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  

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

Explore the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammals

The beauty of studying English abroad is that you can experience the city and the things it can offer! There are endless exhibitions, events, and activities in Vancouver. One of which is Vancouver Aquarium. This beautiful container has unique animals and marine mammals that you won’t find anywhere else! The Aquarium itself is located inside the beautiful Stanley Park. Discover the beautiful sanctuary that houses many different animals and beautiful creatures. It is home to thousands of species and aquatic life like otters, fish, frogs, tropical fish, penguins, and much more! The aquarium also has a 4-D Theatre and the various exhibitions and immersive experiences throughout the year. The aquarium doesn’t offer entertainment, but also valuable information towards keeping our ecosystem, habitat and animals safe while also co-living with humans! Connect to the natural world! Explore what the city of Vancouver has to offer! If you love helping Marine mammals and animals, then every visit to the Aquarium counts! It is also fair to say that each visit makes a difference towards animals. Because the organization is known for its rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals. Its both a win-win situation! Your visit to the aquarium helps support the ocean protection efforts! The aquarium is a part of the not-for-profit organization Ocean Wise. This means that every visit to the aquarium helps saving animals and ensures a safe future for them! So it is truly an ocean wise initiative for all marine mammals and animals! Above all, EC Vancouver Language School offers many programs and city excursions that allows you to experience the city at its finest! Contact EC Vancouver to learn more about our ESL programs and courses in North America and the world. Nonetheless, we have levels starting from basic elementary and intermediate to complete proficiency and test … 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

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 : Maiara Milanez from Brazil

Hello and welcome! EC Vancouver was very happy to welcome and host and Maiara Milanez from Brazil. She studied General English with us and graduated in the summer. This is what Maiara had to say about here experience in Canada and EC Vancouver : “My stay in Vancouver provided me a lot of unforgettable experiences, such as making friends from all over the world, visiting beautiful places and seeing fantastic animals. The school is amazing and I’d recommend it for sure. Also, to its staff, all I have to say is: Thank you so much for everything! I’m grateful for all the good moments we had together and I can’t explain how thankful I am for every time you helped me. You made my trip even more special!” Waterfront   Please note that the testimonial was written by Maiara herself and was not edited at all. From everyone here at EC Vancouver, we want to say that we will miss you alot and hope to meet you soon in the future! Please drop by and say hi to us if you plan on visiting Vancouver or Canada. We would love to see you again! Learn English in Vancouver and experience a new culture and environment dedicated to fostering newcomers.   The province of BC proudly hosts many events and activities throughout the year for our locals and tourists. With that being said, EC Vancouver is a Languages Canada ESL provider in good standing. EC Language Centres and EC Vancouver proudly provides ESL classes and test preparation programs for all levels and ages like IELTS and Cambridge CAE,CPE FCE. Contact us today or visit our website or social media to learn more about our English classes and programs, events, tours, prizes and much more. Our Designated Learning Institution number is O19280217882.

Bike the Blossoms April 27th

Do you enjoy biking and Cherry Blossom trees? If so, then this is an event for you! The Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver is hosting “Bike The Blossoms”. This is a great way to meet other locals and enjoy biking around Vancouver while also enjoying the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees around the city. You can rent a bike with mobibikes.ca, also known as ShawGo bicycles that can be found in many streets across Vancouver. The event itself is taking place tomorrow, April 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00pm. Meet up is at Trout Lake, 3300 Victoria Drive close to Marshall Street. The coverage fees for the rental is $5 per 30 minutes. You can also use the hashtag #BiketheBlossoms to share your experience. As an ESL student, you are highly encouraged to enjoy the events and activities Vancouver provides. EC Language Centres is an ESL school in Vancouver and around the globe. Studying with us at EC Language Centres allows you to explore such events and activities.

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!

“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.”