Some have claimed the proposed new Indigenous names for Winnipeg streets are too difficult to pronounce. But what does it mean when we say a word is hard to pronounce?
In a study, teachers who are parents acknowledged programs of choice separate students into cohorts labelled strong and weak, yet many continue to secure spots for their own children.
No official French version of the Constitution Act of 1867 exists in 2022. This aberration calls into question the validity of taking an oath to the King in French.
Language-learning research in the Netherlands has determined that using a foreign language rather than just memorizing its grammar can transform how students progress.
As a language of instruction, French has long held a prominent place in Senegal’s institutions and media. But Wolof, the most spoken national language, has regained its lost places.
French has historically been a language of human rights. That’s why the Québec government should promote it as a tool of a human rights-based civic education, not force it on newcomers.
Research shows sleep-learning can complement, but never replace, learning while awake.
In Africa, French will only continue to embed itself - if speaking it is in the interests of Africans and not attached to French foreign policy interests.
It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
For most Québec residents, there is broad consensus that French should be protected. But many of us believe that multilingualism need not threaten French.
Investing in bilingual education can reduce grade repetition, drop-out rates, and improve literacy outcomes.
Anglophone grievances run deep and have remained unaddressed for a long time.
Africa, home to the largest number of French speakers, plays a key role in the present and future of the French language.
You can only properly translate French scatological swear words if you consider who is using them. In this case, the most powerful person in France.
What CEOs say and how they say it are essential. Their words can set the tone at the top of the firm and have far-reaching repercussions.
No one is forcing people to use “iel” with a gun to their head. But paradoxically, by making the pronoun the focus of attention, critics are inevitably making it more popular.
It’s one of the most common expressions used in French but also one of the most controversial. A linguist explains why “pas de souci” is no mere English import.
Learning a language has many benefits. It improves your thinking abilities and enhances your understanding of the world. Knowing another language can give you a leg up in university applications too.
A recent survey reveals a general uneasiness about using French among both francophone and anglophone public servants in administrative regions where bilingualism is required.
How we teach languages has not evolved much from the traditional grammar-based mode of instruction, and this approach alone marginalizes students’ existing knowledge and communication abilities.