EC - Vancouver

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

School Content

  • 24 internet-connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the center
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • Library
  • Kitchen area
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout
  • University Admissions Service
General English
General English In the General English Course, you attend a course of 20 lessons per week, which will give you practical and fluency in the English language. Your confidence will increase as you train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. You can also choose to extend and intensify your 20 lessons per week with these add-ons.
  • 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
Semi Intensive Program
Semi-Intensive Program This additional option is only available for students studying in the USA or Canada. With your choice of Special Focused study, you will take General English lessons 24 hours (18 hours) per week, four lessons per week.
Intensive Program
Intensive Program This course consists of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week, including General English lessons. It also allows you to personalize your course by taking 10 lessons per week from a wide variety of Special Focus options.
Business English
Business English Available in all schools, this Special Focus Program combines 20 General English lessons with 10 lessons focused on Business English. Topics include negotiation, management, marketing, project management, presentation and interview skills. Since English is the global language of business, politics, international relations, culture and entertainment, this course will improve your language skills and help you build a career in an international context. You will improve your language skills in areas such as:
  • Managing and managing meetings and conference calls
  • Presentations
  • Project planning
  • Small talk
  • Setting goals
  • Apply for a job
  • Interview
One to One Lesson
One to One Lesson Add One-to-One sessions to your General English course and maximize your progress with private lessons. With individual attention, these sessions are 100% focused on your needs and designed by your teachers to meet your needs.
English in the City
English in the City Learn English while experiencing all the sights, sounds and spirit of Montreal If you want to develop fluency, target essential skills and truly experience your goal in your own language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical English. This Special Focus Program combines 20 General English lessons with 10 lessons focused on your goal-inspired language training for an intense experience tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Outside of the classroom, spend a class each week with classmates, learning English and getting to know the area. Go out and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practice your English with local people in real situations. Basic English in the City; This course improves your General English skills and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So, in the future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing skills.
University Pathway Programs
University Pathway Programs This course is for students who want to study at a university in Canada but do not have the English level they need. The University Pathway Program raises your English level to the required level to enter a Canadian university. When you choose one of our many partner universities, it will be accepted without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam.
Preparation For The Exam; Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS
Preparation For The Exam; Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS Improve your English level and confirm with an internationally recognized certificate. Whether you're taking the exam like a job, education, or personal measure of success, we'll help you prepare to meet the challenges of the exam. Level Up Basic English training in reading, writing, speaking and listening will focus on:
  • 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
EC offers an exam preparation course for the following exams: Cambridge These exams are recognized by employers, universities and colleges around the world and results are valid for life. Choose from: B2 First (FCE - English First Certificate) This exam is suitable if you can confidently deal with a wide variety of spoken and written English. Available locations: San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami (USA); Toronto and Vancouver (Canada); London, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester (England); Dublin, Ireland); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); Melbourne, Sydney (Australia) C1 Advanced (CAE - Advanced English Certificate) This exam is for high-level English users who can use written and spoken English for the most professional and academic purposes. Available locations: San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami (USA); Toronto and Vancouver (Canada); London, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester (England); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); Melbourne, Sydney (Australia) C2 Proficiency (CPE - English Proficiency Certificate) Cambridge's most advanced exam is for students who can function effectively in almost any English-speaking context. Available locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami (USA); Toronto, Vancouver (Canada); London, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester (England); Dublin, Ireland); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta). * Exams for 4-week Cambridge Exam Preparation courses in San Diego and Vancouver are booked prior to students' arrival and an exam fee is charged at the time of booking to avoid any late registration. IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC IELTS (International English Language Testing System) An IELTS qualification is required for most British, Canadian, Australian, Maltese and South African universities, and in some cases American academic institutions. IELTS is often required by professional organizations and is even required for immigration to Canada and Australia. Available locations: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester (England); Dublin, Ireland); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast (Australia); Auckland (New Zealand)


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.


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.


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.


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.