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

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

Posted: 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.
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French in Canada: Some interesting facts you may not know

Posted: 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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5 tips to improve your email writing skills

Posted: February 12, 2018

In today’s world of online communication, many of us send and receive more emails in a day than we can count, so no one can afford to write an email that goes unread. For 5 simple steps to writing emails that get results, read Catherine Haggerty’s blog post!
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