Singing is a wonderful way to improve your pronunciation. Here’s an article which talks about the many ways you can use it to improve the pronunciation of individual sounds, linking and reduction and the general rhythm of the language. Later you can read more […]
Here’s an article on how many British citizens view Canada. An interesting comentary on how we are seen in the mother country!
How the Brits see Canada
What does the world think about us? This question is pondered by many Canadians, and often leads to us […]
This is a good overview of English stress, both syllable stress and sentence stress (which words are stressed in a sentence.) It is directed towards Spanish speakers but useful for anyone who wants to learn more about this area.
Pronunciation is the cause of […]
Here’s a personal take on developing cultural awareness.
Looking Another Culture in the Eye
I was born and raised in Minnesota, but as an adult I have mostly lived in Europe and Africa. I teach cross-cultural management at the international business school Insead, near Paris. For […]
Election 2015 Leaders Debate: Who’s winning the body language race?
Here’s a great video. Body language expert, Mark Bowden, discusses the body language of the potential leaders in one of the debates. Although I am not a Harper supporter, his body language is more convincing than […]
It feels odd for me to wish Happy New Year in the fall. But this Sunday, September 13th, marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year. And there are actually many New Years, some of which I wrote about a while back (read […]
I am always correcting my daughter’s pronunciation of MILK which always sounds like MELK. It is a losing battle since I realize that language changes and clearly the Canadian accent is shifting. I just hadn’t realized that MILK is one of those words. The […]