EC Vancouver’s Sunday Activity

Every Sunday, we conduct a tour for our new students as part of our Orange Carpet Experience. The tour officially starts at 11:30 am however we meet up slightly earlier and do ice breakers were students get to know each other and make friends on the spot. Starting off we show them the main and side entrance to the school and Dollarama, a Dollar store where they can purchase many things for cheap. We also show them Phonebox where they can buy a sim card and the Bank where they can withdraw money from the ATM. Walking to Granville street, we show the students the train stations and London Drug, a pharmacy and electronic store. Moving on, we show them Best Buy, an electronics only store and Winners, a clothing store that sells brands for less. We then walk to Robson Square and tell them about the VanArt gallery and events happening around town. Continuing down Robson, we stop by Robson and Burrard to show them the way to the beach, cinema, grocery stores and more shopping options.   After that We walk down Burrard street to show them how to get a BCID card as well as how to purchase a compass card from the Skytrain station. Moving on, we walk down to Waterfront and show them Bella Gelateria and finally get to the 2010 Olympic Cauldron where we take a group picture and tell them more more about Vancouver’s culture, etiquette and EC’s expectations in and out of class. Depending on the size of the group, we walk down the seawall towards Canada Place and back to EC. Enroute to EC We show them the other exit from Granville Station which is the closest one to the school and tell them what they need to bring for their … Read more

May 24th Raffle Winner Gleicielle Boas Da Silva

Winner winner chicken dinner! A big congratulations to Gleicielle!  Gleicielle Boas Da Silva won tickets to Capilano’s Suspension Bridge on May 24th during our weekly graduation ceremony! With that in mind, we host the graduation ceremony every week and have raffles for various prizes and tickets to the Vancouver Lookout, Flyover Canada, Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Aquarium, and much more! Gleicielle Boas Da Silva is from Brazil and is currently studying General English with us here in our ESL program. Capilano Suspension Bridge is a marvelous experience for tourists and locals due to its exotic nature. It is definitely a must do if you’re in the city. Moreover, there’s a free shuttle bus from Downtown Vancouver that takes directly to the park. Here at EC Vancouver and EC language Centres, we go the extra mile as part of our ethos and culture. We make sure that you receive the best education and experience possible. In addition, our programs and courses focuses on the student’s weak aspects of their English skills and help them advance to post-secondary institutions. Experience Canadian culture and Learn English in Vancouver with EC Language Centres. Our English levels range from elementary to proficiency. We also have IELTS and Cambridge courses. As mentioned earlier, we have raffles and prizes during our weekly graduation ceremony so make sure that you join us to take part in this beautiful opportunity! Congratulations Gleicielle. We hope that you enjoy the Suspension Bridge and take many pictures! Share your time and experience in Vancouver with us on social media by using the hashtags #ECExperience and #ECVancouver Furthermore, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates about holidays, events, programs, tours, and much more! Join EC Vancouver today to explore the beautiful province and the city of Vancouver and its multiculturalism.

June 7th Raffle Winner Maiara Milanez

Hey Maiara! A big congratulations to youl! Maiara won tickets to Capilano’s Suspension Bridge on June 7th graduation ceremony! Every week during our graduation ceremony, we also have a raffle were students can partake in it and win various prizes and tickets to different places around Vancouver! Maiara Milanez is from Brazil and is currently studying General English with us here in our ESL program. Capilano Suspension Bridge is definitely a must do if you’re in Vancouver. It’s once in a lifetime experience. Remember, there’s a free shuttle bus from Downtown Vancouver that you can take and it should drop you off right at the park! Learn English in Vancouver and experience Canadian culture firsthand! EC Vancouver is an English school for international students with locations all around the world. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner, to complete proficiency and advance. Not to mention our test preparation courses like Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE We have weekly raffles and prizes every Friday on graduation! So make sure visit us ! You may also take part in this amazing ceremony and lottery! Upgrade your English with EC Vancouver and enjoy the city at the same time! Studying abroad is truly once in a lifetime experience, and here at EC we go the extra mile to make sure that you receive the best education and entertainment possible! Our courses are aimed at improving your weak skills and language barrier to help you improve as soon as possible! Furthermore, please follow us on our social media accounts and subscribe to us to receive the most updated information about our ESL courses and programs, as well as public holidays and events. Nonetheless, share your experience with us using the hashtags #ECExperience and #ECVancouver

June 7th Raffle Winner Angel Arenas

Hey Angel! Congratulations to you!  Angel Luis Vega Arenas won tickets to the Vancouver Lookout on June 7th graduation ceremony! Every week on Friday, we have the graduation ceremony and the raffle! Students can take part in the lottery and win multiple prizes or tickets to different venues and place around the city. Angel Luis Vega Arenas is from Panama and is currently studying General English with us here in our University Pathway ESL program. The Vancouver Lookout is housed inside the Harbour Centre and it’s definitely a must do if you’re in the lower mainland. The view is spectacular and unique because you get to see the city, the beautiful mountains and Stanley Park. During graduation, we have weekly prizes every Friday! With that in mind, make sure that you visit us and take part in this wonderful ceremony and raffle! Learn English with EC Language Centres and EC Vancouver while also enjoying the city at the same time! Studying abroad is a life changing experience and opportunity. At EC, we go the extra mile to make sure that you receive the treatment and experience possible! Our courses help our students build their weak English skills and progress to study post-secondary courses. Moreover, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive the most updated information about our campus and events. Certainly you share your experience with us using the hashtags #ECExperience and #ECVancouver Learn English in Vancouver and experience Canadian culture like never before! EC Vancouver is an English course provider for international and local students. EC Language Centres has locations all around the world, including Malta, USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the UK, Australia and New Zealdn. Our levels range from basic elementary to complete proficiency. We also have test preparation programs like Cambridge and IELTS.

Canadian Cuisine

Canadian cuisine, which varies widely by region and its peoples, is not as popular outside of Canada. However, Poutine stands out as purely Canadian which puts us on the map of world foods. The provincial kitchens of European meals expanded after the subsequent waves of immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. Despite the ability to identify some of the dishes as Canadian, it’s difficult to define a complete style of Canadian cuisine because of the cultural diversity.     Poutine: Probably the most popular Canadian Dish. It first appeared in Quebec in 1950 and consists french fries, Cheese curds, gravy sauce and depending on the region, chicken or beef broth.   Tourtière: A traditional meat pie thats also originally from Quebec. It’s made from fine chopped meat with onions and spices such as cinnamon and cloves. You can add vegetables or potatoes, often during Christmas celebrations, and can always be enjoyed throughout the year as well.   Pâté Chinois: A delicious pancake made up of beef layers, creamy corn, and mashed potatoes.   Nova Scotia Donair: Also called Maritime Donair or Halifax Donair, It’s a famous snack that includes hot beef in French bread, topped with tomatoes, onions, sweet milk sauce, garlic powder, sugar and vinegar.   Pemmican: Soft, dried meat, mixed with fat, proteins and berries.   Garlic Fingers: Pastries like pizza come with cheese, garlic and sometimes meat.   Lobster Roll: Meat mixed with mayonnaise, served in a hotdog bun.   Cipaille Pie consists of layers of fish and meat.   With all the food mentioned, I bet you’re hungry now! Contact EC Vancouver to study English in Canada and learn more about Canadian culture while also exploring the city. Visit our website or social media platforms to learn more about our ESL programs and courses.

Welcome June 23rd New students

Hello everyone and welcome to Vancouver! It’s been a pleasure meeting you all last week on June 23rd and hope that you enjoyed the walking tour and lunch at Whitespot. For those of you who didn’t make it, that’s fine! Join us next Sunday 11:30AM outside of EC Vancouver and you can partake on the next tour! We started off at EC and did some ice breakers were everyone introduced themselves and told us more about their backgrounds, culture and what they like to do for fun in their spare time. We had students from various ages and countries so it was alot of fun learning about different cultures and countries. Moving on, we showed them the grocery stores, clothing stores, various shopping malls, and the cinema (Scotiabank Theatre). We also showed them how to get Stanley Park, English Bay, Sunset Beach, Second Beach, and Granville Island. Vancouver is very easy to get the hang of because the city EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres is an English school for international students with locations and multiple campuses around the world. Including the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Our levels vary from basic elementary to advanced and complete proficiency. We offer general English courses, English for work, Global Awareness classes and various test preparation courses for Cambridge and IELTS. We hope that you enjoy your stay and do as many fun activities while you’re in Vancouver and Canada! The weather is looking great with sunny forecasts and beautiful venues, festivals and various events planned for the season. Above all, visit our website to learn more about our programs and courses. Subscribe to our social media profiles and share it with us by using the hashtags #ecexperience and #ecvancouver

Vancouver’s Ever Changing Weather

Dear future students, greetings from Vancouver! If you are coming to Vancouver, certainly you heard about the city and our crazy/amazing weather. Vancouver has an incredible environment which allows the tourists to experience different weather conditions throughout the day. You can go to work in a sunny morning, go for lunch in a freezing rain and go to bed with a beautiful quite windy night.Crazy, isn’t it? Nope! Not at all! At least, not for Vancouverites. What about snowboarding in the morning, hiking in the afternoon and finishing off by walking around English Bay?     In Vancouver, everything is possible! The summer  is amazing! Everybody is happy and everyone is enjoying the city by having picnics on the beach or swimming in public pools and going of walks around the different trails the city has to offer. Not to mention the many restaurants and the busy night life which hosts an incredible environment! The hiking season is open for the ones who want to keep their body in shape in the summer, but you can always hike throughout the year as many trails are opened all year long. With that being said, Summer is also the time for sprinters, runners, swimmers, and skaters. Just a warning: Beware of bears while hiking and always wear sunscreen if you’re out and about. Also, make sure to plan our your trips safely whether you’re taking the bus or any forms of public transit. Don’t forget your phone charger as well! EC Language Centres is a school based in Vancouver with locations all around the world. Contact us to learn more about our ESL programs and activities. Learn English in Vancouver and explore the different opportunities the city has to offer while also improving your English language skills.

Winter in Vancouver

Something you don’t hear everyday in Vancouver is that … Winter is as beautiful as the Summer! Canadians usually says that Vancouver has no winter, that may be true if we’re compared to other Canadian cities! Vancouver is the warmest city in all of Canada. In winter, Vancouver averages 5 and 0 degrees. The mild temperatures with rare snow brings many students to Vancouver. The daylight in winter usually finishes around 4pm and the sun raises around 8am. For the winter sports enthusiasts, Vancouver is surrounded by 3 mountains: Grouse, Seymour and Cypress. And they’re all perfect for snowshoeing, Skiing and Snowboarding.Not to mention Whistler, one of the best ski resorts in the world. In Autumn, the weather starts to change. The days are getting shorter, the rain starts to show up and the cold breeze makes everyone takes their old sweaters out of the wardrobe. Usually, during the Autumn the rain comes almost everyday. You can then plan your indoor activities such as visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, Museums, and many other options Vancouver has to offer. And finally, the spring….The season for lovers and couples. The rain keeps falling but the flowers are already blooming. The pictures that you always see from Canada becomes real. Orange and red leaves, flowers, and the endless parks and public spaces become charming again. With that being said, the cherry blossom season will then be officially opened! Vancouver is great and deserves your visit! Every season offers great opportunities and different options of fun activities for everyone! Upgrade your English and enjoy the city at the same time! With many different English language schools in Vancouver, EC Vancouver stands out as being unique in its culture, methodologies and passion for teaching! Learn English in Canada and experience the world! Contact us to learn … Read more

May 24th Raffle Winner Elizabeth Nascimento

Aaaaaaaaaaand we have a winner!! Congratulations Elizabeth De Matos Nascimento!  Late last month, Elizabeth De Matos Nascimento won tickets to the Vancouver Lookout during our weekly raffle at the graduation ceremony. We host the graduation ceremony every week on Friday, and sometimes Thursdays if its a long weekend or if its a holiday. During the graduation ceremony, we also have raffles, or in other words lottery for various prizes, tickets and awards. Some examples of our prizes include tickets to Flyover Canada, Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Lookout, or EC t-shirts and mugs. Elizabeth De Matos Nascimento is from Brazil and studied General English with us here in our ESL program. The Vancouver Lookout is housed on the top floor, inside Harbour Centre. Harbour Centre is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The experience is definitely awe-inspiring and is a once in a lifetime because you get to see Vancouver like never before! The Vancouver Lookout viewpoint is unique and spectacular. We recommend that you go to the Vancouver Lookout in the morning so that you can also enjoy the view again at night as the ticket allows multiple entries per person. In other words, entry to the Vancouver Lookout viewpoint is unlimited per day. Experience Canadian culture and Learn English in Vancouver with EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres. Our English levels range from basic elementary to complete proficiency. We also have test preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge CAE/CPE/FCE. To learn more about our ESL programs, contact us using our social media profiles or visit our website. Above all, congratulations Elizabeth De Mators Nascimento! Tag us on facebook and instagram by using that hashtags #ECExperience and #ECVancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

To us, visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the MUST DO’S  in Vancouver. It brings you close to nature and the height and beauty of the trees and cliffs are simply humbling. A big advantage is that you can take a free shuttle bus from Canada Place and it takes around 15 minutes to get there. Easy and simple! Entry to the park as a student costs $33.95. It’s totally worth it because the park itself has many things to see and do. People usually spend 4 hours inside. Upon entering the park, you walk along an exhibition that gives you information about the first nations people and the aboriginal culture of Canada. After that we went to the famous Suspension Bridge, which is 140 meters long and 70 meters high. The view is spectacular and amazing because its unique and one of a kind. On the other side of the River, there are places to drink, eat poutine, relax and unwind while also seeing the beautiful animals around the areas. Going back, you can also do the cliff walk. If you are scared of heights I wouldn’t recommend doing it because parts of the bridge are made out of glass and it can be scary. Moreover, the park is impressive and unique. You see the surroundings from a totally different point of view giving you an idea of being close to the nature and away from the big city. EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres is accreddited by PTIB and many other institutions around the world. We have locations around the world, including New Zealand, Ireland Canada, USA, Australia, Malta, UK, and South Africa. We have general English courses as well as test preparation programs like IELTS and Cambridge based exams. To learn more, book your … Read more