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Autumn is Oyster Season in Canada

Do you like seafood? Are oysters common where you live? In Canada, peak oyster season happens in the fall. Last weekend, we saw some boxes of fresh oysters in the grocery store and decided to try preparing them for ourselves! more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, Montreal

Sugar Shack (Cabane à Sucre)

When people think of Canada, one of the first things that comes to mind is maple syrup. Canada’s maple syrup industry in mostly in the eastern part of the country, and I was raised out west (in the provinces of more »

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Montreal’s Famous Bagels

Lots of places—whether cities, provinces, states, countries, or regions—have a food or foods that they’re famous for. Sometimes those foods are famous worldwide, like Japan’s sushi or Italy’s pasta. Sometimes they’re just famous within the country or region itself. To more »

Posted in Canada, culture, Montreal

Culips Team Holiday Party – Bowling

2010 was a busy year at Culips. We’ve been working hard at making the best ESL podcasts to help you, our listeners, learn English—improving your English listening comprehension and giving you tons of idioms to help you sound more natural more »

Posted in culture, Montreal

Where do you listen to Culips???

Do you remember the time before portable music? Only being able to listen to music while inside? Well, I still remember my first portable cassette tape player; it was a hand-me-down from my older sister. It was amazing to me more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, English, Stock images, World

Movember

It’s the month of November and I have been seeing quite a number of men with moustaches around! I found out recently this is because of Movember. For more information you can go to their website: www.movember.com. Movember is a more »

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Posted in Canada, Chatterbox, Culips news, culture, World

Want to hear a funny story?

I just finished listening to this week’s Culips ESL podcast episode, hosted by Harp and Maura, and I really enjoyed it! It’s a Chatterbox episode about the art of telling stories in English. If you haven’t heard the episode yet, more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, English, Travels

Harvest Time – My Visit to a Farm

In early September I made a trip out west to visit my best friend, Deneille. I met Deneille when we were both teaching English in South Korea. Deneille had a very different childhood than I did, because she grew up more »

Posted in Canada, culture, English, Others, Travels, World

Summertime Adventures

Hello! Most of us at Culips have been away from the blog, enjoying the summer, and just now are accepting that fall is here and the cold winter weather is coming! There are leaves all over the ground and we more »

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Twins Parade

Ha ha ha! The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal just ended last weekend. I was lucky enough to stumble upon the Twins Parade. I had heard of it before but I had never attended. It was super interesting more »

Posted in Canada, culture