EC Vancouver

570 Dunsmuir Street 200 Vancouver Canada

(4.1/5) • 47 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Consistently rated as one of the top three places in the world to live, Vancouver is an incredibly picturesque city, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range.

EC Vancouver is part of EC's world-wide chain of language schools. Choose from a variety of English language courses. No matter what your level of English is, we have a course for you. We can also provide you with accommodation during your stay.

Everything you want to do and see is within walking distance: attractions, shopping, outdoor activities, and much more.

 Come and learn English at a school with friendly staff, qualified and professional students, and students from all over the world.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses - EC Vancouver

English 16 - 99 years old

With a focus on fluency, the General English courses allow you to improve your English and gain a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in order to improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

What can you expect from this course?

Real English
We help you to develop your English systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), while also building the learning skills that will keep you improving and give you the confidence to use that knowledge in real-life.  

Creative and Energetic Classes
When it comes to creating lessons, our teachers 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 you build your confidence, realise your potential, and advance towards fluency.

Learn by Doing
At EC, progress is maximised as you are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of English, promoting class participation and interaction between students. We provide you the targeted support to help you achieve your academic goals. Our assessments give you feedback on how you are progressing and where you need more help.

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 English. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your English outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant English-speaking destinations!

Expert Support
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.

Authentic Materials
We believe there is no substitute for authentic English, so in addition to text books, our teachers use real-life resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials will give you an appreciation of the richness of the English language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Comfort Viva Apartments - EC Vancouver


Shared Apartment 19 - 99 years old

Description of Local Area

The residence is situated one block away from Davie Street, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, cafes, and Sunset Beach just a short walk away. There are supermarkets and excellent transport links nearby. Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping hotspot, is also just a few blocks from the residence.

Description of Accommodation

This is a well-organized residence with incredible views of downtown Vancouver. A number of apartments also offer partial views of the sea and the mountains. Each apartments consist of 2-5 bedrooms with single and shared options available (either a twin or bunk bed), 1 open-plan fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and stove), 1 spacious living room, and 1 to 3 bathrooms, depending on the size of the apartment. Each bedroom is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and allocated closet space or wardrobe per student. 


  • Cleaning service provided (only communal areas)
  • 1 dryer/ 1 washer per unit (Free usage)
  • The luggage drop off can be arrange upon arrival with the security guard directly
  • Utility bills are included
  • On-site security Monday – Friday from 7PM – 5AM and Weekends from 4PM – 6AM.
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • There is a parking space available, strictly based on availability. Its minimum monthly parking, $130 a month, plus TAXES. It comes to be around $165 / month

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Standard Sparbrook Student House - EC Vancouver

School residence 19 - 99 years old

Sparbrook House is located in Champlain Heights Park, which is a neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a family-friendly community with a mix of housing types built around green spaces and walking trails, including Everett Crowley Park, the fifth-largest park in Vancouver.

Description of Accommodation

**This accommodation is a minimum of 4 weeks**
Sparbrook House has 2 fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, with 2 shared bathrooms and 1 private bathroom. There is a spacious back yard and a deck located on the second floor. There are 2 living rooms and one laundry room with a washer and dryer. There are three different types of bedrooms at Sparbrook:

  • Single Room, Ensuite Bathroom: comes with a queen or king bed, a workstation, dresser or closet space. This room also comes with a private bathroom. About 100 – 150 sqf. 
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom: has a double bed, workstation, and a dresser or closet space.
  • Single Economy Room, Shared Bathroom: has a single bed, workstation, and a dresser or closet space. About 50 -75 sqf.


  • Weekly communal area cleaning only (living room, bathroom, kitchen, emptying out garbage and replacing the trash bag). Students are responsible for cleaning their own bedroom.
  • 1 dryer/ 1 washer (Free usage).
  • Luggage drop off available.
  • Utility bills are included.
  • Kitchen utensils provided.
  • Students need to bring their own towels.

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Standard Homestay - EC Vancouver

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Vancouver is a beautiful and vibrant city on the west coast of Canada with stunning beaches, large parks and surrounded by large mountains. It is a very diverse and multi-cultural city with many different neighbourhoods such as Downtown, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island, to name a few.

Description of Accommodation

Students often choose a homestay for a first-hand experience of Canadian culture, where they can practise their English language skills in a comfortable and natural environment. All homestays are different and unique, some Canadians live in apartments or condos and others live in the suburbs in family homes. Some homestay providers are single and live alone, others are married couples and large families.

Students are responsible for their own laundry and laundry supplies such as detergent etc. However, homestays are required to give students access to the laundry facilities and show them how to use the machines. Hosts must provide and wash students’ towels and linens.

Students studying in EC Vancouver have the option of choosing a single room or a twin room. Each room has a bed, a desk, a lamp and a cupboard. All rooms must also have a window at eye level.  

Students have the option of using a shared bathroom or a private bathroom. Students who opt for a shared bathroom usually share the bathroom either with one other student or with the rest of the homestay members. Students who pay for a private bathroom are guaranteed the sole use of a private bathroom, however, it is not guaranteed that the bathroom is en-suite. It is the responsibility of the homestay host to clean the bathroom once per week. All bathrooms must be equipped with a toilet, sink and shower/bath.

Meal Description

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily, however lunch is not included. The host will provide room in the fridge and pantry to store any food that students may purchase.

Breakfast varies from host to host. It is typical for Canadians to have a quick, on-the-go breakfast such as toast and a coffee.

Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever the homestay typically eats. Students will eat whatever the homestay eats and help set the table or clear up after dinner. Students are encouraged to participate in family activities and outings.

Dinner time is usually around 6:30 pm, but homestays will inform the student of the time when they eat. Not all homestays will sit down and have dinner together every night. It is important that the student informs the host beforehand should they be late or not having dinner. If a student misses dinner, they cannot take it for lunch the next day, since lunch is not included in the homestay programme.

Host Family Locations

All EC Vancouver homestays are placed conveniently either on a bus or Skytrain line in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby or New Westminster. The average journey time to and from school is 40-60 minutes.

Before students arrive in Vancouver, they will receive a family profile with all the host family’s details (home address, email address, contact numbers, etc.). They are also provided with a Google map link showing them where their homestay is. Homestays show the students which bus/train to get to and from school and also to downtown or anywhere else they may want to go.

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