Category: English As A Second Language

Even the family cats join new CultureWorks student and her parents in making the move from Colombia to Canada.

Two months ago, Natalia Parra, 25, and her parents, Julio and Nelly, left Bogota in the Republic of Colombia for perhaps the final time. Merengue and Candonga were allowed to stay longer in the South American country of 50 million. They arrived last week. Merengue is yellow; Candonga is black…

Punjabi student adapts after a little help from her family and the teachers and students at our ESL school

  Harpreet says the CultureWorks teaching style is much more suitable to her than the classes back in the Punjab. Harpreet Kaur is 22 and a new student in the CultureWorks ESL program in London, Ont. She is also the only current CW student from Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan…

CultureWorks students are now eligible for conditional admission to Algoma University

  We are happy to share the news that CultureWorks students are now eligible for conditional admission to Algoma University. This new pathway will provide additional options for students studying with CultureWorks in China or in Canada. Founder Tina Bax says “Our mission is to provide students with access to…

The tale of how the ‘newspaper guy’ becomes the Daily Boomalang moderator.

The year was 2014 when the career of the lifetime “newspaper guy” ended. But, as it turned out, not his employment dealing with the news of the day. His one-year stint with the Metro daily paper had come to a stop when the London, Ont., version closed. That was after…

How ESL school can help you tackle the most common English pronunciation mistakes

Correct pronunciation in English can be tricky. Sometimes, two words that are spelled completely differently are pronounced exactly the same way (such as “write” and “right”). Then there are words that are spelled the same way, but are pronounced differently (such as the verb “read,” which can be pronounced “reed”…

3 tips for overcoming homesickness during your intensive English program

Studying English in Canada is an amazing opportunity. You’ll get to explore a foreign country, meet interesting people, and learn a new language all at the same time. However, while studying abroad is an exciting experience, it is quite common to miss your home, family, and friends while you are…

4 reasons to visit Niagara Falls while attending ESL school in Canada

Niagara Falls is one of the most famous natural wonders in Canada. If you study English in London, Ontario you’ll be just two hours away from this must-see sight. Of course, the main reason for visiting Niagara Falls is to see the incredible waterfalls themselves. But did you know there…

CultureWorks, Brescia teamwork paying off for EAP students.

The relationship between CultureWorks EAP school and Brescia University College is a solid one. To begin with, you don’t have to look any farther than the CultureWorks home office -- located on Brescia property known as the Mary Manor – to see the educational teamwork. It was back in June…

Studying an ESL program? Learn 4 ways Canadians celebrate Valentine’s Day

In Canada, Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 and it is a day to celebrate love and romance. While most Canadians don’t get Valentine’s Day off from work, it is still considered an important holiday, especially for those in romantic relationships. If you study English in Canada, you’ll have the…

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…