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CultureWorks students take the test, tubing all the way.

A test tube is usually known as a common piece of laboratory glassware consisting of a finger-like length of glass or clear plastic tubing, open at the top and closed at the bottom. However, in this case it was a reference to 55 CultureWorks ESL students making their maiden runs…

Experiencing our country’s history when you take English training in Canada

English language training in Canada

One of the most exciting things about travelling to a new country and studying its language is learning about its history. Luckily, when you study English in Ottawa or London, Ontario, you’ll be close to some of Canada’s best museums and most important historic sites. So, you can easily go…

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…

Considering an ESL program in Canada? Here’s why celebrating Christmas in Canada is a unique experience

Winter in Canada is a truly wonderful time of the year. Snow covers the ground, and shops and homes are covered with decorations such as wreaths, lights, and garlands. There is so much to enjoy during this time of year. For many ESL students, experiencing a Canadian winter is exciting.…

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 4th Annual Holiday Open House can be summed up in a thousand words.

Google the expression “a photo is worth a thousand words” and it may take you in that many directions. There is not a clear answer where the term originated, but one popular suggestion is from Frederick R. Barnard and his 1921 article where he says “one look is worth a…

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 front-office staff share some observations when engaging ESL school students in the ‘White House’

Today, we are going to have discussions with several CultureWorks staff members in London, Ontario, who, on most occasions, are the first to meet new international students from China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. What we hope you will discover is a genuine…

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;…

Why study English in Canada?

English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. It is spoken by approximately 1.5 billion people, and is the official language of over 50 countries. This presents a world of opportunity for students who would like to study English. However, it also presents a world of…