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

Student Testimonial : Nadia Do Prado Pereira from Brazil

Here at EC Language Centres, we meet people from around the world, and some truly remain in our memories! An example of this is one of our awesome Brazilian student, Nadia Pereira. Nadia studied English with us in our 30+ programme here at EC Vancouver and had a lovely time participating in the various social and outdoor activities. With that being said, here is what Nadia had to say about her visit and studies at EC Vancouver: “I chose EC Vancouver because I already knew the school when I took classes in Toronto. Actually, I came in 2019 and decided to come back to Canada because its an amazing country. I was very lucky with EC because I had the opportunity to improve my English, specially due to the 30+ classes because they have career focused subjects and lessons. The teachers are amazing, they know how to talk to us and they have so much patience. There’s alot of homework and dialogues in class so its impossible not to improve! The schools support goes beyond the language. They teach us about the Canadian culture, how to take the public transportation, and anything else we need! I have no regrets and I have no doubts that I made the best decision coming to Vancouver!” Needless to say, we will miss you, Nadia, and hope to meet you again in the future! Do visit us if you’re ever nearby the school!   EC Vancouver is a Languages Canada member in good standing – DLI#O19280217882. We provide ESL classes and test preparation programs for all levels and ages over 16 years old.Otherwise, the province of British Columbia proudly hosts many ESL schools in Vancouver. But none stands out like EC! Contact us today or visit our social media websites to learn more about our … 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

Tips on Learning

Advice on Learning English Whether we speak to friends or go out to explore the city or culture, we always learn something new in our day and lives. Learning something new is very interesting but most importantly beneficial. Learning keeps your brain hungry for more knowledge and skills! Check out our tips on learning below: There are numerous ways and tips that will be helpful for your learning career and education. First and foremost is obviously hard work and focus. These two are the basics of everything successful. They are the keys of learning and improving. If you will not focus on your goals, then you cannot achieve them because you don’t prioritize it. Practicing and hands-on work is very important to learn so you have to try to practice on a daily basis. For instance, if you want to learn or perfect your English language, then you must practice it daily using the four skills, reading,listening, speaking and writing. Hard work on the other hand is also very important to achieve your goals. With hard work, you put dedication and time towards your goals which makes them achievable. if you want really to learn something new, you can learn something new every moment! Like for instance through games, TV, talking with someone, listening to others and reading books. There are many other ways where you can learn easily such as speaking with people and going out for adventures. Everyone makes mistake so don’t be afraid of making language mistakes because we always learn from our faults! If you have an interest to learn or improve your English as Second Language then you can learn easily do that by taking our English classes in Vancouver. Contact EC Vancouver or visit our website and social media platforms to learn more about … Read more

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Ice Cream in Vancouver

Cool your heart with some of the best Ice Cream in North America Everyone likes ice cream. Do you? I hope you do! Because ice cream is loved in every season of the year. Most people can’t live without eating ice cream because it’s simply delicious and heart-cooling! So, that’s that! Ice cream is arguably one of the best desserts ever invented. There are various flavors of ice cream like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chocolate, pralines and cream and so on. Chocolate is almost everybody’s favorite. If you are craving some good ice cream, then we will tell you a few around Vancouver that carries one of the best in North America. You can find ice creams anywhere in restaurants, shops, ice-cream parlous and convenient stores. Ice Cream in Vancouver However, the Vancouver weather makes it more delicious specially in snow. below are some of the local favorites to eat ice cream: Bella Gelateria: Bella Gelateria is one affordable place for ice cream that carries many special flavors. Did you know that you can taste the flavors before you make your pick? Dairy Queen: Also known as DQ. Dairy queen is the ice cream as well as fast food restaurant. You can find it literally everywhere in the lower mainland. La Casa Gelato:  la casa gelato is the best and most famous place for ice cream, and they have 500 flavours of ice cream. The atmosphere of the shops is very cool. D’oro Gelato & Coffee: D’oro gelato is a great place to eat and hang out. They have not only ice cream, but also great breakfast, dinner, lunch and coffee. Above all, take courses of English in Vancouver and explore the beautiful city of Vancouver and its distinct culture. There are endless places to visit such as hiking trails, … Read more

Useful Idioms to boost your English level

Useful Idioms to boost your English level Idioms are very important to speak English like a native speaker. And idioms might just make your sentences more colorful and interesting! Below is a list of idioms and their meanings along with some examples that can be used in daily life. At the drop of a hat: without any hesitation/ She picked it up like at the drop of a hat. Best thing since sliced bread: A good idea or plan/ I have the best thing since sliced bread. Can’t judge a book by it’s cover: Can’t judge something primarily on appearance. Costs an arm and a leg: When something is very expensive/ This jacket costs an arm and a leg. Feel a bit under the weather: feeling slightly ill or tired/ She didn’t sleep very well so she feels a bit under the weather. Hit the nail on the head: Do or say something exactly/ The instructor asked a question to the students and no one gave the right answer, but she still hit the nail on the head. Piece of cake: A task or other activity that is easy or simple/ Waking up in the morning is a piece of cake for me because i’m used to it. Bed of roses: An easy life/ Everyone’s life is not a bed of roses. All ears: Listen carefully/ fully focused/ if you will not be all ears in listening then you will lose your marks. Couch potato: a lazy person/ he do not work on time because he is a couch potato. Cat nap: a short nap/ I need cat nap in the afternoon. Spill the beans: to reveal someone’ secret/ she spill the beans to me. These are very useful idioms that can be used in daily life. Idioms can also … Read more

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Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia Are you interested in getting to know more about indigenous cultures in Canada and North America? Then you should definitely visit the Museum of Anthropology which is located in the heart of UBC, University of British Columbia. We suggest that you go to the Museum of Anthropology on a Thursday because you only have to pay $10. However the discounted entry only applies from 5pm to 9pm. It usually is $18 for adults, but if you bring your student ID it’s $2 cheaper. If you want to get more information about prices, tours or opening hours, we suggest that you visit their website. They have three current exhibitions. The first exhibition is “SHADOWS, STRINGS AND OTHER THINGS -The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets”. They also have two mini exhibitions, a café and a museum shop. The second exhibition is “IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT – Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art”.  Similarly, the third exhibition is “SHAKE UP – Preserving What We Value”. It is fun to visit the Museum of Anthropology and UBC. EC Language Centres Nonetheless, studying English with us here at EC Vancouver is an interesting experience that offers you a great opportunity to check out the city and the lower mainland. We have levels ranging from basic elementary to complete proficiency and advanced. Not to mention tour test preparation courses like Cambridge and IELTS. Check out our blogs and visit our website or social media platforms to learn more about our ESL programs and courses. We have locations in Canada, USA, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland. We also have multiple locations in Canada, USA, Australia and the UK. Inquire in-house for a free trial lesson today!

Victoria : British Columbia’s Capital

British Columbia’s Capital Do you have any plans to see British Columbia at its finest? Are you interested in historical places and cities with a rich culture and diversity? Then this beautiful little city might just be the best place for your next vacation or short trip! Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. It is also known as the “Garden City” in the Lower Mainland. Mainly because of its attractiveness and nature. It is a popular tourist destination because it also has various activities in town and a high quality of life. There are numerous places to see in Victoria like Beacon Hill Park, the Olympic Mountains, Helmcken House, The Royal British Columbia Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Thunderbird Park and Abkhazi garden. Boating and Whale Watching are also some of the popular activities that takes place in Victoria. You can enjoy the city’s night life that is usually filled with bright lights and breezy weather. There are many hotels and motels around the area to stay in. Similarly, there are endless restaurants, pubs, bars and cafe. The weather in Victoria is great all year long. However, the Summer is probably the best time of the year to visit the island due to the cool winds and awesome activities offered. The downtown area is very colorful and beautiful with baskets of flowers hanging everywhere. Not to forget Chinatown. No, not downtown Vancouver’s Chinatown, but actually Victoria’s Chinatown. It thrives in the evening and offers a rich culture to enjoy and indulge in. With that being said, Vancouver is thee place to be. There are many islands, villages, communities, and little cities to visit. Nonetheless, study English in Vancouver with EC Vancouver to explore British Columbia and Canada. There are endless places and activities to take part in.

Welcome June 23rd New students

Hello everyone and welcome to Vancouver! It’s been a pleasure meeting you all last week on June 23rd and hope that you enjoyed the walking tour and lunch at Whitespot. For those of you who didn’t make it, that’s fine! Join us next Sunday 11:30AM outside of EC Vancouver and you can partake on the next tour! We started off at EC and did some ice breakers were everyone introduced themselves and told us more about their backgrounds, culture and what they like to do for fun in their spare time. We had students from various ages and countries so it was alot of fun learning about different cultures and countries. Moving on, we showed them the grocery stores, clothing stores, various shopping malls, and the cinema (Scotiabank Theatre). We also showed them how to get Stanley Park, English Bay, Sunset Beach, Second Beach, and Granville Island. Vancouver is very easy to get the hang of because the city EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres is an English school for international students with locations and multiple campuses around the world. Including the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. Our levels vary from basic elementary to advanced and complete proficiency. We offer general English courses, English for work, Global Awareness classes and various test preparation courses for Cambridge and IELTS. We hope that you enjoy your stay and do as many fun activities while you’re in Vancouver and Canada! The weather is looking great with sunny forecasts and beautiful venues, festivals and various events planned for the season. Above all, visit our website to learn more about our programs and courses. Subscribe to our social media profiles and share it with us by using the hashtags #ecexperience and #ecvancouver

Winter in Vancouver

Something you don’t hear everyday in Vancouver is that … Winter is as beautiful as the Summer! Canadians usually says that Vancouver has no winter, that may be true if we’re compared to other Canadian cities! Vancouver is the warmest city in all of Canada. In winter, Vancouver averages 5 and 0 degrees. The mild temperatures with rare snow brings many students to Vancouver. The daylight in winter usually finishes around 4pm and the sun raises around 8am. For the winter sports enthusiasts, Vancouver is surrounded by 3 mountains: Grouse, Seymour and Cypress. And they’re all perfect for snowshoeing, Skiing and Snowboarding.Not to mention Whistler, one of the best ski resorts in the world. In Autumn, the weather starts to change. The days are getting shorter, the rain starts to show up and the cold breeze makes everyone takes their old sweaters out of the wardrobe. Usually, during the Autumn the rain comes almost everyday. You can then plan your indoor activities such as visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, Museums, and many other options Vancouver has to offer. And finally, the spring….The season for lovers and couples. The rain keeps falling but the flowers are already blooming. The pictures that you always see from Canada becomes real. Orange and red leaves, flowers, and the endless parks and public spaces become charming again. With that being said, the cherry blossom season will then be officially opened! Vancouver is great and deserves your visit! Every season offers great opportunities and different options of fun activities for everyone! Upgrade your English and enjoy the city at the same time! With many different English language schools in Vancouver, EC Vancouver stands out as being unique in its culture, methodologies and passion for teaching! Learn English in Canada and experience the world! Contact us to learn … Read more