Jorge Londoño shares his EC experience!

My name is Jorge Londoño, I’m 24 years old and from Colombia. I spent the last semester of 2018 studying English at EC in Vancouver, and it was the best experience of my whole life. At first, when I was planning my trip, I had been thinking about the best choice about the school and specially the city. I was sure about the school because a good friend of mine had recommended me EC, but the other decision was harder. You can choose a lot of beautiful cities around the globe, and EC has many schools in cities like Malta, San Francisco and Cape Town so I was confused about the country, but I’m glad that I chose Vancouver as my main destination. One of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver can offer stunning places, the politest people, a respectful and modern diversity and the best and most unique mix between mountains and ocean. I feel so lucky that I could meet the best people, friends, teachers and staff. Thank you, EC, for the great opportunity, and I’m looking forward to meeting you all and to visit again my beloved Vancouver. Thinking about taking an IELTS test? Take IELTS preparation courses in Vancouver!    

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is Canada’s largest aquarium and one of the most visited sites in Stanley Park. It is home to more than 70,000 creatures including dolphins, sea otters, anacondas, three-toed sloths, eels and more. The Vancouver Aquarium is widely respected for its research and marine stewardship, and visitors can learn more about the region’s marine life through the numerous exhibits. Adults and kids alike will love the entertaining and educational “encounters” program, which allows visitors to go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the animals and the people who train them. This includes feeding, helping train and learning about the habitats and lifestyles of dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, sea turtles and other sea creatures. The permanent marine animal displays are as diverse as the ocean itself. In the Amazon gallery, creatures slither, swim and splash around. Another features 22 species of frogs, toads and salamanders in the Frogs Forever? exhibit, which talks about the extinction facing many of the amphibian species. There are also exhibits focusing on butterflies, Artic creatures, tropical waters, dolphins, otters, seals, the British Columbia coast and more. The aquarium focuses heavily on species native to the Pacific Northwest. Yup, if it swims or lives in an ocean, lake, river or stream, there’s a good chance the Vancouver Aquarium has an informative display around it. Throughout the year, the marine life housed in the Aquarium comes to life in the form of entertaining and educational shows that include the popular dolphin demonstrations, feedings, reef shark performances, and talks that focus on habitats, conservation and more. The various shows are generally scheduled every 45 minutes, and the aquarium also features special events regularly.   Planning to come to Canada to study English? Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!

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. Check out the website Tourism Vancouver and choose some great places to enjoy the nature. 1 – Stanley Park  Stanley Park is an incredibly beautiful place to view the fall colors. Go around the seawall or check the trails, The park is one of the biggest and most beautiful parks all around the world! 2 – Queen Elizabeth Park Located in central Vancouver atop the city’s highest point, this 130-acre park has gorgeous gardens featuring both deciduous and evergreen trees. When the colors start changing, the juxtaposition of the evergreens, gardens and red/orange hues of the trees that are morphing into winter hibernation is simply breathtaking. 3 – Van Dusen Botanical Gardens  Take the Laburnum Walk through Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, which features an eclectic mix of plant life that turns to crisp yellow throughout the fall. Also take a look at the ponds in the center of the park for a nice colour pairing of lily pads on the water and the surrounding plant life. 4 – University of British Columbia (10 kilometres, 6.2 miles)  The leafy campus of the University of British Columbia is a great choice for leaf-peeping. Located at the far western end of the City of Vancouver, the grand old trees lining the Main Mall turn spectacular colours, but the on-site UBC Botanical Garden is also full of reds, orange and yellows during autumn. 5 -Grouse Mountain  Although it’s filled with evergreen trees galore, Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver is still a sight to behold each autumn. The grasses … Read more

Science World

Science World, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is an appealing and remarkable science exhibit housed in the Expo Centre. Old and young visitors alike will find many activities in the feature exhibitions, galleries, OMNIMAX theatre, and science theatre; consequently finding many choices of how to spend the day. There are several very fascinating exhibits in Science World, and include the following: 1. Treasure! A demonstration of amazing discoveries on the planet, such as under sea, buried treasures, gold rushes, and treasures found in the home. 2. The OMNIMAX theatre is an incredible 360 degree film experience presenting some of the most intriguing shows, including a wide variety of nature and human interest stories. 3. The Eureka Gallery investigates a fascinating inventory of motion, machines, air, light, sound, and water; providing an assorted array of colorful exhibits and is housed in their largest arcade. 4. Cool Globes is an exhibition designed by numerous artists and community groups that illustrate the effects technology on the world today, encouraging students to become innovators in science and technology. 5. A variety of other galleries, including Search, Our World, BodyWorks, and Kidspace provide answers to many questions about life on planet Earth. Science World in Vancouver, Canada, provides an entertaining and enlightening setting that explores many components of life, and ensures a variety of educational and interesting activities.   —– Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!

Lorenzo tells us his experience at EC Vancouver

Here you can find how is Lorenzo’s experience in EC Vancouver, he started his classes a few months ago. My experience learning English in Vancouver has been good, I like the city and the weather is not so cold yet. Now I’m living in Downtown and most of the good places are close to my house. When I wake up in time, I spend only 5-10 minutes on my commute to EC. I’m happy about that!

Gianmarco from Italy shares his EC experience!

Gianmarco from from Italy would like to share his experience while learning English in Vancouver with EC! He told us that he enjoyed his classes a lot and he would recommend our school to his friends because he had a very good time here. He continues that the best part of his study at EC Vancouver is the teaching methods that our wonderful teachers applied.

“This is the school of my dreams”, Juan

Juan came from Colombia to take some English Classes in Vancouver, he has been learning English with us for three months and he thinks that his time here is “wonderful”, have a look below to find out the reason why.   “The main reason that makes me think that Vancouver is wonderful is EC because I have improved my English a lot. Honestly, this is the school of my dreams. It is just perfect, not only because of the way they teach English, but also because of the environment, the teachers, the staff and all the international students. If you have any doubts just let the staff at the Front Desk help you.”