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Francization in Laval: The state of the issue

Posted: August 20, 2018

Over a quarter of the population of Laval, Quebec, was born outside of Canada. Our guest blogger provides an overview of the region’s immigrant population and reviews the services provided to Laval immigrants and the challenges they face in terms of francization.
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Let’s celebrate our passion for languages this summer

Posted: August 13, 2018

Are you passionate about languages? Nicolas Viau tells us about the Montreal Language Festival (LangFest), which will be held from August 21 to 26, 2018. If you’re like us, you won’t want to miss this event!
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Four tips for writing short, simple poetry

Posted: August 6, 2018

Thanks to social media, poetry is more accessible than ever. Want to write and publish your own poems? Maria Magdeleina Lotfi shares four tips to help you write short, simple poetry.
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“Hot” summer quizzes

Posted: July 23, 2018

Aaaaah, gardening, flowers, bees, warm weather … don’t they sound inviting? These quizzes on the Language Portal of Canada are sure to enhance your vocabulary and round out your summer!
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