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Discovering the Atikamekw language

Posted on January 31, 2022

Interacting with other cultures can be very enriching. Just ask Ève Lyne Marchand. She interviewed someone who participated in an educational program on the Atikamekw language and culture. Read her post to find out what she learned!

A tale of two translation-related residencies

Posted on January 24, 2022

You’ve probably already heard of an artist-in-residence program. But have you ever heard of a language-professional-in-residence or a researcher-in-residence program? Curious to find out what they are? In their joint post, Lynne Bowker and Veronica Cappella share their personal experiences as the residents in these programs.

Learning French without “dropping the potato”

Posted on January 10, 2022

Although immigrating to a new country and learning a second language can present life-long challenges, they also bring their own rewards. Read on to see how Patrick McKenna gradually learned French while making a life for himself in Canada.

5 festive songs and their origins

Posted on December 13, 2021

We often associate year-end celebrations and solstice festivities with songs that remind us of nature’s beauty. In this post, Ève Lyne Marchand presents a few festive songs that reflect Canada’s diversity.

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