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

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

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

5 Beaches to visit in Vancouver and why

Vancouver is beautiful all year long, with amazing views and climate, the city lives between the west coast mountains and greens. The beaches are one of the many attractions of the city and thus there are many activities and things to do in Vancouver. However, we would like to share 5 beaches that are close to EC Vancouver and Downtown that can be enjoyed all year long! With that being said, there are many activities to do at the beach whether its laying down and reading your favorite book or listening to your favorite album, or even taking a nice long walk, or going for a swim… or even surfing! Below are 5 beaches we recommend you to visit during your time here : Inside the Downtown Vancouver core English bay beach: English bay beach is one of the most popular and crowded beach in Downtown. Specifically, it is in the west of the Downtown peninsula and false creek. Highly recommended for the beautiful sunset! Oh, and the polar bear swim! Sunset beach: Sunset beach is a beautiful beach close to English Bay. It is located in the west end, near Burrard bridge. We recommend this for a beautiful walk and sunset viewing! And soccer! Second beach : Lovely beach to visit inside Stanley Park. Popular for its cycling route and rest stops.   Outside the Downtown Peninsula Kitsilano beach: A popular choice outside of Downtown Vancouver. It is located at the north edge of Kitsilano. You can surf, swim, take a nice long walk, or even play basketball and volleyball! Lots of events happen here all year long. Jericho beach: Jericho beach is located at west of the seaside. Hot destination for a nice picnic, eh? Spanish banks: Spanish banks are series of beaches in Vancouver that is located … 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