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Blog posts

A simple “Bonjour” can change everything

Posted on 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.

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!

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