What makes EC English school special

English School in Vancouver EC Language Centres is an English for international students that offers General English classes as well as test preperation courses like IELTS and Cambridge. EC English school has many branches and locations around the world and in major cities. To name a few, Vancouver, Toronto, London, Montreal, Auckland, Sydney, Washington, Oxford, and New York. Why EC Vancouver? Here in Vancouver, EC is located in the heart downtown just by Dunsmuir street. We have many courses and level like beginner, elementary, advanced, pre-advanced, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and proficiency. There are many things that makes our school special. Like for instance our customer services, friendly staff, tours and of course the students’ results. There is also an activity calendar where you can participate in the activities weekly. The main thing is that it is close to many amenities like Granville SkyTrain station, Starbucks, 7 eleven, Tim Horton’s and all shops you may need. Our service and staff makes it truly a special moment and a successful experience to any person. Our staff are very helpful and try to do their best for our students. Most of our staff are bilingual and can help the students by speaking in their own language. There are many resources for the students in-house and outside of the school. We have accommodation for students who come from other countries, which can help newcomers to find and stay in Vancouver easily. Nonetheless, EC Vancouver is an English school for international students based in western Canada with locations all around the world. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner, to intermediate, advanced and proficiency. We also have test preparation programs like IELTS and Cambridge to help students progress into a university. Contact us or visit our website to learn more about our ESL … 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.

Learning English By Watching Movies and Netflix

Learning English By Watching Movies One can agree that entertainment is a part of life. nowadays, everyone watches Netflix or some kind of streaming services that allows you to watch series or movies. Netflix, for instance, is the largest internet entertainment service where everyone can watch movies, TV shows and documentaries in many languages. There are many genres like thriller, horror, romance, musicals, Sci-Fi, classics, comedies and children based movies. Everyone can watch his or her favorite movie or TV show online anytime, anywhere. It can be downloaded on your phone, laptop, TV or computer. And in today’s generation kids, youngsters and adults can learn English by watching movies. It can generally help you build your listening and pronunciation. Netflix has approximately 130 million membership subscribers in over 190 countries. Netflix’s plan starts from $13.99 a month, which is the standard. Meanwhile the premium plan is $16.99 a month. There are also “Netflix Originals”, which is basically TV shows or movies produced by the brand. You can watch your Favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix as many times as you want, and also add them into your “watch later” list. Watching movies online or listening to music is probably one of the easiest methods and ways to learn the English language because there are subtitles in different languages to understand what they are saying. EC Vancouver With that being said, learning English by watching movies only is one way to practice English outside of class. You must always learn the basics of the language, rules, essay writing, academic English. Not to forget formal speaking to acquaint yourself with the proper methods of speaking and learning a language. Nonetheless, contact EC Vancouver or EC Language Centres to learn more about our ESL classes, programs and extra curriculum activities/homework to help … Read more

Welcome New Students to EC Languages Centres!

EC Languages Centres welcomes you to beautiful British Columbia! This week, EC Languages Centre in Vancouver welcomed many students from around the world. We are very happy and excited to meet every single one of them! We met together on Sunday afternoon and conducted the walking tour around Downtown Vancouver. Students had the opportunity to meet each other and also get to know the city a little bit more. We told them about certain rules, cultural differences and also must-know places that they will need in Vancouver. After the walking tour, we all had lunch together at Whitespot restaurant, which is a local favorite. During lunch, we all got to know each other and learned more about the city, school and program. It was a lovely experience for everyone and wish them all good luck in their ESL courses! Vancouver and Canada in general is home to many different cultures and communities. There’s always something for everyone! Not to mention our free classes and EC based activities, there are endless restaurants, activities, parks and events all around town. So make sure you check them out and learn more about North American culture! Check out our blog posts to learn more about Vancouver events and activities. With that in mind, taking English courses in Vancouver with us (EC Language Centres) allows you to learn English in a professional environment that’s dedicated to providing state of the art experiences! EC Languages Centres placement levels range from beginner and elementary to advanced and complete proficiency. We also have test preparation programs like Cambridge and IELTS based courses. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and pricing! Also, visit our website at www.ecenglish.com and follow us on instagram @ec_vancouver and facebook @ecenglish.vancouver

Welcome to Canada! May 5th New Students

Welcome to Canada and Vancouver! EC Vancouver is happy to welcome and introduce many students from around the world! We all met together on Sunday morning and enjoyed a lovely walking tour around downtown Vancouver. The students got to know more about the city, culture, rules and important places that they might visit or simply need so that they are more aware. After the tour, we all had lunch together at WhiteSpot which is a BC based restaurant and a local favorite. Students have the opportunity to make friends and meet other people from around the globe. EC Languages Centre is an English school in Vancouver that offers ESL classes and courses ranging from basic elementary to complete proficiency as well as test preparation programs like Cambridge and IELTS. We provide state of the art ESL classes and student experience so that you can learn to your highest potential. Contact EC Language Centres today to book your free trial lesson and experience the orange carpet yourself! Thank you everyone for joining the #SundayExperience so don’t forget to share your experience in Canada with us on social media using the hashtags #ecexperience and #ecvancouver

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My stay at EC Vancouver – Laura Bussat

Laura from France would like to share her story about studying at EC Vancouver. She has been with EC for 6 weeks! “Lots of good things happened during my travel in Vancouver. After five weeks, I can say that EC is a wonderful school. There is a very good ambience. We can meet people from all over the world in EC, and lots of students want to make friends and are very friendly. Teachers are involved in lessons. After 6 weeks, students can take a progress assessment to see if they are ready to move up a level. EC organizes fun activities too. Each week we can discover the city and Canadian traditions. We can go hiking in Stanley Park, have fun in the Halloween costume contest or meet students in a pub! It’s a very good experience!” ====== Are you interested in taking an IELTS course in Vancouver? Study at EC Vancouver and take an IELTS test in Vancouver!

Hanson (Seokwon Boo) shares his EC experience!

Hanson from Korea shres his experience at EC Vancouver! He has been with us for almost 4 months. “Hi, I’m Hanson. I am from Jeju island in South Korea. When I arrived in Vancouver I was very nervous but this is not a problem because the EC Vancouver team always helped me. I like my class because my class mates are kind and friendly, and teachers make class more interesting and help students focus more on class. If I don’t understand something, the teacher is always great in explaining it to me. The teachers have recommended some great places to visit and things to do in the city students. I think Vancouver is a beautiful, and peaceful city because Vancouver’s nature is so good and fresh. There are a lot of parks in the city where you can hang out with your international friends. If you want to learn English, I recommend studying in Vancouver, and I recommend studying in EC Vancouver. You will make unforgettable memories with EC Vancouver!” ===== Are you interested in taking an IELTS course in Vancouver? Study at EC Vancouver and take an IELTS test in Vancouver!

Field Trip to North Vancouver Market

Sangah from Korea shares her field trip experience to North Vancouver Market! She stayed with EC for around 8 months and has improved her English level from Beginner to Intermediate! “Have you visited in the North Vancouver market? I visited with class mates, because my teacher could not speak. Maybe she caught a cold, so we visited in the market. First, we visited the North Vancouver market. My teacher gave us a paper so we could write about it. We went to Waterfront station to take a sea bus. We bought a ticket for sea bus. Finally, we arrived in the North Vancouver. And then we checked about the paper. We took a lot of pictures with class mates. This picture is of the plaza at the time. We had a nice time with our classmates. I can’t forget that time. It was a nice memory to me :)” ==== Planning to come to Canada to study English? Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park

Located within Chinatown, the gardens are accessible from the lane off Carrall Street, between Pender Street and Keefer Street. It is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the city center, or the closest SkyTrain station is Stadium. Alternatively if you’re on a hop on hop off tour bus, these will stop here. This was the first full-size Chinese garden to be built outside of China and was built between 1985 and 1986 with its opening in time for the Vancouver Expo 86. The gardens and park and named in honor of the nationalist leader, Dr Sun Yat-Sen, who is considered to be the ‘father of modern China’ with their objective being to “maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally and be an integral part of the local community”. The Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park uses the philosophical principles of Taoism and Feng Shui and hence attempts to achieve balance of opposites and harmony, where different elements are used together.   Planning to come to Canada to improve your English skills? Find out more about English Courses in Vancouver!

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