Category: CULTUREWORKS EXPERIENCE

CultureWorks 4th Annual Holiday Open House can be summed up in a thousand words.

Google the expression “a photo is worth a thousand words” and it may take you in that many directions. There is not a clear answer where the term originated, but one popular suggestion is from Frederick R. Barnard and his 1921 article where he says “one look is worth a…

CultureWorks front-office staff share some observations when engaging ESL school students in the ‘White House’

Today, we are going to have discussions with several CultureWorks staff members in London, Ontario, who, on most occasions, are the first to meet new international students from China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. What we hope you will discover is a genuine…

Recent CultureWorks graduate from China leaves a trail of soul searching during his ESL experience.

There is something special about Zekun (Kuhn) He. Kuhn is a recent CultureWorks graduate who asks questions, and lots of them; he takes routes not often traveled; and his smiles are large and often. Yes, there is plenty to be learned from this 23-year-old from Xi’an, China. At the beginning,…

Studying an intensive English program in October? What to know about Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is very famous around the world, but you might be surprised to learn that it’s a holiday also celebrated in Canada. It’s similar to U.S. Thanksgiving in a lot of different ways, but in Canada it is held on the second Monday of October. That…

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…

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,…

How to fully embrace living in a new language when you study English in Canada

Studying in another country can feel intimidating. It means discovering a new culture, living in a new language, and even trying foods that might not be familiar. Fortunately, Canada is a very welcoming country that prides itself on being friendly. In addition, there are a few great tips that ESL…

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…

CultureWorks graduate from Vietnam helps CW students adjust to their future home at King’s University College

The challenge this day was to find a CultureWorks graduate who could help guide some current CW students on a tour of King’s University College. Not for just a tour of bricks and mortar, but an inside look at the workings of the facility where these eight students are headed…