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About the Language Portal of Canada
From: Translation Bureau
Read a description of our main resources, and find out how our resources are funded and how to contact the language team.
On this page
- Who these resources are for
- How to get started
- How we’re funded
- Contact the Language Portal of Canada
Who these resources are for
The Language Portal of Canada is for you—all Canadians who want to improve their language skills.
- Are you just starting to learn English or French?
- Do you need basic or expert writing help?
- Are you looking for just the right term?
- Would you like to test your language skills?
- Are you looking for Indigenous languages resources?
We have high-quality language resources just for you.
How to get started
With so many resources, it can be difficult to know where to start. Don’t worry! We’ve created some tools to help you:
In addition, we've provided some quick tips below for the main sections of the Portal:
Using Language Navigator
Use Language Navigator when you need writing help. It’s a search engine designed to search many of our resources at one time.
Do I need a comma after the year in a date?
comma after year
Do I use affect or effect?
How do I write a 10-digit telephone number?
Go to Language Navigator.
Using TERMIUM Plus®
Use TERMIUM Plus® to find the official translation of a term in another language, the definition of a term, and a wealth of other useful information. It’s a huge data bank of over 4 million terms, in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
What is selfie in French?
What is nanotechnology?
What is the postal abbreviation for Saskatchewan?
Go to TERMIUM Plus®.
Visit the Our Languages blog
Check out this section to read and comment on posts written by language lovers and to find out how you, too, can became a guest blogger for the Our Languages blog!
Go to the Our Languages blog.
Take some quizzes to test your knowledge!
We create quizzes on all sorts of topics:
- grammar and syntax
- style and writing
- general language knowledge
The quizzes are short, and you get the answers and explanations right away.
Go to Quizzes.
Using the collection of Canadian language resources
Use this section to find links to resources from across Canada.
We have organized them for you into the following categories:
- writing resources
- glossaries and dictionaries
- Indigenous languages
- language learning
- organizations and events
Go to our Collection of Canadian language resources.
How we’re funded
The Language Portal of Canada is funded through the Action Plan for Official Languages.
Contact the Language Portal of Canada
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.
- Toll-free telephone number:
- 1-855-997-3300 (Canada and the USA)
- Local telephone number:
Translation Bureau—Language Portal Division
9-70 Crémazie St
Gatineau Québec K1A 0S5
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