10 Tips for Writing a Great Resume or CV in English

How to Write a Great Resume in English

Developing a resume is one of the first steps taken towards the job search. Writing a resume in English can be very challenging and requires lots of time for thorough preparation, research and proofreading.

Here are some tips that will help you to write a great resume in English, according to North American standards:
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Learn Canadian Slang From ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Canadian Slang with How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is an absolutely legendary and epically hilarious show that entertained millions of viewers over its nine years span. It won 18 awards and was nominated for an Emmy award as an outstanding comedy series.

Countless fans got obsessed with its hysterically funny characters and their emotional roller-coasters: the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in New York: Canadian Robin Scherbatsky, a couple Marshall & Lily and an awesome womanizer Barney Stinson. Below is a list of slang terms commonly used in this show.

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10 Tips for Giving a Great Presentation in English

Tips for giving a great presentation

Giving the perfect oral presentation in English requires practice. Remember that even great orators like Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King became excellent public speakers through years of dedicated practice.

When preparing your presentation in English, we recommend you watching and listening to the recordings of their public speeches as an example. Check out our video lesson and some other useful tips for giving a great presentation below.

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IELTS Exam Top Tips

Infographics on IELTS Prep tips

We have prepared an amazing infographic on some useful tips that will help you to take the right actions in the way to IELTS success. Check it out!

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Fashion Idioms & Vocabulary

ILAC Students' Fashion

Are you a fashionista? A fashionista is a slang term for people who like fashion. It can be anyone: a supermodel, a fashion designer or even an ILAC student who loves to wear something stylish and fashionable.

In honour of New York Fashion Week, we have collected photos of our trendy students and some fashion vocabulary and idioms that can be used in your everyday speech and conversation.

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English Lesson & Quiz: Difference Between ‘Lend’ and ‘Borrow’

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It is easier to improve your English if you practice every chance you get. So don’t miss our latest lesson that  we’ve prepared just for you! :-)

Check out the quiz and the radio podcast below for a lesson where we will look at the difference between ‘Lend’ and ‘Borrow.’

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How to Speak Like a Canadian

Canadian Students Speak

To speak like a real Canadian is not that hard. There are three little secrets:

1. You need to respect the country’s linguistic diversity;
2. You should know the slang that can vary from region to region due to, again, Canadian multiculturalism;
3. You should use the interjection “eh,” which is commonly associated with Canadian English. Continue reading