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4 reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of making mistakes at ESL school

Making mistakes can be frustrating, but it is also an important part of studying English. Nobody can speak the language fluently after a short period of time. Even native English speakers make mistakes! It takes a lot of practise to learn English, and you will make mistakes when talking or…

CultureWorks helps London high school and its teachers and students remember Jason Edmonds

Sometimes, everything just fits. H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ont., the Jason Edmonds Memorial Award committee and the graduating students at Beal needed some help. What was required was some new sponsorship dollars for the Edmonds award given out each year to a Beal graduating student. The money was…

Studying an intensive English program in October? What to know about Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is very famous around the world, but you might be surprised to learn that it’s a holiday also celebrated in Canada. It’s similar to U.S. Thanksgiving in a lot of different ways, but in Canada it is held on the second Monday of October. That…

Congolese student stands out in many spirit and spiritual ways. Just ask his friends at CultureWorks.

CultureWorks in London, Ontario, plays host to three major student outings each year and this September day, Jean-Marcel Kabongo stood out from the crowd. The occasion was the annual Spirit Day Barbeque and Picnic Games. The weather was perfect. As usual, Student Services leader Liz Macedo was there at 10:30…

Canadian-approved advice for enjoying the outdoors at ESL school in Canada

Winter, spring, summer, and fall are very different in Canada, but all times of the year offer great opportunities to take part in outdoor activities. Whether you’re interested in ice skating, boating, biking or hiking, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy all year long. Even if you…

5 tips for staying organized at ESL school

Life as an English language student can be very busy, as you balance classroom studies, social activities and rest. However, there are plenty of ways to organize your time which will help you to get great results in school and have lots of fun during your stay in Canada, too!…

How did this CultureWorks Saudi student manage to stay in Canada? It was simple: He was born in London, Ontario.

  CultureWorks graduate Ahmad Noorwali is happy to stay put in Canada to pursue his university career in Windsor and London. Here, he debates the new smoking laws in France with Ceren from Turkey. Ahmad Noorwali will be staying in Canada and university will be part of his future. At…

CultureWorks students ready themselves for busiest time of the year, keeping their calendars close by

At this time of school year, the most watched device for ESL students is not a computer. And no, not the student behind or in front of you either. Even pizza at lunch is set aside. The key now is the calendar. It may be on the wall, but many…

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…