Category: English As A Second Language

5 tips for staying organized at ESL school

Life as an English language student can be very busy, as you balance classroom studies, social activities and rest. However, there are plenty of ways to organize your time which will help you to get great results in school and have lots of fun during your stay in Canada, too!…

How did this CultureWorks Saudi student manage to stay in Canada? It was simple: He was born in London, Ontario.

  CultureWorks graduate Ahmad Noorwali is happy to stay put in Canada to pursue his university career in Windsor and London. Here, he debates the new smoking laws in France with Ceren from Turkey. Ahmad Noorwali will be staying in Canada and university will be part of his future. At…

CultureWorks students ready themselves for busiest time of the year, keeping their calendars close by

At this time of school year, the most watched device for ESL students is not a computer. And no, not the student behind or in front of you either. Even pizza at lunch is set aside. The key now is the calendar. It may be on the wall, but many…

Want to learn English as a second language? Here are 4 ways to improve your reading skills!

Learning to read in English can be a challenge. To begin with, many words have silent letters. These silent letters can make it difficult to recognize vocabulary students already know, since words can look very different when written. That’s not all, though. English also has a very large vocabulary. In…

4 amusement parks to visit when studying English in Canada

Canada may be known for its cold winters, but summer here is also a wonderful experience. Festivals, Canada Day celebrations, and visits to local wildlife reserves are all a fun part of studying in Canada during the summer. These aren’t the only activities ESL students can look forward to. Canada…

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…

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…

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…