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Say Ça Montréal

“Learning to Learn”

On April 30th, the tutors of Say Ça! attended a workshop about learning strategies and informal feedback. Pamela Gunning and Teresa Hernandez-Gonzalez from Concordia University’s Education Department talked about actions that facilitate language learning at the beginner level, and emphasized…

Volunteer Orientation

Initiation

In March Say Ça! organized two training workshops for the 13 new language tutors and animators at Concordia University. The main topics of the training were Syrian cultural heritage and customs, nonverbal communication and active listening skills, literacy and education, and…

A visit to Biodome

The first cultural outing of Say Ça! was held at the end of April. Students visited the Biodôme, where they learned about Canadian fauna and flora. They also saw the Olympic Stadium, and learned about BIXI, the bicycle sharing system…

Restaurant Day

For Restaurant Day, students practiced their food-related vocabulary at Lafontaine Park. Food such as schwarma, za’atar, and mac ’n cheese were prepared for and quickly snapped up by hungry and appreciative passersby. Students and their families also had the chance…