While studying for the Canadian citizenship test, columnist Ayse Koca found the study guide’s tone to be unfair and patronizing towards newcomers prepping for an already difficult test.View More The Condescension of Canada’s Citizenship Test
Negative expressions using the word ‘black’ reinforces the hurtful and harmful ideas put forward by stereotypes, writes columnist Marcus Medford.View More Why Is ‘Black’ Always a Bad Thing?
Public health and safety guidelines change on a daily basis as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across Canada. Information is conveyed in English, French and sign language, but there’s concern that important and even life-saving information is not being translated for newcomers who don’t comprehensively understand either of Canada’s official languages.View More Sounding the Alarm Over Canada’s Language Gaps in Pandemic Information
Language barriers, migration trauma, cultural discrepancies and family responsibilities; women authors of diaspora are defying the odds, breaking through different obstacles to have their voices heard.View More Diversifying Canada’s Literature
Statistics Canada has released new data from the 2016 census that shows more than any other G8 country, Canada is a nation of immigrants. One…View More Closing the Immigrant Wage Gap: Is Speaking English Important?
Communication is more than understanding the words. I was always aware of language barriers when I decided to move to Canada. But I didn’t know…View More Communicating in a New Country
If you’ve ever travelled or worked abroad, speaking and listening in a language that isn’t your own, you know the feeling of lying down at…View More Canada’s (M)other Tongues
The latest Australian census data is in and it makes for interesting reading. Of particular note, 72 per cent of residents reported speaking only English…View More Australia’s ‘Spectacular’ Failure in Languages
Lucile Davier, currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa, has spent many years looking at journalism that relies on translating from a foreign…View More Journalism: What is Lost in Translation
Hiring multi-language speaking staff, creating real-time interpretation apps, even launching an ethnic bank to serve primarily immigrants, Canadian banking business operators are getting fiercely competitive…View More Banking: Fierce Competition for Immigrant Clientele