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Want to learn English as a second language? Here are 4 ways to improve your reading skills!

Learning to read in English can be a challenge. To begin with, many words have silent letters. These silent letters can make it difficult to recognize vocabulary students already know, since words can look very different when written. That’s not all, though. English also has a very large vocabulary. In…

CultureWorks helps Amberson High School on its way to summer camp success for 41 Chinese students

This year, Amberson High School in Toronto put together a summer camp itinerary for 41 Chinese students. It was an educational match made in heaven with learning grounds based in Toronto; Shijiazhuang, the capital and largest city in North China’s Hebei province; and London, Ont. There were other Ontario university…

4 amusement parks to visit when studying English in Canada

Canada may be known for its cold winters, but summer here is also a wonderful experience. Festivals, Canada Day celebrations, and visits to local wildlife reserves are all a fun part of studying in Canada during the summer. These aren’t the only activities ESL students can look forward to. Canada…

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…

CultureWorks plays host to an agent luncheon, this time on home turf.

On this day, lunch did not include the best Kung Pao chicken served in Guangzhou, the finest Mutabbaq Samak fish and rice dish in Riyadh or the delightful Chilaquiles in Guadalajara. Instead, the main course options were the equally tasty Slow-Roasted salmon, Wild Mushroom risotto and Roasted Rosemary-Lemon chicken, all…

4 ways to learn more about local culture when you study English in Canada

Studying in Canada allows you to learn English quickly. Classes with expert instructors help students learn important grammar rules and vocabulary. In addition, fun trips and activities help students practise their English with native speakers. However, these are just some of the many benefits that come with learning English abroad.…

Time of the year to get a running start in the CultureWorks summer ESL programs

Be Ready! Quick Start! Fast Track! This may sound similar to the words legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt heard at the starting line on his way to gathering eight gold medals in three Summer Olympics. Close, but the three two-word, start-line expressions have nothing to do with Bolt’s multiple visits…