Canadians, and visitors to Canada, know that products sold in Canada have to be labeled in both English and French. It’s one of the things that Canadian customs checks for when products cross the border.
What you probably didn’t know is that these Canadian labeling laws make every trip to a Canadian supermarket AND every trip to a US supermarket a chance to learn more French. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve just gotta love what some politicians are willing to do for a good cause. Take Vladamir Putin the current Prime Minister and former President of Russia for example.
When the cause was a benefit concert for childrens cancer research in St. Petersburg, he picked up the microphone and sang the Louis Armstrong version of Blueberry Hill . . . in English! Read the rest of this entry »
People often ask me, “How can I teach my 3 year old French or Spanish?”
I always say, “First let me tell you how Angelina Jolie is teaching her children French.”
The first thing you should know is that she isn’t spending a penny more for her children to learn French than other Hollywood moms are spending whose children aren’t learning French. Read the rest of this entry »
During my childhood days, I always showed respect and admiration for those who were able to handle English language efficiently. I was born in a non English speaking country and those who effortlessly handled English language was given high consideration in the society. Since English was the most popular Global language, those with proficiency in English always got a better paid job either in my home country or abroad. Such was the importance of knowing English language that more and more youngsters turned to master this language. In today’s world everything has changed and the number of persons capable of handling English has grown drastically and hence the competition. So even if you are an expert in English, you will find difficulty in making your way through as you have to face a stiff competition. Since a large proportion of people are highly proficient in English, people have started searching for something that would help them to get past the competition. Read the rest of this entry »
Canadian French is the sub divisions of French that got evolved in Canada. Around 7 millions Canadians uses French as their mother tongue, which reflects the importance of Canadian French. It is almost similar to the traditional French language but with slight variations and depends upon various factors and one of the major factor is the geographical variation. Canadian French has different versions in different areas of Canada. Even though, English in the primary language, the strength of Canadian French speaking community cannot be ignored. Read the rest of this entry »
It is always an herculean task to learn any new languages and there are a lot of things that needs serious attention when someone starts learning a new language. Hurdles may rise in front of you and you needs to cross those hurdles successfully to master the new language. The ability to learn a new language varies in people of different ages and hence the technique and the time frame really varies in these cases. Read the rest of this entry »
Education is the major backbone of a civilized society and brings a different and unique culture into the society. In India there are a large number of Universities / colleges which offers varied and quality higher education, irrespective of caste and religion. So there has never been any difficulty in selecting the desired course and colleges.
But this is not the case with every one, as a large number of efficient and bright students are deprived of the quality higher education due to financial drawbacks. Many of the students are not able to afford the fees of higher education and they are forced to study some other courses which are of no values and interest.
This situation can be reduced to a good extend by making use of some of the available scholarship programmes in India. Here I would like to list 5 of the major Scholarship programmes in India, which can help the deserving and financially backward students towards fulfilling their dreams. Read the rest of this entry »