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Chuchotements d’éveil: A writing workshop like no other

Posted: May 27, 2019

Writing can be therapeutic and liberating! In her post, Nathalie Rondeau tells us how she came up with the idea for an online creative writing workshop while she was confined to a hospital bed.

Troublesome verb pairs

Posted: May 21, 2019

Do you confuse “bring” and “take”? “Borrow” and “lend”? You’re not the only one! Read this week’s post to untangle the meaning of troublesome verbs.

A historical overview of the “grammar-translation” method for teaching foreign languages

Posted: May 13, 2019

Where does the foreign language teaching method used in most textbooks and in self-directed learning come from? Our guest blogger, multilingual professor Alejandro Hernández Jaramillo, writes about a method whose origins reach far back into history.

Let’s take a butcher’s at cockney rhyming slang

Posted: May 6, 2019

Have you ever heard of cockney rhyming slang? Line Lalande fills you in on the basics of this amusing “secret code!”

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