Halloween week at school

Halloween is an exciting time of the year and can be a quite different experience to international students who don’t celebrate it in their home country at all or just in another way. We’re trying to make the Halloween week as much fun as we can by offering several Halloween related events. Our annual pumpkin carving event is extremely popular. Only a few of the students have carved a pumpkin before so it’s a new experience to most of them. They are extremely curious about it and excited to get started. First of all, the group has to choose a pumpkin and all the group members have to agree on the choice. The next step is to find a design and to agree on that as well. Once they know how they want their Halloween pumpkin to look like, the students examine their carving tools and get started. They love making a mess and being creative. It is so much fun for everyone. Some already know exactly how they want to design their pumpkin and some just make a plan as they go. This event is great for students’ creativity and team spirit. Last but not least, the group with the best pumpkin can win a nice price which is part of their enormous motivation as well. Another Halloween event is our costume contest. Students dress up as whatever they like and then they get to show their Halloween costumes to the others by presenting them on a catwalk at school. Classmates cheer for each other and the student with the loudest cheer wins. Having the best costume also means winning a great price. And of course the Halloween week comes with a lot of Halloween candy. This week is fun for everyone at school; students, teachers, and staff. English … Read more

Mariana Bellonci shares her EC experince!

Hello! My name is Mariana Bellonci, I`m from Brazil and I studied at EC Vancover for 12 weeks. I would like to share a little bit about my experience in Vancouver. The time that I have been here in Vancouver was incredible. I had the chance to live some experiences  that I have never imagined before. I had the opportunity to live the real Canadian family living in a Homestay. It was brilliant! I also visited many beautiful places in BC, like whistler, Victoria, Stanley Park and Rocky Mountains. I met good friends from all around the world such as Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Switzerland, that I will keep in my heart forever. During my time in Canada, I was able to see the beautiful autumn, the rainy and cold winter and I also saw snow for the first time. I am very grateful to all my teachers and all the staff who work at EC. Without them, my days in Vancouver wouldn’t have been the same. I`m looking forward to travel again to meet all the friends that I made here in Vancouver.   Thanks EC Vancouver!   Thinking of taking a TOEFL test? Take your TOEFL test in Vancouver!

Ghostly Vancouver Tours

October is almost on the corner bringing the scariest month of the year! It is time to get into the Halloween spirit  so be ready to hear about ghosts and haunted houses. Ghostly Vancouver is offering haunted history walking tours through Vancouver’s most infamous neighborhoods! The tours are offered in 2 different location in Vancouver:   Ghostly Gastown Tours:   1 hour and a Half walking through the Vancouver oldest neighborhood. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Vancouver beginning`s and check about the many haunted spots on the area, Check it out about famous waterfront station ghost and much more!   The meeting point is at the Angel Statue in front of Waterfront station just before 7:30pm every Wednesday and Saturday night.   Downtown Tour:   If you heard about the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown certainly you know about their Ghostly rumors, right? The Downtown tour goes through historical places such as the Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, Penthouse Night club and much more! The Tours meeting point is in front of Christ Church Cathedral at the corner of Burrard and Georgia 7:30 pm every Tuesday and Fridays nights.     For more information visit this website.   Looking to study English abroad? Find out more about studying English in Canada with EC!