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5 festive songs and their origins

Posted on December 13, 2021

We often associate year-end celebrations and solstice festivities with songs that remind us of nature’s beauty. In this post, Ève Lyne Marchand presents a few festive songs that reflect Canada’s diversity.

Live, laugh and learn in French

Posted on November 29, 2021

Board games can be excellent teaching aids. Laetitia Walbert explains how she uses them to teach French to adults and how they gave her daughter opportunities to learn and have fun in French during the pandemic.

The charm of language

Posted on November 15, 2021

Every language has its own unique features and charm, but learning another language can make us appreciate our own language even more. Join Zhang Hui as she reflects on how learning English and teaching Chinese have improved her language skills and made her realize the importance of language.

“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.

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