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5 tips to improve your email writing skills

Posted: February 12, 2018

In today’s world of online communication, many of us send and receive more emails in a day than we can count, so no one can afford to write an email that goes unread. For 5 simple steps to writing emails that get results, read Catherine Haggerty’s blog post!

Making letters and emails gender-inclusive

Posted: February 5, 2018

How do you write correspondence that is inclusive of all gender identities? The Language Portal team was asked the same question! Find out more about our recommendation on gender-inclusive writing.

Bilingual Service Centres: Serving Franco-Manitobans for 15 years

Posted: January 29, 2018

In 2017, Manitoba’s Bilingual Service Centres (BSCs) celebrated their 15th anniversary. In its post, the BSC team traces the Centres’ history and highlights the key events that took place to celebrate this important milestone.

A simple “Bonjour” can change everything

Posted: January 22, 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you decided one day to greet your co-workers in French instead of in English? Pascale Bourque gave it a try and shares her experience.

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