How to Find a Job in Canada

How to Find a Job in Canada You’ve decided that you want to stay in Canada after completing your academic program. Now you are faced with perhaps an even more challenging task… finding a job in Canada. It’s time to put into practice all of the skills that you’ve been learning. If you are interested ...

How to Speak English Fluently

How to Speak English Fluently Becoming fluent in another language is an incredible accomplishment. It means that you’ve committed to an arduous task, you’ve put in the hours & you’ve demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience. However, no one ever said this would be an easy undertaking. As an ESL teacher, I’ve found that the ...

English Learning Tips

English Learning Tips There is so much advice out there on how to learn English, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming. In my experience as an ESL teacher, the following are my top 3 English learning tips that I’ve found to be most effective in my students’ progress: 1. Complete Immersion: The most important tip ...

How to Study English

How to Study English As a long time ESL teacher, some of the most effective methods for learning English that I’ve witnessed have been the most basic ones, yet maintained in a consistent manner. Above all else, it’s important to know the reasons why you are learning English; is it for an upcoming promotion? to ...

English Immersion in Homestay

English Immersion in Homestay Immerse yourself into Canadian culture and the English language by living in a homestay. In the homestay program, you get to live with a Canadian family which will help you to practice your English after class! Dinner is a great time to have a conversation with your homestay host over a ...

5 Tips for Being Successful in Canada

5 Tips for Being Successful in Canada If you are thinking about travelling to Canada to study and you are finding yourself unsure about whether or not you will be successful in this new and unfamiliar country then you have come to the right place! Below we have highlighted a few things to remember in ...

What to Expect on Your First Day at CLLC

What to Expect on Your First Day at CLLC Starting at a new school in a new country can be scary, especially if you do not know what to expect. At CLLC we will welcome you with a big smile and a hello! The following tips will help you feel prepared for your first day: ...

Pronunciation Tips for Students Learning English in Canada

Pronunciation Tips for Students Learning English in Canada When students are new to learning English they can sometimes worry about their accents. Accents are okay, we love accents! However, if you want to master a language it is important to understand how to form new sounds that perhaps you do not use in your language. ...

Tips For Overcoming the 6 Month Blues

Tips For Overcoming the 6 Month Blues Coming to a new country and new city is a wonderful adventure, but is can be hard to be far from the ones you love.  When you add learning a new language, it is even more difficult.  Here are some suggestions of things you can do to avoid ...

Academic English Citations

Academic English Citations To tell your reader that certain pieces of your writing originally came from another source, use citations. By doing so, your reader can find the original source. Citations give information on things like the author(s), title, date, and publication information. Citing material that comes from another source in your writing is a ...

More English, More Friends

More English, More Friends The first day I came to CLLC, I saw students from different countries chatting and laughing together everywhere.  I found this cultural intermingling of students fascinating. Why? In my experience, even though we encourage students to mix, they sometimes ‘default’ and seek out classmates who speak the same language (or a ...

Quick Grammar Test and Exercise to Improve Your Skills

Quick Grammar Test and Exercise to Improve Your Skills As international students learn the English language their lessons are riddled with holes that sooner or later show up. For example, students who regularly do well with speaking and listening still lack strong reading and writing grammar skills. So, here is a tip. If you really ...

How to Improve Our English Skills in Canada

How to Improve Our English Skills in Canada So, we move to a new country and everything feels, looks, sounds, and tastes different than our home!  Sometimes we can feel lonely and lost.  Sometimes people can’t understand what we say.  Sometimes we just want to hide and never speak to anyone again!  These feelings are ...

Unique Places To Study In Ottawa

Now you’re studying in Ottawa and hitting the books can seem to be quite the task. No need to fear any boredom while deciphering gerunds and infinitives; that’s because Ottawa is home to an abundance of great study places and hidden gems. Here’s a list of unique must-see places to cram for those ESL exams. ...

3 Tips For Studying English Abroad

3 Tips For Studying English Abroad Moving to a new city, country or continent is an exciting time for students. However, the excitement is often coupled with worry, anxiety, stress or even frustration. It is especially challenging when you’re moving to place where your native language is not spoken and the customs and culture is ...

2 Easy Ways to Build Your English Confidence

2 Easy Ways to Build Your English Confidence Has it been your dream to study English abroad since you were a child? Is your dream becoming a reality? Are you preparing to study English in Canada?  It can be quite overwhelming when you first arrive in a new country, especially when you don’t speak the ...

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