[EDLING:1618] An article from globeandmail.com

Francis Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 24 01:05:02 UTC 2006

Francis Hult (fmhult at dolphin.upenn.edu) thought you would be interested in the following article from globeandmail.com, Canada's leading source for online news: 

"Is it harder to become bilingual?" 
Paula Kirk lives in an English world. Her clients, her shops and her neighbours in Regina all speak English, the mother tongue of more than 17 million Canadians. But her children -- eight-year-old Eddye and 11-year-old Ella -- are being taught in French. 

Note from  Francis Hult: It's been 40 years since Pearson and Trudeau urged Canadians to learn both French and English. Now, fewer than 20 per cent can converse fluently in both, GLORIA GALLOWAY writes in the last of a series. Yet the appetite for immersion remains strong
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