Explore the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammals

The beauty of studying English abroad is that you can experience the city and the things it can offer! There are endless exhibitions, events, and activities in Vancouver. One of which is Vancouver Aquarium. This beautiful container has unique animals and marine mammals that you won’t find anywhere else! The Aquarium itself is located inside the beautiful Stanley Park. Discover the beautiful sanctuary that houses many different animals and beautiful creatures. It is home to thousands of species and aquatic life like otters, fish, frogs, tropical fish, penguins, and much more! The aquarium also has a 4-D Theatre and the various exhibitions and immersive experiences throughout the year. The aquarium doesn’t offer entertainment, but also valuable information towards keeping our ecosystem, habitat and animals safe while also co-living with humans! Connect to the natural world! Explore what the city of Vancouver has to offer! If you love helping Marine mammals and animals, then every visit to the Aquarium counts! It is also fair to say that each visit makes a difference towards animals. Because the organization is known for its rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals. Its both a win-win situation! Your visit to the aquarium helps support the ocean protection efforts! The aquarium is a part of the not-for-profit organization Ocean Wise. This means that every visit to the aquarium helps saving animals and ensures a safe future for them! So it is truly an ocean wise initiative for all marine mammals and animals! Above all, EC Vancouver Language School offers many programs and city excursions that allows you to experience the city at its finest! Contact EC Vancouver to learn more about our ESL programs and courses in North America and the world. Nonetheless, we have levels starting from basic elementary and intermediate to complete proficiency and test … Read more

Learning vocabulary words expands your speaking

Vocabulary boosts your English Learning more words in a language helps make it more beautiful and tonefull. Vocabulary makes the conversation more interesting because if we repeat the same words it may sound redundant. In other words, using the same words over and over again maybe limited or boring. Take English courses in Vancouver and expand your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.   Below is a list of some vocabulary words that you may encounter in your in Canada and English speaking countries: Appease: to bring a state of peace, calm Reckon: believe, expect Whittle: cut small bites Uniform: clothing of distinctive design worn by a member of group Industrious: characterized by hard work Adverse: in an opposing direction Advantages: giving a benefit  Appropriate:  suitable for person, place or situation Enthusiasm: a feeling of excitement Capacity: capability to perform Artificial: contrived by art instead of nature Independent: free from external control Faithful: loyal and reliable Petulant: easily irritated Nauseous: causing a feeling sick Strengthen: make strong Conform: be similar Describe: giving a statement representing something Discord: lack of agreement Perplexing: lacking clarity in meaning Attention: the act of Concentrating on something Vocabs can make you sound more proficient Nonetheless, there are endless vocabulary words that you can use in your daily life. Learning more of them may help you expand your learning and ability in speaking and using English fluently. Likewise, you can learn different words regarding different topics and specific matters to make your speech sound more interesting! Dictionaries are one of the best resources that you could find. However, the best way to actually learn them is to use them. So everytime you hear a new word you don’t know, write it down, then use it in your sentences so that you can create meaningful ideas! So … Read more

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

A Ming Dynasty Scholar’s Garden If you want to know about Chinese Canadian traditions in Canada, then certainly Chinatown is thee spot to visit! Dr. Sun Yat-Sen classical Chinese garden is a beautiful and well decorated Chinese garden. It is located in the heart of Chinatown Vancouver. The garden was built in 1986 and commemorates Chinese culture, heritage and history in Vancouver. Take time to wander and encounter the beautiful nature. Moreover there are two sections in the garden. The free section, and the paid entry one. In addition, there are many plants, unique rocks, lily-covered ponds, and symbols in the garden. The various symbolism makes it more attractive and beautiful. The weather limestone rocks are in fascinating shapes and forms. Above all, it offers a dynamic harmony within the garden and Feng Shui. Vancouver’s very own Classical Chinese Garden That is to say, Vancouver’s Chinatown hosts many events and festivals throughout the year. The main even is the Chinatown parade, which takes place in August 1st. The other festivals and events include the mid autumn moon festival, the winter solstice festival, the Chinese New Year festival and many more! Similarly, you can walk along the garden and sample the Chinese tea they offer. This place is fantastic for taking pictures and experiencing Chinese culture. Closeby places include the Chinese culture center museum and archive, Canada place, Stanley park and Main Street Science World. Likewise the various shops and restaurants in Chinatown. Experience Diversity in Canada Nonetheless, take English classes in Vancouver and improve your English while exploring a beautiful city and country! Therefore, studying with EC Vancouver allows you to experience the different cultures and places in Vancouver and Canada. Contact us today via our website or social media platforms to learn more about our English programs and Test … Read more

Learn English in Vancouver and access a Canadian university

Canada occupies the first position in the ranking of countries with the best quality of life in the world. Its economic stability, a strong labor market, equal pay, the education system and a safe environment, among others, have led it to top the list. Especially, Vancouver, located on the west coast of the country, is a jovial city, full of student life and safe thanks to its low crime rate, the perfect destination for university students. In addition, it is one step away from both the United States and incredible natural landscapes. Learn English in Vancouver if you have always wanted to study in North America, now you can access the university without examining either the TOEFL or the IELTS, then we tell you all the details.   Discover the university life of Vancouver Vancouver is a beautiful city that has a high quality of life, the mixture between nature and the cosmopolitan environment makes it a unique place and, as a large city, it is made up of many neighborhoods for all tastes and styles.   Students can enjoy their most bohemian and creative area in the Gastown neighborhood, savor some good dim sum in the Chinatown, discover their LGBT area or have fun with Granville Street night. But in addition to the urban environment that characterizes it, university students can also enjoy its incredible nature by strolling through Stanley Park, the largest urban park in Canada, enjoying afternoon friends at Kitsilano beach or crossing the Capilano suspension bridge and appreciate its amazing views while breathing fresh air. Learn English and access a Canadian university There are many who dream of studying in an American university at the end of the institute and living the university experience in a foreign country but, with the overload of information that we … Read more

5 Benefits From Studying Abroad and Making Friends

There are many benefits from studying abroad and making friends from around the world. Studying in a foreign country may sound difficult, but it is actually easy because you meet great people and have amazing experiences that helps you grow as a person and human being! Canada is an amazing place to study and live in. There are many benefits from studying English at EC Vancouver as well. We cater for our student experiences and offer a community for people to explore the city and make lifelong friends! Our English classes offer the best educational methods and teachers who are interactive and always helpful.   1 ) Share and make happy memories! It is all about learning and enjoying yourself at the same time! The best of two worlds! Here at EC, we make sure that you meet people from around the world and have the opportunity to experience the city!   2 ) Enjoy the city with the company of people and friends! Studying abroad can be tough for certain people because we can’t live away from our families or friends.. However, when you meet new people abroad, you feel that you have made a new family and friends that you can count on! You will be shocked to know that you may share similar likes of music and movies!   3 ) Practice English and study together! It is important to practice English. It is even better to practice with someone who is in the same class as you because you share and learn similar material!     4 ) Building connections for future work and opportunities. Making lifelong friends and sharing experiences with others is important. You can find your next international business partner or peer. You’ll never know! 5 ) Meet friends in their home countries. … Read more

EC Vancouver is a Top Choice Award Nominee!

EC Vancouver is proud to announce that we are an Official 2020 Top Choice Award Nominee! Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to nominate us! Now, we need your help to WIN! Voting is now open and if you feel that we have earned your vote, we would appreciate you taking the time to vote for us. Winning the Top Choice Award is one of the largest endorsements a business can receive within North America & Europe, so this is a BIG deal! We are very excited to be a nominee for this award! For the last eight years, we have been working hard to provide the best customer service and make sure that our students succeed in a global community. This award not only will make us proud of the work that we have been doing, but also will provide us feedback for us to get even better at what we do. How to vote Show us some love by voting for us. Your vote will automatically enter you into a draw for a chance to win a grand cash prize of $2000 or one of many Toppy T-shirts. You can vote for us HERE.  Otherwise, you can contact Top Choice Awards via email at help@topchoiceawards.com or phone +1 (905) 761 1980 to vote for us. ‍Voting ends December 20th, 2019. ‍We would love to win the Top Choice Award… But we need your help to do so. If you believe we are your Top Choice for English language schools in Vancouver, why not help us spread the word! Share with your friends on social media as well and tag us @ec_vancouver on Instagram! P.S your written feedback in the survey is anonymous but very important to us, as it allows us to know what … Read more

5 Beaches to visit in Vancouver and why

Vancouver is beautiful all year long, with amazing views and climate, the city lives between the west coast mountains and greens. The beaches are one of the many attractions of the city and thus there are many activities and things to do in Vancouver. However, we would like to share 5 beaches that are close to EC Vancouver and Downtown that can be enjoyed all year long! With that being said, there are many activities to do at the beach whether its laying down and reading your favorite book or listening to your favorite album, or even taking a nice long walk, or going for a swim… or even surfing! Below are 5 beaches we recommend you to visit during your time here : Inside the Downtown Vancouver core English bay beach: English bay beach is one of the most popular and crowded beach in Downtown. Specifically, it is in the west of the Downtown peninsula and false creek. Highly recommended for the beautiful sunset! Oh, and the polar bear swim! Sunset beach: Sunset beach is a beautiful beach close to English Bay. It is located in the west end, near Burrard bridge. We recommend this for a beautiful walk and sunset viewing! And soccer! Second beach : Lovely beach to visit inside Stanley Park. Popular for its cycling route and rest stops.   Outside the Downtown Peninsula Kitsilano beach: A popular choice outside of Downtown Vancouver. It is located at the north edge of Kitsilano. You can surf, swim, take a nice long walk, or even play basketball and volleyball! Lots of events happen here all year long. Jericho beach: Jericho beach is located at west of the seaside. Hot destination for a nice picnic, eh? Spanish banks: Spanish banks are series of beaches in Vancouver that is located … Read more

4 Ways to Learn English Around Vancouver

  When choosing the destination in which to learn English, it is important to ensure that the school you are going to has high academic standards. It is also important that the city you will live in can contribute to your learning process. For example, EC English not only cares that the methods used by its teachers are the latest in teaching, but also ensures that you will feel comfortable in the city where you are. Among the many destinations that you can choose to learn English in, today we will talk about Vancouver: a charming city that is located on the Canadian west coast and that we’re sure will dazzle you.   Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada. In recent years it has been considered one of the safest cities worldwide. Without a doubt, its landscapes, its people and its culture will make your experience abroad unique. Here are five tips that will help you maximize your Vancouver experience and help you take your learning out of the classroom. Learn English and the Local Culture Vancouver is a young and culturally rich city with festivals, concerts and other cultural activities happening all year round. To fully explore and enjoy this destination, we recommend that you participate in the “English in the City” special focus classes. Its purpose is to help students immerse themselves completely in the fabric of the city and learn more about its culture. With thematic classes and a specialized curriculum, “English in the City” transforms you from students to locals. Ask Teachers to Recommend Activities In addition to being your teachers and helping you learn a new language, they are also familiar with the city. More than anyone, they will know what the best activities around the city are. With these activities on your … Read more