EC - Vancouver
English Languages Centres - Vancouver
EC – Vancouver
Consistently rated as one of the three best places in the world to live, Vancouver is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Range. EC Vancouver is located in a landmark building in the center of the incredibly picturesque city and has large, airy classrooms offering lots of natural light.
Learn English in Vancouver
At EC Vancouver you will improve your level and maximize your skills at a pace that’s right for you.
If you are anywhere between beginner and advanced learners, you will improve quickly and effectively while gaining confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English.
Vancouver is a stunning and friendly West Coast City. The majestic views and warm welcome will inspire you to make the most of your General English course.
Our students come to EC Vancouver from all over the world.
You will be exposed to diverse cultures, expand your worldview, and develop your skills and build lasting friendships while practicing with like-minded people here in Vancouver.
- Founding date: 2011
- Center capacity: 285
- Classrooms: 19
- Minimum age: 16
- Number of students per class: Average 15
- Exam Preparation Course class size: Average 16 (Max 18)
- Cambridge test center
- 24 internet-connected computers
- Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the center
- Self-study room
- Student lounge
- Kitchen area
- Interactive whiteboards throughout
- University Admissions Service
- Available: all year
- Lesson length: 45 minutes
- Lessons per week:
- 20 (15 hours)
- 24 (18 hours)
- 30 (22.5 hours)
- Minimum age: 16
- Start: every Monday
- Class size: maximum 15
- Level: all levels
- Managing and managing meetings and conference calls
- Project planning
- Small talk
- Setting goals
- Apply for a job
- Methods and strategies for successfully integrated and independent writing
- The skills necessary to speak confidently and succeed in a one-on-one conversation
- Listening to the opinion of what is being said and listening strategies for detail
- Reading for meaning, scanning details, interpreting, inferring and more
Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best information about how Canadian families live their everyday lives. This interaction with a family will help you communicate better, faster and pick up words and nuances used in everyday situations.
There is no typical homestay in Toronto. Toronto is a multicultural city and many people actually come from different countries. Living in a family home will allow you to see all the different cultures and ethnicities Toronto has to offer.
You can choose between a single or a twin room. Each room has a bed, desk and wardrobe. It is important to keep the rooms and living areas neat and tidy. You can also use the shared bathroom. Private bathrooms are also an option, subject to availability. Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. The host family will be happy to wash linens and towels once a week. It is your responsibility to make your own personal laundry. It is very common for families to have a set laundry day; Internet access is available on request and telephone access is restricted depending on the host family.
Breakfast and dinner are provided daily, with homestay service who will be happy to prepare both meals. Lunch is not included in the adult homestay program.
Host families strive to adjust the type of food available to students’ tastes and take religious beliefs into account when preparing meals.
Breakfast varies from family to family. It is typical for Canadians to have a quick, on-the-go breakfast such as toast and coffee. Students help set the table by eating family food or clean up after dinner. You are also encouraged to participate in family activities or outings.
ACCOMMODATION WITH FAMILY
Staying with a Canadian family gives you the chance to practice your English with a real local family and experience the culture. Many students prefer homestay accommodation because they enjoy the atmosphere and support that a family gives.
Homestay reflects Canada’s multicultural diversity as long as English is the language of the home. We examine all homes and educate our home families. The Accommodation Coordinator tracks each homestay experience and can be used full time at the school if you need assistance.
Twin rooms must be booked by two students travelling together.
APARTMENT RESIDENCE ACCOMMODATION (+30)
This modern accommodation option offers you a sense of community and a great opportunity to meet new people and share experiences.
With lots of communal amenities like BBQ, games room and Mini Golf, you have a unique chance to make friends in a fun and social way, as well as master your cooking and mini-golf skills!
After a cold Canadian winter day, you can warm up in the sauna or relax in the common room and watch TV with your friends.
In your en-suite unit, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings from your private balcony.
Each unit is equipped with a kitchenette with a fridge, stovetop, microwave and sink, and the necessary kitchenware. In addition, you have your desk and chair and cable TV to catch all the local news and TV shows in Canada.
This is a brand new, well-organized residence with great views of downtown Vancouver. Some apartments also have partial sea and mountain views.
Each apartment consists of 2-3 single bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 1 open plan kitchen, 1 large living room and two full shared bathrooms.
Each bedroom has a bed, desk, chair, and closet space for each student.
VIVA TOWER RESIDENCE
The Residence is located one block from Davie Street, which is just a short walk from one of Vancouver’s most exciting neighbourhoods, amazing nightlife, restaurants, cafes and Sunset Beach. There are supermarkets nearby and great transport links.
Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping center, is also a few blocks from the property.