Category: CULTUREWORKS EXPERIENCE

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…

From China with love, CultureWorks graduate takes on major role with the Canadian school he started with.

It would be easy to say Peter Choi is a gentleman and a scholar and move on. But that is unfair. He is much more than that. Peter is a father. He is a husband. He is thoughtful and articulate in two languages. He has Masters degrees from two different…

CultureWorks students take the test, tubing all the way.

A test tube is usually known as a common piece of laboratory glassware consisting of a finger-like length of glass or clear plastic tubing, open at the top and closed at the bottom. However, in this case it was a reference to 55 CultureWorks ESL students making their maiden runs…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…