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Welcome polyglot Benny Lewis to Toronto!

Thursday July 24, 2014 – Thursday July 24, 2014 1950 The Queensway Map and Directions | Register Description: Benny Lewis, creator of fluentin3months.com and the world’s polyglot rock star, will be at Chapters in Etobicoke (Queensway location) on Thursday July

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French cooking class in Toronto: the perfect recipe for French learners

Ikuen cooking classes offer chance to master new recipes or rediscover old ones. Perfect for French learners at an advanced or intermediate level

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Nanga Def! Wolof Corner April 3

Nanga def! Come learn Wolof with Diskuto Spoken by more than 13 million people around the world, Wolof originated in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania but is also present in various countries such as France, Italy, Spain and in the US.

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Movie Night – Italian: La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Sunday February 9, 2014 – Sunday February 9, 2014 Map and Directions | Register Description: The film starts at 7pm not 6:30pm – so meet at 6:45pm outside the TIFF Bell LIghtbox (King St and John St) A film by

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With a Little Help from Miss Lo: Pimsleur Mandarin (review)

My daily trip to China As I begin writing this blog post, the American narrator with a serious voice demands to know when it is exactly that my colleague at the Bank of China, Mr. Wong, ate his breakfast. “Pretend

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The Beauty of German

Don’t judge a language by its cover For many, the first thing that comes to mind when you mention German, is that it is not at all a sexy language. I was one of those people who had always held

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Learning Portuguese with Duolingo (Review)

4.5 out of 5 Diskuto bubbles

Every couple of weeks we hear about a new software, platform or community that claims to be the silver bullet for language learning. Most of these tools are interesting; many are promising, but few actually convince me to dive in

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Au secours – I’m learning French!

French is easier with a button

Parlez-vous français? “Oui” might be the answer that all Canadians should respond with. But outside of Quebec, French fluency is not the case for most in Canada. Non-francophone Canadians start learning French in school at a young age. Several school

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: A Scandal in any Language

Rob Ford depicted in Taiwanese animation

Tracking Rob Ford coverage in international newspapers and foreign languages

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Does someone have the magic formula to learn English?

Struggling with the language, not be able to answer or even to understand what people say, that is the reality experienced by newcomers and pvtistes. Daily life becomes an obstacle course: find a place to live, find a job, browse the web in English, talk with native speakers etc.

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