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Québec, explained…or not

Checking in from a train somewhere in Nova Scotia, to relate a funny conversation I had in a youth hostel in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie (rural northeastern Quebec) with a young, bilingual Montreal Anglo photographer who had been in my rideshare, … Continue reading

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 10

We made it, with a little help from: Parents of LGBT youth in India who marched with their children during a pride parade Crowdfunders who bought a car for a guy in Detroit after it emerged that he had to … Continue reading

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Let’s clear this up right now…

With regards to my “Mental health and language learning” post… -I did not write the original post; I just shared it. -I was never actually published in the Guardian -I never actually intended to pass myself off as having written … Continue reading

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Mental health and language learning in The Guardian

Originally posted on The Compassionate Language Learner:
… I can’t believe I can even write this sentence, but: my article, “Learning a language helps me talk back to the voice of depression”, is now live on the Guardian’s language-learning site!…

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You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when… Collection 2

I’m thrilled and surprised to note that “You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when… Collection 1” has received over 1900 (!!!!) views, making it by far the most viewed post in the four-year, adventure-packed history of this blog. It was … Continue reading

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