Student Testimonial – Eduardo Gava

Eduardo Gava was a student from Brazil who studied in our General English for 1 month. This program consists of 20 lessons per week, each lesson is 45 minutes. He was placed in the Pre-Intermediate level. EC Toronto works on a double bank schedule, so he had classes two days a week in the morning and three days in the afternoon with 2 different teachers. He also stayed in one of our homestays and this is what he wanted to share with everyone about his EC experience:     “I chose the EC because of travel agency recommendation. I am very happy with my teachers Sandy and Christine S.; both were fundamental to my learning. On the first day of class was worried about my understanding of the class, so I went to talk to Sandy and she with her professionalism talked to me after class to calm me down because it was my first day and today I am very grateful to her for that. Christine S. helped me too, because her classes are fun, making learning simple. The most unforgettable memory of EC will be Teacher quality and school structure. My stay in Canada was perfect, from my homestay Jolita, to the last day of school. I would recommend EC to a friend because it is a school that understands the students and makes learning simple. Thank you” We are glad to hear that Eduardo had a great time studying English in Toronto. He made a lot of progress and we hope he will keep practicing his English. EC Online is still available to all our students, for up to three months after their departure.

Professional Sports Teams in Toronto

Torontians are passionate about sports in general. In Toronto, there are 12 professional and a several semi-professional and amateur teams. Some of them are more famous than others and you can learn more about a different sport or enjoy your favourite activity while studying English in Toronto. The most famous teams are: • Toronto Argonauts – Canadian Football League The Argonauts, also known as Argos, was created in 1873 and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name. Nowadays, they lead the CFL in total wins – 17. The football season runs from June to November and you can attend a game in Toronto at BMO Field. • Toronto Arrows – Major League Rugby The Arrows team has been funded by a group of private investors and supporters since 2017. It is quite new, and its popularity has been growing rapidly during the past few years. The team splits its home games between Alumni Field of York University and Lamport Stadium from February to May. • Toronto Blue Jays – Major League Baseball The Blue Jays was launched in 1977 and was named because of a bird with the same name that it is also their mascot. Jays, as they are also called, won the first World Series Title in 1992 and again in 1993. If you are in Toronto from February to September, you can talk to one of our agencies partners to buy tickets that are reasonably priced. • Toronto FC – Major League Soccer The name of the team was decided with and online vote by the public in 2005. The other options were “Toronto Northmen”, “Inter Toronto FC”, and “Toronto Reds”. Their major achievements include being seven-time winners of the Canadian Championship and being runners-up of the 2018 CONCACAF … Read more

How to enjoy the winter in Toronto?

Dear students our main idea today is to share with you some nice things to do while you are enrolled in one of our English courses in Toronto during the winter. 1 – Skating Toronto has over 110 indoor and outdoor ice pads, natural rinks and trails for leisure skating. Most of them are free and generally open from 9 am to 10 pm, seven days a week, but it can change depending on each location. The most famous is the one located at City Hall. It will be open until March 22nd and rentals skates are available.     Other famous places where you can rent skates in Toronto are: The Bentway, Harbourfront, and Union Skating Rink. The Bentway is located under the Gardiner Expressway, a famous road in Toronto. It is open from 5 to 9pm on weekdays and from 12 pm to 9pm on weekends. The Bentway will offer recurring free skate lessons for adults on Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm and skate rentals are FREE on Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm all winter, courtesy of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. At Harbourfront you can skate while enjoying an amazing view of the lake and the CN Tower. It operates Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm. From Dec 14, 2019 to Feb 15, 2020, every Saturday there is a DJ playing at night while you are skating. The Union Skating Rink is the newest and largest one in Toronto. It is located just outside of Union Station. A big difference from the other rinks it is there skate and helmet rentals are free and there are free lessons from 12 to 4pm every day. It works from 11 am to 7 pm … Read more