Category: News-Events

Teaguen gives us a lesson ‘Onn’ the independent study program at our ESL school

Teaguen Onn is a teacher, a good one as a matter of fact. That does not make him one of a kind at CultureWorks. It’s a talented group from top to bottom. If some of his teaching philosophies may be unique, however, they may have started with his two favourite…

After seven years, CultureWorks and former student Amy Lin reunite for the greater good in two countries.

Recently, CultureWorks Founder and Chief Executive Officer Tina Bax made a staff announcement about two new employees who will not only help in the new creative initiatives in China, but also be key players on the home front. We recently introduced Peter Choi as the new IT mastermind. Today, it…

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…

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…

4 facts about hockey for students beginning an ESL program in Canada

Ice hockey is Canada’s national winter sport. Many Canadians love playing hockey and many also have a favourite hockey team. If you want to improve your English skills while you are in Canada, having some knowledge about hockey is a great way to start a conversation. Let’s take a look…

CultureWorks establishes partnership with China school that could lead to ‘a thousand students in the first year’

CultureWorks Founder and President Tina Bax is known for her big picture approach to the ESL company she originated 20 years ago. For that matter, she also has a healthy vision of life in general. Today, however, we will deal with her expanding CultureWorks world. The ESL company has confirmed…

CultureWorks helps Amberson High School on its way to summer camp success for 41 Chinese students

This year, Amberson High School in Toronto put together a summer camp itinerary for 41 Chinese students. It was an educational match made in heaven with learning grounds based in Toronto; Shijiazhuang, the capital and largest city in North China’s Hebei province; and London, Ont. There were other Ontario university…

CultureWorks’ Gateway Program Featured on ICEF Monitor

Last week's ICEF Monitor featured Gateway: CultureWorks' immersive, synchronous online English for Academic Purposes program. We're proud of our academic and development leaders who represented our development and teaching teams: thank you Liz Johnson and Danielle Dilkes! New applications for these courses are being discovered through conversations with agents, Trade…

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,…

The ‘most exciting’ English as a second language pathway program in Canada

The setting could not have been better. It was the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s 51st annual conference in balmy Halifax. The dates were Nov. 19-22. Twenty-six hundred delegates. CBIE, if you are not aware, is the Canadian meeting place for people working “across the full spectrum of education, bridging…