Study General English in Canada
Suitable for every learner, our General English courses improve your skills, giving you a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. Courses are available in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
You’ll get more out of this course if:
- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.
- You want to improve your English with free-time spent in an English speaking country.
- You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.
- You want to improve your fluency and real understanding of English in everyday situations and contexts.
What can you expect on this course?
You will experience how your chosen language is spoken and used in many real-life situations. Relevant and engaging lessons will develop your understanding
of grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation, and allow you practise the four skills of everyday communication: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Creative and energetic classes
Our teachers are qualified and experienced, and when it comes to creating lessons, they know what works. Classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere, to help build your confidence, realise your potential and advance towards fluency.
Learn by doing
At EC, progress is maximized as students are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of the language, promoting class participation and interaction between students.
Improve your ‘thinking time’
As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in either English or French. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your new skills outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant destinations!
Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.
We believe there is no substitute for authentic language so, in addition to text books, our teachers use resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials gives our students an appreciation of the richness of the language used in a variety of everyday contexts.
General English 30
Students taking the 30 lessons per week option benefit from more exposure in the classroom, which is extremely valuable. As you engage and absorb more, you will naturally adjust to thinking and communicating in your chosen language. This is a great course for developing fluency.
General English students have access to the following courses, which are offered on a rotational basis. Some courses have a minimum entry requirement.
- BEC Vantage
- Communicative Writing
- Conversation Skills
- Idioms in Conversation
- Listening & Speaking
- Pronunciation & Speaking
- Pronunciation & Vocabulary
- Reading & Vocabulary
- Situational Conversation
- Survival English
- Workplace Readiness