by MATT NAPIER Halloween is one of the most popular days of the year here in Canada, as well as the neighboring United States. Over the past several years, the tradition of pumpkin carving and dressing up in costume on October 31st has spread to other countries as well. But here are a few fun […]
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by LEANNE MACDONALD October is here, which means we’re getting close to one of many Canadians’ favourite celebrations: Halloween! One thing I love about Halloween is the costumes; I love seeing my friends transformed into someone (or something!) else, and the creative costumes that people come up with can be very entertaining! As you may have […]
by HENRIETTE FREESE Most of us agree that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a stunning setting between the North Shore Mountains and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Today we want to give you some facts about Vancouver that go beyond just general knowledge, so let’s learn a little more […]
by MATT NAPIER Fall has arrived! Here in Vancouver that means a lot of things: trees start changing colours, Thanksgiving is coming, hockey is finally back again, and of course Halloween is here! This season may also mean more rain coming our way, but it’s not stopping us from having a pretty fantastic month here […]
by JAMES MASON One of the best parts of my job as an instructor at VGC is the opportunity to be involved in some of the amazing activities and adventures that are unique only to VGC. And so far, I have to say that our recent Thomspon River Camping (on our own private island!) and […]
by HENRIETTE FREESE Do you need some additional resources to improve your English skills outside the classroom? We’ve created a great selection of free online resources that focus on different areas of language learning. Let’s go! Forvo Improve your English pronunciation skills through Forvo, a huge database with English words recorded by native speakers. You […]
by LEANNE MACDONALD Every July and August, VGC runs a special English summer camp just for high school students. This summer, we had an amazing group of teenagers from all over the world, including Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia! Not only did our students have the chance to improve […]
by HENRIETTE FREESE Studying abroad can be an extremely thrilling and adventurous experience but it can be challenging too. If you have already started your adventure you might sometimes wonder what you’re doing in the middle of Vancouver, when the rest of your life is taking place somewhere else. You may feel disconnected from your […]
by MATT NAPIER We are nearing the end of Summer here in Vancouver, but that’s not stopping us from finishing the season off with a bang! It was hard to choose the best activities of the upcoming month, but after a lot of thinking, here are my top three: 1. Canadian Beach BBQ This will […]
by HENRIETTE FREESE & SOFIA BAUTISTA URZUA Here at VGC we have helped thousands of students to reach their English language goals. Our students come from a variety of different countries and have diverse backgrounds. We are excited to share some of their stories on the VGC Blog. Sofia is 18 years old and originally […]