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The importance of writing

Posted on January 18, 2021

Writing allows blogger Clarisse Bondoma to express what she can’t say out loud. In her post, she explains how she benefits from writing and why she feels it’s so important.

COVID-19 and learning a second language: Embracing the unknown

Posted on January 5, 2021

A move to Montreal for graduate studies gave guest blogger Maria Kalsatos an opportunity to practise speaking French, a second language she’d been learning for over 10 years. Read her post to find out what the experience taught her and how she applied those lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin: The not-so-dead language you use every day

Posted on December 14, 2020

Guest blogger Mary van Amelsvoort shows us how much Latin has influenced English. With such an enduring legacy, Latin may not be as dead as you think it is!

What’s my level of French?

Posted on December 7, 2020

Caroline Gadenne, who teaches French as a second language in Vancouver, is often asked this one question by her students: “What’s my level of French?” As you’ll see in her post, the answer’s not so simple!

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