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“Packaging” your job application with a cover letter

Posted on November 1, 2021

When you’re looking for work, should you bother to write a cover letter? Julie Lachance explains how cover letters can give you an edge and what you should include in them to grab the attention of recruiters.

Bilingualism: A gift from my father

Posted on September 3, 2021

Learning a second language can be challenging. You need to practise continually to maintain your skills. Michael Vandergrift shares his experiences of learning French as a second language, starting with being a student in his dad’s French class.

Learning to write: It’s child’s play!

Posted on August 9, 2021

For some kids, learning to write can be challenging. In this post, Marise Guay suggests some fun activities that you can do with them to explore the basics of writing, including creative writing.

The advantages and disadvantages of a global language

Posted on July 26, 2021

English is spoken in almost every corner of the world. So what happens when a language is so present? Alexandre Chemla explores this question in his post on the benefits and drawbacks of having a global language.

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