Local Activities for Students Taking English Courses for Brescia College, Western University, and King’s University College

CultureWorks students have fun at Victoria Park in London, Ontario
CultureWorks students have fun at Victoria Park in London, Ontario

Would you like to go to college in a fun Canadian city? The right English as a second language (ESL) program can help you get there! ESL courses with CultureWorks can prepare you to attend many different colleges such as Brescia University College, Western University, and King’s University College.

These universities are all located in London, Ontario. London is a great city with beautiful places and many fun activities to try while you complete your studies.

Try these activities if you decide to study ESL with CultureWorks in London, Ontario.

Students in English for Academic Purposes Courses Relax in Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a large and beautiful nature space located right in the middle of London. Students preparing to study at Brescia University College, Western University, or King’s University College (and students who have completed CultureWorks and been accepted at one of these colleges) love to visit Victoria Park.

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CultureWorks students enjoy the outdoors in London, Ontario

The park is a perfect place to study, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. It also hosts music concerts and arts festivals you can see throughout your studies! When you study in London, visit Victoria Park with your new international friends and have some fun.

ESL Students Visit Museums of Archeology, Aerospace, and Art!

If you study at CultureWorks, you will learn both inside and outside the classroom as you go on trips throughout the city and enjoy many local activities. For example, you might learn about Canadian history at great museums in London!

ESL students studying at the CultureWorks campus in London can take organized trips to museums and see real Canadian art and artifacts. They can visit Museum London to see amazing Canadian artwork, or even the Museum of Ontario Archeology to see how Canadians lived hundreds of years ago. Or, for students passionate about technology, the Jet Aircraft Museum or Warplane Heritage Museum might be the perfect opportunity to learn about planes and technology from Canada’s past.

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CultureWorks students at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

ESL Students in London Try Fresh Food at London Farmer’s Market

Want to try fresh Canadian food? Want to meet real Canadian farmers? Students taking English courses for Brescia College, King’s University College, and Western University can go to the Farmer’s Market in London to find fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Ontario.

The foods at the market change with the seasons: try cherries in the summer, or pumpkins in the autumn. Students can also practice English by speaking with farmers and locals who visit the market.

Students in English for Academic Purposes Courses Watch Professional Sports

Do you love sports like basketball and baseball? How about hockey, a Canadian favourite? If you enjoy catching a sports game, then you might want to visit London’s biggest sports centre while you complete your English for academic purposes courses!

CultureWorks students and teachers cheer for the Blue Jays baseball team
CultureWorks students and teachers cheer for the Blue Jays baseball team

The John Labatt Centre is just 15 minutes from the CultureWorks campus in London. London’s big sports games all happen here. Watch baseball at the Labatt Centre park, see the London Knights hockey team at the Labatt Centre arena, and even catch visiting Canadian teams like the famous Toronto Maple Leafs!

There is so much for ESL students to see, learn, and try in London, Ontario!

Do you want to improve your English as a second language for Brescia College, King’s University College, or Western University?

Have fun in London with us! Visit CultureWorks to get started.

Seasonal Activities You’ll Participate in When You Study English in Canada

CultureWorks students make a Jack O’Lantern in the autumn
CultureWorks students make a Jack O’Lantern in the autumn

If you study English in Canada, you will find beautiful nature all around you. Canada has four very different seasons, which means that there are many different activities to try all year round!

From carving pumpkins in Canada’s autumn season (like the students in the picture above), to having fun in the winter, spring, and summer, you will never be bored in Canada.

Students at CultureWorks get to participate in many seasonal activities while they study English as a second language (ESL).  Here are four seasonal activities for you to try when you study ESL in Canada.

1. Go to the Beach When You Study English in Canada in the Summertime

Many people believe Canada is always cold. But in the summer months (June, July, and August) that isn’t true at all! Most Canadian cities are very hot in the summer.

students at the beach in Grand Bend, Ontario
CultureWorks students at the beach in Grand Bend, Ontario

Students in CultureWorks programs like to cool off at the beach. If you take an English as a second language program in Oshawa, Ottawa, or London, you will be very close to the sandy beaches of one of Canada’s five Great Lakes. On summer daytrips with your classmates, make sure you visit the beach. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!

2. Take a Hike with Your ESL Teachers and Classmates in the Autumn

Autumn (also called Fall) is many CultureWorks students’s favourite season! It happens in the months of September, October, and November. Autumn is a beautiful time of year because the leaves on the trees change colour from summer green to autumn red, orange, yellow, and even purple.

Students enjoy an autumn hike
CultureWorks students enjoy an autumn hike at Westminster Ponds in London

A great way to see the beauty of autumn is to go on a nature hike. In an intensive English program at CultureWorks, students can go hiking together on one of the many different hikes organized by the school.

If you try this activity, you can learn about different Canadian trees and plants. You can get good exercise and fresh air. You might even see some exciting Canadian wildlife, like beavers or deer!

3. Winter Fun: Try Snowshoeing When You Study English in Canada

From the month of December to the month of February, it is Canada’s winter season. In most of Canada, winter means snow!

Throughout our country’s history, Canadians learned to walk on deep snow using special snowshoes. These shoes look like tennis rackets and keep you on top of the snow, not letting your feet push the snow down. (That would make you fall in!)

CultureWorks students use snowshoes to walk on the snow!
CultureWorks students use snowshoes to walk on the snow!

And snowshoeing is not the only winter activity CultureWorks students can try. You can participate in skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snow tubing, and more if you study in Canada during the winter. Canadians know how to have fun even when it’s cold outside!

4. In Canada’s Warmer Weather, Go Camping with Your ESL Classmates!

Another traditional Canadian experience is camping. You may have gone camping before—it is all about having fun in the wilderness and sleeping in a tent. If you find yourself studying in Canada during the spring (March, April, or May), that is a great time to give camping a try!

At CultureWorks, students can take a weekend camping trip with their new international friends. They can learn about building a campfire and how to roast tasty marshmallows or make S’mores (toasted marshmallow and chocolate in between two graham crackers). This is a nice break from classes, and also a good way to practice English with fun teachers and classmates while you are out in the sunshine.

Students make S'mores
A CultureWorks teacher shows students how to make S’mores, a popular Canadian treat

Are you ready to try exciting activities when you study English in Canada?

Visit CultureWorks to get started!