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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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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Tips on Finding an Apartment in Toronto and Vancouver

ILAC Teacher Erin Casper offers some great advice on how to find a place to live in Canada.

One of the most exciting and stressful times is finding a new apartment. Whether you are a first time renter or have been living away from your parents for a while, finding the right apartment, in the right location, at the right price, can be a tedious and time-consuming process. I’ve just had the pleasure of finding an apartment for the first time. Although the process was long, it was quite rewarding when I was able to find a lovely apartment at the right price. I learned a lot about my experience and I thought I could help you navigate through this process a little more easily with some advice.

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