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Even the family cats join new CultureWorks student and her parents in making the move from Colombia to Canada.

Two months ago, Natalia Parra, 25, and her parents, Julio and Nelly, left Bogota in the Republic of Colombia for perhaps the final time. Merengue and Candonga were allowed to stay longer in the South American country of 50 million. They arrived last week. Merengue is yellow; Candonga is black…

Punjabi student adapts after a little help from her family and the teachers and students at our ESL school

  Harpreet says the CultureWorks teaching style is much more suitable to her than the classes back in the Punjab. Harpreet Kaur is 22 and a new student in the CultureWorks ESL program in London, Ont. She is also the only current CW student from Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan…

A story of two Peters and how they are planning their passage to priesthood, minus the pickled peppers.

In this case, a very well known alliteration does not really come into play. However, it sure is fun when we introduce two charming CultureWorks students. Neither Peter Tran nor Peter Nguyen, who hail from Vietnam, have ever picked a peck of pickled peppers in their lifetimes. (And our newest…

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

  THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES CultureWorks graduating students say goodbye with Spirit Awards, photos and the all-consuming poster presentations. BEST WISHES "Congratulations on your successful completion of the CultureWorks program. You have worked hard to reach this milestone, and we have enjoyed working with you. You should feel confident that…

CultureWorks students are now eligible for conditional admission to Algoma University

  We are happy to share the news that CultureWorks students are now eligible for conditional admission to Algoma University. This new pathway will provide additional options for students studying with CultureWorks in China or in Canada. Founder Tina Bax says “Our mission is to provide students with access to…

The tale of how the ‘newspaper guy’ becomes the Daily Boomalang moderator.

The year was 2014 when the career of the lifetime “newspaper guy” ended. But, as it turned out, not his employment dealing with the news of the day. His one-year stint with the Metro daily paper had come to a stop when the London, Ont., version closed. That was after…

CultureWorks student from Jordan keeps his life simple: ‘Help all people, and all people will help you.’

  Mohamad, a Level 6 student at CultureWorks, shares his opinion on reactions to the New Zealand massacre. Mohamad Abed Alfattah is 19 and has been a student in the CultureWorks ESL program for five months. He is in Level 6 and is slated to graduate in June. His home…

How ESL school can help you tackle the most common English pronunciation mistakes

Correct pronunciation in English can be tricky. Sometimes, two words that are spelled completely differently are pronounced exactly the same way (such as “write” and “right”). Then there are words that are spelled the same way, but are pronounced differently (such as the verb “read,” which can be pronounced “reed”…

Teaguen gives us a lesson ‘Onn’ the independent study program at our ESL school

Teaguen Onn is a teacher, a good one as a matter of fact. That does not make him one of a kind at CultureWorks. It’s a talented group from top to bottom. If some of his teaching philosophies may be unique, however, they may have started with his two favourite…

3 tips for overcoming homesickness during your intensive English program

Studying English in Canada is an amazing opportunity. You’ll get to explore a foreign country, meet interesting people, and learn a new language all at the same time. However, while studying abroad is an exciting experience, it is quite common to miss your home, family, and friends while you are…