5 Tips for Students Taking Exams

1) Wake up early. Give yourself time to have a good breakfast, have a coffee and not worry about being late if transportation isn’t cooperating. (I’m talking about you TTC!)

2) Don’t stress! Remember, it’s just a test. Of course you want to do your best, but the fate of your future does not usually rest upon one test. Breathe.

3) Read the instructions carefully. So many times when I was I teaching I’d see students lose marks because they didn’t read the instructions properly. Understanding instructions is part of the test itself.

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Make a Change – Make a New Year’s Resolution

New Year's Resolution

2015 is here! It’s time for a new year and a new beginning. To start the year off on the right foot, why not make a New Year’s resolution?

A New Year’s Resolution is a commitment a person makes to achieve some of their personal and professional goals. New Year’s resolutions are made for the New Year, which indicates new beginnings.  The idea is to keep the promise for the whole year. This tradition is widely celebrated throughout the world.

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6 Ways to Improve Your English with Music

Looking for a fresh way to improve your English listening and vocabulary? Music is a universal language and can be a fun way to strengthen your listening skills, as well as expand your vocabulary.

Here are a few tips to help you use music as a language learning tool. Try them out and don’t forget to dance!

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What’s Thanksgiving All About? – A Guide for International Students


This Monday, October 13th, is Thanksgiving. For those of you interested in learning about the holiday and joining in the celebrations, here’s what you need to know!

Celebrated mostly in Canada and the US, Thanksgiving was originally about being thankful for the end of harvest season (harvest refers to the farmers bringing in their crops from the field). But for many Canadian families the tradition has changed and the focus is now to enjoy a large meal with family.

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Fun Apps to Improve Your English!

It’s quite common today to have an Android or a iPhone. Not only are these two smartphones very popular but tablets are also becoming more accessible. One of the reasons why these technologies are dominant in the market is because there are so many fun apps to play with.  So why not download some apps that are fun and help you improve your English at the same time!

There are many options to choose from but here are the top five suggestions for Apple and Android phone and tablets.

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Feeling Stressed? Here are 10 Free Ways to Relax!


In today’s busy, fast-paced lives, people often report feeling stressed out. Here are 10 free things you can do to relax in order to slow down and smell the flowers! (Unless you happen to have allergies, then that’s probably not a good idea).

1. Go for a walk, preferably around somewhere with trees or nature. Exercise can do as much from a biological perspective as some medications.

2. Call a good friend you haven’t spoken with lately. Or a family member you like. Reconnecting with people provides an emotional uplift. If nothing else, you’ll get the scoop on who your cousin’s dating.

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