15 terms from the Harry Potter series everyone should know

15 November, 2016
Claire Payne

JK Rowling’s fictional world brought with it many new words, one of which was even added to the Oxford English Dictionary back in 2013. From spells and sports, to magical creatures and methods of transport, anyone who has read the series will have seen their vocabulary increase tenfold.


A look at British and American slang

10 November, 2016
James Burt

While a lot of teachers shy away from teaching any kind of slang, it’s actually handy for students to know, especially in social situations. It’s also fun to learn and great to apply to use on things like social media. 

Guy Fawkes Night and where to celebrate in London

02 November, 2016
Erin O'Neill

In Britain, November 5 is marked with celebrations of bonfires, toffee apples and fireworks. This festival originates from the story of a man named Guy Fawkes and the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Read on to learn more about the history of Guy Fawkes Night, and discover where you can celebrate in London this year. 

Canuck cuisine: Notes of some traditional Canadian dishes

29 September, 2016
James Burt

There are people the world over — plus many native Canadians — that do not even believe that Canadians have their own unique cuisine. But with some investigation, there are many dynamic Canadian dishes that have been in existence since colonial times and that often utilise purely Canadian ingredients. 

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