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Projects BY and FOR official language minority communities

Posted on May 30, 2022

Ever wonder what a project by and for official language minority communities looks like? Find out with Arwa Ahmed, who discusses some of the initiatives her department develops and delivers in partnership with these communities.

“I” before “e” except after “c” ... or maybe not

Posted on May 16, 2022

Spelling mnemonics are fun, catchy and easy to remember, but sometimes they come with lots of exceptions! Join Bethany Brown as she puts one of the most well-known spelling mnemonics to the test!

Using verbs with flair!

Posted on May 2, 2022

Looking to spice up your writing? Check out Lina Scarpellini’s blog post to learn how to replace dull verbs with razor-sharp ones and liven up your texts!

Challenges Chinese students encounter when studying Shakespeare

Posted on April 19, 2022

If you’ve ever taken classes to learn English as a second language, you know how hard it can be. Now imagine throwing 16th-century English into the mix! Guest blogger Haiyi Yan explains the challenges faced by Chinese students studying Shakespeare in Canada.

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