EAWLC Personal Communication In Canada Workshop Excerpt by Eleanor James

The following is an excerpt from a workshop entitled Personal Communication in Canada for the East and West Learning Club held on October 29, 2019. Written

and presented by Eleanor James, to focus on personal communication – what we say to each other and how we say it – within a Canadian cultural context.

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EAWLC Lecture on Fashion

Brenda Tang immigrated to Toronto in the year 2009 from China.  She graduated from Seneca College with a financial planning diploma, and is working at CIBC at present.  Growing up in a family who runs a garment business, Brenda has shown a passion and taste for fashion since young age.  Once a fashion consultant in Toronto, Brenda loves to help people select the best choice of clothing for different occasions, making recommendations           on outfits, individual pieces, styles, colour palettes and fabrics.  She writes articles and did interviews for a local Chinese radio station to promote knowledge of trends and fashion principles in the Chinese community. Continue reading “EAWLC Lecture on Fashion”

EAWLC Club Meeting Hosted By Jerome Chan on November 17, 2019

Host Biography

Jerome Chan is a public educator of 11 years in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). His current roles include: science and chemistry teacher, coach, and teacher-supervisor of school club CAP whose mission is to increase awareness and raise funds for children of developing countries. . He believes that it is equally important for students to learn both inside and outside the classroom. In his spare time, Jerome is a volunteer tennis and volleyball coach for different groups.  As a active member in the communities, he values personal relationships and building capacity within these communities.

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EAWLC Lecture: Living In Israel – A Chinese Scholar’s Observation

Born in Sichuan, China, Mr. Qinghong Huang is a scientist, a scholar, and a poet.  He did his Ph.D research in flooding simulation at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Before that he worked for Sichuan University as a professor, and for Chinese Academy of Sciences as a scientist in hydrology and water resources.  Qinghong now lives in Toronto with his family, and has become the editor of several poetry magazines.

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EAWLC Workshop: Personal Communication in Canada

Get the Answers to Your Questions about Life in Canada

Practical and Helpful and Usable

From a professional communication coach!

  • The Western culture of asking questions – It’s expected.
  • A good way of choosing words — The way you ask affects the answer you get.
  • Can you be outspoken? Really say what you think? Yes, it’s about the words.
  • Easy tips to manage anger in a difficult situation, finesse for almost any situation.
  • Ways to conduct yourself and relax. You know more than you think.
  • People and relationships – formal and casual and the link between them.
  • How Canadians see themselves, Canadian values, and the culture.
  • Question and answer period – All questions are worthwhile. Please come with any questions  you have, but have never asked. Think about the things you’ve always wondered about and put it in a question. Why do…? How do I …?

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Become A Member/欢迎成为学东西俱乐部的会员

We cordially invite you to join the East And West Learning Club as a member! It is free, and open to everyone who loves to learn about eastern and western cultures and improve public speech and communication skills, whether you are a professional, a student or a home-maker. We are a non-profit cultural group based in Scarborough of Toronto (see www.eawlc.org for details). Our weekly meetings are conducted in English. As long as you agree to take turns with other members to host club meetings, and treat all other members with respect and friendliness, you can become a member, and enjoy a wealth of learning and communicating opportunities for free. Your beloved ones will benefit, too! Please see below for membership obligations and benefits in details.  Continue reading “Become A Member/欢迎成为学东西俱乐部的会员”

The East&West Dialogue with TV Industry Veterans

Everybody is welcome to the East&West Dialogue!  We organize this monthly special event to bring local people and immigrants together.  Our guest speakers volunteer their time and expertise to help immigrants learn about Canadian society, people and customs in depth.  This month, come to join Jeramy Burke and Harry Teng, two TV industry veterans.  Listen to what they have to say about their daily routines at work, the challenges and fun stories, and their insight into multiculturalism as well as social expectations.  Share your own experience, and ask questions!

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The East and West Learning Club June 2019 Schedule

We will have a short month in June as our TDSB permit to use the school facilities for 2018-19 school year will end on June 13.  We will come back in mid September.  So take the advantage, come to join us in this cultural corner of Scarborough to improve your publicv speech and social skills, learn cultural knowledge, and have dialogues with local people!

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EAWLC The East&West Dialogue with Employment Service Experts

The East&West Dialogue is our monthly special event that brings local people and immigrants together.  Our guest speakers, well-established and from all walks of life, come as volunteers and share their stories, expertise, and insight into cultural differences.  Audience are encouraged to share their own stories and raise questions.  We hope that through these dialogues immigrants will learn Canadian people, society, and customs in depth so they can integrate into the mainstream with more ease and grace.

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