Category: CULTURE

Enrolled in ESL school in Canada? Here’s why you definitely want to visit a sugar shack this spring

There's more than one reason to be happy at the end of winter. When the days get warm but the nights are still cold, maple trees start producing a lot of sap. Collect enough sap and boil it for a while and you get delicious maple syrup! In Ontario and…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day when you study English in Canada

St. Patrick's Day, also called the Feast of St. Patrick, is an Irish holiday that takes place every year on March 17th. It celebrates Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Because hundreds of thousands of Irish people moved to Canada in the 1800s, St. Patrick's Day is still celebrated by…

Four must-try winter activities for anyone at English-as-a-second-language school in Canada

Winter in Canada is a very special time. Temperatures get cold, the ground becomes covered in snow, and Canadians get to enjoy their favourite winter activities. There are many fun things to try in the winter that you can't do at any other time of year, such as making a…

Canada Turns 150! 4 Ways to Celebrate When You Study English in Canada

2017 is a big year for Canada. In fact, it’s been named the top travel destination in the world by both The New York Times and Lonely Planet. Canada’s breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating historic sites, and busy cities have all helped to make it the top country to visit this…

4 Fun Ways to Stay in Touch With Your Family While You Study English in Canada

There's lots to see and do when you study English in Canada, but you'll probably want to check in with your family sometimes, too. However, for many ESL students distance and different time zones can make that tricky. Fortunately, from computer applications to special gifts you can send, there are…

4 Unusual Ottawa Attractions to Visit When You Study ESL for Carleton University

If you’re taking ESL courses because you want to attend Carleton University, you will have plenty of chances to explore Canada’s fun capital city of Ottawa. After you’ve seen all the usual attractions like the Parliament Buildings and Rideau Canal, you might be looking for something even more unique to…

3 Canadian Winter-Inspired Foods You Can Try at ESL School in Canada

Canada, the country of the great white north, welcomes diversity. We are a friendly multicultural country that appreciates all different cultures and traditions. In fact, Canada’s food selections are often inspired by the cuisines of other countries. We might even have recipes inspired by the cuisine from your home country!…

5 Reasons to Volunteer While Attending English as a Second Language School

Coming to Canada to start your English as a second language education is very exciting! There are many ways you can get involved with your school. You can join the student club, participate in sports, and even volunteer. The Student Services Coordinators at CultureWorks will even help you find volunteering…

4 Board Games That Can Help You Practise English at ESL School

Do you love board games? We do! We love to roll the dice, pick a card, and move around a game board, because board games are a great way to have fun with friends. With some board games, whether you win or lose, you are even practising English while you…

4 Ways a Top ESL School Helps Students Discover Canadian Culture

One of the most enjoyable aspects of learning another language is that it allows the language learner to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own. Language is the key to unlocking doors to new food, dance, music, and so much more. Canadian culture is wonderfully diverse and is fun…