Banff, Alberta

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. located in Alberta’s Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park. Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.     The area was named Banff in 1884 by George Stephen, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, recalling his birthplace in Banff, Scotland. The Canadian Pacific built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort. The Banff townsite was developed near the railway station as a service centre for tourists visiting the park. It was administered by the Government of Canada’s national parks system until 1990 when the Town of Banff became the only incorporated municipality within a Canadian national park.   – Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!

Reasons to learn English at EC Vancouver

Jose Luis flew all the way from Mexico to study English in EC Vancouver. Here you can find the reasons why he came to EC and what he thinks after two months studying here. Do you need to find more reasons to learn English in EC Vancouver? “I chose EC because some friends gave me a good recommendation about the school. EC has a good reputation. After two months learning English in EC Vancouver, I can say that their teachers are great, their character motivates me a lot, and the fact that they are always willing to explain anything that you need, not only homework. I will always remember the mix of nationalities that we had in class, so many different cultures. I will definitely recommend EC because every time I need to get anything from the school I got it, including my English improvement. Learn English in Canada is a great experience! The people are friendly and helpful, Vancouver has recreational areas such as parks and extraordinary walks all around the city. The view of mountains covered with snow is something worth to be seeing again!”

Annkathrin talks about studying English in Vancouver

Annkathrin Koch from Germany tells us about her class while studying English and why she recommends EC to friends. My agency recommended EC Vancouver and I followed their advise because they are experts. I had stayed at EC Vancouver for 3 weeks. Conrad was the best teacher because his lessons were relaxed but I learned a lot. It was really funny. I’ll recommend EC to friends especially if they stay for a long time (3-6 months). ====== Are you interested in studying Business English in Canada? EC has an English school in Vancouver that offers this course!  

Sayaka Nagatani from Japan: “Orange colour makes me so energetic!”

Sayaka from Japan shares her reasons why she chose EC to study English. At EC, there are many opportunities to speak in English all the time, not only in classes but also in the free time because the rate of Japanese students in EC is lower than other ESL schools. As well as core General English classes, EC has elective classes. Students can choose classes so that they can achieve their goal. And free lessons in EC is another good point. EC teachers are really friendly and kind. They always ask some questions about our country which is connected to every theme, so I have opportunities I think about my country and other subjects. I will never forget the first day I took a lesson. I was shocked, because I couldn’t understand what my teacher and classmates were talking about and it felt more difficult to study English in “English” than it did in Japan. I wondered if I could keep learning English at that time. Yes, of course, I really want to recommend EC because students from a lot of countries go there, so we have many chances to meet them and know about other countries. Orange colour makes me so energetic!   ====== EC offers many courses such as IELTS in Canada. Have the unique experience of staying in a Vancouver homestay.

China Ohara from Japan tells about her experience in Vancouver

China Ohara from Japan tells about her experience in Vancouver and at EC, while she studied TOEIC. In EC, there are several exam preparation classes and less Japanese students when I compare with other schools. Moreover, it’s possible to transfer to other cities or countries if I want. EC Teachers always try to give opportunities to everyone to speak up. Then they find our weaknesses, and make us concentrate on studying it. I did many activities in Canada. I skied in Whistler, watched hockey games, played curling and saw the Northern Lights with my friends who I met in Canada. Even though our nationality is different, we had unforgettable times together. In my case, I transferred from Toronto to Vancouver. It gave me the opportunity to have different experiences in each city and to meet precious friends. You will be able to create opportunities, improve your English skills, and have an unforgettable time. ====== Are you interested in studying in an English school in Vancouver while staying in an authentic Vancouver homestay?

Chia-Hui Lin shares her EC experience in Vancouver

Lin from Taiwan would like to take the opportunity to share her EC experience during her time in Vancouver. I haven’t forgotten that I couldn’t express what I think to anyone and couldn’t understand what someone talked about when I came here. I was so scared, not only about the foreign language, but also about the unknown environment. However, EC always supports you. My teacher has been teaching me a lot of English skills and always giving me confidence. And the staff are so kind and friendly that I can ask them anything in my poor English. In EC, I can practice English everywhere with my teacher and the staff. Also, if I have some questions about my lessons, I can discuss how to solve my problems with my Director or Academic Year Coordinator. EC is like a big family and I have been meeting many friends who come from other countries. “English only” is our rule. We speak English in class and chat with classmates in English. I think that is the reason why I can improve my English. Thanks, EC. ====== Are you interested in studying English in Canada? EC offers the possibility to stay in a Vancouver homestay during your studies.