Category: English As A Second Language

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…

4 amusement parks to visit when studying English in Canada

Canada may be known for its cold winters, but summer here is also a wonderful experience. Festivals, Canada Day celebrations, and visits to local wildlife reserves are all a fun part of studying in Canada during the summer. These aren’t the only activities ESL students can look forward to. Canada…

From Syria with love, the refugee story of Faiez Khouri and his family.

This is the story of a family of five making its way from Saydnaya, Syria, a war-torn community of 20,000, through Lebanon, to London, Canada. It is an increasingly familiar tale. Yes, they are refugees. Yes, they are happier now. Yes, they miss Syria. And yes, they had plenty of…

CultureWorks plays host to an agent luncheon, this time on home turf.

On this day, lunch did not include the best Kung Pao chicken served in Guangzhou, the finest Mutabbaq Samak fish and rice dish in Riyadh or the delightful Chilaquiles in Guadalajara. Instead, the main course options were the equally tasty Slow-Roasted salmon, Wild Mushroom risotto and Roasted Rosemary-Lemon chicken, all…

4 ways to learn more about local culture when you study English in Canada

Studying in Canada allows you to learn English quickly. Classes with expert instructors help students learn important grammar rules and vocabulary. In addition, fun trips and activities help students practise their English with native speakers. However, these are just some of the many benefits that come with learning English abroad.…

Time of the year to get a running start in the CultureWorks summer ESL programs

Be Ready! Quick Start! Fast Track! This may sound similar to the words legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt heard at the starting line on his way to gathering eight gold medals in three Summer Olympics. Close, but the three two-word, start-line expressions have nothing to do with Bolt’s multiple visits…

The 5 best ways to enjoy a Canadian summer at ESL school in Canada

While winter in Canada is a unique experience, summer also has a lot to offer. In fact, the summer is Canada’s peak tourism season. This means that many cities hold festivals, parades, and other fun activities for locals and visitors alike. Parks also see many visitors during this time of…

CultureWorks, Brescia, Amberson combine to play host to successful Fam Tour

“Fam Tours allow you to showcase your school or program directly to potential partners. Your partners will become more knowledgeable, confident and motivated to promote your business once they have experienced first hand your location, programs and most importantly, your staff.” -- StudentMarketing, a global market intelligence consultancy and a…

Why aspiring scientists benefit from taking English for university study

Learning English has many benefits! It can help students gain acceptance into a Canadian university. It can help them meet other students from all over the world. It can even help aspiring scientists succeed at university and beyond! How can English be useful for students interested in studying the sciences?…

CultureWorks President and Founder Tina Bax returns to China and likes what she sees. Part 2.

Tina Bax has recently returned from a working trip to China, teaming up with Amberson High School of Toronto. No stranger to China, Tina’s first journey there in 2019 will mark her 20th anniversary. Today, Tina gives us an update on some of the various programs. QUESTION: What was your…