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Intergenerational Meals

A couple of weeks ago, English and French students from CLC participated in the Intergenerational Meal activity sponsored by the NDG Food Depot. The students visited a senior residence in NDG and… 295 more words


My (Second) Dream Vacation: Montreal!

It’s been about a year and four months since I began learning French. The time surely went by quickly! I don’t feel like I am fully fluent in the language even though many of my friends think I am way advanced. 363 more words


Sara and me, the English tutor, lost in Paris

I now tutor five different kids when I am not teaching, babysitting, or running around Paris, but my first student who will always hold a special place in my heart for that very reason and who I still meet with on Wednesday afternoons, is 8-year-old Sara. 968 more words

The Transparent Classroom

“I learnt that I still have a lot to learn”

Maya Angelou

This is my first post for some time. I created a blog as a way to improve my teaching and collaborate with others who are also excited by how the internet can revolutionise how languages can be taught.

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Apprendre le français avec Easy French

If you haven’t checked it out yet, there are TONS of amazing videos on YouTube from Easy French.

Easy Languages is a non-profit video project that aims to help people learn languages through authentic street interviews.

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Croissant misery

America, we need to talk about your casual disregard for the sanctity of the croissant. It’s not a sandwich bread to be stuffed with chicken salad or sausage like some tawdry, half-stale silce of Mighty White; you can’t pump it full of grease and fried egg like silicone into an aging starlet – its simplicity is its beauty.  56 more words



Even though I already had once-a-week French lessons for about 6 months prior coming to France, my French was still not good enough. Fortunately I have some basic knowledge of Italian, which is quite similar to French in terms of grammar structure, so that I was not totally put off by the complexity of the language at the very beginning. 348 more words