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The charm of language

Posted on November 15, 2021

Every language has its own unique features and charm, but learning another language can make us appreciate our own language even more. Join Zhang Hui as she reflects on how learning English and teaching Chinese have improved her language skills and made her realize the importance of language.

“Packaging” your job application with a cover letter

Posted on November 1, 2021

When you’re looking for work, should you bother to write a cover letter? Julie Lachance explains how cover letters can give you an edge and what you should include in them to grab the attention of recruiters.

Bilingualism: A gift from my father

Posted on September 3, 2021

Learning a second language can be challenging. You need to practise continually to maintain your skills. Michael Vandergrift shares his experiences of learning French as a second language, starting with being a student in his dad’s French class.

Learning to write: It’s child’s play!

Posted on August 9, 2021

For some kids, learning to write can be challenging. In this post, Marise Guay suggests some fun activities that you can do with them to explore the basics of writing, including creative writing.

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