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  

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!

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

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

Learning vocabulary words expands your speaking

Vocabulary boosts your English Learning more words in a language helps make it more beautiful and tonefull. Vocabulary makes the conversation more interesting because if we repeat the same words it may sound redundant. In other words, using the same words over and over again maybe limited or boring. Take English courses in Vancouver and expand your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.   Below is a list of some vocabulary words that you may encounter in your in Canada and English speaking countries: Appease: to bring a state of peace, calm Reckon: believe, expect Whittle: cut small bites Uniform: clothing of distinctive design worn by a member of group Industrious: characterized by hard work Adverse: in an opposing direction Advantages: giving a benefit  Appropriate:  suitable for person, place or situation Enthusiasm: a feeling of excitement Capacity: capability to perform Artificial: contrived by art instead of nature Independent: free from external control Faithful: loyal and reliable Petulant: easily irritated Nauseous: causing a feeling sick Strengthen: make strong Conform: be similar Describe: giving a statement representing something Discord: lack of agreement Perplexing: lacking clarity in meaning Attention: the act of Concentrating on something Vocabs can make you sound more proficient Nonetheless, there are endless vocabulary words that you can use in your daily life. Learning more of them may help you expand your learning and ability in speaking and using English fluently. Likewise, you can learn different words regarding different topics and specific matters to make your speech sound more interesting! Dictionaries are one of the best resources that you could find. However, the best way to actually learn them is to use them. So everytime you hear a new word you don’t know, write it down, then use it in your sentences so that you can create meaningful ideas! So … Read more

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

A Ming Dynasty Scholar’s Garden If you want to know about Chinese Canadian traditions in Canada, then certainly Chinatown is thee spot to visit! Dr. Sun Yat-Sen classical Chinese garden is a beautiful and well decorated Chinese garden. It is located in the heart of Chinatown Vancouver. The garden was built in 1986 and commemorates Chinese culture, heritage and history in Vancouver. Take time to wander and encounter the beautiful nature. Moreover there are two sections in the garden. The free section, and the paid entry one. In addition, there are many plants, unique rocks, lily-covered ponds, and symbols in the garden. The various symbolism makes it more attractive and beautiful. The weather limestone rocks are in fascinating shapes and forms. Above all, it offers a dynamic harmony within the garden and Feng Shui. Vancouver’s very own Classical Chinese Garden That is to say, Vancouver’s Chinatown hosts many events and festivals throughout the year. The main even is the Chinatown parade, which takes place in August 1st. The other festivals and events include the mid autumn moon festival, the winter solstice festival, the Chinese New Year festival and many more! Similarly, you can walk along the garden and sample the Chinese tea they offer. This place is fantastic for taking pictures and experiencing Chinese culture. Closeby places include the Chinese culture center museum and archive, Canada place, Stanley park and Main Street Science World. Likewise the various shops and restaurants in Chinatown. Experience Diversity in Canada Nonetheless, take English classes in Vancouver and improve your English while exploring a beautiful city and country! Therefore, studying with EC Vancouver allows you to experience the different cultures and places in Vancouver and Canada. Contact us today via our website or social media platforms to learn more about our English programs and Test … Read more

5 Benefits From Studying Abroad and Making Friends

There are many benefits from studying abroad and making friends from around the world. Studying in a foreign country may sound difficult, but it is actually easy because you meet great people and have amazing experiences that helps you grow as a person and human being! Canada is an amazing place to study and live in. There are many benefits from studying English at EC Vancouver as well. We cater for our student experiences and offer a community for people to explore the city and make lifelong friends! Our English classes offer the best educational methods and teachers who are interactive and always helpful.   1 ) Share and make happy memories! It is all about learning and enjoying yourself at the same time! The best of two worlds! Here at EC, we make sure that you meet people from around the world and have the opportunity to experience the city!   2 ) Enjoy the city with the company of people and friends! Studying abroad can be tough for certain people because we can’t live away from our families or friends.. However, when you meet new people abroad, you feel that you have made a new family and friends that you can count on! You will be shocked to know that you may share similar likes of music and movies!   3 ) Practice English and study together! It is important to practice English. It is even better to practice with someone who is in the same class as you because you share and learn similar material!     4 ) Building connections for future work and opportunities. Making lifelong friends and sharing experiences with others is important. You can find your next international business partner or peer. You’ll never know! 5 ) Meet friends in their home countries. … Read more