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Posted: February 25, 2019

Want to understand Maritime English? Let Bluenoser Natalie Ballard help you out! Read her post on Maritime-isms!

Be daring: Speak in your second language

Posted: February 11, 2019

Can you imagine being an actor and having to deliver your lines (or even improvise them!) in your second language? Our guest blogger Caroline Bowden describes what happened when she was daring enough to take up that challenge!

My love for translation, interpretation … and Acadia

Posted: January 28, 2019

Sandy Harquail writes about her love for Acadian French and about going back to school in her early 50s to make her dream of becoming a translator come true. Read all about her journey!

A conversation with Patrick Chan and Caroline Savoie, spokespersons for the 2019 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie

Posted: January 14, 2019

The Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is the annual celebration for Canada’s Francophones and Francophiles. It features an entire month of events and contests that will put your knowledge and talents to the test. Now, let’s get to know the spokespersons for the 2019 RVF!


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