According to a Canadian Parents for French report, it is easier for bilingual Canadians to find employment and they average 10% higher take home pay. It is safe to say that having bilingual skills literally pays off. However, just 4 years after high school prom, only 18% of 21-year-old anglophone Canadians self-identify as bilingual. This begs the question: how can adolescents continue to learn French as they transition into the world of adulthood? Here are 4 ways to continue learning French after high school:
- Seek out bilingual and Francophone events
- Read your favourite book in French
- Chatting over coffee with a Francophone friend
- Pursuing courses at the post-secondary level in French
Maintaining your second language is an ongoing journey that takes extra effort, but the pay off is worth it. At York University’s Glendon Campus, we equip our students with valuable language skills in a safe and welcoming environment. We offer a unique bilingual university education where students can customize their experience to meet their academic, linguistic and entrepreneurial objectives. All twenty-two of Glendon’s programs are bilingual, meaning our students are equipped with valuable French skills upon entering an increasingly global workforce.
During the month of March, we’ve got you covered with all sorts of Francophone events. Offered daily from March 16th to 20th, March Break U is the perfect opportunity for students to experience university life with a mock lecture offered by a Glendon professor. On March 21st, Glendon is partnering with francophone colleges to offer La Journée familiale, stay tuned for more details. Finally, our Spring Open House takes place on Sunday, March 29th, 2020. Discover how French as a Second Language at the university level will help you succeed! For more information and to RSVP: https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/spring