valuable!! Everybody was very open minded, and happy to be here to have fun and improve their English. The teachers were highly involved in what they were teaching and the staff were super helpful, available, welcoming and understanding. Studying at EC was very helpful, and I enjoyed the classes, which were never boring. The people I will remember the most are my classmates, the teachers and the staff. Advice for French students Be open, relax and take advantage of the opportunity you have to study English in Vancouver. Go out and visit as much as you can, see the world, meet and talk to those lovely people here, have fun, and also study English by being involved in the classes you take. Don’t be shy, afraid, worried, or anxious. There is nothing more fun than this experience. EC is not only going to class and studying. It’s much more: you can meet wonderful people and do lots of activities. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Julieth’s EC Experience

Julieth is a Colombian Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I studied at EC Vancouver for three weeks, during which which I learned new techniques to improve my English skills. Teachers and classes were amazing. What I really liked the most was the kindness of teachers and staff, because they were always willing to help us with everything we needed. Advice for Colombian students Vancouver is an amazing city, with a lot of things to do. However, I realized that it is also very expensive. For students who will study there, I recommend that they earn as much money as they can. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Heloisa’s EC Experience

Heloisa is a Brazilian Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story:   Studying at EC Studying at EC was one of the best experience I’ve ever had! I got to meet so many people from different countries, and I made so many friends. The classes are very dynamic, the teachers are really good, and because of all that, I could improve my English by a lot! I’ll remember this experience forever 🙂 Advice for Brazilians students: Try to make friends from all over the world. I know that when we arrive at another country, it’s scary and all we want is to feel at home, so we tent to stick together with others Brazilians. But there is so much more to it than that! You will learn so many different cultures and your English will improve so much more! You will not regret it, and I’m sure that you will have friends for life in every part of the world! ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!

Sonja’s Vancouver Experience

Sonja is a Swiss Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I’m so happy that I came to Vancouver for 2 months to learn English. It was a great experience and I will never regret that decision. At EC Vancouver, I not only learned English, but I also met a lot of new people from different countries, and I learned about their cultures. Additionally, Vancouver is the best place to study English. Where else are beaches, mountains and the city so close? In EC Vancouver, you will never feel bored.  In Vancouver, there are a lot of activities to do :). Advice for Swiss Students Vancouver has a lot of beautiful places to discover and activities to try. Enjoy your time in Vancouver and do everything that you want! You will never get bored! ====== Learn English in Canada with EC Vancouver!

Valentina’s EC Story

Valentina is a Colombian Student who graduated from EC this year. This is her story: Trips and activities she enjoyed in Canada When I went to whistler, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was!! It’s like a village from a fairytale… We don’t have anything like that in my country. I enjoyed the view, the mountains, the people, the weather – I enjoyed everything!!  I went there because I wanted to bungee jump. Fortunately, I got to do it and it was the best experience ever !!  I was with my friends and all of us jumped. I will never forget this experience. I want to go back to Vancouver. It’s a beautiful city with beautiful people and a great culture. Advice for Colombian Students My advice for the students is to enjoy every day. It doesn’t matter if is raining, you can still do many things. Also, don’t waste your time –  time flies!! ====== Learn English in Canada with EC Vancouver!

Nicolas’ Homestay Experience

  Nicolas is a Colombian Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Nicolas’ Homestay My host family was amazing, they made me feel in home for six months. Every night we had dinner together and my host dad would tell his incredible stories and chat for a while. The food was very good, so good that I gained weight.  They were very very kind. Sometimes they helped me with my homework and my spelling questions. I had incredible time with them, I will miss them and I hope to see them again   Advice for Colombians Hey Colombian guys, I recommend you stay with a host family. It’s incredible and you can practice your speaking every day, not just in school, but at home too. Also, they will make you feel at home. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!  

Carolin’s EC Experience

Caroline is a German Student who graduated from EC This year. Here is her story:   Studying at EC: My time at EC Vancouver was awesome! I did a 12 week preparation course for the Cambridge Advanced Exam. Thanks to that I was in a class with the same people for the whole time, which was reaaally great!  We were about 13 students, ages between 18 and 25, and we had two teachers. Most of the students came from Switzerland (the German part), and there was one German (me), one Swedish students and another from Spain. It was often hard to not speak in German, but our teachers, Nickola and Hillary, were very strict about that. They were fantastic teachers! We had a lot of fun with them in class and we learned a lot in those 12 weeks. They prepared us for the exam, and they also talked with us about Canada, so we could learn more about the country we were in for 3 months.  The school is modern and well-designed. Besides modern classrooms, there is free wifi, cosy couches for the breaks, a library and space for the breaks, which had microwaves, water boilers and vending machines with candy and drinks. The location is perfect – in the middle of downtown, right beside a sky train station and just a 5 minute walk away from harbor (nice spot for lunch in the sun). They also have very good staff, who are helpful and friendly. And a very important point for English beginners: every member of staff is able to speak a foreign language, besides English, so when you have a problem and you can’t communicate in English, the likelihood that there’s a member with skills in your mother language is very high.  So all in all, my stay … Read more

Patricia’s EC Story

Patricia is a Swiss Student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I had the best class at EC I could have imagined! The fact that most of my classmates came from Switzerland turned out to be an advantage because I can meet my new friends very easily back home. Although most of us had the same mother tongue, our lovely teacher kept us motivated to speak English and improve our language skills. Advice for Swiss Students My advice for Swiss students who will study at EC in the future: Be aware that there probably will be many other Swiss students. But don’t hesitate to come to Vancouver, the city is so multicultural and you can meet many international people there. ====== Do you want to learn English in Canada? EC offers English courses in Vancouver!