Sep 26 2007

Parlez vous Cantonese?

Published by at 5:25 am under canadian politics,Globe and Post

A hefty majority of English-speaking Canadians want to be more fluent in French, according to a new poll from Angus Reid.

Hardly surprising, really. Who wouldn’t want to have a second language?

But Canada is a trading nation within a globalized economy, and French is just one of several international languages that will help our nation thrive. Here in Vancouver, we’ve already got a bit of a head start on the rest of the country.

We ought to be promoting bilingualism anyway. Making an intermediate level of fluency in a second language (not just French, but Mandarin, Cantonese and a bunch of other Asian and European languages) a requirement of getting a university degree might be a good start.

Let’s get the word out.

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  1. on 30 Sep 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Yeah, and if you want to do business with US companies, you can add Spanish to the list. :-)

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