Irish Dancing at EC Toronto!!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s day EC Toronto invited a professional Irish dance group to put on a show for us!! The dancing was amazing and all of our students were very impressed. After the show the dance group even taught us a few dance steps. Some of us were very talented and some of us just had fun trying! 🙂

Introducing you to our very own professional clown!

We would like to introduce you to one of our very well known students (and well liked!) Chisato Yoshikawa who is in Low Intermediate. Chisato came to EC Toronto on November 19, 2012 and has been studying for 16 weeks. Chisato is known for her energy, bubbly personality and big smile. We recently learned that Chisato is a professional clown and today we had the opportunity to ask her about her career as a clown. How did you become a clown? My major in university was fashion design and when I finished school I got a job in fashion design. The job was very stressful and I wasn’t very happy. While I was working I became sick and had to have treatment for 6 months. During the treatment I met a clown and it was very inspiring.  Instead of returning to my job I decided to join a circus team!!! That was about 3 years ago now. Does a clown have to go to college or receive special training? It’s not necessary to go to school to learn Most clowns learn on the job from professional clowns with many years of experience. My clown team had more than 30 clowns! Each had different skills – balloon making, plate spinning, pantomiming. One of my clown colleagues was even 73 years old! It was a very diverse group and I learned a lot.           I was really lucky with my circus team. My teacher was friends with Patch Adams and I had the opportunity to meet him. It was a really great experience. What is your most memorable experience? I met a four-year-old girl while I was volunteering at a hospital. She was very sick and very sad. She was scared of the hospital. I was able to make her smile and bring … Read more

EC Toronto – Unique Selling Points

Hi Followers, Fans and EC Toronto students, If you are interested in festivals, events, sport activities, theatres, art galleries and general activities in Toronto check out the following link: Places to visit in Toronto. You can learn about the most important and most interesting activities in Toronto to enjoy during your stay here and make it an amazing time you will never forget! If you have any questions please feel free to: come to our EC Toronto office (124 Eglinton Avenue West, 4th floor) write a blog comment visit our EC Toronto Facebook page to contact our Social Media team Your EC Toronto Team

Gingerbread House Activity at EC Toronto – Our Students Were Hard Working, Creative Team Players!

This past Thursday December 20, 2012 we gave our students the opportunity to build and decorate their own gingerbread house in teams. During the preparation for this event we listened to some Christmas music and suddenly we felt the Christmas and Holiday spirit…  We were very surprised at the creativity of our EC Toronto students! They created some very lovely houses with many details and beautiful decorations. Now some of the gingerbread houses are located at the Front Desk. They symbolize our own lovely EC Toronto Christmas village made by our EC Toronto students. We hope everybody had a great time and enjoyed this Christmas and Holiday activity with the other students and the EC Toronto activity team. We are publishing more photos and a video of the gingerbread activity on our EC Toronto Facebook page. So if you like one or more photos give it/them a ‘Like’. 🙂 Your EC Toronto Team