EC Partners

EC Toronto 30+ Pre-Arrival to First Day

Address

EC Toronto
124 Eglinton Ave West,
Suite 200, Toronto,
Ontario M4R 2G8
Canada

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 16:00

Phone

+1 416 488 2200
(Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm)

Emergency Number

+1 416 209 8331
For use outside of office hours only

*If the line is busy, please try again.

Opening Hours
Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Pre-Arrival

MyEC

What is MyEC? 
MyEC is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. It also offers information about your EC centre, accommodation and information about living in your chosen destination.

Your Online Placement Test

  • To help us place you in the right level when you start studying with us, you must complete your Online Placement test before you arrive at school. 
  • If you do not complete this test before your first day, you may miss some of the first day activities and/or class time as this test must be completed before you start class. 
  • The Online Placement Test focuses on Reading, Writing and Use of English (Grammar and Vocabulary) and consists of 66 questions. 
  • Your speaking level will be assessed on your first day in school 
  • For the instructions on how to complete your Online Placement Test, please go to https://www.ecenglish.com/globalassets/shared-blocks/arrival/preparing-for-your-arrival.pdf

When can I access MyEC? 
You will have access to MyEC when you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here: https://signin.ecenglish.com/student

What else must I do on MyEC before my arrival? 
  • Complete your Important Personal Details Form
  • Download Microsoft Teams
  • Complete your Needs Analysis Form
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home
 

Arrival

Arrival at Airport

I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time?
If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation.

What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer?
Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance.

Who will I meet at the airport?
If you booked EC airport transfer service you need to go to the information booth of the airport to call the emergency number (+1 416 209 8331) and let the driver know that you are already there. There is a phone that you can use for free in the information booth. Wait at the information booth for the driver, who will arrive in approx. 5 minutes. All flights land in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. In both terminals the information booths are located near the exit of the arrival areas.

Arrival at EC Accommodation

What should I expect at my EC accommodation?
We offer homestay and residence rooms.

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts?
Now is a good time to take MyEC English Online Test if you have not already. It is important to complete this test before you start school on Monday.

Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your host family or residence. 

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
You can take the subway to:
• Eglinton Station on the Yonge line (DO NOT go to Eglinton West Station on the University line) and then walk 2.5 blocks west along Eglinton Avenue until you see the school.

What time should I arrive? 
8:15am

What should I bring with me? 
It’s important to bring these documents with you on your first day:
  • Visa and passport
  • Proof of health insurance covering the length of programme. This is required for you to start lessons
  • Your credit card to pay a deposit if you have booked an EC Residence

What can I expect on my first day? 
You’ll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:

  • A detailed schedule of the day
  • Orientation talk
  • The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
  • ‘How We Learn’ – Session on how you’ll succeed with EC, including our teaching styles and methods
  • ‘Living in our City’ – Session on local sights and useful information about the area
  • Welcome tour of the school
  • Welcome activity (Your first day will end at around 16:30 pm)


What will my timetable be? 

You will receive your timetable at school at 14:30.

*Please note that smoking is not allowed within 9 meters of the entrance to the school building. Smoking in non-designated smoking areas may result in a fine up to $5,000 CAD.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays?
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday. Public holidays are listed below

2022 Public Holidays on a weekday: 
11 Nov, 26 Dec, 27 Dec

2023 Public Holidays on a weekday:

02 Jan, 20 Feb, 07 Apr, 22 May, 03 Jul, 07 August, 04 Sep, 29 Sep, 09 Oct, 10 Nov, 25 Dec & 26 Dec

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Toronto Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Toronto Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.

While you are in Toronto

Kindly refer to the links below:
If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to call our emergency phone number: +1 416 209 8331

 

Timetable

What will my timetable be?

This is a sample timetable, times may vary between morning and afternoon. Morning lessons only are not guaranteed.

General English (20 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri)

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri) & Special Focus Classes (Tue & Thu)

Semi-Intensive English (26 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri) & Special Focus Classes (Mon, Wed & Fri)

Intensive English (30 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri) & Special Focus Classes (Mon-Fri)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:45 - 10:15 Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A
12:00 - 12:45 Break
12:45 - 14:15 Special Focus
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