Things To Do in Vancouver

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Sep 12, 2014 4:41:00 PM

I decided to create a simple district guide for those visitng Vancouver. See the map below to help you plan your trips.

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Topics: Vancouver

5 Pros (and Cons) of Studying Abroad with your Partner

Posted by Frederick Lai

Sep 8, 2014 11:27:48 AM

When traveling abroad to study in a foreign country, the hardest part is sometimes leaving your special loved one behind. But, for some couples, they take on the challenge together - for better or worse. It can be exciting but also daunting to plan, budget and ultimately travel together. But, for many people, the reward of having someone you love join you as you take on new experiences is worth it. Here now, are just a few pro's (advantages) and con's (disadvantages) to studying abroad with your partner.

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Topics: Curiosities

The easiest and fastest way to come to Canada (and stay)

Posted by Susan Araya

Sep 8, 2014 9:43:00 AM

There are at least 10 different ways to move to Canada and most of them are very fast; however, they are not very easy. You must meet certain requirements to qualify for categories such as investor, skilled worker, foreign worker or spousal sponsorship among others. The requirements for these categories are very specific and hard to meet, in most cases you have to be rich or you have to receive a job offer from a Canadian employer; but what if you don’t have a large amount of money to invest or haven't received a job offer or haven’t yet met your Canadian soul mate?

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Topics: Canada, immigration to canada, study and work in canada, diplomas,

Canadian English VS American English: Spelling

Posted by Frederick Lai

Aug 29, 2014 2:06:09 PM

After the colonization of the North American coast by the British Empire in the late 15th century, English quickly became the language of the new world. Today, it has evolved very distinctly between Canada and the USA, although sounding very similar to non-native speakers. In this article, we'll look at the differences in spelling - an important consideration when writing English for a Canadian or American audience.

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Topics: Canada, UK, English Tips

Where to Study English in Canada

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Aug 26, 2014 4:04:00 PM

Once again, Vancouver and Toronto were elected one of the best cities to live in the world, according to a new report from The Economist. The “liveability index” crunches 30 factors related to things like safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities. 

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Topics: Canada, Vancouver, Toronto, english school

Top 10 True Canadian Experiences

Posted by Frederick Lai

Aug 25, 2014 9:21:00 AM

So you are in Canada. Great! But you, being the experienced world traveller want more than the bus tours, museums and restaurants. You want to truly live the Canadian experience. You want to meet some amazing local people. You want memories that will last forever.

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Topics: Canada, destinations

11 ways to increase your IELTS test score

Posted by Phil Miller

Aug 15, 2014 10:33:24 AM

Anyone taking the IELTS test is always looking for ways to increase the score; to increase their chance of getting a better result. While there are many things you can do, in the end you have to remember that:

  • IELTS is a test of your overall English ability; the more you improve all aspects of English communication, the better your score will be
  • Focusing on IELTS books and practice exams alone is not enough to adequately prepare yourself 

Anything you do should focus around improving your English proficiency while learning and applying strategies that will help on the test.

That being said, take a look at 11 ways to increase your IELTS test score!

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Topics: Exam preparation, IELTS

7 Tips For IELTS Exam Day

Posted by Tori H

Aug 14, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Test-taking is stressful in general, but when you’ve got your future riding on those results, it’s even worse. If you want to be accepted into a western university, you have to prove that you have the language skills necessary to make the most of your time there. While working at a language center, I had several opportunities to participate in administering the exam. While each test center will be a bit different, each has to adhere to strict rules to create a system in which each test is the same, no matter where you go to take it. Here are important tips for IELTS exam day:

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Topics: Exam preparation, IELTS

What to expect on your first day of class

Posted by Frederick Lai

Aug 13, 2014 5:08:00 PM

From the moment you decide to study abroad to the moment you land in the airport of your destination, many feelings go through your body that is hard to explain in words. Sometimes you can get so wrapped up in the preparation, when you arrive in your new home you don't know how to focus on why you are there - to study!

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Topics: Tips

15 Canadian Slang Words and Phrases

Posted by Frederick Lai

Aug 8, 2014 5:09:22 PM

Often when travelling through a new country, you can get a sense of the culture through food, architecture and clothing. However, possibly the most important indication of a culture is the way they use language. When visiting Canada for study or work, you may hear some Canadian slang, words or phrases that you've never heard before. As a local Canadian myself, I use phrases that sometimes my international friends don't understand so I explain it to them. 

Here now, are some phrases and words you can use as a visitor to Canada to sound more "Canadian"!

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Topics: Canada, English Tips

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