What’s Really Going on with Language in Canada?

What’s Really Going on with Language in Canada?

Language in Canada has traditionally been broad and diverse. Though historically, it’s long since been loaded in favour of its two official languages. They remain the dominant forces to this day. Wikipedia clarifies – “According to the 2016 census, English and...
In the Staffroom: Parlez-vous français? Say “Oui” to Learning French with Elisabeth

In the Staffroom: Parlez-vous français? Say “Oui” to Learning French with Elisabeth

It’s comical that the Brits love learning French above any other language, whilst claiming to be not so keen about its country of origin. And there’s no love lost on the part of the French either. They don’t claim to be GB’s biggest fans. The underwhelm is mutual. In...
In the Staffroom: The Spanish Language is Child’s Play with Silvi Hilman

In the Staffroom: The Spanish Language is Child’s Play with Silvi Hilman

Not all countries have their own languages, in fact, far from it. The native languages of many countries are rooted in their back stories. La Academia’s Silvi Hilman hails from one such country – Argentina. The World Atlas states, “Spanish is the most spoken language...
Travelling Abroad? Learn How to Mind Your Manners in a Foreign Language

Travelling Abroad? Learn How to Mind Your Manners in a Foreign Language

Learning to mind your Ps and Qs in a foreign language is an elementary task to get under your belt before setting off on your travels. Want to know how to say “please” in a foreign language? Asking nicely is never a bad thing. Here’s some starters for 10, (with...
The Language of Money: Don’t Get Caught Out Abroad

The Language of Money: Don’t Get Caught Out Abroad

You wouldn’t travel abroad without checking exchange rates and having some local currency at the ready, would you? Money is as important to foreign travel as it is in everyday life at home. You need it from the second you set foot off the plane, for a drink at the...
In the Staffroom: Discover the Joy of the Hebrew Language with Judith Romang

In the Staffroom: Discover the Joy of the Hebrew Language with Judith Romang

The Hebrew language is spoken natively in Israel and many Jewish-oriented places, including America, Canada and France, which are all home to sizeable Jewish communities. In addition to the varied geography of the Hebrew language, it’s also a fascinating language of...