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The Our Languages blog has something for anyone who is interested in language, whether for work, study or pleasure. Discover a new blog post every two weeks, and share your passion for language by leaving a comment or writing a blog post!

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The round ball and its double identity

Posted on July 9, 2018

Marise Guay explains the origin of the words “soccer” and “football” and discusses usage in Canada, where the word “soccer” is more popular.

How to evaluate using the sandwich method

Posted on June 26, 2018

Do you ever have to give your feedback on someone’s performance? If so, you know how hard it is to be honest without hurting or discouraging the person. Anvita Saxena has an evaluation method that will help you out!

Why I love learning French

Posted on June 11, 2018

Mastering another language can be challenging, but it has many benefits. Find out why our guest blogger is really enjoying her experience as an adult student learning French as a second language!

Kicking the em dash habit

Posted on May 28, 2018

Torn between whether to use a spaced en dash or an unspaced em dash? This post by guest blogger Line Lalande may help you decide.

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