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Living and working in French in the National Capital Region

Posted: April 3, 2018

It's very tempting for Francophones living and working in a bilingual environment to switch to English as soon as they feel there's a need to. Our guest blogger, Catherine Larose, suggests resisting the temptation, however, for the sake of linguistic duality.

5 reasons why reading aloud isn’t just for children

Posted: March 26, 2018

Chances are you’re not in the habit of reading aloud, but maybe you should be, because there are definite benefits to it! Julia-Sandford Cooke tells you all about them in her blog post!

What Gallicisms are and why we use them

Posted: March 19, 2018

Do you know what happens when French and English co-exist in the same city? Gallicisms, that’s what! Read on to find out how they occur and why we use them.

Téléfun: Case study of an informal language partners program

Posted: March 12, 2018

Thinking of setting up a language partners program in your workplace? Take your cues from Parks Canada, and read about their experience launching Téléfun in Mélanie Rivet’s post!


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