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CultureWorks establishes partnership with China school that could lead to ‘a thousand students in the first year’

CultureWorks Founder and President Tina Bax is known for her big picture approach to the ESL company she originated 20 years ago. For that matter, she also has a healthy vision of life in general. Today, however, we will deal with her expanding CultureWorks world. The ESL company has confirmed…

CultureWorks 4th Annual Holiday Open House can be summed up in a thousand words.

Google the expression “a photo is worth a thousand words” and it may take you in that many directions. There is not a clear answer where the term originated, but one popular suggestion is from Frederick R. Barnard and his 1921 article where he says “one look is worth a…

Why should you learn English as a second language if you want a career in business?

English is now the language of international business, and if you want a successful business career, knowing how to read and write in English can be very useful. Fluency in English can help you immigrate to an English-speaking country, attend an English-speaking university, and understand other cultures all over the…

CultureWorks front-office staff share some observations when engaging ESL school students in the ‘White House’

Today, we are going to have discussions with several CultureWorks staff members in London, Ontario, who, on most occasions, are the first to meet new international students from China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. What we hope you will discover is a genuine…

CultureWorks Academic Director thrilled to earn her PhD, hours of research and a 200-page dissertation later

Meredith McGregor grew up on a horse farm in Lambton County, west of London, Ontario; began her undergrad at Western University in 2000 after finishing high school in Petrolia, Ontario; taught English in Mexico for a year; returned to Western to garner her Masters in Hispanic cultural studies; travelled extensively;…

Why study English in Canada?

English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. It is spoken by approximately 1.5 billion people, and is the official language of over 50 countries. This presents a world of opportunity for students who would like to study English. However, it also presents a world of…

Recent CultureWorks graduate from China leaves a trail of soul searching during his ESL experience.

There is something special about Zekun (Kuhn) He. Kuhn is a recent CultureWorks graduate who asks questions, and lots of them; he takes routes not often traveled; and his smiles are large and often. Yes, there is plenty to be learned from this 23-year-old from Xi’an, China. At the beginning,…

Your guide to celebrating Halloween when attending ESL school in Canada

To anyone unfamiliar with Halloween, October 31st might seem like a very strange day. Canadians all over the country will dress up as witches, vampires, zombies, or other creatures. Shops and homes will be decorated with fake cobwebs, spiders, skeletons, and other spooky decorations. And in the evening, young children…

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…