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!


Student Ambassador program

Welcome to your new challenge! English courses in Vancouver offer much more than just the excellent opportunity of improving your English skills. You can be part of our team and work with us on different projects. What do Student Ambassadors do? Student Ambassadors are not only interested in learning English, they are also happy to help other students by answering their general or specific questions. They share their experiences about studying and living in Vancouver and serve as role models to other students. Our Ambassadors assist our student services coordinators and share their feedback with our staff. As a Student Ambassador you will attend meetings with the other Ambassadors and let us know which EC activities you would like to do. If you would like to add new activities to our monthly calendar, your ideas are more than welcome. You are expected to join at least 2 EC activities per month and motivate your friends, classmates and other EC students to join as well. Not only our activities but also other school events are promoted by you. Before leading student activities on your own you will support our student services coordinators when they are leading activities. Student Ambassadors welcome new students and help with translation to low level students. How do Ambassadors benefit from the program? As a Student Ambassador you will gain leadership skills which you can present to your future employer. You will make a lot of friends and be part of our EC school community. There are so many different activities for you to join and you get to speak English outside of your classroom so it will improve a lot. Not only your leadership skills but also your personal and professional skills will develop positively. How to apply? If you’re friendly, outgoing and accountable, we would … Read more

Student Testimonial – Marco Aurelio Fernandes

Hi guys! My name is Marco Aurelio, I’m from Brazil and I have studied at EC Vancouver for 3 months. My time here and the experience studying abroad was the best I ever had! There were good teachers to help and support you and the activities to do during the week were awesome. My English is much better! I made a lot new friends, learned about new cultures and my host family made me feel at home the whole time. They were amazing! I loved all the places that I visited in Canada, such as Joffre Lake, Rocky Mountains, Stanley Park, English Bay, Lighthouse Park, Deep Cove and Banff. Vancouver is gorgeous!         I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be here in Vancouver and I hope to come back one day.   Looking for IELTS preparation in Canada?Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!  

EC Vancouver English Centre looking for student ambassadors

Are you enjoying your student life here at EC Vancouver English Centre? Do you want to improve your English? Make friends and enjoy many activities for free?? We want you for our Student Ambassador program! Is your chance to make friends, be part of a school project, join social activities and speak English while developing advanced personal, professional and leadership skills. The ambassador will work together with our EC staff organizing events, leading activities, helping students and much more! Also, when you finish your time here at EC we can offer you a reference letter! Go home with more than an English certificate, go home with a life experience! Join us and let’s rock it!

Kitsilano Beach Cleanup – 16 September 2017

Love your beach and keep it safe! Did you know that the majority of waste found on Vancouver beaches is left behind by local beach goers? Cigarette butts, needles, styrofoam take out containers and Starbucks cups are constantly being left behind creating safety hazards and destroying our environment. Your beach needs your help! Our goal is to clean every major Vancouver beach in 2017. You can join the Surfrider Vancouver team by signing up for this cleanup. Bonus points if you invite a friend to come! Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to get involved and keep your beaches and oceans clean. Help keep our beach cleanups totally zero waste — don’t forget to bring your work gloves and a reusable mug to our events! Help us protect where you play! We are stoked to announce Fjallraven Canada is providing 20% discount for the cleanup participants with a proof of participation in the clean-up (Eventbrite registration confirmation). This discount will only be valid at the Kitsilano location and valid Saturday and Sunday (16th & 17th) only. The discount will be applicable store-wide on regular priced merchandise, with the exception of the Kanken backpack. Please save our Trees by avoiding printing the Eventbrite confirmation, and showing it on your mobile device instead. Safety First: For safety reasons please bring gloves and closed toed shoes. Always use a stick or trash picker to sift through the sand to avoid sharp objects. If you come across any sharp or hazardous object, mark it and tell us, our team can handle the safe removal. Social Event: TBA *Make A Donation Our Vancouver chapter is 100% volunteer run by people just like you. Programs like these monthly beach cleanups help keep our oceans clean and increase awareness on how our everyday decisions effect the world around us. … Read more

Ways to play in Stanley Park

While you’re here in Vancouver, take advantage of a great selection of activities on land and in the the water — all against a spectacular backdrop of ocean, mountains and forest. So pack your swimsuit, a picnic, a putter or all the above, and get ready to have fun! Seawall Enjoy one of Vancouver’s most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront. Trails Explore more than 27 kilometres of forest trails, winding through the park’s dense foliage. Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Stanley Park Pitch & Putt features sculpted fairways, mature trees, and lush greens in the heart of historic Stanley Park. Playgrounds Visit our four fun-filled children’s playgrounds: Second Beach, Ceperley, Miniature Train, and Rose Garden. Get park locations and find out what amenities are close. Picnic areas Dine with a view – have a picnic in the park! Get information on first-come picnic tables, and making reservations in designated Stanley Park picnic areas. Tennis courts in Stanley Park Work on your game or challenge friends to a match at one of the many tennis courts in park. Find more information about free and pay court options. Water play Water park Cool down with a visit to the Variety Kids Water Park at Lumbermen’s Arch from 1 June to 1 September. Second Beach Pool Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool located in Stanley Park. It is open from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. Second Beach Located on the Stanley Park seawall at Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr beside the outdoor pool, Second Beach has a concession, washrooms, playground, picnic shelter, summer lifeguards, and pay parking. Third Beach A great spot for … Read more

Lukas Cornel Eberle talks about his language stay in Vancouver!

Lukas Cornel Eberle from Switzerland would like to share about how much he loved studying English in Vancouver with EC! “How does one know that s/he had the perfect language stay? Exactly, when one doesn’t regret anything. How happy I am to say that my language stay was perfect. Hi, my name is Lukas and I’m a Swiss guy. I’d been in Vancouver for 5 ½ months and it was the best time of my life. In the end, it was hard to say goodbye and I nearly didn’t want to leave. Here are some reasons why: – I am extremely excited about the school I have chosen: EC. I met so many great people – students, teachers and staff – all of them were so nice and it was a lot of fun with them. Even now, after I have left Vancouver, I’m still messaging with some friends I made in EC. – In my last two months, I decided to be a student ambassador. I really like to organize and lead activities for students and I also like to speak and meet new people. It’s unbelievable how many new people I have met through my student ambassador work. Every Monday, student ambassadors will welcome the new students in EC and therefore I could get in touch with so many students. It was just great. The activities we plan were great as well. When we did something, we had a lot of fun. My advice to you is to join the activities, because they will help you making new friends and to improve your English. And of course, you will have fun! – The nature that surrounds Vancouver is incredible. My friends and I went hiking many times in Lynn Canyon Park, Deep Cove or Grouse Mountain. And every hike was a unique … Read more

Hyein Kim (Hailey) from Korea shares her Student Ambassador experience

Hyein Kim (Hailey), one of our student ambassadors from Korea, was hosting the Golden Bell quiz game show last week and share her experience. “Golden Bell” is a famous Korean quiz show. At first, when the ambassadors discussed the next activities, Edward said to us; “Let’s play Golden Bell”. In my case, I knew about the game but the other ambassadors had no idea. So Edward was trying to explain the game, but it wasn’t easy. I first thought it’s impossible, because the game is only famous in Korea. However, all the ambassadors were trying to understand the game. Two weeks later, everything became real when we remade the rules and prepared the questions. The most interesting thing was when we made the questions about our own country. When I checked our ambassadors Facebook page, there were many kind of questions about their countries posted. Also, I could learn something new by reading the questions. Finally when the day of the game came, a miracle happened. Only four students signed up for the Golden Bell game, so every student ambassador tried to bring two friends. When we finally went to the room, there were so many students. Some students even had to look from outside the classroom. During the game, people argued with each other and it was very hot inside. After all, it was a quite good competition between the four teams. Even though, three teams lost and only one won, everyone enjoyed the game and learned something new about other countries and that is what mattered. What a wonderful situation! So I also learned not to be afraid of challenging something. We can do whatever we want. This was the best time during my time as an ambassador so far. -Hailey ====== Do you want to study English in Canada? EC offers … Read more

Yousin Hong (Edward) from Korea shares his Student Ambassador experience!

Yousin Hong (Edward), one of our student ambassadors from Korea, was hosting the Golden Bell quiz game show last week and share his experience. It was my first time in Vancouver to lead a new game. At first, I thought it would be difficult and boring, when I suggested the plan to our student ambassadors. They respected my plan though and I was very impressed. After the meeting, I started to prepare how to make the game interesting. Two weeks later, I brought my notes that I had written before, but it was so difficult to explain the rules and to make the other ambassadors understand them in English. All friends helped me a lot. It made it easier for me to complete the preparation. On the final day of the activity, we checked everything again. But only four people signed up for the activity, so I thought that the game was over and we would have to cancel the plan at that time. However, something crazy happened; all ambassadors brought their friends and this made me happy. Through this experience, I could learn about the difficulty of leadership and the value of friendship with other ambassadors. It was a very nice opportunity to improve my English. Thank you to everyone! -Edward   ====== Do you want to study English in Canada? EC offers various English Courses, including IELTS in Canada.

Fumiko Maruyama: “I totally recommend EC to my friends…”

Fumiko Maruyama, who is one of our student ambassadors, shares her EC experience while studying English in Vancouver, Canada. While I was looking for a language school, I focused on the distance between students and teachers, the strictness of speaking English only and whether there are some academic courses or not. Moreover, the balance of nationalities to practice listening to different pronunciations. All the teachers at EC who I have met so far are truly sympathetic. They always cheer us up and try to keep our motivation up to study English. The best memorable experience at EC will be the many opportunities to make friends and the precious time with them. Also, managing to deal with difficult content gave me confidence in improving my English. I totally recommend EC to friends because of its excellent environment for studying. Speaking your own language is prohibited and it has a friendly and warm atmosphere. Furthermore, since all the students are friendly and cheerful, you will be impacted positively by them. ====== Are you interested in studying in an English school in Vancouver?