Month: July 2018

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…

Nature parks to visit while studying English as a second language in Canada

Canada’s natural wonders are one of the reasons students far and wide come here to study. Beautiful trees, brilliant lakes, quiet meadows, and vibrant local wildlife are exciting to interact with, and great for taking a quick selfie! There’s no shortage of exciting nature parks and wildlife reserves to explore…

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…