phil03 Posted December 3, 2022 Share Posted December 3, 2022 16 hours ago, Bison44 said: Oooops! All my grade school french got me was detention. I did pick up some good swears from the french kids at school though. French Canadian swearing is best swearing, that just a fact! 8 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said: Definitely strange. Four years of O grade level French in Scotland was enough to more or less make myself understood in shops and restaurants etc any time I am in Paris or Montreal, but then I find small town Ontario dudes who must have sat through way more French language lessons than I ever did will start asking me for help any time I am in Quebec as if they had suddenly landed on another planet... We are getting a bit away from Soccer but IMO a big part of the issues we, has a country, have with bilingualism come from the fact that we just teach second languages the wrong way. We are obsessed with grammar rules and teaching the how when what we should do is just make people speak, read, listen to and write in the language they want to learn, so that they can absorb it on an unconscious level instead of batering them with stupid rules. Like, the number of time some English Canadian asked me why something was written a certain way and my reaction was pretty much ''Sorry, I have no clue whatsoever. For me it just is!''... I might be wrong but my take is that in Europe they have better teaching methods for languages. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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