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Vancouver Weather Words

November 30, 2013 by St Giles

Canadians talk about the weather all the time. It’s always interesting because it’s always changing. We can’t rely on the weatherman to predict it accurately. So, it’s always a surprise when it actually is as it was predicted! Vancouver is often called “Raincouver”. We have many words for describing rain here although we like to refer… Read More »

Top 20 Universities

November 28, 2013 by St Giles

BBC News wrote an article that lists the world’s top 20 universities according to a new global table. Interestingly, six of which are in the UK, 16 are in the USA, and 1 is in Canada. Even more interestingly, six of the listed universities are at institutions where we run the St Giles Junior Summer… Read More »

To Speak or Not to Speak?

November 26, 2013 by St Giles

Frances, the Director of St Giles Vancouver shares some language tips on the culture of speaking English and how practise makes perfect! The CULTURE of Speaking English Speaking English is not a science. A new language is a new culture, a new behavior, a new way of thinking as well as new rules and new… Read More »