A Month in Whistler

I’ll describe to you as best as possible my month of October in Whistler. The school is a nice place to study English and to meet people from all around the world. It is situated in the Whistler village and it’s easy to access by bus, by bike or on foot. The teachers are really  … Read more


The Tamwood Torontonian Experience

I decided to come to Toronto because I had never been in Canada before, and a lot of people told me that the Canadians are really kind and helpful.  I chose Toronto because I wanted to try how is the life in a North American big city and also because it’s really convenient to discover  … Read more



Studying for an FCE or CAE exam can be a really stressful time for students.  It’s a lot of pressure to learn all the information you need to pass the different parts of the exam, and for a lot of students, a good exam score is essential in order to get into a good university  … Read more

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Happy Halloween!

Can you feel it?  The air is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change colour.  Starbucks has their Fall drinks for sale (how many pumpkin spice lattes have you had this week?), and sweaters and boots are the clothes most people are wearing now.  It’s Autumn, and it’s the best time of year  … Read more

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Tsuyoshi’s Vancouver Experience

Hi, I’m Tsuyoshi. I’m from Japan. Before anything else, I want to tell that you can have a good time here if you are thinking about new experience. I’m going to tell you what I’ve experienced here.   Meet New Friends At first, I have to talk about this topic. I’ve met many friends who  … Read more


Top 4 Reasons to Keep a Journal

A lot of people keep a private diary.  Why do people do it?  Writing a personal journal gives us a way to think about what we’re doing and keep amazing memories!  Writing daily or weekly helps us think through what we need to do and make decisions or changes.  A journal is usually about ourselves,  … Read more

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A Japanese Artist’s Testimonial

It was my first overseas trip to Canada. Unlike Japan, classes at Tamwood we were able to learn accurate pronunciation of English and I got a very good experience. I was anxious for being here the first time, but I was able to relax because everyone kindly told me to ask questions to help improve  … Read more

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Trivia on Canadian Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of the year again! Thanksgiving is so special in that we not only get to feast on turkey with loved ones but also reflect on our blessings, appreciate what we have, and be grateful for everyone and everything in our lives. Let’s count our blessings and be grateful this weekend and everyday.  … Read more

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3 reasons why I’m loving Toronto

I have been in Toronto, Canada for four weeks and so far, my experience has been wonderful.  There are many things that I have really enjoyed such as: Toronto is a multicultural city. It is amazing to see people from all around the world sharing the same space in the subway for instance.  People in  … Read more

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One year anniversary

Today, September 26, one year ago was my first day in Canada. I remember how everything smelled different, how everything was strange for me… I found my comfort zone there, in those feelings I had when I first saw everything surrounding me in that wonderful country. I remember waking up pretty early and I was  … Read more