Vancouver Vibes

How is Vancouver different? You can stroll down Waterfront, Gastown, Yaletown, or Davie street. All these different spots have a different vibe and atmosphere to them. For example, Waterfront and Gastown are very historical with the marvelous architecture of the grand terminal train station and the steam clock. Exploring the downtown area of Vancouver is an exciting experience of the different roads and streets. With that being said, walking down Davie street will also lead you to English Bay, also known as the West End beach which connects to Stanley Park and the Seawalk, all of which are magnificent and sublime. Taking courses of English in Vancouver with EC Language Centres allows you to explore different options and opportunities the city of Vancouver has to offer. For more details about our activities and events, check out your ECenglish student online account and register on the many tours, free classes and activities we provide throughout the year! Even more, share your EC experience and time in spent Canada with us using the hashtags #ECExperience and #ECVancouver. Nonetheless, Join us on every Friday and maybe you may win free tickets to Fly Over Canada, the Vancouver Lookout, Aquarium, or many others! In contrast all you need is your EC student ID and ofcourse your presence! What makes our English Classes unique? We pride ourselves here at EC Vancouver and all EC Language centers around the globe to provide state of the art learning experiences and academics due to our high standards and quality methods. Studying English in Vancouver is a great choice to kickstart your life in a new country because learning the world’s most used universal language is a smart investment as it only means that you will carry the knowledge further and progress into proficiency. Experience the orange carpet yourself … Read more

Welcome New Students!

Hello and welcome new students to the beautiful city of Vancouver! Meet our new students from all around the world who came here to study English in Canada! Thank you guys for joining our Sunday Experience this past weekend! Every Sunday, we get together and welcome new students from all around the world to join us on our Walking tour and lunch in downtown Vancouver. Our lovely students get to meet each other and make friends before they actually start classes which is awesome because you can practice your speaking and listening skills aswell! The Sunday Experience also allows you to ask any questions to staff members about your first day and your stay in Vancouver. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us on social media using the hashtags #ecexperience and #ecvancouver! We are on both Facebook and instagram so make sure you follow us! We post many pictures and updates about the school there so make sure you follow us! Nonetheless, learn more about our English classes in Canada and our Sunday Experience by visiting our website. You may register online or call the school if you would like some more information. Moreover, choose from the many courses and programs we offer like “English for Work” or “Grammar for Real Communications” to help you boost your career and English skills. We also provide one to one private lessons to help work on and tackle the weak aspects of your English language skill! Above all, EC Languages Centres is a Languages Canada member with a good standing. Our designated learning institution number is O19280217882. Again, subscribe to our social media platforms to keep updated with our programs, events, contests, and tours all around the globe! We are located on the second floor at 570 Dunsmuir street, Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada  

Work and Study in Vancouver: Become a Web Developer in 12 Weeks

Become a Web Developer in 12 Weeks! It’s a techie’s world and we just live in it! The IT sector in Canada has once again been named as the fastest growing industry in the country, even beating out America’s famous Silicon Valley in terms of rapid expansion. Needless to say, this is excellent news for tech professionals as well as prospective students looking to enter the field; coders and developers are flocking to cities such as Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto where jobs in clean technology, computing and AI are plentiful. If you’re a budding IT student who is looking for ways to improve your English, study abroad and get into the university of your dreams, EC’s Canadian University Pathway Programme may just be the answer you’re looking for. Read on to see how studying at EC Vancouver can shape your future and build a bridge to your success!   Calling all web developers! Although data analysts, software engineers and network administrators are all highly sought-after, there’s one role that continues to be ahead of the pack in Canada: web developers. Consequently, Canadian employers within the IT industry are keeping a sharp eye out for web developers and programmers with a varied range of front- and back-end skills. Canadian salaries for IT professionals are very competitive, with earnings starting from 55,000 CAD. What is more, this income allows most graduates to pay off their tuition within one working year. The Canadian government is also supporting the demand for potential tech immigrants in British Columbia by extending the Provincial Immigration Program (PNP) until June 2020. How can EC Vancouver help? Are you interested in gaining a Canadian diploma and work experience in Canada? EC is proud to be partnered with RED Academy, one of the best private colleges in Vancouver that offers … Read more

Direct Entry to Douglas College with EC!

Our New Partner through our Canadian University Pathways Programme Ah, Vancouver. Dubbed “a tomorrow city” and “the cool North American sibling” by the New York Times, it’s no wonder that students from all over the world flock to its renowned schools and universities. From breath-taking vistas of the ocean and mountains to a plethora of museums and an array of First Nations Art, it’s the perfect destination for anyone who possesses a healthy amount of curiosity and a hankering for adventure. On this note, the team at EC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vancouver’s Douglas College as part of our highly sought-after Canadian University Pathway programme. Direct entry is being offered to students who have successfully completed their Advanced English level at EC, thereby granting a waiver for the IELTS or TOEFL certificate. In other words, study at EC and transfer to Douglas College with no IELTS or TOEFL tests! With three stunning campuses – two in New Westminster and one in Coquitlam – Douglas College is one of the largest, public degree-granting colleges in British Columbia. Located in greater Vancouver, all campuses are easily accessible by public transport and are only 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. In addition, Douglas College supports international students with studies, job searching and integration into Canadian culture, as well as encouraging them to pursue their ambitions while discovering new passions and strengths. Moreover, students have a wide variety of programmes to help them get practical skills and knowledge for whichever industry they would like to specialise in, including Health Sciences, Business Administration, the Arts and Social Sciences. Similarly, class sizes for each course range from about 30 to 35, giving everyone a chance to engage in a discussion and have their say. In this way, students are encouraged to develop meaningful … Read more

Student Ambassador Testimonial : Juan Jose from Panama

!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!

Vegan Brunch at EC Vancouver

Whats better than Brunch? Vegan Brunch! All EC Vancouver students and staff members at EC Language Centres are you’re invited to our February Vegan Potluck Brunch! This fundraiser event is meant to motivate and donate to the current bush-fires in Australia. The event will take place next Wednesday, February the 5th from 12pm to 2pm. Look out for some tasty vegan Granola bars, Aussy Bites, Fruits and Yogurt! So grab your appetite, cash and donate towards a good cause! Join us on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Yammer) to get more updates from our school and centre! EC Languages Centre donated $1,000 Australian dollars to support the Australian bush-fire relief efforts and thus encouraged us to participate in a fundraising event. Our ethos motivates us to be attuned to the world and global citizens around the globe. Through our activity and fundraiser, we hope to motivate other individuals to participate and donate towards this cause. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted or are close to the bush-fire vicinity. EC is grateful to everyone around the continent working to keep everyone safe and sound! Snacks? Yes, please! Nonetheless, visit our website and social media platforms to learn more about our English as a Second Language courses and programmes around the globe. We have many events and activities for our students to practice English and meet other people. Nonetheless, studying English abroad is an experience that helps you grow personally and educationally. That is why studying English abroad with EC gives you a better experience because you can meet like-minded people and get exposed to different cultures. Similarly, you get to improve your English language and build experiences that stay with you forever! Visit us today for a free trial class and contact us to learn … Read more

Skiing in Vancouver and Learning English

Skiing the English language If you’re from a country that’s general warm or that doesn’t get any Snow and you’d like to experience that. Then look no further! Canada, the great white north, is a beautiful country with a diverse culture that nurtures everyone who lives and visits! Skiing in Vancouver is fun and will build you happy memories that you will carry on forever. Vancouver is located in the west coast. It is generally the warmest city in Canada, however, we still get lots of snow and cold weather! But not as much snow or cold weather like the East coast. Specifically Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, or the prairies. Here in Vancouver, we are lucky to have beautiful mountains surrounding the lower mainland. We also have the world renowned Ski resort in Whistler. The Whistler Blackcomb and Village is a beautiful place to visit as it also hosted the 2010 winter Olympics. Vancouver is thee place to go in North America. With that being said, learning English can’t get anymore fun than this! Explore the West coast with beautiful mountains and different scenery. All of which are natural and true to itself. Study at EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres and experience world class education in English classes in Vancouver. Our programs are catered for all levels and ranges from elementary and beginner, to complete advanced and proficiency. We have locations all around the world. Experience the world in a different way. Go on vacation and benefit your skills aswell! a bang for your buck when it comes to time, education and fun! You get to meet many different people from around the world. Meeting new people abroad is crucial because it helps overcome home-sickness and allows you to practice speaking and listening. So, what are you waiting for! Contact … Read more

Study English in Canada with EC Language Centres

Hey you! Ya you! Are you interested in improving your English skills in a beautiful city with a diverse culture? Do you want to work on skills such as listening, reading, writing or listening? How about more specific aspects of learning such as Business English or English for Work related skills? In other words, do you want to study English in Canada? If so, then you found the right place! Come to Vancouver and study English with EC Language Centres! Vancouver is home to many farmers markets, breweries, world class ski resort and the diverse cultures that live here. We have all the shops you can think of, so you can always find international products and you will not be home-sick! ever! In EC Vancouver, you will find the best education and quality of life because of the diversity in the city and country. Our teachers are certified and experienced to teach all levels and ages! We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency and advanced. We also have test preparation courses like Cambridge and IELTS based testings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more about our ESL programs and courses in Canada. Not to mention, we also have a university pathway programme that helps students transfer from our school to a university or college directly. With no IELTS or TOEFL results needed! We have free classes for all of our registered students. Furthermore, we love what we do and want everyone to know it! Here at EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres around the world, we pride ourselves and stands out as being state of the art in the ESL industry and experience. EC Vancouver is a Languages Canada member with a good standing. Our designated learning institution number is O19280217882. Subscribe to our … Read more

Learn English with EC Vancouver and Canadian food

Exploring the city with EC Vancouver The city of Vancouver hosts many different cultures and cuisines that comes with it. There are many kinds and different types of restaurants in the lower mainland. Learn English abroad with EC Language Centres have the chance to experience a different culture and try different types of Canadian food! Take English in the City classes and experience the city while learning English! There are various restaurants like Chinese based, or Indian, Brazilian, Korean, Italian, and Japanese. There are many more in Vancouver and newcomers don’t need to miss their home food because there’s probably something for everybody! We take you first hand and let you practice your English speaking! You can find Canadian restaurants everywhere due to the diversity of the cuisine. There are different options to eat different types of food like soup based Pho, or deep fried Korean chicken, or strictly local vegan options. Vancouver has a wide variety of cuisines and many of the restaurants are cheap enough to enjoy with no remorse. This is one way to know more about the different cultures while exploring Vancouver’s environment. Learn English in Canada and try our Canadian food! You can enjoy a meal with your new friends from EC while also improving your English! Take English in the city courses with us and explore the city while learning English. There are number of famous restaurants like the Gold Stone bakery and restaurants, countless Sushi places, the one and only White Spot, Acqua restaurant & bar, Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, and many many more.. There are many options for vegetarians and non- vegetarians and many restaurants offer take-out and food delivery for your convenience. You can enjoy food in great and warm environment. If you are craving something healthy and delicious just search the … Read more

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