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Canada: Multifaceted, Multicultural, and Multilingual

So far, we’ve looked at the multilingual nations South Africa and India. In continuing our look at countries with multiple official languages, our next visit is to North America. Come with us as we look at the languages of the Great White North, the land known for its maple syrup, kindness, and Canucks (other hockey teams(…)


Uniquely Canadian French Idioms

Maybe you’ve heard that Canada officially has two languages: English and French. Maybe you’ve heard that Canada is a bilingual country. Maybe you’ve heard that the majority of its residents are able to speak both English and French fluently. While the French language in Canada and Francophone culture does have quite a bit of depth to(…)


Up-close on Canada: An Introduction to Aboriginal Languages

There are over 60 Aboriginal languages in Canada. What do you know about them? Did you know, that only a little over 200,000 people in Canada speak an Aboriginal Language as their mother tongue? You’d be hard-pressed to find many people in Canada who even know these languages exist let alone their wide variety, interesting grammatical structure,(…)


8 Top French TV Shows

Watching foreign TV is a terrific way to improve your language skills, see how simulated everyday communication unfolds, and learn more about the French culture and way of life. Whether you are learning the lingo or simply interested in French TV, here are some of the best French TV shows to watch: 1. Asterix Although(…)


Migrating Voices: Languages in Unexpected Places

From the dawn of time to the present day, we as a species have roamed the world – and not just as individuals and families, but as communities. Whether escaping unfortunate circumstances in the places we leave behind or chasing a dream away from home, we continue to move from country to country and take(…)