Alicia is a French student who graduated from EC this year. This is her story: Studying at EC My experience studying in EC Vancouver was really amazing ! When i first arrived I wondered how it would be to have English lessons at the school. I was scared about being bored or having so much homework that I wouldn’t have the time to go sightseeing… I was pleasantly surprised by my dynamic and playful core classes. All of the teachers that I had were always happy, kind and attentive! The atmosphere in the classes was joyful. Everybody was happy to have class together, and there was no competition between students. Of course, we sometimes had some homework to do, but it was never too much, and it was really useful. I will never forget the time I spent in Vancouver, thanks to all of the people who made it wonderful. Thank you for everything EC! Advice for French students My advice for future students is to really enjoy their time in Vancouver, because it is really amazing to have the chance to study in Canada, even for a short time. So do as many activities as you can outside, but don’t forget that you are there to improve your English too! Don’t try to find people from your own country. Speak with new people and learn about their cultures. This is the only kind of school where you can meet people from all around the world, so don’t waste that opportunity. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Nadine is a Swiss student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Homestay Hi there 😉 I want to share with you my experiences had at my homestay. The first thing I recognized is that my host family is very generous and hospitable. The first weekend, they invited me to watch a movie and they showed me a part of the city. My homestay mom has two little boys. It’s your choice if you want to spend time with them or not, but If you spent time with them, they quickly accept you in their heart 🙂 We were four students in the homestay. Everyone had their own room and we shared two bathrooms, and a kitchen, and a living room. Dinner was always prepared for us and so we didn’t have to wait for it when we had to be back home in the evening. The food was very good, and sometimes she surprised us with home-made cookies or pancakes for breakfast. What I enjoyed the most were the evenings with the other students. Sometimes we watched a movie together or we decided to walk to a McDonald and eat a McFlurry… EC tries to make sure that you don’t spend too much time only with with people from your own country. I think that that’s very good. PS: You are responsible to make sure everything stays clean – It’s a good exercise for your future 😉 PPS: I think I don’t have to say that I really enjoyed my time at my homestay, and that I think it’s the best way to spent time in Vancouver. It’s obvious!!! 🙂 ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Madeleine is a German student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC EC school is an amazing school. I made so many new friends there and these friends came from different countries. Sometimes, it was very difficult to communicate with them because everyone had a different accent. The teachers were so funny and everyone smiled. The mood and the atmosphere in class were good and we laughed a lot. I really enjoyed it! The teachers tried to do things that helped me improve. All of the material was very useful and I liked the topics of every lesson. It was the best decision I have ever made. I am very grateful for this time! Advice for German students Go to Vancouver, and especially to this school. It was the most interesting adventure of my life. It is amazing and it will help you improve your English as well! You can do so many things in Vancouver! You can go to EC and start to improve your grammar, reading and writing. Also, you can do things with your friends, and that will help improve your speaking! This picture shows why Vancouver is the most beautiful city I have ever seen before! Vancouver never sleeps, and so at night it is awesome! ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Isadora is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Friends made in Canada When I arrived in Vancouver, my first day was a little difficult, because I felt lonely. But, on Sunday before school started, the new students were invited to take a walking tour of the city with EC, and I went. In this activity, I met people from all around the world and practiced my English to make new friends and learn a lot of things. After this, I didn’t feel so lonely anymore. On the contrary, I felt like I now had friends with me all the time, and I loved it. Advice for Brazilian students Don’t be afraid of anything! The first day is just for adaptation, so don’t worry if you feel bad. The experience is for life and you’ll learn a lot of things, you will make a lot of friends of all around the world and you will have a lot of fun. You’ll improve your English and you’ll challenge your skills like you never before. Make sure you’re prepared for different types of food, and a new culture. And, most of importantly, enjoy every moment, because everything will become perfect memories when you leave Vancouver. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Carolina is a Mexican student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I was in 3 different classes. First, I was in in upper intermediate, and then by TOEFL. TOEFL was pretty good, but it felt more academic than what I needed, so i moved again to an upper-intermediate general class. All of my classes were awesome. My teachers were really good. They answered all of my questions. The classes were funny and we talked about interesting topics. When i jumped to pre-advanced, it was almost the same. The only difference was the books and topics. They were more formal, but in conclusion, I feel like I had learned a lot about everything from grammar to vocabulary. I was amazing to make friends with my classmates. Of course yo´ll find people that you like the most, as well people that might not be interesting for you. I think this was the best experience I had abroad. I will remember everything and I am still in touch with my friends <3 ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Johannes is a German student who graduated from EC this year. Here is is story: Friends made in Canada I have met a lot of nice people. They are from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. We went out together in the evenings for dinner and parties. It was a lot of fun to talk to people from other continents and cultures. It was very interesting to discuss the differences between the countries. I lived with a host family and a Brazilian student. One weekend, we explored Whistler together, and he saw snow for the first time in his life. Other than that, we also went after the school to see different places of interest in Vancouver. With another friend from Brazil, I went to a BC Lions game. It was fantastic! We decided to remain in contact and to maybe meet again one day, either in Brazil or in Germany. All in all, I had a really great time in Vancouver, with nice people. Advice for German students Talk to your classmates and do something together after school! You have a lot of things to explore and a lot of activities to do in Vancouver! ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Fernanda is a Brazilian student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC I had such a great time at EC. Through EC, I was able to make several friends from different countries. I learned about other cultures, I stayed with the best homestay family ever, and I improved my English a lot. When I arrived in Vancouver, I couldn’t speak English very well, but my classes at EC helped me, and in three months I got excellent results. I’m glad to have met everyone and see how the staff who work at the school are attentive and look after the welfare of each student. I really enjoyed this amazing experience, traveling by myself to another country, and EC made it easy and wonderful. I miss my friends (they were the best), my homestay (including Rocco – the dog); my teachers (especially Carla and Leon); my school, and everything about Vancouver. That city is awesome. I hope to come back soon. Advice for Brazilian students Open your mind and your heart, and enjoy it as much as you can. Everything will be amazing. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Patrick is a German student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Friends made in Canada I made a lot of friends in Canada, and especially in EC Vancouver. At EC, there are students from all over the world, so you can meet different people every day. When I arrived at the EC, I was looking for people who can’t speak German, because I wanted to be forced to speak English. I can say that some of the people that I met there became really good friends. We would meet after school and discover Vancouver together. I learned a lot about their cultures and the countries that they come from. I had heard about those countries on TV, and read about them in newspapers, but it’s different when people who are from there tell you about their country. In Vancouver I did many things for the first time like, eating Taiwanese food and talking to people from Brazil and Columbia. Canada and the friends I made there changed my live. Studying English in Canada is one of my best decisions that I have made so far in my life. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Felipe is a Spanish student who graduated from EC this year. Here is his story: Friends Made in Canada I made friends in different ways. The first day at EC really helped with that. The fact that all of us were in the same situation (traveling alone) made it easy and natural. I also a lot of friends in my class, and the interactive way in which the teacher ran the class really helped with that. My friends were from all over the world I had the chance to hang out with people from 3 different continents (America, Europe and Asia). Were always in a good mood and we were always having fun. I did a lot of things with them. Hanging out in Stanley Park and watching the sunset in English Bay my favorite activities. Of course, we also frequently went to night clubs. Those experiences were very important to me because though them, I had the chance to get to know a lot of different cultures, and I also got to practice my English a lot. Advice for Spanish students Just enjoy the time in Vancouver. It is different from every other city of the world, with the unique mix nature and city. I strongly recommend it. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.
Stepanka is a Czech student who graduated from EC this year. Here is her story: Studying at EC Honestly, it wasn’t an easy summer. My friends were lying on a beach. Meanwhile, I was sitting in a class. But it was absolutely and undeniably worth it. I had to study a lot, because the Cambridge course is a real responsibility. I had paid for the exam, so I wanted to pass it. I couldn’t have chosen a better language center for the preparation! Everyone at EC is friendly and helpful. My teachers were great and always prepared to answer our questions. Whatever we could think of, they usually knew the answer and when they didn’t, they tried to figure it out somehow. AS for the overall atmosphere, I felt like in a company of good friends. Everyone acted so nicely, and so I have only pleasant memories from my time there. Advice for Czech students Don’t be afraid! I know you might be nervous – I was too! But you’ll meet amazing people, you’ll get to know new cultures, and you’ll visit one of the most beautiful places on earth. ====== Check out EC Vancouver’s Homestay English courses.