Why you should attend after school activities

When I arrived in Vancouver I thought the classes would be like in the schools where I had studied, as soon as the class ends, everyone goes back home and only sees each other during the day. But at Tamwood this was not the case. Every weekday of the month there are extra class activities  … Read more


4 Tips on Moving to Vancouver

I am staying in Vancouver so I would like to talk to you about what you have to bring if you come here, based on my experience.   First, Vancouver has a nickname: ‘Raincouver’. It means rain + Vancouver because it rains so much, except in summer.  Therefore, I recommend that you bring or buy  … Read more

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Christmas in Canada!

As a Canadian who has lived most of her life in Canada (except for 6 years in Taiwan), I thought I’d give you some information and advice about Christmas in Canada! Yes, Christmas originated as a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but nowadays in Canada, many non-religious and non-Christian people celebrate Christmas,  … Read more



INCREDIBLE! Is the only word that I can say. I come from a similar place but I found here something that I can’t explain… Since the day that I arrived, I knew that one month and a half will be very short, and that’s what’s happening right now, one week before leaving. The only thing  … Read more



Typically, before students head out on their big adventure to Vancouver, they wonder about how much fun they will have. There is no doubt that geographically, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, how much fun can we have? If you go to YouTube and enter “no fun city Vancouver”  … Read more


Living the Dream in Vancouver

Living in Vancouver has always been a dream of mine! Now I have it! The beginning was very difficult because it takes a lot of the flexibility, and courage to face the first steps in a new country, with a different culture from mine in Brazil. You need to be available to experience new things,  … Read more


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