EC Partners

EC Live University Pathways

This course is suitable for students who want to
  • attend college/university in Canada
  • build or improve their academic English ability
  • have a guaranteed pathway to an EC partner college/university in Canada
  • learn from home

Learn English Online with EC Live University Pathways

This online programme provides students with all the language and academic learning they need to attend a Canadian college or university. With these tools, and the assistance of our Pathway counsellors, students can then apply to a range of institutions across Canada, including some of the most highly ranked colleges and universities in the country. Studying in Canada is the first step to staying in Canada.

Online activities & collaborative activities

Unlimited self-study

8-week fixed dates course

Live classes 5 days per week

Enrolment every 4 weeks

Why Choose EC Live?

  • Smaller Classrooms (average class size of 9 students) 
  • Allows for more intensive learning 
  • Increased time for teacher-to-student interaction 
  • Closer monitoring of speaking and listening 
  • More personalised feedback from the teacher 
Classroom Dynamics 
  • Whole-class activities with online participation from all students 
  • Collaborating in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Live University Pathways classes will follow the same in-school University Pathway curriculum 
  • Learning is supplemented by our learning platform, MyEC
  • Option to boost their English further by adding private classes


Start dates 2023

Jan 3, Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 10, Dec 6

The last day for enrollments is 10 days before the start date

Included with every course:

  • Lessons delivered by qualified, experienced English-speaking teachers 
  • Unlimited self-study with access to materials on MyEC 
  • Learner Oriented Assessment 
  • FREE access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course including Word, PowerPoint, and much more! 
  • Ability to upgrade and add one-to-one lessons 
  • Monthly one-to-one university counselling sessions with a Pathways expert 
  • FREE application assistance for the chosen college/university 
  • Recognised by partner institutions

How does it work?

  • Each level is 8 weeks long 
  • The University Pathway core classes is split into two 4-week terms 
  • There are three levels – Upper Intermediate, Pre-Advanced, Advanced 

Check your chosen college to see which level they require

Course Structure  
  • 20 lessons per week of core English
  • 1 project to be completed each week  
  • 4 lessons per week Special Focus classes, focused on Study Skills and Workshops  
  • All levels use Oxford University Press: English for Academic Purposes 
  • Projects designed to consolidate students’ skills over their 8-week course 
  • Exam-style timed writing 
  • Peer Review designed to help students practice working collaboratively with others, take responsibility for their own learning, and deepen their understanding of the course content 
  • When you reach the university’s required English level with EC, you will be admitted to the university without a TOEFL/IELTS exam.  
Sample Timetable:
16:30 -19:45Uni Pathway
Core class
Uni Pathway
Core class
Uni Pathway
Core class
Uni Pathway
Core class
Uni Pathway
Core class

Class Time Zones

Riyadh time

14:00, 20:00

Rome time

13:00, 19:00

London time

12:00, 18:00

Tokyo time

20:00, 02:00

Sao Paulo time

08:00, 14:00

EC Live FAQs

We have always celebrated innovation, so we are proud to bring the classroom into your home with our new EC Live online English classes! Our focus is on better learning outcomes for online classes through our experienced, qualified English teachers through a combination of:
  1. virtual learning
  2. online collaboration with other students and
  3. self-study
When you learn English online with EC, lessons will be delivered through Microsoft Teams, a great platform for remote learning that works from any desktop, tablet or phone.
Microsoft Teams has everything teachers need to create engaging learning environments, from content and assignments to collaborative classrooms and chats.
We will email you with instructions of how to log into the Teams website. You will then have free access to the full suite of Microsoft Office products for one year!
If you have any issues logging in, or you do not receive the email mentioned above, please contact us at:, we will be in touch as soon as possible

When downloading Microsoft Teams, you will also get FREE access to Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and much more!

Please see the minimum technical requirements for MS Teams here.
We have designed a programme that covers all the effective methods for language study – face-to-face online lessons, collaborative work with classmates, and self-study.
Online English classes have a different dynamic from regular lessons, so we have;
1.    Reduced the number of students in these lessons
2.    Reduced the time spent in larger group calls.
This reduces the ‘zoom fatigue’ that people experience from spending too much time on long calls with larger groups of people – but don’t worry we have added Structured Collaboration. This is time you spend working on a task with a fellow student. This form of interaction is less exhausting and because it is carefully structured with really clear goals – and excellent learning event.

Yes! Online English classes will follow the same EC curriculum and use the same National Geographic Learning books as in regular classes. This curriculum is supplemented by our online learning platform MyEC.

2022 – Oct 11th  


2nd January

27th February

24th April

19th June

14th August

9th October

The minimum age to attend our online courses is 16.
All 16-17 year olds MUST attend the under 18 induction. If they do not attend this induction they will miss their first class and the induction will be held instead of their first class.
There is no trial lesson on the Pathways program.

Yes. In order to send you the booking confirmation with your credentials and access to EC Live, you will be asked to pay in full. Please note that this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.

We accept payment by credit/debit card (VISA, MasterCard) using an online payment link we will send you, or by international bank transfer. The full payment must be made within 24 hours after receiving the invoice. Please note that you will only be able to start your course when we send you the credentials and access after receiving the full payment, and this process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.

Once we have received full payment, we will send you the booking confirmation, log in instructions, username, and password. This process will take a minimum of 48 hours when paying by card and up to 7 days when paying by bank transfer. We kindly ask you to consider this when choosing the start date of your online course.

For the Pathways program you need to book and pay for the whole 8 weeks before enrolling.

Please contact your Student Advisor or reply to the last email you received from us. In order to place your booking, we would need the following details:
Name –
Surname –
Date of birth –
Email address –
Starting date –
Starting lesson time (please choose from the following schedule depending on where you are currently based here) –
How many weeks? –
Would you like to add individual lessons to your course? If yes, how many (45mins each)?

If you want to add individual lessons the price is as follows:
1 – 2 lessons: EUR 60.00 per lesson
3 – 4 lessons: EUR 55.00 per lesson
5 – 9 lessons: EUR 50.00 per lesson
10+ lessons:   EUR 45:00 per lesson

•180 minutes a day of face-to-face virtual English teaching

•Access to our qualified English Teachers

• Full access to MyEC with many self-study resources (over 1,500 grammar exercises and 200 Flashpoints – up to date articles or videos on a current news topic with a set of exercises around them)

• Regular assessment, designed to help you progress.

• FREE access to Microsoft Office for 12 months, including Word, PowerPoint, and much more!
• Ability to upgrade and add private one-to-one lessons

The virtual session will have a maximum of 10 students (8 for IELTS) and will be much more intensive than a regular face-to-face class.

You will have set lesson times depending on the programme.

It is not possible to change your schedule or delivery method after the start date for the full 8-week duration of the course.

All of our academic team are experienced and qualified English teachers.

All our teachers meet the qualification requirements of the British Council accreditation – CELTA or equivalent is the minimum qualification.

We will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your starting date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.

All of them! Your attendance will be monitored. If you are below 90% attendance the Director of Studies will speak to you. 

You will receive an email from EC with your username and password to use for Teams. Simply follow the instructions to log into Teams and if you have any issues or you haven’t received this email with your credentials, please contact us at the following email address:
We will be in touch with you. Please keep checking your emails!
You can also watch this video using the link below for guidance on how to set up and log into Teams:

Yes. Attendance is monitored in class. 

You can contact the Director of Studies immediately. If you miss a lesson due to your technical issues, we will not make this lesson up but we will give you an overview so you can self-study.

You need to speak to your teacher; you can do this easily within the Teams chat function.
Yes, MyEC has all the necessary information and instructions you need.

Yes, we will ask you to complete your placement test through MyEC a few days before your start date, and we will assign you to the according level depending on your results.

No, you have free access to Microsoft Office only for the duration of the course.

Yes, we have assessment built in to all our courses. These assessment processes are designed to help our students maximise their progress.

Yes, once your online English course is finished, you will receive an e-certificate. A hard copy can be provided for a small charge.
Yes! We are also offering online one-to-one lessons.
Please refer to our Price List for lesson prices. 

We must receive all bookings with payment by the Wednesday before the course start date (on Monday). This allows you to join a Friday induction session before your Monday classes. Any bookings received after the Wednesday deadline will have your induction on Friday the following week.

We follow the Canadian National Holiday Calendar.

Those that fall on a weekday in 2022 are:

5th September, 10th October, 11th November, 26th December

Those that fall on a weekday in 2023 are:

2nd January, 20th February, 7th April, 22nd May, 03 July, 7th August, 4th September, 9th October, 10th November, 25th December, 26th December