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From Syria with love, the refugee story of Faiez Khouri and his family.

This is the story of a family of five making its way from Saydnaya, Syria, a war-torn community of 20,000, through Lebanon, to London, Canada. It is an increasingly familiar tale. Yes, they are refugees. Yes, they are happier now. Yes, they miss Syria. And yes, they had plenty of…

Nature parks to visit while studying English as a second language in Canada

Canada’s natural wonders are one of the reasons students far and wide come here to study. Beautiful trees, brilliant lakes, quiet meadows, and vibrant local wildlife are exciting to interact with, and great for taking a quick selfie! There’s no shortage of exciting nature parks and wildlife reserves to explore…

A strong Iranian wind brings Saba ‘good news:’ A successful CultureWorks ESL program, entrance to Western University and a new home in Canada

“(Saba Wind) is a wind that blows in the spring in the morning,” Saba Serat said. “He (Hafez) uses my name a lot in his poems: ‘Saba Wind, bring me good news.’” Saba Serat is a recent graduate of CultureWorks ESL program in London and these days she is biding…

5 great ways to stay cool this summer when you learn English as a second language

Canadian winters might be cold, but our summers certainly aren’t! During the hot summer months, temperatures can climb up to over 30 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, Canada is home to many large beaches, lakes, and other natural wonders that will thrill you while keeping the heat and humidity away. You can…

CultureWorks plays host to an agent luncheon, this time on home turf.

On this day, lunch did not include the best Kung Pao chicken served in Guangzhou, the finest Mutabbaq Samak fish and rice dish in Riyadh or the delightful Chilaquiles in Guadalajara. Instead, the main course options were the equally tasty Slow-Roasted salmon, Wild Mushroom risotto and Roasted Rosemary-Lemon chicken, all…

4 ways to learn more about local culture when you study English in Canada

Studying in Canada allows you to learn English quickly. Classes with expert instructors help students learn important grammar rules and vocabulary. In addition, fun trips and activities help students practise their English with native speakers. However, these are just some of the many benefits that come with learning English abroad.…

Time of the year to get a running start in the CultureWorks summer ESL programs

Be Ready! Quick Start! Fast Track! This may sound similar to the words legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt heard at the starting line on his way to gathering eight gold medals in three Summer Olympics. Close, but the three two-word, start-line expressions have nothing to do with Bolt’s multiple visits…

How a top intensive English program can help improve your critical thinking skills

In a world where automation is becoming more and more common, many worry about which skills they need to stay ahead and enjoy a long and rewarding career. For many, soft skills such as emotional intelligence, communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking are the keys to avoiding automation. In fact,…

Nothing like Summer in the City when it comes to the seasonal ESL programs offered by CultureWorks

    The time has come for CultureWorks to roll out its many summer school activities. And while we’re at it, let’s introduce the London, Ont.-based CultureWorks Student Services Co-ordinator Liz Macedo. How, exactly, does Paragraph 1 tie in with Paragraph 2. Well, to begin with, Liz is one of…

The 5 best ways to enjoy a Canadian summer at ESL school in Canada

While winter in Canada is a unique experience, summer also has a lot to offer. In fact, the summer is Canada’s peak tourism season. This means that many cities hold festivals, parades, and other fun activities for locals and visitors alike. Parks also see many visitors during this time of…