Interview with Taona Knights, Academic Director of EC Vancouver: “Studying abroad shows how to apply learned knowledge in the classroom to real life”


Why would a student choose their school?

We take the well-being and progress of our students seriously and make an additional effort to ensure they have the most productive and enjoyable experience possible while learning at our school.

In your opinion, what are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

I believe that coming to study on board offers the opportunity to truly experience learning a language in context and shows students how to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real life. I also think it does wonders for students’ confidence as they get to experience new cultures, food and ming up with other international students.

How do you see the future of language tourism?

I think language tourism is here to stay and will remain similar to its current form as it is really the best way to learn a language. However, I predict that we may see more virtual learning first and publish the actual journey to make the most of the learning experience.

What types of courses do you think will be the most sought after in the future?

In my opinion, we will see an increase in measurement tools, such as exams and courses that validate a student’s specific level. I think this will be the case because students will want to show that they have improved their language skills and have tangible results from their experience.


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Name of School

EC Vancouver



The most significant things the school can offer

At EC, we offer a communicative learning approach that aims to give students the tools they need to succeed in a global and multicultural world. We believe that students should be at the heart of learning and adapt to the desired needs and outcomes. As for the facilities, we have interactive whiteboards to help support students and bright and bright classrooms. We also offer a student lounge area, computer room and library.

Types of courses taught at school

In addition to general English classes, we offer cambridge and IELTS exam preparation courses.

Attractions around the school and in the city in general

Vancouver is a beautiful city and offers a wide variety of activities. Our school is located near the beach and close to the mountains. Many of our students enjoy hope on the ferry to go and explore the market near North Vancouver or escape the city to hike on one of the many hiking trails near Vancouver.

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