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

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!

Pathway Partner : Toronto School of Management

EC language centres is proud to present a partnership with the Toronto school of Management. With that being said, Canada is the best place to study due to its nurturing nature and economy. The wide range of international students come in every semester and are welcomed by the diverse communities and environments that surrounds them. Our partner school offers range of diplomas and programmes whether its in business, accounting, information technology, or hospitality & tourism, these professional development programmes and big data can help you expand your career and skills.   Below is a short list of Programmes that are offered in Toronto school of Management   Business Diploma in business administration, management,Digital marketing (Co-op optional) Certificate in business essentials Co-op   Accounting Preparatory course for ACCA Examination ACCA part time courses Information technology Diploma in cybersecurity Co-op Hospitality & tourism Diploma in hospitality and tourism management Co-op Diploma in fundamentals of hospitality and tourism Co-op Advanced diploma in hospitality and tourism Co-op Certificate in customer service excellence co-op   Professional development programmes Executive training workshops Computer network technician training Cyber security for managers Ethical hacking workshops Quality assurance 101   Big data Diploma in data analytics Co-op     Above all, Toronto is the center of international commerce and economics capital of the country. Most of the companies like Nissan, Microsoft, tele-communications extra have main offices in the Toronto so there are number of job opportunities to graduates. Toronto school of management provides theoretical as well as practical that is very beneficial to get a job related to your study in future. They have also co-op partners with many companies CN Tower, App venture Inc., the language gallery and so on. By getting experience related your field and in these companies, it will be east to get a job. … 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

Student Testimonial : Francisco Verdera from Spain

EC Vancouver Student Testimonial Hello and welcome everyone to our lovely blog! Meet one of our lovely students Francisco Verdera. He is originally from Spain and is 72 years old. Francisco carried alot of positive emotions and experiences throughout his time in Vancouver and Canada. It is safe to say that he was popular in all of his classes and between other students due to his positive nature and attitude. In addition, he took the opportunity to share his experiences in EC Vancouver and ideas about living abroad. Above all, this is what Francisco had to say about his stay in Canada and studies at EC : “ The organization of the school works very well. The classes are entertaining and fun. The teachers adapt well to the levels of the students. The host family is very nice and try to make you feel at home. With an open relationship.  I’m very well installed, having my own area, bedroom, living room and bathroom. I choose Vancouver and Montreal over other destinations because I want to improve my skills in English and French, and also visit places in Canada as much as possible. “ Similarly, it was a pleasure having him in our lovely school and wish him all the best! His positive energy always gave us a nice start to the day and a beautiful end as well. With that being said, contact EC Vancouver or visit our website to learn English in Vancouver and North America. We have levels ranging from beginner and elementary to complete proficiency and advanced. We also have test-based preparation exams like IELTS and Cambridge for all of your university needs and requirements. Nonetheless, thank you for choosing EC Vancouver and EC language Centres. We will truly miss your positive spirit and happy personality! Visit … Read more

Coffee Shops in Vancouver

Coffee Coffee Coffee! Everybody loves Coffee! Most people love coffee and they can’t work or literally wake up without drinking coffee. Here in Vancouver, there are number of coffee shops that you can find anywhere like Tim Horton’s, waves coffee house, and Starbucks. Along with the local ones like Nemesis, Revolver Coffee, Café Artigiano, and Breka Bakery & Café. Below is a short list of few places that are worthy of your visit and stop. Tim Horton’s: Tim Horton’s is one of the most famous, cheap and busiest places to find and drink coffee. there are a lots of donuts and muffins, as well as breakfast items and sandwiches. You can find timmies almost everywhere across Canada. Lots of timmies are opened 24 hours so you can eat your breakfast, lunch and dinner there without worrying. Waves Coffee House: waves coffee house is one of the best coffee houses in town.  There are many food options to eat with coffee like sandwiches, banana bread, waffles, muffins and so on. Café Artgiano: Café Artigiano is a lovely place to sit and eat in. There are a lot of options regarding coffee and this is one fancy place you should visit! Trees Organic Coffee: One of the best places to eat and relax. Not to mention their famous cheesecake which you should definitely try it out. Breka Bakery & Café: Breka bakery & café is one of the best 24/7 places. It is sweet and affordable. This place is popular for their cheesecakes and sandwiches, so make sure you try one out! You must try any of these places during your time in Vancouver. Coffee shops in Vancouver are the best places for your break or to spend time with your friends. Visit EC Vancouver to learn more about our ESL classes … Read more

What makes EC English school special

English School in Vancouver EC Language Centres is an English for international students that offers General English classes as well as test preperation courses like IELTS and Cambridge. EC English school has many branches and locations around the world and in major cities. To name a few, Vancouver, Toronto, London, Montreal, Auckland, Sydney, Washington, Oxford, and New York. Why EC Vancouver? Here in Vancouver, EC is located in the heart downtown just by Dunsmuir street. We have many courses and level like beginner, elementary, advanced, pre-advanced, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and proficiency. There are many things that makes our school special. Like for instance our customer services, friendly staff, tours and of course the students’ results. There is also an activity calendar where you can participate in the activities weekly. The main thing is that it is close to many amenities like Granville SkyTrain station, Starbucks, 7 eleven, Tim Horton’s and all shops you may need. Our service and staff makes it truly a special moment and a successful experience to any person. Our staff are very helpful and try to do their best for our students. Most of our staff are bilingual and can help the students by speaking in their own language. There are many resources for the students in-house and outside of the school. We have accommodation for students who come from other countries, which can help newcomers to find and stay in Vancouver easily. Nonetheless, EC Vancouver is an English school for international students based in western Canada with locations all around the world. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner, to intermediate, advanced and proficiency. We also have test preparation programs like IELTS and Cambridge to help students progress into a university. Contact us or visit our website to learn more about our ESL … Read more

What attractions to see in Vancouver?

Vancouver’s Main Attractions Vancouver is the beautiful city located in the western part of Canada. There are many places, things attractions and activities to do in Vancouver all year long that attracts not only tourists, but also locals from around the area. To name a few hot spots, English bay beach, Capilano suspension bridge, Whistler, Rockies, Science world, Canada place, Queen Elizabeth park, Grouse mountain, Vancouver art gallery, Lighthouse park, Playland at the PNE and many other places. Below is a small list of must-go-to places in Vancouver: English Bay Beach – This downtown beach is very popular and beautiful at the same time. It is one of the most visited beaches in Vancouver because of its beauty and location. This spot is the best for watching the sunset and walking by the shore. Capilano Suspension Bridge – Suspension bridge is one of the most popular and main attractions for locals and tourists in north Vancouver. This beautiful and narrow suspension bridge covers trees and is unique to its own. The cost of the tickets varies by age and are valid for one year after purchase. Canada Place – Shaped like a ship, Canada Place is located by Waterfront. It is very attractive because of the building facade and the various events that are held there every season. Queen Elizabeth Park – Queen Elizabeth is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver. It is extremely well maintained and beautiful. At the same time, you might want to check out Van Dusent botanical gardens as well. Vancouver Art Gallery – One of the many museums and galleries we have in the city. The gallery is famous for its ever changing exhibitions and paintings. Located on 750 Hornby street Vancouver, this is the fifth largest art gallery in Canada. Contact Vancouver … Read more

Parks in Vancouver

It smells like Summer! Summer is full of surprises and fun! The weather of Vancouver is awesome all year-long, specially in the summer. So with that being said, there are many places to go to in Vancouver given its beauty and nature! There are endless parks, beaches and gardens to explore in Vancouver. Most of the parks are catered for families and nature lovers. People have many activities to do in the park like hiking, walking, running, cycling, or simply spending time with family and friends. There are number of events and festivals that are held in various parks throughout the year. Below is a short list of some of the popular parks in Vancouver :   Stanley park: Stanley park is the most popular park in Vancouver., also one of the biggest in the area. It’s near to English Bay beach with many amenities close by. The beach is usually crowded in the evening because of the sunset but its definitely worth it because of the beautiful view!   Queen Elizabeth park: Queen Elizabeth is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver as well due to its beauty and nature. It is well maintained and simply beautiful. The park is also known as the heart of Vancouver.   Lynn Canyon park: Lynn canyon park is a beautiful catered for locals and tourists. In Lynn Canyon park,you will find the mini suspension bridge and heartwarming waterfalls beneath your feet.   Sunset Beach park: Sunset beach is also popular specially in the summer. Most people play soccer and volleyball there. Walking around and sun-bathing is also a popular option there.   Nonetheless, study English in Canada with EC Vancouver and explore the beautiful city and province of British Columbia. Contact us via our email or social media platforms to learn … Read more

5 tips to keep on improving your English after EC

5 tips to maintain and keep improving your English after your course at EC Many people want to learn English. And that’s great and very important because it is beneficial for personal as well as their professional careers. People usually learn English by taking classes. However, after completing their courses, people rarely practice speaking or reading the language daily. Due to this, some people can’t maintain their English language and have problems improving. So with that being said, below are some tips for you that can be helpful for maintaining and improving your English language skills after finishing your course with us here at EC. Practice – The first one is probably very obvious. It is the use of English language in daily life. Done by practicing speaking and all skills altogether. We can achieve anything with practice! As they say, practice makes perfect. So practicing is the best way to improve your language and any skills in general!. Writing – You can also write blogs, a diary, essays or anything that is interesting to help you improve your writing. Watching movies and listening to music – this is the interesting and entertaining method. You will learn English by watching movies and listening to music. It works mostly on your listening and speaking skills if you consider singing out loud! Games – There are many games on the internet that can help you improve your language skills, whether its word games or the endless online MMORPGs that exists in the world wide web. Many of them are based in English and can be quite entertaining. Reading books, magazines and newspapers – Reading articles or your favorite authors while commuting on the bus or train is useful because you spend alot of time traveling to work and school. Take courses of … Read more