Ready, Steady, Shoot Art Project – A Great Success!

The Art Exposition organized by the Upper Intermediate class was a great success! Four teams presented their work on a selected theme. Many students and staff came to visit the exposition and voted for their favorite gallery and picture. The great winners were Youjin from Korea and Juan Camilo from Colombia, who succeeded to convince the public with their photos! EC Montreal English School’s teacher, Souha, was very proud of the great work all the groups have done!

Ready, Steady, Shoot!

On Thursday, EC Montreal’s Upper Intermediate class will present their Art project which they have been working for several weeks. All students are invited to visit the exhibition which will take from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in rooms 11 and 13. The purpose of this project was to prepare a photo collection on various themes. Dasol Jung from Korea revealed that she had been working on the theme “Food” and therefore visited all kinds of different restaurants in order to take some great shots. All visitors are invited to vote for the collection they like the most! The Upper Intermediate class is already looking forward to welcoming as many visitors as possible!

Academic Workshops at EC Montreal

Do you want to focus on your pronunciation in English or French? Come to participate in our pronunciation clinics! On Friday, January 24, EC students have the chance to work with one of our teachers on their pronunciation in French. This special lesson on Friday afternoon  is one of many free activities offered at EC Montreal. If you plan to study FSL Abroad at EC Montreal, you will be able to practice French and English through participating in the free afternoon academic activities. Whether it is a Lecture, a movie afternoon or a French/ English for work preparation clinic – all these activities will allow you to improve your language additionally to your courses. And the best thing is: we offer them for free!

Language Courses at EC Montreal – Simply Fantastic!

Did you ever want to go abroad to study English or French? Or both languages at the same time? Then EC Montreal is the right place for your international language experience! Montreal is the biggest bilingual city in the world which offers you a great opportunity to practice two languages in the same place. Many of our students chose Montreal as their study destination because of its cultural diversity.  Besides the English and French face of the city, many cultural communities have been created throughout a history of constant immigration. If you come to Montreal, you will probably find a bit of your home. One of our students, Patricia from Brazil, said: “Here in Montreal, you will meet the world. I am such big fan of this city, simply because of its multicultural character! You immediately feel at home. And if you have troubles finding your connections, the EC Montreal team will certainly help you to succeed in a global community!” As results from our bi-weekly surveys, studying at EC Montreal has been a great experience for many students! Adriana from Venezuela stated:” I am really having a great time here at EC Montreal. I am studying here since September 2013 and I will now extend for another couple of months! What can I say, everything is awesome here!!! Great classes! Great environment! Great staff! Great teachers! Great friends! I am happy to say that I improved my French from Beginner to Pre-intermediate in only some months! Thank you very much for everything!” ==== EC offers various English Courses, including basic English in Montreal!

English and French for Work Workshops on Fridays at EC Montreal

Every Friday, EC Montreal students have the possibility to participate in our English/ French for Work Workshops, which offer a great chance to develop essential skills for the job market. If you plan to study EC Montreal, these workshops will help you prepare for your professional future! You will be able to learn how to prepare your CV according to Canadian standards and how to prepare for a job interview as well as other job searching techniques. These short workshops consist of information sharing as well as practising the recently learned skills withing a group setting. Our qualified teachers will assist and help you improve with useful tips!

Testimonial from an EC Montreal Homestay Family Student

Catalina Rivera Mejia arrived at EC Monreal on October 6, 2012 and will be staying at EC Montreal learning French until June 2013.  Catalina returned back home during the Christmas holidays for her brothers wedding.  One request that she had was” please make sure that I return to the same homestay family.  This is what Catalina has to say. 1) What made you decide to choose a host family? I chose to go to homestay because you get the opportunity to have the experience with people that are willing to open their doors of their home to make you part of it. You get to know more about the culture and experience different things. 2) What is your favorite aspect of being in a homestay? For me being in a homestay lets you feel you have a family that will give you a “good morning” or a “ how was your day” and will always be there for you since you show respect towards their rules and to them and that you also want to make part of their lives. 3) What was your first impression of your homestay? The first time I met my homestay was that you could really feel there was lots of love and that as I mentioned before I felt that not only was I going to find a homestay I was going to find a home. 4) What are your comments about EC Montreal? EC Montreal has let me get to know so many people from all around the world, I really enjoy going there because you get to enjoy learning and it’s a very nice place. FAVORITE MEMORY WITH your homestay-(so far) I actually have no words to describe my homestay.  I don’t even call it homestay I call this place “MY HOME”. Each … Read more

EC Montreal Homestay Family Testimonial

 Homestay Family Testimonial Brian and Ines have been hosting students coming to learn English or French from abroad for many years.  We asked them to write about their experience as a homestay family and this is what they had to say. 1) How long have you been hosting students? 25 years on and off 2) How did you hear about LSC/EC Montreal? Through a friend 3) What made you decide to start hosting students? An education for our children of other cultures 4) What is your favorite aspect of being a homestay host? The shared stories, their culture, seeing our children growing up and having been affected by students from around the world. Trying to cook a meal indigenous to their country. 5) Would you recommend others to start hosting, why? YES, definitely for the company, an eye to the outside world, an education for their children 6) What are your comments about LSC/EC Montreal?  We have also hosted for other schools and our experience is that EC has a better “family” atmosphere                                            FAVORITE MEMORY WITH STUDENT We hosted a young student who played AAA hockey in Switzerland and he was one of the highest scoring forwards in Switzerland at the time. He joined a Montreal AA team (AAA must be Canadian citizen) and was bounced all over the ice as our game is rougher. He barely scored and was extremely frustrated. He went back to Switzerland and resumed playing for the AAA Swiss team, but now instead of being the highest scorer, he became the most penalized! Years later, he came back to visit us. He had become a lawyer. We escorted him to his room and showed him the hole in the wall he punched out of frustration after a bad game.  We covered it with a poster … Read more

EC Montreal Homestay Family Testimonial

Name: Sylvie Azzuolo How long have you been hosting students? Since 1997 How did you hear about EC Montreal? My neighbor and friend informed me about being a homestay. What made you decide to start hosting students? I wanted to travel without leaving the house.  Plus I felt it was a great way for my children to be introduced to different cultures. What is your favorite aspect of being a homestay host? I am a very social being therefore learning and discovering new and interesting people is a bonus. Would you recommend others to start hosting, why? I believe that you get out of it what you put into it.   I like to treat people the way I like to be treated!  So if you are open to learning definitely discover the world of homestay. What are your comments about EC Montreal? I always have their support.  The staff is always professional and dedicated.  They want their students coming from abroad to study English or French to have a good experience, however, they are also very well aware that one of their strengths is their homestay’s and they very much appreciate it.  SYLVIE’S FAVORITE MOMENTS I can honestly say that there are too many to remember however, the ones that I hold dear in my heart are the departures.  The tear of gratitude for having spent a great stay at someone’s house and not wanting to leave because they love it. Also playing social games, Frustration/Skipbo/Uno, are all great ways to break the ice and students want to play again and again!  And finally I think, all in all, student faces of amazement when they notice all the multitude of ethnicities that live together and get along! Sylvie has been an excellent role model for many of our homestay’s and for this reason we invite … Read more