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Taking the plunge into your second language

Posted on March 15, 2021

In this post, Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, writes about linguistic diversity and the value of learning a second language.

I dance with words

Posted on March 8, 2021

Annie-Josiane Sessou shares her poetry with us and explains how she dances with words, which she considers her friends. Read her post to see how she makes them spin, waltz and salsa.

The gift of expressing myself in both languages

Posted on March 1, 2021

Jill Barber, singer-songwriter and spokesperson for the 2021 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, reveals her musical influences and the importance of Canada’s official languages in her career. Read her post to find out how she came to learn French and eventually sing in the language, too!

Writing: Smothering the creative flame

Posted on February 22, 2021

As a young schoolgirl, Hélène Massé loved to write, but an incident undermined her self-confidence, and she temporarily stopped writing. Read her blog post to learn about her story and the surprising twist in her journey.

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