Canadian French is dying, but bilingualism isn’t it’s killer.
Is French a dying language?
No, of course they aren’t. They’re both official and majority languages of multiple countries. Dying languages are ones with only a few speakers left, most of them older people. Which language is more useful to learn: French or German?
How much of Canada speaks French?
French is the mother tongue of about 7.2 million Canadians (20.6 percent of the Canadian population, second to English at 56 percent) according to Census Canada 2016. Most native speakers of the French language in Canada live in Quebec, where French is the official and majority language.
Why is French language important in Canada?
The Benefits of Being Bilingual: French Literacy in Canada. As a country with two official languages, Canada offers many opportunities for skilled immigrants who are proficient in English and French. Being able to communicate well in either language is vital in order to succeed in Canada.
Is French growing in Canada?
Reality: More than one in five Canadians state that French is their mother tongue, making it the second most spoken language in Canada. In fact, there are almost one million speakers whose mother tongue is French and who live outside Quebec