Month: April 2015

5 Canadian Colloquialisms: What They Mean and How to Use Them!

Every country, province, state - even neighborhood - has its own unique slang and colloquialisms. This is a big part of local culture, and learning to use these expressions is an important rite of passage for newcomers. Canada is no exception, and the phrases ESL students will encounter as newcomers…

How Knowing Multiple Languages Can Help Boost Your Business Career

One word you’ll hear over and over again in business, politics and finance is “globalization.” In the business world, this term refers to the expansion of a single company beyond its own borders, into multiple other countries. For example, many major Canadian companies such as Bombardier, Sun Life Financial and…

4 Things That Really Define Canadians

When people consider the nation of Canada, a lot of symbols come to mind: the maple leaf, winter sports, the Rocky Mountains, frosty temperatures – even a couple of famous names like Celine Dion, Sidney Crosby or Mike Meyers. But what actually define us as people? How has living in…

How to Build Confidence as a New English Speaker

Moving to a new country can be quite intimidating, but even more so if you don’t speak the native language. Many newcomers to Canada struggle to make contacts, build friendships, and just plain fit in because they’re nervous to make mistakes while speaking English. And for prospective university students, the…

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