Videos

I Want to Become Bilingual Because…

(2009, English, 7 min.)

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This video was produced by Canadian Parents for French to honour the many hardworking students studying French as a second language across the country. Students of all ages fill in the blanks to the title statement: “I want to become bilingual because…”

The answers are as varied and engaging as the students themselves, who represent the diverse and multicultural voices of elementary, middle and high school students in every province and territory. These students want to be functionally bilingual for all the obvious reasons and more—not just to have more university choices and career opportunities, but also to make more friends, have more fun, and even gain more knowledge for the sake of knowledge itself.

This video is, which includes 1995’s Proud of Two Languages as a special feature, is available free to CPF members and can be ordered online or by contacting Krystal Albert at kalbert@cpf.ca.

“Thank you so much for producing I Want to Become Bilingual Because. This video is quite exciting for us. We support all of the work that CPF does and encourage our community to get involved with our local groups.”

-Valerie Leclair, Program Coordinator, French Language Programs, Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, Edmonton Public Schools, 2009

Proud of Two Languages Video
(1995 [Revised 2009], English, 12.5 min.)

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This video was produced by Canadian Parents for French to showcase young Canadians who are using French as a second language. Canada’s new generation of bilingual young people speak for themselves in this video about their hopes and dreams and experiences. They talk about the benefits – professional and personal – of becoming bilingual.

You will meet seven young people who are working, playing, and studying in French as well as English. They have learned their French through early immersion, core French and then late immersion, and in bilingual 50-50 programs. Their interests range from business to the arts, from international affairs to the professions. French is part their lives. What do they have to say about their experiences? Was it tough? At times, yes. Was it worth it? Let’s let them speak for themselves…

This video is included as a special feature along with the I Want to Become Bilingual Because video. It is available free to CPF members by ordering online or by contacting Krystal Albert at kalbert@cpf.ca.

“[Proud of Two Languages] is not a “talking head” video with yet one more panel of experts. Rather, it is composed of the comments of refreshingly real people, non-actors … We are witness to miracle of the joy of learning. The genuine enthusiasm of the speakers is infectious … Proud of Two Languages is low-key in its approach. It avoids political issues, learned debate and lofty ideas. It is gentle persuasion in less than fifteen minutes. Proud of Two Languages is definitely worth our time. Chapeau CPF!”

-Dr. Roseann Runte, President, Carleton University, 2009

 

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