French help (need help again, Post #102)
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04-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pominville, Qc
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Didnt know what thread to throw this into, but im debating possible grad schools and im looking at McGill, how hard is it to get a job not being able to speak french, or how are there jobs that a little bit of french i could get by in, i wouldnt call myself bilingual but i can generally understand what is being said
Downtown won't be a problem, NDG, Parc extension you can get by. But you'll fall in the category of ' non-french speaking english workers of downtown Montreal', which is a sort of an issue for french natives. Not being able to be served in french, in a french nation... I personally don't give a rats ass but some people do.
When I was working as a cook on the plateau, one of our waitress ( charming and kind ) from Alberta was picking up french on the fly and was doing quite good, but she mentioned to me a few bad encounters with clients who were probably too snobby and up-tight to notice her good effort.
I'd strongly advise you to do the same effort and try to bend in a little in the culture because learning a new language in a new area opens up windows in a totally new culture, not speaking french in Quebec you'll probably miss out on a lot of things.
Montreal is almost entirely bilingual in the center and it's borders but either west or east it's also very uni-lingual, west is English and east French.
With only English as a start you'll find many jobs around the university.
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