The Autumn is coming in Canada!

The Autumn is coming! One of the most beautiful seasons are almost on the corner you need to get ready for this. It is the perfect time to rest after summer, enjoy the rain, the cold breeze and specially to witness the trees and shrubbery turning brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. The websi … Read more

Richmond Night Market 2017

Every year from May to October, Richmond hosts the biggest and amazing Asian themed market in North America. Located just few steps from Bridgeport Station, the market has easy access by Skytrain. The market is great chance to try many kinds of exotic foods and fun attractions. The website (https:// … Read more

What is reading for gist?

Gist is the overall meaning, the core idea, of a spoken or written discourse. When taking a quick look at a written text to establish its genre and the main message its writer means to get across, we’re reading for gist. This is also known as skimming. A text can provide readers with lots of c … Read more

2 Apps to keep up with your English

The most important thing when you’re learning a second language is keep practicing. Sometimes you need to go back home and it’s hard to find way to continue your studies. Here you’ll find two of the most popular apps to keep up with your learning. Duolingo is the most famous app for people that want … Read more

Masato’s English Studies

  Masato is a Japanese student here at EC Vancouver. He happily offered to share about his experience practicing English outside of the classroom Here is his story:   Studying English outside of Class I often go to drink at a pub or a bar. There are a lot of ways to learn English there. I … Read more

Tips for taking good notes

Note-taking is a skill that can help you do well on all your schoolwork as a EC Vancouver student. So here are some tips. –          Write down key facts. If you have a teacher who writes notes on the board, that’s a bonus: You can copy them. If not, write down the most important points … Read more

Study Tip – How to prepare for an exam

How to prepare an exam? Written by MinHa Kim Select a place where you feel comfortable. Clean the place where you would study. Read through the entire notes that will be on the exam. Memorize notes, concentrating on one major theme at a time until you know it well. For the first major theme, start a … Read more