3 ways to unite the teaching and development of oral skills in French and English in secondary school

In this article, our collaborators, France Legault, Maxime Paquet and Dave Parenteau, offer a few ways to maximize efforts and promote collaboration between all language teachers.

The National Assembly wants the end of “Hello! Hi! ”

In recent days, the debate on the use of English in Montreal businesses has once again been present in the media. The National Assembly has even just adopted a motion to counter the use of the "Hello!" Hi! ” typical of downtown Montreal shops. Let us take a closer look at what brought the debate on the language spoken by Quebecers back to work.

Spelling corrected more and more the norm

It's rather rare that major spelling changes are made in a lifetime. When this is the case, as in 1932 or 1990, it takes several decades before their integration and application becomes visible. This is what we are currently experiencing in the media with the circumflex accent and the types of features in particular.

Spelling: when writing without making mistakes becomes child's play!

According to an OQLF report, if the spelling assessment criteria were eliminatory during the single test in French in Secondary V, about half of the students would fail. Here are some ideas and resources, for the classroom and the home, to take on this challenge!

Learning a new language: possible and beneficial at any age

For cognitive reasons, it is often easier for children to learn a foreign language than for adults. A recent study indicates that the benefits of learning a new language on the brain are significant, for both children and adults.

The language skills of teachers: an essential asset to be assessed

Last December, the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) released a report highlighting the correlation between the language skills of primary and secondary teachers and the effectiveness of their teaching. It appears that excellence in this profession requires advanced skills in this area.

A free 100 % resource for improving English and other languages

While immersion is one of the best ways to learn a language quickly, practicing its various aspects on a daily basis also helps a lot. This is exactly what the website also offers free of charge.