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

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

A Ming Dynasty Scholar’s Garden If you want to know about Chinese Canadian traditions in Canada, then certainly Chinatown is thee spot to visit! Dr. Sun Yat-Sen classical Chinese garden is a beautiful and well decorated Chinese garden. It is located in the heart of Chinatown Vancouver. The garden was built in 1986 and commemorates Chinese culture, heritage and history in Vancouver. Take time to wander and encounter the beautiful nature. Moreover there are two sections in the garden. The free section, and the paid entry one. In addition, there are many plants, unique rocks, lily-covered ponds, and symbols in the garden. The various symbolism makes it more attractive and beautiful. The weather limestone rocks are in fascinating shapes and forms. Above all, it offers a dynamic harmony within the garden and Feng Shui. Vancouver’s very own Classical Chinese Garden That is to say, Vancouver’s Chinatown hosts many events and festivals throughout the year. The main even is the Chinatown parade, which takes place in August 1st. The other festivals and events include the mid autumn moon festival, the winter solstice festival, the Chinese New Year festival and many more! Similarly, you can walk along the garden and sample the Chinese tea they offer. This place is fantastic for taking pictures and experiencing Chinese culture. Closeby places include the Chinese culture center museum and archive, Canada place, Stanley park and Main Street Science World. Likewise the various shops and restaurants in Chinatown. Experience Diversity in Canada Nonetheless, take English classes in Vancouver and improve your English while exploring a beautiful city and country! Therefore, studying with EC Vancouver allows you to experience the different cultures and places in Vancouver and Canada. Contact us today via our website or social media platforms to learn more about our English programs and Test … 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

Experiences in Vancouver and Canada as a Student

Student’s Trips and Experiences in Canada Students who travel and go to other countries develop a strong sense of ethics and self-sustainment. During this time, student have different experiences in Canada regarding their trips, graduation, work and living abroad. When a student visits a new country, he or she are excited and nervous at the same time because everything is new and different for them. Some students are afraid or homesick because they think about how to survive abroad or how to arrange their studies and time abroad. Study Abroad in Canada and live new experiences! The experience of students is very interesting because they meet new people who are also from other countries. And due to this, they can learn more about other cultures, languages and people. They are able to make new friends and enjoy the different places the city and country has to offer. They also get experiences in every situation like how to manage time and their workload related to their studies and practicing their language, grammar, behavior and many other things. Most students don’t have their families with them abroad, and this can be very difficult but in return, students can stay in our home-stay families and accommodation where they feel most at home. They also have the opportunity to practice English at home, everyday. Nonetheless, students who study abroad get to see new places and experience a new culture. The experience in Canada is an essential one from start to finish  because between this time, students get different experiences from different situations. In the end, the student’s life is full of positive surprises and happy memories to carry forward. Contact EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres to learn more about our ESL programs in Canada and North America. Our programs offer various courses for … Read more

5 Reasons to study in Vancouver

There are many reasons to study in Vancouver and Canada. Below you will find 5 compiled reasons that we believe are important that makes our city unique and beautiful : Amazing weather : It doesn’t snow that often but it doesn’t mean that we don’t get any snow at all! We have mountains that are still covered in snow! friendly people who are willing to help you with anything! Strong diverse culture and many communities that reside in this land we call home. You can easily make friends from different cultures and people from around the world because Vancouver is a multicultural city! You can buy and find your favorite food almost everywhere due to the fact that many communities and cultures live in Vancouver! Many outdoor places, activities and events are opened throughout the year to accommodate the weather and visiting tourists. It’s green and beautiful! Also, did we mention that we have many islands around? Great transit system that will literally take you everywhere for an excellent price. Shuttles are available to take you to Seattle, Tofino, Rockies, Alberta, Northern BC and all around the province with increased shuttle services in aim to reduce traffic and congestion. There are more than 5 reasons to study in Vancouver. We have compiled a short list to tell you more about our lovely city. With all that in mind, the Mountainous backdrop in Vancouver gives its infamous background known around the world. Join EC Vancouver and take this wonderful opportunity to expand your English knowledge and experience a unique city with a magnificent culture that welcomes and hosts many different nations and races from around the world.

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!