!Our very own student ambassador, Juan Jose from Panama There are some students who are truly unforgettable due to their strong presence and humble personalities. Juan Jose, is one of those students. Juan was our student ambassador here in EC Vancouver during his 6 months stay. He was known around the school by staff and students to be someone who was active and approachable. Always smiling and trying his best to get people involved, we loved his enthusiasm and kind character. For that we miss you JJ and hope to meet the whole Panamanian group altogether again! Below is a testimonial by Juan Jose sharing his time and experiences in Vancouver and EC Langauge Centres : “My name is Juan Jose and I’m from Panama. My experience in EC Vancouver is only described with a word that is Unforgettable. I came here with the purpose that was to improve my Level of English and to follow my studies as a commercial plane pilot. During my time in EC Vancouver, I managed to make it much better by becoming the first EC student ambassador in Vancouver from Panama, participating in many football games, creating friendships with people from different parts of the world and visiting many beautiful places that Vancouver provides us. When you believe in yourself, you can accomplish many things. Keep Climbing.” Above all, we will miss you Panamanians and hope you guys are all doing well! Contact EC Vancouver to learn more about our ESL programs in Canada and around the world. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency or advanced. We also have our IELTS test preparation classes as well as the Cambridge exams. Visit our social media platforms (Facebook/Instagram) to keep up with the latest EC news!
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 …
The first weekend of May, EC English Vancouver will host a special event: paintball. Do you feel like your classmates have been nagging you all the time or do you just want to cross swords with them for no particular reason whatsoever? This is your chance! Teamwork On Saturday 10 am, Jonas will take you form school to surrey, where you’re going to lock and load. But don’t worry: this is not going to be all violent. Paintball is known for its excessive teamwork and cooperation. You’ll have to work together with your friends to avoid getting hit and win the game. Learning English If you’d like to learn English in a new and exciting way, come and get your tickets at the front desk on the second floor. They only cost 30 dollars each! Maybe, with your blood pumping adrenaline through your body, you might even learn some new words. You won’t be able to make it on Saturday? No worries! EC Vancouver English Center hosts numerous events every week to enable you to learn English in a unconventional manner. For all activities, please see EC Online.
Vancouver and EC became the best choice of my life, and the reason is simple… I had experiences here that I never imagined before. I hiked mountains and trails, I saw beautiful lakes, I experienced snow for first time in my life, and enjoyed the real Canadian life! Vancouver and EC offers all that you need and it will change your life forever! I made new friends from all around the world, I tried new foods, cultures and for sure I will visit them one day! Vancouver is a beautiful and amazing place and I recommend everyone to come and live in it. I’ll never forget this experience! Thank you for everything, EC Vancouver!
Hi guys! My name is Marco Aurelio, I’m from Brazil and I have studied at EC Vancouver for 3 months. My time here and the experience studying abroad was the best I ever had! There were good teachers to help and support you and the activities to do during the week were awesome. My English is much better! I made a lot new friends, learned about new cultures and my host family made me feel at home the whole time. They were amazing! I loved all the places that I visited in Canada, such as Joffre Lake, Rocky Mountains, Stanley Park, English Bay, Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove and Banff. Vancouver is gorgeous! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be here in Vancouver and I hope to come back one day. Looking for IELTS preparation in Canada?Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!
Hello My name is Hana Inoue from Japan and I want to talk a little bit about my experience studying at EC Vancouver. Every member of EC staff is very friendly. They always help us! I have met many friends in EC. My English is improving because I try to talk to them in English. There are people from a lot of countries, from all over the world. They are super kind. I make friends as soon as I talk to them. They celebrated my birthday with me in a traditional way and I had a great time. I love learning and using everybody’s name because their names are from other countries and they can sometimes be difficult for me but practice makes perfect. We teach and correct each other which really helps us to improve. I try to make conversations with many friends and we go for lunch after the school. We also enjoy going to many touristic places in Vancouver. I am enjoying a super great school life in EC. Hana Inoue – Japan Planning to come to Canada to study English? Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!
“Hi EC Vancouver! I’m Aysenur Cumali, I’m from Turkey and I will study at EC Vancouver for 7 months. EC is like my family, sometimes even closer than. When I arrived in Canada İ was so worried for the next 7 months, but now I realized that I made the best choice of my life. It has been an unforgettable experience since I started here. I’m enjoying my classes a lot, the teachers are wonderful, the city is amazing and Vancouver’s environment is so cool! I came here with basic English and now I can speak to everybody and enjoy everything! My host Family is so friendly and helpful. I love them! At EC Vancouver, İ learned more than just a language. I had the opportunity to make new friends from other countries and live new experiences. EC was the right choice for me. ” Aysenur Cumali Are you thinking to study English in Canada? Meet us at EC English Language School in Vancouver!
Are you enjoying your student life here at EC Vancouver English Centre? Do you want to improve your English? Make friends and enjoy many activities for free?? We want you for our Student Ambassador program! Is your chance to make friends, be part of a school project, join social activities and speak English while developing advanced personal, professional and leadership skills. The ambassador will work together with our EC staff organizing events, leading activities, helping students and much more! Also, when you finish your time here at EC we can offer you a reference letter! Go home with more than an English certificate, go home with a life experience! Join us and let’s rock it!
Banff is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. located in Alberta’s Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park. Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise. The area was named Banff in 1884 by George Stephen, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, recalling his birthplace in Banff, Scotland. The Canadian Pacific built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort. The Banff townsite was developed near the railway station as a service centre for tourists visiting the park. It was administered by the Government of Canada’s national parks system until 1990 when the Town of Banff became the only incorporated municipality within a Canadian national park. – Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!
Located within Chinatown, the gardens are accessible from the lane off Carrall Street, between Pender Street and Keefer Street. It is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the city center, or the closest SkyTrain station is Stadium. Alternatively if you’re on a hop on hop off tour bus, these will stop here. This was the first full-size Chinese garden to be built outside of China and was built between 1985 and 1986 with its opening in time for the Vancouver Expo 86. The gardens and park and named in honor of the nationalist leader, Dr Sun Yat-Sen, who is considered to be the ‘father of modern China’ with their objective being to “maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally and be an integral part of the local community”. The Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park uses the philosophical principles of Taoism and Feng Shui and hence attempts to achieve balance of opposites and harmony, where different elements are used together. Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!