Vieux-Montréal Advanced

About this class

This class is for advanced students (Group 1) in Norm Spatz's group in Vieux-Montréal. If you don't see others in your group they should be in Vieux-Montréal Intermediate.

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by jasmined on April 22, 2013
Market share information We are not a monopoly because there are many other similar bars in Montreal. Although, the competition does not really affect us because of our unique concept as well as our products which are very well innovated.  In fact, all of our local beer recipes are protected by a copyright.

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by gabvinet on March 18, 2013
To the Dragons, I’d like to present an ethical project that concentrate is effort more to their employees and community than giving everything they got to environmental project or any other kind of ethical project. The idea is simple; try to take care of our own background before playing in others!  

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by jasmined on March 18, 2013
Because I am an athlete who is very active and constantly concerned about the shape of my body, my idea is a pill that eliminates all amount of bad calories. To be more specific, one pill would eliminate all substances of fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol, sodium and sugar. My goal is to help those who, like myself have huge cravings of non-healthy food. It is only useful if you take it after you have eaten because it reacts immediately on what you eat before your body starts digesting it.

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by Julien_B on March 11, 2013
  English in business                                                                           Julien Boissonnault

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by Victoria Lola on March 8, 2013
Victoria D’hain McDonald’s Canada McDonald’s is a Fast food restaurant who was created in 1955. The company went popular with is famous Big Mac and sold its 100 million Burger in 1958 and in 1968 McDonald’s has its first franchise for Eastern Canada in Ontario. Today, McDonald’s is the most popular fast food around the world.     McDonald’s award

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by kinsleyvaliame on March 4, 2013
“Why I chose to be in business administration”. First of all, I’ve always been attracted to the business world and I wanted to know how it really worked. I’ve switched in different college programs but I was never satisfied until I signed in “Business administration”. I am also pursuing a music project and some of the knowledge I’ve obtained in business is curiously helping me in my project.

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by jasmined on March 4, 2013
As asked in our homework, we need to choose a Canadian company and explain our point of view on their code of ethics. Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian company who offers manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in 25 countries. I chose this business because I have always been fascinated by the way they succeed worldwide. They are the world's only manufacturer of planes and trains.

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by NicolasLéopold on March 4, 2013
There are enterprises in every country of the world and they are all at different levels. Some are international, some are barely known. Corporate Knight, a magasine for clean capitalism, took 100 enterprise that stand out from the rest and created : the global 100. The Global 100 places the top 100 companies in order of ethicness, #1 being the most substainable corporation. Tech Ressources Ltd. is one of them.

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by gabvinet on February 24, 2013
Hi everyone,

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by jasmined on February 24, 2013
At first, I had no idea towards which field of study to go for because I did not know what I wanted to do as a living. I thought wisely and figured that I should choose a program that would be useful in life no matter what domain I would make a career in. Assuming that I am a person who has good leadership, who is comfortable at making critical decisions and has no problem  working with others, I figured, why not begin with Business Administration? This program touches many areas of specialization like Marketing, Management, Finance, Information Technology, International Business etc.

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by NicolasLéopold on February 22, 2013
I chose business administration because I couldn’t find something else I would like better. I don’t intent to create my own company, but I sure would like to help others with theirs. I like this program because it helps me understand the “Wall Street way”. There’s so much domain where I can apply what I’ve learned. It goes from doing some lame paperwork to managing a zoo.  Eventually, everything leads to money. Economy is everywhere. If you need to eat, if you want to protect the environment of if you’re for free education, money is required.

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by danielapoleacov on February 18, 2013
My name is Daniela Poleacov and i am presently studying business administration at Cegep du Vieux Montreal. It is my 4th semester already and as i progress, my concern for this domain keeps growing bigger and bigger. I do not limit myself to what we are studying everyday in class, but trying to read more and do my own researches about particular subjects that interest me. 

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by NicolasLéopold on February 13, 2013
  Hi, my name is Nicolas Léopold, I’m in my 4'Th session at "Cégep du Vieux-Montréal".  You don't have to be an expert to write an article. I’ll show you why. Here’s an article that I wrote about "Ethical Business". What is a best way to introduce the subject than to give you my definition of what an ethical business is and what it should be. There are, in fact, differences between those two ideas. We all know that the reality is not what it should be.

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Cégep du Vieux Montréal
by nspatz on January 20, 2013
Read the Wikipedia defintion of an idiom at Once you understand what an idiom is, look through the dictionary of idioms at Daves ESL Café.

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6 years 11 months ago

I find your service is a good idea. For people who have a busy schedule it can be very useful. As a matter of fact, I would become a customer because between going to school, working two jobs, training five times a week and studying it becomes very hard and exhausting to always have to cook three meals per day on top of having to find the time to go do my grocery's. Also, it makes it even more interesting that your service offers your clients to do their grocery's because at one point, people run out of ideas on what to eat. They end up always making the same things and after a while get so sick of it. So, I find it would create a good variety on the menu and would make people save time that they don't necessarily have. I am curious to know how much would this service cost and what exactly would be included in the price? 

Reply to: No More Guilt
6 years 11 months ago


Virtual Writing Tutor helped me correct a few errors that I did not necessarily see while revising my text. I wrote ". It is only useful if you take it after you have ate because it reacts immediately on what you eat before your body starts digesting it." They mention that I have two sentences joined with a coordinating conjunction (because) but without a comma before. I did not add the comma because I do not think it needs one but I mentioned it to see your point of view (Norm). In the same sentence, I forgot to put the verb eat in the past participle as of "eaten".

Also, I wrote a sentence enumerating all the advantages of my product but Virtual Writing Tutor made me realise that there were to many commas for that one sentence. So, I broke this sentence in two. I wrote "affect" instead of "effect" where these two words do not have the same meaning. "Affect" would mean to act upon or influence, to move or disturb emotionally or mentally. However "effect" means the power or ability to influence or produce a result; efficacy and that is the proper sense I was looking for. Finally, I wrote " It responds to many people's weight and food obsession problems". "To" is a proposition and "too" is an adverb meaning 'excessively'. So, I had to write the adverb form.


6 years 11 months ago


It’s very funny that you chose Cascade for your post because I chose the same companies. You have right on the fact that is important to do something for the environment. Every company should do something for the environment because they are the principal responsible of the destruction of it. But I think Cascade have also a good ethical plan for their employs. The companies reduce his own consummation of paper, water and energy, but they also encourage their employs to do the same. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one to recognize the participation of Cascade for a greener environment. 

Reply to: McDonald's Canada
6 years 11 months ago

In my opinion, people tend to underestimate McDonald's and some may even laugh at it being called a restaurant. It is true that fast food is not well seen by everyone, but I have to say that I really admire this company and it should be taken as an exemple for the other businesses  in this domaine.

First of all, the client always was and still is their major priority. McDonald's continues to improve it's service, caries about the customers and tries to offer the best. Also, the cleanliness is one of their biggest advantage. Even though I am not a fan of their food, I have to say that I have never had any bad experiences when I went to McDonald's.

Besides, a thing that people should consider is that working at McDonald's is very well-seen in any Resume, for it is a hard job which requires responsability and discipline. 

Reply to: McDonald's Canada
6 years 11 months ago

It’s true that McDonald I’ve a very good ethical plan for their franchises. Also they are very good for training people went is their first job.  But McDonald sells fast food and they are responsible of many problem attach with the food they sells. Obesity is not entirely the fault of McDonald but they participate actively in it especially in U.S.A. 

6 years 11 months ago

I am very surprised about this law concept because it is the first time I hear about it. Honestly, I find it very funny. I opened your link to go read more about the story and they also mentioned that the main reason for establishing this law in France, wanting to ban women to wear pants was to "prevent women from challenging men’s role in society and to limit access to certain jobs." In my opinion, this is completely ridiculous and points a discrimination towards women. I am curious about how exactly women decided one day to another to reject this law? Who took the initiative? What impact did it make on the entire population? Did it injure consequences?

 Although you are right that it is discouraging that this law was put aside for decades and just over a month ago, the government of France finally removed it. The fact that since 1946, the Constitution in France has been considering men and women equal makes it embarrassing to the country that up until 2013, women were technically still banned to dress like men.


In Virtual Writing Tutor no errors were found. While writing in Word, I made a few spelling mistakes such as "banned", I wrote it with one "n". "Aside", I wrote it separately and "finally", I wrote it with one "l" instead of two.  

6 years 11 months ago

While I was writing my text on Bombardier Inc. about if in my opinion was an ethical company, I went on to see other posts since I was not very inspired on how to start and what to exactly write. I began to read your article when I saw your title "Starbucks: Ethical Business". Obviously it was the same work that I had to do. I find that your text is very good. Once I was finished reading it, I completely understood your point about ethics on Starbucks. Each sentence you wrote was  essential and well structured. I find your choice interesting because you can actually give your point of view on if they really follow their code of ethics as a client. 


I copy/pasted my text into Virtual Writing Tutor. Since it is a short text, I managed not to make a lot of mistakes. While I was typing, I forgot to put a bracket after "Starbucks: Ethical Business" and I repeated a whitespace between ...I saw you title and "Starbucks:...

Reply to: Weight Problems
6 years 11 months ago

Reading this type of articles gets me so sad everytime. Although, it is very important to talk about it, because diabetes is one of the major diseases we are confronting with nowadays. It is true that sometimes it is hard to control because of the genetics, but the thing about the obesity gets me mad! They are complaining about the growing costs of the health care and though they are the ones who aren't doing anything about the improvement of the food's quality. We live in a society where eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle is a luxury.  We are the ones who create our own problems not only by chosing the wrong things but also teaching them to our children. 

I think that if each one of us would consider doing some sport everyday or changing their eating habits (no fast-foods, less sugar) would be a great start to fight against diabetes.

6 years 11 months ago

At first, I’ve clicked on your post because I thought it was mine… We kind of have the same title or almost (the road to success / choices to success), but I’m glad I clicked because your post was so good.

I love the fact that you mention the program as one offering a lot of opening with different areas of specialization. Furthermore, I’m glad to see that not everyone is in that program to run a business! 

6 years 11 months ago

I love the fact that you compare the knowledge that gives the program to your field of expertise. You also mention that the entire world is like a business company and that is so thru! Since I began the program I can also put all my new knowledge at use in so many ways and situations and I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one!

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About the author

Norm Spatz entered the Cégep system in 1989 teaching Architectural Technology in French. As a result of declining enrolment in his original department and the reform which made English a core studies requirement, he became an ESL teacher in 1997 but never abandoned his technical interests.

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