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Franglais

English and French are two distinct languages—there’s no denying it. However, the majority of people who speak both languages have a tendency of mixing them together. Some words, for example, come to mind easier in one language than another. Sometimes, this is done out of habit or simple reflex. Certain English terms are so common, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T09:49:08-05:00 January 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Franglais

Fall in love with a foreign language: Spanish

The fact that Spanish is one of the most popular foreign languages people want to learn is not a coincidence. Most bilingual people who speak English and French then turn to Spanish; since mastering these three languages gives you the ability to communicate with people in all corners of the world.  Spanish, undeniably, is an [...]

By | 2017-12-27T13:04:33-05:00 December 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fall in love with a foreign language: Spanish

German: “The Sister “Language of English

Are you bilingual and looking to learn a new language—one that isn’t English or French? There are so many complex, fascinating languages that it can be difficult to choose just one. If you can master the English language, then learning German will be a breeze. In Quebec, particularly in Montreal, English and French are two [...]

By | 2017-12-21T11:06:02-05:00 December 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on German: “The Sister “Language of English

Learning Mandarin: It’s Easier than You Think

There are languages that intrigue us, impress us, and make us want to learn them. Although learning a new language can be intimidating, difficult, and may at times seem impossible, with the right tools and instruction, there are no limits to learning a new language. Mandarin, perhaps, is one of those languages you might like [...]

By | 2017-12-14T11:48:09-05:00 December 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Learning Mandarin: It’s Easier than You Think

How to Prepare for the TECFÉE

Teaching is a sought-after profession, but the path to getting there can be tough. For many, the most difficult step comes in the form of a French language exam, called the TECFÉE. The test became a requirement in fall 2008 for those wishing to pursue French education programs in universities across Quebec. To succeed on [...]

By | 2017-10-03T13:49:15-04:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to Prepare for the TECFÉE

Preparing for Your Required French Exams

To be fully prepared to meet the important French tests during your academic or professional journey, or your immigration to Canada. To get into a university, or to land your dream job, excellent results in several French tests are needed. It can be scary and stressful to prepare for these exams, which can change your [...]

By | 2017-08-28T13:56:39-04:00 August 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Preparing for Your Required French Exams

Why Learn a New Language?

Whether your reasons have to do with travel, a new position, communicating with new peers, or to take part in simple activities like reading and watching movies and television in their original language, when we consider acquiring new language skills, there are no limits to what we can achieve. It has become rather easy to [...]

By | 2017-08-11T12:28:23-04:00 August 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Why Learn a New Language?

How to Spend a Great Summer in Montreal: Becoming Bilingual in Canada’s Cultural Capital

English: A ubiquitous and indispensable language in today's ultra-globalized world. Whether it’s to keep up with the latest reality TV shows—think the Kardashians—or to communicate effectively in a professional environment, a strong knowledge of Shakespeare’s language is a must these days. But it’s easier said than done. There are many ways to learn a new [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:50:48-04:00 July 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to Spend a Great Summer in Montreal: Becoming Bilingual in Canada’s Cultural Capital

Why is Montreal the Best Place to Learn English this Summer?

Summer is almost at our doorstep and many of us have already planned to spend one of the best summers of our lives, or plan to do so. Others may be planning big changes in their lives, whether it's working, studying, or moving. In any case, if your plans include Montreal, you can be certain [...]

By | 2017-06-14T10:43:33-04:00 June 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Why is Montreal the Best Place to Learn English this Summer?

Using Mnemonic Techniques for Second Language Learning

As an adult, learning a second language is challenging. Our expressions, dreams, thoughts, emotions and even our reality is shaped and defined by language. Learning a second or third language also means that we have to learn and adopt a new way to see the world. When we’re young, this comes naturally, and the older [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:19:46-04:00 May 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Using Mnemonic Techniques for Second Language Learning