• Jasmine Heesaker

Language Watch Canada (Feb 2019)

Updated: Sep 10, 2019


February 2019 Edition


Better late than never!


I'm back with the second installment of "Language Watch Canada"! I hope you enjoyed reading some of the articles posted last month. Even though the month of February was short, there was no shortage of interesting articles to share.


Take a peek at what I have for you this month (in no particular order)!


1. More Schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

(Feb 10, 2019)

This article explores the reasons behind the growing number of Filipino language programs in Canadian schools.


2. Learning Mohawk on your phone

(Feb 12, 2019)

This article delves into how a Mohawk immersion elementary school in Quebec is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app.


3. Colleen Power helps elementary students make music, en français

(Feb 11, 2019)

This feel-good article talks about how children at a St. John's school are being inspired to use French to create music.


4. Meet 2 Ojibway speakers who are using Facebook to teach their language

(Feb 12, 2019)

This article touches on how two Ojibway speakers are using different techniques to connect with language learners across the country on Facebook.


5. Demand for French immersion grows as spots shrink

(Feb13, 2019)

This article investigates the rising demand for French immersion schooling across Canada, as parents hope to give their children a leg up with a second language.


6. Ojibwe Radio station teaching young people their lost language

(Feb 13, 2019)

The title says it all. This article touches on the journey that two men are on in the hopes of inspiring others to revive their lost language.


7. Robert Munsch’s new book features Algonquin language

(Feb 12, 2019)

This short article highlights the importance for First Nations youth to see themselves represented in content in order to preserve their culture.


8. Public agencies paid millions to national translation firm that stiffs its workers

(Feb 17, 2019)

This article takes a look inside the Able Translations scandal.


9. Classes in Labrador Inuit dialect return to MUN after more than a decade

(Feb 16, 2019)

This article emphasizes the importance of ensuring that Indigenous languages survive as they are critical to preserving culture and identity.


10. How Franglais became Canada's unofficial third language

(Feb 28, 2019)

This fun article talks about how Franglais became so widely-used and how it has shaped French Canadian culture.


Which article did you like best? Let me know in the comments below!

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