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Salutations and complimentary closes made simple

Posted on March 5, 2018

Choosing which salutations and complimentary closes to use at the beginning and end of a letter is a source of confusion for many writers. Read on for some helpful guidelines and resources to help you pick the appropriate salutation and complimentary close.

The language of tweets and hashtags: A bilingual mini-glossary of social media terms

Posted on February 28, 2018

Want to learn the language of social media, and tweet with the rest of the world? Chantal Potvin has you covered! Read her post on social media terminology, and unravel the mystery of social media vocabulary!

Meet the spokespersons for the 2018 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

Posted on February 26, 2018

The Portal team interviewed the two spokespersons for the 2018 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie. Here’s what they have to say on various questions about language.

French in Canada: Some interesting facts you may not know

Posted on February 19, 2018

Over 7 million Canadians speak French as a mother tongue, but they don’t all speak the same variety. Read some interesting facts about French in Canada, its dialects, influences and borrowings, in Katharine Snider McNair’s post.

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