Talita Younan from Brazil

 EC Vancouver was very happy to host Talita Younan, a renowned Brazilian actress known for her various work across Latin America. Talita studied General English with us for one month and graduated last Friday (April 5th).  We interviewed Talita and this is what she has to say about EC Vancouver and Canada!   EC: Did you improve your English? Talita: Yes, I did because when I arrived I didn’t speak much English. But now, more or less, I can understand and feel more confident speaking and listening. EC: Did you make any friends at EC Vancouver? Talita: Yes, I met many people from different nationalities. Good friends and good people! EC: Did you go to a hockey game? Talita: Yes! I watched the Canucks play. I’ve never seen a hockey game before and this was my first time. I didn’t blink because there was so much happening. I would like to play it but we don’t have such snow or sport in Brazil. If I wasn’t an actress I would be a hockey player instead! EC: What is your favorite place in Vancouver? Talita: My dream is to buy a house in Bowen Island because it is beautiful. Also it was my first time seeing snow in Whistler! EC: What is your favorite Street in Vancouver? Talita: Robson Street because it has many stores! Really nice for shopping. Also Stanley Park. My current accommodation view is amazing because my apartment faces the park. Riding a bicycle there is a lot of fun. EC: Would you repeat your experience in Vancouver and EC? Talita: Definitely! I would move to Vancouver because it is beautiful and amazing! The teachers are really good and everyone is really nice. I am very happy and would repeat my experience. Thank you!   Check out Talita’s Instagram account at @talitayounann and IMDb profile (nm8684155). Please note that the post … Read more

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Weekend trip

There are a lot of options for a weekend trip if you decide to take your English courses in Vancouver. Most of them are just a few hours away from Vancouver and can be reached by bus or ferry. Instead of seeing just one city you can discover different cities from here. Popular weekend trips include Whistler, Seattle (USA), Victoria and Tofino. Whistler Whistler is only 121 km and 1 h 35 min by car away from Vancouver. Whistler is famous for its skiing slopes and popular après scene. You can also go bungee jumping, snowmobiling, snowtubing and snowshoeing there. Nightclubs and shopping options can be found within the village. Above the village stretches the amazing peak to peak gondola between Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain. This weekend trip is perfect for you if you are into outdoor activities and love activities in the snow. Seattle Even though Seattle is in the United States of America it is only 229 km and 2 h 49 min by car away from Vancouver. Seattle is great for sightseeing and shopping. The Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is one of the many great places to shop at. Besides Seattle’s famous Space Needle you can discover the first Starbucks and the Market Theater Gum Wall there. If you are a fan of big cities this weekend trip to the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America is just right for you. Victoria Although Victoria is only 114 km away from Vancouver it takes 3 h 12 min by car and ferry to get there. Taking the ferry through the Gulf Islands is already quite an adventure. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is located in the south of Vancouver Island. While it is one of the most British-influenced cities … Read more