Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Trip to VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Posted by Lori Goldman on Thursday, October 27, 2011,
We had a great visit to see the lovely autumn colours at VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

See our photos on the Gallery page!!

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Vocabulary: How to remember more

Posted by Lori Goldman on Thursday, October 6, 2011,

Here is a list of ideas for learning new words in English.
It's from the website of VCC's on-campus learning centre.

  • Highlight or underline words you don’t know.
  • Choose words you want or need to learn.
  • Look those words up in an English-only dictionary. At the same time, look up related words that may help you remember or learn these words. For example, when looking up the word “wish”, you may also see the word “wishbone” or “wishful thinking...

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About Me

Lori in I got my Bachelor of Education degree in the USA but was born and raised in Canada. Working in Asia and with immigrant adults and children for 26 years has given me insights into the difficulties they face in a new country and school system. I like to help adults adjust to and explore the rich and diverse opportunities in Canada while also supporting them in their challenge of parenting in a new culture. I love to help children learn English, develop skills, and gain confidence to succeed in school and life.


“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning A lack of planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on my part. "Most people don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." ~~John L. Beckley

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