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Back to the pen: Writing letters by hand

Posted on September 14, 2020

How long has it been since you picked up a pen and crafted a handwritten letter to someone you love? Guest blogger Lina Peralta will remind you of all the advantages of waiting for the mail in her blog post about writing letters by hand.

Changing times, changing vocabulary

Posted on September 8, 2020

Have you started using the term “social distancing”? What about “PPE” or “contact tracing”? Assistant Deputy Minister Charles Slowey shows us how experiences or events, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, change the way we communicate.

Behind the scenes at Parliamentary Debates

Posted on August 31, 2020

Ever wonder how the debates of the House of Commons and Senate get translated? Let guest blogger Katey Thompson take you inside the world of a Parliamentary Debates translator!

A knack for languages and a nose for wine

Posted on August 17, 2020

If there was any doubt that the French language and wine make a good pairing, our guest blogger Alexandre Faster puts it to rest. In his interview with sommelier Stephanie Mathis, we learn how a second language can be an asset to a career in the wine industry. Cheers, everyone!

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