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Spring has sprung!

We religiously count the days of darkness and cold, wet drizzle of winter here in Vancouver. We count them because we can’t wait until the (possible) glory of spring and summer! And if colours are your thing, then get ready people because the flowers are coming! The end of March and the beginning of April…

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What To Expect in Fluency Class? Expect the Unexpected!

On the first day of my high-level Fluency class, I asked students this simple question, “Why are you here?” They looked at me and in unison said, “We’re here to practice our speaking skills.” So then, I asked them how long had they been in Canada? And more importantly, what had they done to improve…

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The inaugural, annual OWL awards!

This month the glitz and glamour of the award season has hit Oxford International Vancouver and we are celebrating with our very own awards, The OWLS! Every student in the school gets the chance to vote in this secret ballot, so all they have to do is go through the 10 different categories and choose…

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Year Round Group from India

This February we were delighted to host our first Year Round Group from India. A group of 31 teenagers and their Group Leaders from 3 different schools in the Punjab braved our Toronto winter and had a fabulous time in class, sightseeing and learning about Canada. The students had morning classes, afternoon activities and 2…

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Take Care

As the long-awaited winter blast of sub-zero temperatures hit the Vancouver area this past week, we are reminded that the number of students (and teachers!) affected by flu and cold viruses may increase.  Other than washing your hands frequently, here are some other tips to stay healthy: Watch the weather forecast and be prepared.  Remember…

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The Vancouver Public Library

The central branch of the Vancouver Public Library really stands out, with its fascinating architecture. This beautiful library offers resources on nine levels. As well as over a thousand ESL books, the central branch offers some other amazing facilities: The Inspiration Lab is a recording studio where you can record and edit audio and video…

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Toronto Christmas Market

Throughout the months of November and December, our students had the pleasure of visiting Toronto’s renowned Christmas Market. Held in the historic distillery district of Toronto, the market is an annual event that hosts people from all around the world looking to celebrate with lots of Christmas cheer. They were welcomed by the “Massive Christmas…

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Happy New Year from San Diego!

Happy New Year from Oxford International/ Eurocentres San Diego! We had a wonderful end of the year. Students enjoyed tasty candy canes and delicious hot chocolate as we decorated the school, a holiday tree and made snowflakes. Playing holiday Karaoke was a blast for all of the students and staff. Teachers Liz and Amber were…

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Rockin’ out in Van

Many of our students are actually unaware of the great live music scene here in Vancouver. Music has been an instrumental (pardon the pun) part of Vancouver’s entertainment and culture scene. Today I’m going to tell you about a couple of great music venues and some even better bands, singers, or artists coming to Van…

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Victor and Anna Maria from Brazil

For this blog we would like to introduce a very happily married couple called Victor and Anna Maria from Brazil. Victor studied with us for just 1 month and Anna Maria came for just 2 weeks. Although their time was short, they agreed to make a short video testimony (see it on our Instagram: Oxford…

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