Access to the proposed sites is free, but you must have a user account. Access to these sites may vary depending on your browser (for example, Internet Explorer 6 does not support all the sites). You must make sure that your browser is up to date. In addition, depending on which sharing method you have chosen, some characters (accented letters, apostrophes or other symbols) in the title of the page you are recommending may be displayed incorrectly or missing. You will need to make these corrections yourself before recommending the page to your contacts.
Note: No e-mail or personal information will be retained. For more information on privacy policies and practices that apply to the Language Portal of Canada, see the Government of Canada Privacy Statement.
Social bookmarking allows you to save your favourite links on the Internet through social bookmarking sites such as Google Bookmarks or Reddit. These sites offer many advantages. You can:
access your favourite links from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet;
search your favourite links easily using the keywords (commonly called "tags") you assign to each link;
share your favourite links with an Internet community;
discover the favourite links of other Web users who share your interests.
Social bookmarking sites are usually free, but you must subscribe to use them. Social bookmarking is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification and social indexing.
Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Linkedln, are Internet platforms that allow you to interact online and create interconnected Web communities. You can create personal profiles, establish lists of users with whom you have a common connection or establish new relationships.
To exchange ideas with other members, you can post messages to your personal page, send e-mails and instant messages or share files.
The Government of Canada welcomes you to the Language Portal of Canada.
The launch of the Language Portal is a direct result of the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality. In the Roadmap, the Government of Canada outlines two main objectives: strengthening the vitality of minority official-language communities and offering all Canadians the benefits of our two official languages. The Portal also allows Canadian organizations interested in language to contribute new content to this site.
With these objectives in mind, the Language Portal's creators have gathered a wealth of resources to help you communicate more effectively in English and French:
TERMIUM Plus ®is yours free of charge! You now have access to nearly four million English, French and Spanish terms from the Translation Bureau's terminology and linguistic data bank.
Many Writing Tools are now available to you. You can hone your English and French language skills.
Gateway to English helps you enrich your vocabulary, learn new expressions and find translations for tricky French sayings.
The Flash Quiz challenges you with a new language question every time you click on Home.
Our Headlines keep you informed about language-related news from across Canada.
Discover presents, in an orderly way, hundreds of Canadian Web resources that deal with the practical and theoretical aspects of language, language training, language professions, and much more.