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09-09-2009, 04:38 PM
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As long as the first thing he learns isn't "Avez-vous 18 ans", it's okay.

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Actually, it MIGHT be a good thing if it would be the second thing.

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09-09-2009, 04:39 PM
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French Class in Ontario is a joke. Ii'm done with French school wise and I can't even put together a sentence. Good to see that he's making an effort. GIVE HIM THE C!!!! Lol
English class is a joke in Quebec also. I was lucky enough to be raised by an english father and french mother. Don't trust the education system anywhere. Francophones in Montreal were learning the same english as francophones in rural Quebec. Ahh.. striving for mediocrity.. should be Canada's new motto.

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maybe all the players should learn russian, keep Markov company.....

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09-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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English class is a joke in Quebec also. I was lucky enough to be raised by an english father and french mother. Don't trust the education system anywhere. Francophones in Montreal were learning the same english as francophones in rural Quebec. Ahh.. striving for mediocrity.. should be Canada's new motto.
Well both father and mother are french, and while I still make grammatical mistakes in English, I wouldn't say it is that bad.

... and I was educated in the public system (well, international highschool). I really made a good step when I had to use it and speak in english. Same for Spanish. School helps you to read and listen... but speaking/writting is different.

So I expect Canadians to at least be able to read french and understand it.

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09-09-2009, 04:50 PM
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As long as the first thing he learns isn't "Avez-vous 18 ans", it's okay.

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Actually, it MIGHT be a good thing if it would be the second thing.
I am sure EVERY boy on the roster now knows this sentence is very important.

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I am sure EVERY boy on the roster now knows this sentence is very important.
yep
i was told that was being taught on the "off ice sessions"

Also, "Est ce que vous etes sur le pillule?"

and "non, pas de photos dans le toilet svp"

As you can tell, french is not my strong suit.

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09-09-2009, 05:02 PM
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yep
i was told that was being taught on the "off ice sessions"

Also, "Est ce que vous etes sur le pillule?"

and "non, pas de photos dans le toilet svp"

As you can tell, french is not my strong suit.
"non, pas de photo quand je fumes du pot" coulda been useful to micheal phelps.

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09-09-2009, 05:06 PM
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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?
I'm Canadian and take french classes but I'm horrible at french. Part of me doesn't want to learn french though so I can rebel against Quebec!

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09-09-2009, 05:28 PM
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English class is a joke in Quebec also. I was lucky enough to be raised by an english father and french mother. Don't trust the education system anywhere. Francophones in Montreal were learning the same english as francophones in rural Quebec. Ahh.. striving for mediocrity.. should be Canada's new motto.
I don't know where you studied, but my english classes were pretty good. I'd say most if not all of the people I graduated with were at the very least good in english and easily able to hold a conversation...and I live on the south shore of montreal where french is the dominant language by far.

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09-09-2009, 05:34 PM
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We were celebrating the "40 years of bilinguism" in Canada this week... Haha... funny fiction!

Bilinguism just goes one way in this country, it's well known.

But congratulations, P.K.!!!


You mean franco-ontarians?



Seriously, most Quebeckers aren't more bilingual than most Canadians.

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09-09-2009, 05:41 PM
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You mean franco-ontarians?



Seriously, most Quebeckers aren't more bilingual than most Canadians.
old ones only...
im young and can tell you my generation= triiiiii.

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You don't need to speak french in Montreal anymore...

Honestly it piss me off. I'm living on the North Shore and when I go visit my sister in Montreal often we go in restaurant or whatever and I would say 75% of times people will speak in english at me... The **** is that really.

Whats the country with the most official language?

I would say Switzerland.... French/Italian/German/Romansh
If anyone is still interested, South Africa has the most official languages of any country in the world. Their list sits at eleven current official languages and it may very well increase as more immigrants pour in from the north. If you think the language debates in Canada are bad, imagine SA where people protest for Universities to give courses in Venda (spoken by 800,000 people out of a population of 50 million) or for employers to offer jobs to people who only speak Southern Ndebele (spoken by ~600,00 people). Now many people may speak English or another more popular tribal language like Zulu or Xhosa but still demand to have their obscure, but official, language catered to. We have it easy here in Canada with only two languages, trust me.


Edit: Sorry that's way off topic.

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I wonder what BGL has to say about this

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As long as the first thing he learns isn't "Avez-vous 18 ans", it's okay.

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Actually, it MIGHT be a good thing if it would be the second thing.
WHAT!? That's the first sentence you learn. The next is "Voulez-vous coucher avez moi ce soir ?"

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09-09-2009, 05:52 PM
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Ya, this is true, and the US has a lot of language problems as a result. I mean, texas is basically at the point where a large majority of youth can't speak english.

Personally, even though I can't speak french, this is a big deal. Even when Grabo said he would put extra effort into learning english, us leafers got really excited. Then again, being able to talk to your coach is kinda needed, lol.
That's ********. You've never been to Texas have you? I've lived here 2+ years now...everyone speaks English, some just have bigger accents than others.

To say that the large majority of youth can't speak English is really ignorant.

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09-09-2009, 05:54 PM
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Koivu
That actually made me chuckle a bit. I kinda wonder who will be koivu'ed be the media for not learning french.

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09-09-2009, 05:59 PM
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But he is Canadian... aren't Canadian having French classes at school?!?!?!?
Yea its mandatory until you're in Grade 10 and 16 years old, but after that its all about you desire to learn the language. He's doing this so he can speak to the press in Mtl.

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09-09-2009, 06:05 PM
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That's ********. You've never been to Texas have you? I've lived here 2+ years now...everyone speaks English, some just have bigger accents than others.

To say that the large majority of youth can't speak English is really ignorant.
That was a really weird statement to make. Generalizations are always bad, it's like me make a generalized statement that francophones nowadays cannot speak proper fench based on hearing two francophones speak in the current slang.

One thing is for sure, I know a lot francophone people who can't write their own language properly and I don't blame them. I think the part of learning french the most I hated was the writing, I was great in everything else, but that writing man was that ever brutal, it just never clicked.

back on topic, what part about learning a new language makes PK subban a better hockey player on the ice?

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09-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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Yea its mandatory until you're in Grade 10 and 16 years old, but after that its all about you desire to learn the language. He's doing this so he can speak to the press in Mtl.
I know a lot of French Immersion students who even have lost the language. I use to be decent in French, enough to have a conversation but i have all but forgotten the majority of it because simply the 99% of the Country outside of the Quebec isn't using the language. Canada is bilingual in government alone, thats it.

I would be better off knowing Punjabi or Mandarin.

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He's crazy. What if he gets traded and never plays for Montreal?

French is useless if you don't live in the few places where it's spoken.

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That was a really weird statement to make. Generalizations are always bad, it's like me make a generalized statement that francophones nowadays cannot speak proper fench based on hearing two francophones speak in the current slang.

One thing is for sure, I know a lot francophone people who can't write their own language properly and I don't blame them. I think the part of learning french the most I hated was the writing, I was great in everything else, but that writing man was that ever brutal, it just never clicked.
Exactly. I think it's the same anywhere really. Where I live, Dallas, is like Montreal. For the most part, everyone is educated and speaks and writes the language fluently without making grammatical mistakes (apart from some pockets that are suffering from poverty).

As you get more and more towards the country, accents and slang get thicker. For example someone from Amarillo speaks English like my dad, from Chicoutimi speaks French. Thick accent, it's colloquial and not the "proper" form of the language, but they're still fluent and speak the language.

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He's crazy. What if he gets traded and never plays for Montreal?

French is useless if you don't live in the few places where it's spoken.
i know eh what if he signs in germany he should be taking german lessons right now that idiot

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Seriously, most Quebeckers aren't more bilingual than most Canadians.

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