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

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

Tongue twister

Don’t twist your tongue, twist your brain!

English tongue twisters are not just comical phrases and poems, but also a popular tool for practicing pronunciation. When we begin to get used to foreign sounds, it is difficult to pronounce them because they are too unusual for the brain and speech organs. It is not enough just to know how to pronounce sounds, you need to practice their pronunciation, so that the brain has learned to form the necessary signals and organs of speech to make the required movements. Tongue twisters are exercises that accelerate this process.   You can, of course, learn the rules of reading and pronunciation without tongue twisters by reading out loud and listening to the speech of native speakers and then repeating after them, but with tongue twisters, it is quicker  We have collected tongue twisters of different levels for you, from easy to difficult. You can just repeat them from time to time, but it is always a good idea to memorize a few. It is interesting and most importantly useful for your English. It makes no sense to translate tongue twisters as they are based on wordplay and are often meaningless.  Red lorry, yellow lorry  Truly rural  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream  Rolling red wagons  Red blood, bad blood    Blue blurry vines blind   Betty loves the velvet vest best  Barber baby bubbles and a bumblebee  Burnt base, vicious  vase  Vivacious Val vacuumed Violet’s very vivid vehicle    A big black bug snoozed on a big black rug  He threw three free throws  Thin sticks, thick bricks  Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread     King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb. A thousand thistles King Thistle stuck in the thistle of his thumb. If King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of … Read more

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!