Escape-room

Escape Room Adventure

While our English courses in Vancouver help you to improve your English skills, our afternoon activities, such as going to an escape room, help you to enhance your teamwork skills. Escape rooms are fun for every age. It’s a real-life game in which a team actually gets locked up in a room and tries to escape by finding clues and solving puzzles. Escaping is only possible if the group works together as a team. Not only the riddles are challenging but there is also a time limit of 45 to 60 minutes to escape. Each escape room can only be visited once because there is no point in escaping again if you already know how to solve all the puzzles. Fortunately, every escape room usually offers different games with varying themes and there are several escape room locations all over Vancouver which each have their individual storylines. In order to escape you sometimes have to make it through just a single or even multiple rooms with your team. This adventure will make you think outside the box and broaden your horizons. You will be surprised when people in your group come up with ideas you never even thought of. It is a great feeling when you manage to escape together with your team and students who were only your classmates become your friends throughout the game. A collective success makes everyone in your team a winner and you all will go home as escape room experts. Sign up for our weekly activities which you will find in our monthly activity calendar on EC online and experience it for yourself.

Student-Ambassadors-Vancouver

Student Ambassador program

Welcome to your new challenge! English courses in Vancouver offer much more than just the excellent opportunity of improving your English skills. You can be part of our team and work with us on different projects. What do Student Ambassadors do? Student Ambassadors are not only interested in learning English, they are also happy to help other students by answering their general or specific questions. They share their experiences about studying and living in Vancouver and serve as role models to other students. Our Ambassadors assist our student services coordinators and share their feedback with our staff. As a Student Ambassador you will attend meetings with the other Ambassadors and let us know which EC activities you would like to do. If you would like to add new activities to our monthly calendar, your ideas are more than welcome. You are expected to join at least 2 EC activities per month and motivate your friends, classmates and other EC students to join as well. Not only our activities but also other school events are promoted by you. Before leading student activities on your own you will support our student services coordinators when they are leading activities. Student Ambassadors welcome new students and help with translation to low level students. How do Ambassadors benefit from the program? As a Student Ambassador you will gain leadership skills which you can present to your future employer. You will make a lot of friends and be part of our EC school community. There are so many different activities for you to join and you get to speak English outside of your classroom so it will improve a lot. Not only your leadership skills but also your personal and professional skills will develop positively. How to apply? If you’re friendly, outgoing and accountable, we would … Read more

Deep Cove

Deep Cove in North Vancouver

EC Vancouver offers different activities after school on two days every week. Students can sign up for these activities on EC online and join them together with their classmates. The group meets at the school’s front desk to spend the afternoon together and to engage in different activities in and around Vancouver. A very popular destination is Deep Cove in North Vancouver to hike to Quarry Rock. It’s quite a journey to go there by bus but students already make friends with each other on the bus and get to enjoy the beautiful views. Once the bus arrives at its last stop which is in Deep Cove, the students leave the bus with excitement and are curious to explore the stunning nature. The walk from the bus stop to the actual hiking path already reveals how amazing Canada’s nature is. Most students have never seen anything like that in their lives before, so they are extremely impressed and take a lot of photos. Entering the official hiking path is comparable to entering another world. From one moment to the next you are surrounded by trees and plants only and you feel as if you are in the middle of the rainforest. The hiking path leads you up and down on wooden stairs and you walk over unique wooden bridges to cross astonishingly clear creeks and small waterfalls. Several stops along the way leave enough time to take pictures of everything and to enjoy the silence and idyll away from the big and noisy city. Sometimes these breaks are also needed to catch your breath as the hike can be quite breathtaking – not only because of the views but also because of having to climb stairs and even roots. It is important to bring the right shoes, enough water and … Read more