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. 

Read More

Topics: Canada, Vancouver, Toronto, english school

Top 10 True Canadian Experiences

Posted by Fred 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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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:

Read More

Topics: Exam preparation, IELTS

What to expect on your first day of class

Posted by Fred 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!

Read More

Topics: Tips

15 Canadian Slang Words and Phrases

Posted by Fred 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"!

Read More

Topics: Canada, English Tips

Top 10 reasons to live in Canada

Posted by Phil Miller

Aug 1, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Some people say “Canada is the best country in world to live”. As a proud Canadian I couldn’t agree more. I have lived in many big and small cities across Canada including Ottawa, Toronto, Belleville, Kingston, and now Vancouver.

Read More

Topics: Canada, destinations

A visa guide for travelling to the USA while studying in Canada

Posted by Fred Lai

Jul 29, 2014 11:32:50 AM

One of the most frequent concerns we get from students studying in Canada is regarding travelling to the USA. Many students who are studying abroad in Canada like to take advantage of its only bordering country to shop and sight-see, especially from cities such as Vancouver or Toronto due to the close proximity.

Read More

Topics: Canada, USA, work visa

Immigrating

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Jul 28, 2014 10:43:00 AM

The decision to travel to another country and stay permanently (immigrating) is a big one. Immigration can be overwhelming and that's why you should analyse the conditions of each country in consideration. Whenever possible, it always helps to talk to people from many different countries. Ask questions about the cost of living, job opportunities and all the things related to your career so you can get a sense of the culture and lifestyle of each destination.

Read More

Topics: Canada, immigration

18 Tips For Getting Higher Exam Marks

Posted by Livio Capalbo

Jul 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

You can’t avoid it. Every exam prep checklist has it, and every experienced tutor will advise you to do it: study! Yes, we all hate to have to do it, but it really is the key to your success on every exam you’ll have to take.

But, the fact is, even after you’ve studied all you can for whatever test you have coming up, you’re not guaranteed success. You might have heard stories of a classmate who crumbled under the pressure of studying for a test, or who slept right through his alarm on the morning of the test, or who ran out of energy and collapsed right on top of her desk during the exam. It really could happen to anyone!

Read More

Topics: Exam preparation

Subscribe To Our Blog