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What Gallicisms are and why we use them

Posted on March 19, 2018

Do you know what happens when French and English co-exist in the same city? Gallicisms, that’s what! Read on to find out how they occur and why we use them.

Téléfun: Case study of an informal language partners program

Posted on March 12, 2018

Thinking of setting up a language partners program in your workplace? Take your cues from Parks Canada, and read about their experience launching Téléfun in Mélanie Rivet’s post!

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!

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