Words that are Both Nouns and Verbs

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Some words take on double duty by serving as more than just one part of speech. In today’s “English Learning Tips for Newcomers”, let’s take a look at words that are both nouns and verbs! Nouns vs. Verbs Noun: a word that represents a person, place, thing or idea. Verb: a word that presents an action, state or occurrence. Words …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

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The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Live Virtual Tour with Neil Zeller

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The Glenbow Museum will be hosting a live virtual tour with local photographer Neil Zeller of the recently opened exhibition Porchraits: Calgary Families in Isolation during COVID-19. On this virtual tour, you can learn about how an idea that started as an opportunity to save a photography company, turned into a beautiful community building moment and now a feature exhibition at …

CFN’s Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program

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Nowadays, Canada’s immigration policy is among the most welcoming worldwide. Every year, we welcome new immigrants to Canada. Waves of immigration and settlement forced many Indigenous peoples away from their traditional lands and disrupted their traditional ways of life. As a newcomer to Canada, it is important for you to learn about the history. The Centre for Newcomers (CFN) runs …

Cultural Competency Virtual Fair

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The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation has been hosting a cultural competency fair for Alberta Culture Days. Every week, they host a workshop with guest speakers to learn about different cultures. Some upcoming workshops are held on September 19 and September 20. On September 19, Guest lecturer Souad Farag will talk about the history of the headscarf and what the Hijab …

English as a Second Language Reading Strategies

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In last week’s article, Extensive Reading Activities, we mentioned skimming and scanning.In today’s “English Learning Tips”, let’s explore a few more ESL reading strategies that may help you improve your reading skills, gain confidence and continue reading independently long term. Previewing Before diving into the reading materials, preview the content and prepare yourself. Previewing is essential for you to get …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

Build a Book Bag Expanded to More Age Groups

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The Calgary Public Library has been offering a program called “Build a Book Bag”. Recently the Library has decided to expand this free Library service. Along with ordering custom book recommendations for adults, you can now choose book bags for babies, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens! Learn about how to join the program here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/24/build-a-book-bag-calgary-public-library/ Now the newly-added function to …

Elder’s Guidance Circle Relaunch

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Did you know the Calgary Public Library is still hosting their Elders’ Guidance Circle (EGC)? They will now be re-launching the Elders’ In-Residence program virtually in October. Join virtually for the Elders Storytellers Series and learn who are the elders and knowledge keepers of the space and find out what they do and have been doing since the pandemic began. …

Extensive Reading Activities

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Extensive reading is an important approach to language learning that is often overlooked as a classroom activity. In today’s “English Learning Tips”, let’s take a look at what extensive reading is, its benefits, and reading activities you can try by yourself. What is extensive reading? Extensive reading is when you: read enjoyable and level-appropriate materials develop general reading skills by …