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  • Jasmine Heesaker

Language Watch Canada (Apr 2019)

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

April 2019 Edition


I don't even know if I can really say, "better late than never" this time. The fact is, it's here now. So please, enjoy!

1. As native speakers decline, Indigenous languages fight for survival

(Apr 28, 2019)

This article explores the fight for Indigenous language survival.

2. ‘I have a new life, a dream’: New Canadians celebrate first ESL course at Perth library

(Apr 23, 2019)

This article talks about how the Perth Library opened its doors in order to help ESL students continue learning.

3. Loss of Indigenous languages is Canada’s shame

(Apr 28, 2019)

This article examines the issue of Indigenous language revitalization.

4. B.C. students compete to preserve Halq’eméylem language

(Apr 29, 2019)

This article celebrates the 6th annual Halq’eméylem language translation contest.

5. Michif app aims to inspire people to learn the Métis language

(Apr 8, 2019)

This article shares how the Northern Michif To Go app aims to increase the number of Michif speakers.

6. French language use in the workplace is on the decline

(Apr 12, 2019)

This article relates the sad reality that French is still not the commonly-used language in the workplace in Quebec.

7. How Charlottetown police are bridging language gaps in their community

(Apr 26, 2019)

This article delves into how Charlottetown city police are taking steps to bridge language barriers with new immigrants.

8. Kelowna residents say nĭ hăo to Mandarin language program

(Apr 21, 2019)

This article celebrates how a new language class launched at the Okanagan Regional Library in Kelowna has become one of the library's busiest programs.

9. Indigenous languages should be part of early childhood education, professor says

(Apr 11, 2019)

This article looks into some of the barriers that Indigenous languages could face if Bill C-91 were to go forward.

10. Teepee going up at UNB to honour Indigenous language teachers

(Apr 8, 2019)

This article talks about how a new teepee being put up at UNB will honour the International Year of Indigenous Languages, will be used as a learning lodge for students and faculty, as well as for traditional sunrise ceremonies and sweat lodges.

Find any other noteworthy language news stories this month? Let me know in the comments!

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