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Learning a language with joy, gratitude and persistence

Posted on January 15, 2018

Once a newcomer to Canada with little knowledge of English and no knowledge of French, and now a student studying international development, globalization and French at the University of Ottawa, Min Ji Kim shares the challenges and rewards on the road to learning both of Canada’s official languages!

How my love of words shaped my life

Posted on January 8, 2018

The passion for language and literature can occur at different ages and in various circumstances. Our guest blogger, Ana Conan, tells us how words came to be her love and how she chose to share that love with others.

My 2 hats, and false ideas about linguistics

Posted on December 15, 2017

Did you know that linguistics is about so much more than grammar and rules? Read Raina Schnider’s blog post to clear up any false ideas you may have about linguistics. Enjoy!

5 places to visit to practise your second language

Posted on December 11, 2017

Living in a bilingual region gives people an opportunity to master Canada’s official languages. Born in the National Capital Region, Lucie Séguin suggests 5 places in the surrounding area that you can visit to practise your English or French.

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