CULTUREWORKS BRINGS CANADA TO LIFE!

A Chinese Proverb on Education

Tell me, I will forget.

Show me, I may remember.   

 Involve me, and I will understand.

Learning a language is an active process.  So is learning a new culture.  For any international student looking to live and study in Canada, the CultureWorks Canadian Studies trips provide unique, real life experiences that bring our beautiful country to life.  If you are a student at CultureWorks, or are considering to become one, you’ll be happy to know that we follow the above educational proverb in our delivery of ESL (English as a Second Language) and EAP (English for Academic Purposes).

Every Thursday, CultureWorks students leave the classroom behind and embark on a Canadian Studies trip.  These trips are awesome because they involve our students in Canadian culture, language, and lifestyle. When you get involved in learning, knowledge becomes real. Furthermore, these trips are super fun!

Some of the Canadian Studies trips we’ve taken so far this term include…

1.  A journey into the wintery woods outside of Ottawa to a ‘sugar shack’, where our students learned how maple syrup is made.  When we asked how the trip went, the response was unanimous.  “Sweet!”

Traditional Sugar Shack.  I think they made the building to accommodate the man's hat.
Traditional Sugar Shack. I think they made the building to accommodate the man’s hat.
Layering the syrup to freeze on ice.
Layering the syrup to freeze on ice.
The maple syrup expert.  Note: Not all Canadians wear these hats.
The maple syrup expert. Note: Not all Canadians wear these hats.
A delicious crepe.
A delicious crepe.

2.  Our Oshawa campus often explores Toronto, and this time they explored the legendary ‘Hockey Hall of Fame.‘  Here they learned the history of our famous sport, understood the cultural significance of the Stanley Cup, and even had a lesson on the ice!  Our student’s reaction to this also was also unanimous. “Cool!”

Future members of The Toronto Maple Leafs  and Team Canada.
Future members of The Toronto Maple Leafs and Team Canada.
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3.  Recently our London campus took a different kind of cultural voyage.  Into their tastebuds!  Professional chefs taught our students many  Canadian recipes, ranging from the common appetizer to the very unique main dish!  Everyone appreciated the hands-on experience, but unfortunately they couldn’t tell us about it.  Their mouths were too full.  Learn English at CultureWorks, where we bring Canada to life!

Getting some food schooling in Canada!
Getting some food schooling in Canada!
The student becomes the chef.
The student becomes the chef.
Appetizers for big appetites!
Appetizers for big appetites!