Category Archives: French-English

National

Asked the class how many students whose first language is not French take classes in French. Very few hands up. Very regrettable at the University of Ottawa, a bilingual university offering substantially parallel programs in both Official Languages of Canada. … Continue reading

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Boycottage anglophone

From La Rotonde, le 13 février 2017. Summary of global news of anticipated interest to the readership. Compiled and summarized by Clémence Labasse as “La Parenthèse française et franco-actus à travers le monde”: CAMEROUN – BOYCOTTAGE ANGLOPHONE DE LA FÊTE … Continue reading

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Bien Sûr

Was at the Office of the Auditor General, 1983-1984. At the time, language training provided by the office. Available to anyone who wanted to attend, in circumstances where the classes were part of the earlier or later work day. No … Continue reading

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Hedley, Simple Plan, Richard Séguin, Canadien

Listening to Rouge FM. Hedley on; once again, a bilingual song. Hedley with Andrée-Anne Leclerc, “Kiss You Inside Out”: English version: Why can’t French element appear on English radio, given that English element regularly appears on French radio… Simple Plan, … Continue reading

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Mise en relief

La bilinguisme est toujours sujet à un débat au sien de l’Université d’Ottawa (U d’O), la plus grande université bilingue française et anglaise au monde. Un peu moins du tiers des étudiants ont le français comme langue maternelle et il … Continue reading

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Language Devoir, or…

So somebody asked “How did you learn French?” At Ridgemont High School. Back when one memorized declensions. Back when Latin was offered, and quite popular, as a means to understand other languages. Plus, all those Latin phrases for lawyers-to-be. Back … Continue reading

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Marilou…Bruises de Train…

You’re not alone In how you’ve been Pourtant, le silence a gagné Was driving home, listening to NRJ, a French station based in Gatineau, Quebec. Heard this song that mixed English and French. Impressed with the mix. Band on the … Continue reading

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