Chatterbox # 19 – Canadian Food, Comfort Food and Potlucks

Everyone eats, but we all have different habits and favorite foods. The food you eat is often cultural. In this episode Harp and Maura try to explain what Canadian food is. They also talk about comfort food and what typical North American comfort food is. Potlucks are also a popular way to have a meal […]

Chatterbox #18 – Pet Peeves

Everyone has personal pet peeves that bother you. Someone’s pet peeves are usually cultural. Pet peeves are usually small, day-to-day things. Are you curious about what pet peeves are now? Listen to this episode to find out what they are. All of the Culips members share their personal pet peeves too! Expressions included in the […]

Chatterbox #17 – Vancouver

Are you one of the lucky people who has been to Vancouver? Do you know much about Vancouver? We have been getting emails from YOU asking us to tell you more about Canada. Harp and Maura both visited Vancouver this year and are really happy to tell you about it. It is a very beautiful […]

Chatterbox #16 – Labour Day

Labour Day is the last holiday of summer in Canada and the US. Jessie and Maura talk about Labour Day and its origins, as well as what we now do on this holiday. Other topics in this episode include the rule of not wearing white after Labour Day, summer memories and Back to school. Help […]

Chatterbox #15 – Introducing Moheb

In this episode, we chatted with Moheb. We talk a bit about his interesting experiences in Egypt, the U.S. and Canada. Can anyone hear a difference between the Canadian and American accents? Expressions included in the learning materials To hop around To pick up To keep up A soft spot in my heart Every other […]

Chatterbox #14 – White lies

Sometimes we don’t want to be rude and so we need to tell a little white lie. Other times it may be important to be completely honest, and this is called brutal honesty. When is it OK to tell a white lie and when is it necessary to be brutally honest?

Chatterbox #13 – Harp’s Trip to India

Harp recently went on a trip to India with her family. Have you ever been to India? Harp tells us about the weather and the food. She also tells us about shopping in India, because this was a shopping trip with Harp’s two sisters and mom!   Expressions included in the learning materials Out of […]

Chatterbox #12 – Jewelry Designer Sheena Purcell

We’d like to introduce Sheena Purcell to you. She is a new friend of ours at Culips and she is super talented. In this Chatterbox episode, Sheena tells us a little bit about her experience as a jewelry designer and how she decided to start making jewelry. We also find out what inspires her beautiful […]

Chatterbox #11 – April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day! Have you ever celebrated this funny holiday? It is celebrated all over the world in different ways. In this episode we give you some vocabulary for playing tricks on people and tell you more about April Fool’s Day history!   Expressions included in the learning materials April Fool’s Day To fool/a fool Jokes, […]

Chatterbox #10 – Facebook

Are you already on Facebook? Facebook is a very popular social media network.  It is fun to use and helps you stay connected to people you care about. To find out more and learn some Facebook vocabulary, listen to Harp and Maura talk about it here!

Chatterbox #9 – Rita in Montreal

There are so many different people in Montreal from all over the world. Not one of us in the Culips team is actually from Montreal (we’re from other parts of Canada). But we have a friend Rita who is actually from this city! In this episode, Maura chats with Rita about growing up in Montreal, […]

Chatterbox #8 – Christmas

Here is your Culips Christmas episode! This time we are trying a new format, with three distinct categories for you! We discuss Christmas Greetings, funny Christmas traditions and Harp’s worst and best presents from past Christmases.

Chatterbox# 7 – Jessie is on the Spot

Introducing Jessie! Jessie is joining the Culips team and will be helping us host future episodes. We cover the basics, how long she has been in Montreal and what she is doing here. Jessie also worked as an English teacher in South Korea, like Harp. In this episode, they both talk about their experiences teaching […]

Chatterbox #6 – Marcus is on the Spot

We want to introduce you to more of our friends in Montreal! In this episode, Harp chats with Marcus about his travels, learning languages and coming to Montreal. He speaks 4 languages and has a tour company for international students. Check him out here!   Expressions included in the learning materials To be on the […]

Chatterbox #5 – Halloween

Halloween is a super fun day to wear halloween costumes, visit haunted houses and eat candy. This day is especially for children but adults celebrate too. Harp and Maura talk about lots of Halloween traditions and explain new vocabulary, like trick or treat (this is important if you want candy!)   Expressions included in the […]