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The gift of language

Posted on May 3, 2021

Shelina Adatia’s nanima (her grandmother) once gave her the gift of a second language: Gujarati. She returned the favour by teaching her nanima English. Now, her nephew and her nanima are learning from each other! Read Shelina’s post to learn all about the heartwarming intergenerational exchanges that have enabled members of her family to learn languages and teach them, too!

Are you a multilingual speaker?

Posted on April 19, 2021

Multilingualism has many facets. Haiyi Yan takes us through three different types of multilingualism, how each applies to Canada, and the benefits of being multilingual. Along the way, you’ll learn interesting facts about everything from the Canadian census to the United Nations!

Teaching both English and French as a second language in Quebec

Posted on April 12, 2021

Are your language students dozing off in class? With 25 years of teaching experience under her belt, Julie de Belle shares how being creative can liven up the classroom.

Anacoluthon: A stylistic error

Posted on April 6, 2021

Anacoluthon can hide in your writing, and you might not even realize it. Ève Lyne Marchand sheds light on this sneaky stylistic device that is sometimes used for effect, but often leads to unwanted secondary effects.

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