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EC Vancouver



Consistently rated as one of the top three places in the world to live, Vancouver is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range. EC Vancouver is located in a landmark building in the centre of this incredibly picturesque city, with large, airy classrooms offering lots of natural light.

EC Vancouver
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Martha Delgadillo

Center Director

Taona Knights

Director of Studies

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2011
  • Centre capacity: 285
  • Classrooms: 19
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 13 (Max 15)
  • HigherScore® class size: Average 16 (Max 18)
  • Cambridge test centre

School Includes

  • 23 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Self study room
  • Student lounge
  • Library
  • Kitchen area
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout
  • University Admissions Service
  • Visa processing services

Address

EC Vancouver
570 Dunsmuir Street
Suite 200, Vancouver
British Columbia, V6B 1Y1
Canada

Phone

+1 604 683 1199

Emergency Number

+1 604 773 0488

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 17:00

Location

  • Attractions, shopping, outdoor activities - everything you want to do and see is within walking distance
  • Located in downtown Vancouver
  • Yaletown and Chinatown nearby
  • Excellent for public transport


Nationality Mix

  • Korean
    19%
  • Brazilian
    18%
  • Swiss
    16%
  • Japanese
    11%
  • Other
    11%
  • Colombian
    7%
  • Mexican
    6%
  • Turkish
    4%
  • Taiwanese
    3%
  • Saudi Arabian
    3%
  • German
    2%

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17
    9%

  • 18 - 20
    27%

  • 21 - 25
    40%

  • 26 - 30
    12%

  • 31 - 40
    8%

  • 41 - 50
    2%

  • 51+
    1%



Student Testimonial

It was in August 2011 I decided to go to Vancouver to stud English. In March 2012, I arrived in Vancouver and started my adventure! I remember the first day at EC. I was confused because there were many international schools around the same area. But at the end, I found the right one, EC, a stylish big blue building in the centre of downtown!

The teachers at the school were good and had different ways of teaching with exercises. Meanwhile, I was learning grammar-structures, formal-language, and idioms, but also informal-languages like “daily-talk” and slang-words which were very useful! The staff at the school was very friendly and helpful and was always trying to find a solution if you had any concerns.

However, after four months, I felt that I wanted to study something different so I studied “Advanced Business English” for my last three weeks. In my opinion, it is difficult to see your own progress and efforts because you are learning new things all the time, but in my case I have at least developed my ability and skills to understand English better. I also made friends from other countries.

I really enjoyed my school and Vancouver in general, because there were a lot of opportunities to do things. A few things I did were Whale-watching, hiking, visiting parks and trying out different restaurants. I enjoyed summer as well by going to many beaches! Vancouver also has good public transportation which makes you able to go to places smoothly.

I have met people from other countries and have learnt a lot of things that I will always remember and bring back to my country.

I would really recommend to EC to other students due to the fact that all staffs are friendly, and the teachers are all professional.

Jimmy Persson
Sweden

Teacher Testimonial

What's so great about being a teacher at EC Vancouver that I've been here for 15 years? Well, it's the people, the language, and the culture. In our international students and this multicultural city, we have the Canadian mosaic in all its variety.

At the school, the teachers come from diverse backgrounds, bringing and sharing different cultures, skills and interests. With students from all over the world as well, each class brings new surprises, and lots of laughs! There is also the pleasure of watching students learn and grow and connect with each other and with the language. That's what I love - I want to get the students to enjoy English - to see how cool it sounds, and find out all the ways they can use it. Vancouver is the perfect backdrop for a rich, multicultural, and 'supernatural' experience!

Students often say it's 'the nature' that they fall in love with here, and it's true. Vancouver is nestled in between snow-capped mountains, The Fraser River, and The Burrard Inlet (the sea). It’s absolutely beautiful. I love swapping stories with the students about the experiences they've had around here:

“I climbed Grouse Mountain!” (High five!) “I saw whales spouting in the Pacific!” (Awesome!) “ I rode a tandem bike around the Stanley Park Seawall!” (So funny!) “I saw raccoons at my homestay and bears in the Rocky Mountains!” (A little scary, but sooo cute!)

Yeah, EC Vancouver is a great place for 'natural' fun.

Annabel Bradshaw
Canada