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How top intensive English programs help students make international friends

Attending a school abroad is a great way to learn many new skills in English communication and comprehension. It's also something many students quite likely have never done before. Because of this, they might be a bit worried about whether they will make friends. Fortunately, there's no need to feel…

Faiez and the night the Manor changes names: Inside our ESL school’s holiday party

For one night a year, the home office of CultureWorks has a name change. And that would be a late November evening when the Alumni Reunion and Holiday Open House takes over the historic Mary Manor. On the Brescia University College campus and with due respect to the Ursuline Sisters,…

The ‘most exciting’ English as a second language pathway program in Canada

The setting could not have been better. It was the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s 51st annual conference in balmy Halifax. The dates were Nov. 19-22. Twenty-six hundred delegates. CBIE, if you are not aware, is the Canadian meeting place for people working “across the full spectrum of education, bridging…

Preparing for a Canadian winter: What you need to know when you learn English in Canada

When many people think of Canada, they think of winter. Average temperatures can reach -10 °C in January, though individual days can occasionally get much colder. Snow also covers the ground, creating a beautiful winter wonderland. It's true that Canada's winters can be cold and snowy, but there is a…

Get Nervous When Speaking in English? How Intensive English Programs Can Help You Gain Confidence

Learning English can be challenging. There are many different grammar rules to learn, idioms to practise, and a huge vocabulary to memorize. When writing an essay, students have the time to carefully think about what they want to communicate. However, when speaking, it can be difficult to remember all the…

Deb is back at our ESL School

Deb Leeming left CultureWorks in September last year. Spending more time with children and grandchildren was the reason. Fair enough for Deb and her family. But sad news for CultureWorks. That changed in August, however, when it was announced that “Deb is back.” Her part-time role will be that of…

4 Little-known Facts About Canada Students in ESL School Might Find Interesting

Canada is a country known around the world for having friendly and welcoming citizens, snowy winters, and beautiful landscapes. Most people know that Canadians love to play hockey and eat food with maple syrup. They might also know that the country has lots of moose and Mounties! However, many people…

Fun Fall Activities to Try While at ESL School in Canada

The season of autumn, sometimes known as fall, is a beautiful and exciting time in Canada. This is especially true in the province of Ontario, where CultureWorks’ several different campuses are located. Canadians love to participate in traditional autumn fun, which usually involves eating lots of tasty foods, visiting with…

Creating the Perfect Study Group at ESL School

Having a study group at ESL school can be a fun way to practise your English. Together, you can go over course material, compare notes, and quiz each other. It can be the perfect way to prepare for an exam or even just practise your English conversation skills. However, creating…

Prep for University Success With a Preliminary Year at English as a Second Language School!

Do you want to attend a university in Canada, but need to improve your English language and study skills before beginning? Enrolling in a Preliminary Year Program, like the one offered by CultureWorks at Brescia University College, may be the perfect option for you! A preliminary year is a co-educational,…