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Your ESL and English language learning specialist. Ask Dr. English whatever you like about the English language.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

CANADIAN, EH ?

One of the challenges of learning English is that the language changes depending on the English-speaking country in which you are in. Whether you are in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, or any of the many other countries in which English is the primary language, you will find the language changes. Not only are there distinctions in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, but there are also many cultural differences which affect how we use the language.

Canada is a bilingual country. What that means is that there are two official languages in Canada – English and French. In most parts of Canada, both English and French are taught in school and are mandatory to take in order to enter university.

Also, in most of Canada, you will find all products and signage is written in both languages – English and French. The exception is in Quebec, where French is the official language and English is not always found.

If you would like more information on CANADIAN, EH?, please email Doctor English with your questions at drenglish@vec.ca

1 Comments:

  • Hi Doctor English,

    I haven't visited here for a while, but it's great to see you back in action again, dispensing your ESL wisdom on the web. Keep up the good work!

    By Blogger VEC, at 10:55 PM  

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