Category: CULTUREWORKS EXPERIENCE

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…

How a top intensive English program can help improve your critical thinking skills

In a world where automation is becoming more and more common, many worry about which skills they need to stay ahead and enjoy a long and rewarding career. For many, soft skills such as emotional intelligence, communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking are the keys to avoiding automation. In fact,…

How to fully embrace living in a new language when you study English in Canada

Studying in another country can feel intimidating. It means discovering a new culture, living in a new language, and even trying foods that might not be familiar. Fortunately, Canada is a very welcoming country that prides itself on being friendly. In addition, there are a few great tips that ESL…

Enrolled in ESL school in Canada? Here’s why you definitely want to visit a sugar shack this spring

There's more than one reason to be happy at the end of winter. When the days get warm but the nights are still cold, maple trees start producing a lot of sap. Collect enough sap and boil it for a while and you get delicious maple syrup! In Ontario and…

CultureWorks graduate from Vietnam helps CW students adjust to their future home at King’s University College

The challenge this day was to find a CultureWorks graduate who could help guide some current CW students on a tour of King’s University College. Not for just a tour of bricks and mortar, but an inside look at the workings of the facility where these eight students are headed…

From Rwanda to CultureWorks’ ESL program to King’s, the story of Fiacre Batera

This tale is about a young man who smiles a great deal. He is charming, bright and an extremely nice person to spend time with. He is also willing to share a story about his life, a story few people can relate to. Fiacre Batera is a survivor of the…

How top intensive English programs help students make international friends

Attending a school abroad is a great way to learn many new skills in English communication and comprehension. It's also something many students quite likely have never done before. Because of this, they might be a bit worried about whether they will make friends. Fortunately, there's no need to feel…

Faiez and the night the Manor changes names: Inside our ESL school’s holiday party

For one night a year, the home office of CultureWorks has a name change. And that would be a late November evening when the Alumni Reunion and Holiday Open House takes over the historic Mary Manor. On the Brescia University College campus and with due respect to the Ursuline Sisters,…

Get Nervous When Speaking in English? How Intensive English Programs Can Help You Gain Confidence

Learning English can be challenging. There are many different grammar rules to learn, idioms to practise, and a huge vocabulary to memorize. When writing an essay, students have the time to carefully think about what they want to communicate. However, when speaking, it can be difficult to remember all the…