Category: English As A Second Language

Why should you learn English as a second language if you want a career in business?

English is now the language of international business, and if you want a successful business career, knowing how to read and write in English can be very useful. Fluency in English can help you immigrate to an English-speaking country, attend an English-speaking university, and understand other cultures all over the…

CultureWorks Academic Director thrilled to earn her PhD, hours of research and a 200-page dissertation later

Meredith McGregor grew up on a horse farm in Lambton County, west of London, Ontario; began her undergrad at Western University in 2000 after finishing high school in Petrolia, Ontario; taught English in Mexico for a year; returned to Western to garner her Masters in Hispanic cultural studies; travelled extensively;…

Your guide to celebrating Halloween when attending ESL school in Canada

To anyone unfamiliar with Halloween, October 31st might seem like a very strange day. Canadians all over the country will dress up as witches, vampires, zombies, or other creatures. Shops and homes will be decorated with fake cobwebs, spiders, skeletons, and other spooky decorations. And in the evening, young children…

4 reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of making mistakes at ESL school

Making mistakes can be frustrating, but it is also an important part of studying English. Nobody can speak the language fluently after a short period of time. Even native English speakers make mistakes! It takes a lot of practise to learn English, and you will make mistakes when talking or…

CultureWorks helps London high school and its teachers and students remember Jason Edmonds

Sometimes, everything just fits. H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ont., the Jason Edmonds Memorial Award committee and the graduating students at Beal needed some help. What was required was some new sponsorship dollars for the Edmonds award given out each year to a Beal graduating student. The money was…

Congolese student stands out in many spirit and spiritual ways. Just ask his friends at CultureWorks.

CultureWorks in London, Ontario, plays host to three major student outings each year and this September day, Jean-Marcel Kabongo stood out from the crowd. The occasion was the annual Spirit Day Barbeque and Picnic Games. The weather was perfect. As usual, Student Services leader Liz Macedo was there at 10:30…

Canadian-approved advice for enjoying the outdoors at ESL school in Canada

Winter, spring, summer, and fall are very different in Canada, but all times of the year offer great opportunities to take part in outdoor activities. Whether you’re interested in ice skating, boating, biking or hiking, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy all year long. Even if you…

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…