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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Linguistic Backgrounds

Toronto 2036 – How will it look in terms of diversity

By |February 3rd, 2017|

I received a newsletter from the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group today which summarized some interesting projected statistics taken from Statistics Canada. Here is what they say the make-up of the city will be in 2036:

Toronto will still be the Canadian Census Metropolitan Area […]

Irish People Attempt North American Accents

By |April 7th, 2015|

North American accents are diverse, ranging from the deep southern drawl, the clipped East Coast accents of Canada and the New Yorker’s relaxed speech. Here’s a fun attempt by a number of Irish people attempting to imitate North American accents. I imagine they would […]

The Difference between V and W – Practice with the Audio

By |February 14th, 2015|

The letters V and W are often confused because of related lip movements. But they are very
different for two reasons: when making a W, the air moves freely and the teeth are not
involved, whereas when we make a V, the air is blown between […]

Accents in the workplace – Linguistic, Regional and Class

By |February 12th, 2015|

In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA,) we have a tremendous variety of accents in the workplace and on the streets. While people often complain about foreign accents and newcomers regularly face discrimination for this reason, we can generally agree that such biases either result […]

Is There a Glass Ceiling Facing Non Native English Speakers?

By |January 27th, 2015|

I have often heard complaints about the glass ceiling facing non-native English speakers. And in my line of work, many new clients decide to work with us when they are in line for a potential promotion and/or are motivated after a performance review indicating […]

Canadian and American English: What’s the difference?

By |January 5th, 2015|

Canadian and American English have many differences. But while there are numerous strong regional accents, what we call Neutral North American accent is pretty much what we use in Toronto.

One of the main ways accents differ can be found in the vowels (as I […]

Australian babies understand the Canadian Accent better than the Australian!

By |January 2nd, 2015|

When we compare a typical Australian accent and a Canadian accent, probably the main differences are in the vowels. And it seems the Australian vowels are more similar to each other than the Canadian ones.

I have always found it interesting how babies are born […]