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Customize Your ESL Education with CultureWorks Electives

Effective ESL education is about much more than teaching students basic conversation and grammar skills. In order to prepare for your university degree program, you will need to learn special vocabulary that applies specifically to your area of study. Think about it. The words you use for ordering food at…

The DC/UOIT Pathway!

Being a CultureWorks EAP student just got a whole lot sweeter! Durham College and UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) have announced an exciting new academic collaboration called PATHWAYS.  This allows Durham College students to complete 2 years of their Diploma and apply their credits toward a UOIT Degree.…

‘Live and Let Live’ ~ CultureWorks Ottawa Teacher, Jason Mercier

This week I'm pleased to have Jason Mercier on the Hotspot.  Jason is a teacher on our Ottawa campus, and has a lot to say about...well, read and you'll find out! 1. What’s your favourite Canadian TV show? Hockey Night in Canada! Clearly! 2. What idiomatic expression best describes you…

Meet Desi Ivanova, the Eager Beaver!

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This week on the CultureWorks Hotspot we are joined by Desi Ivanova.  Desi has been teaching at CultureWorks since 2009 at our Oshawa campus.  As many of our students will tell you, she's an awesome teacher and a very fun person! Q. What is your favourite show on Netflix right…

Study in Canada

CultureWorks students, I applaud you! Again you find yourselves at the end of another successful term, glowing from your efforts studying English.  And again, we need to reflect upon why you are able to realize your academic dreams.  Of course, hard work and determination are the key components ~ you should…

Canadian Compassion

This was a very sad, but historical week in Canada.  After the terrible shootings of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officers in Moncton, New Brunswick., a memorial was held on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014.  As you can see from the picture above, RCMP officers' uniforms are red.  To show…

“Down to Earth” ~ An Interview with Meredith McGregor @ CultureWorks London!

Please welcome Meredith McGregor to the Hotspot! After reading her interview, you'll learn she is a thoughtful and sincere person.  You might even say she's "Down to Earth".  I'd love to have her as a teacher! How long have you been working at CultureWorks?  What is it about teaching English…

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!

The weather is warmer, the grass is bright green, and we've all finished watching Breaking Bad.  Time to get outside and play some sports! You can learn a lot about yourself by doing sports (like how good you look in shorts), and you can actually learn a lot of English,…

To Oshawa, With Love

Dear CultureWorks Oshawa, A few weeks ago we, the CultureWorks Marketing Team, left your embrace.  We can assure you however, your embrace has not left us!  We had such a great time visiting your classrooms, your teachers, and of course we had an amazing time at your Mother Language Festival.…

Rant and Rave!

What's the difference between a rant and a rave? When you love something, like a really delicious meal for example, you 'rave' about it to all your friends.  You go on and on about how tasty the soup was, how crispy the chicken...you get the idea.  So you might hear…