Breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend can be a difficult situation. Here are some expressions that you can say if your boyfriend or girlfriend is an English-speaker.
Laetitia Ropp from Paris, France had always dreamed of studying English in Canada.
She just wasn’t sure how she’d make it happen.
Fortunately for the talented student, she entered a national Facebook Photo Contest sponsored by ILAC, Air Canada, the Canadian Embassy, Le Parisien and Voyage Langue and was shocked when her picture received the most Likes, making her one of 10 finalists out of 2,000 entries.
When Ana Karina Montilla arrived in Canada in 2010 to learn English at ILAC, she was put in touch with a fellow Venezuelan working in the school’s internship department. The pretty brunette, who was placed in Beginner 2, had very little English and was glad to meet someone who could answer all her questions in this new country.
“We became friends,” she recalls with a smile. The Venezuelan was Jimmy Battaglia, who arrived in Canada in 2009 to complete ILAC’s general English program and then went on to attend Humber College in Toronto.
With very little sunlight and a lot of rain, people begin to feel the winter blahs, which is a combination of boredom, sadness and not being sure about what to do with yourself. So here are some ideas to help you out in Vancouver.
Winter is cold, the days are short and there isn’t a lot of sunlight. I know this can be a depressing and boring time but winter can be fun. Here are some ideas to help you beat the winter blahs.
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.
Simple and affordable ways to help you stay warm when it’s freezing outside!
1) Put down a rug or carpet, you can get cheap ones at Homesense/Winners/Walmart. They are warmer to walk on and will help stop heat loss through the floor.
It’s that time of year again! Temperatures are dropping and you need to start wearing warmer clothes. A lot of students are dreading the colder months, however if you dress appropriately and participate in winter activities, you can embrace the season with a positive attitude. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for a Canadian winter!
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!
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.