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La Francophonie is about tourism, too!

Posted on February 17, 2020

To boost Francophone tourism and serve visitors from Canada, as well as those from France, Belgium and Switzerland, the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada) created Corridor Canada. Read RDÉE Canada’s blog post to learn about all that this valuable tool has to offer.

From Vancouver to Jonquière

Posted on February 10, 2020

Learning to speak a new language can sometimes cause considerable stress. Tolga Yalkin, assistant deputy minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, tells us how letting go helped him get over his linguistic anxiety.

Geographical names and the mysteries they hold: The case of the Lairet River

Posted on February 3, 2020

Finding the origins of a place name can sometimes require detective work! Steeves Gourgues tells us about the history of the Lairet River in the city of Québec. Find out what a simple name can tell you about how the French language has evolved.

Multicultural Book Club: An ambitious task

Posted on January 27, 2020

In her post, Nazila Khalkhali shares how she got the idea for a book club that would allow participants to learn about and discuss different cultures through literary translations.

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