Category: English As A Second Language

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…

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;…

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…