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Ten good reasons to learn French

Posted: April 23, 2019

Have you been toying with the idea of learning French but just not gotten around to it? With 10 reasons to learn the language of Victor Hugo, blogger Mélanie Roy just might convince you to take the bull by the horns!

Condo dreaming in Quebec

Posted: April 15, 2019

Dreaming of buying a condo in Quebec? Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you understand both the lingo and the legal structure! In her post, guest blogger Barbara McClintock cuts through some of the legalese in both English and French.

Long live the passive voice

Posted: April 8, 2019

Is there a place for the passive voice in everyday writing? Does it merit the rejection it usually meets with? Guest blogger Geoff McGuire loves the passive voice and argues that it can be used in all kinds of writing!

jimchab and his passion for the Francophone culture

Posted: March 25, 2019

Jimmy Chabot, also known as “jimchab,” travelled across Canada speaking only French. He immersed himself in the Canadian Francophonie in every province he travelled through. We interviewed him so that he could tell us about his travels and all that he discovered.

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