Podcasts

Let’s Talk Bilingualism

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages now has its own podcast! In this new podcast, we focus on the experiences of young bilingual Canadians who talk about the challenges and benefits of living in two official languages!

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Episodes

Let’s Talk Bilingualism - Episode 3: The advantages of being bilingual

June 16, 2022 - We’ve all heard the same refrain: our parents and teachers telling us over and over that speaking more than one language opens doors and gives us access to many opportunities that we wouldn’t otherwise have!

 
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Let’s Talk Bilingualism - Episode 2: My languages: Learning and maintaining

June 2, 2022 - My languages: Learning and maintaining (or a third, or even a fourth, for that matter) changes the way you see and interact with the people around you. But it certainly isn’t easy. In order to reap the benefits of the new language you have learned or are learning, there can be many obstacles to overcome.

 
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Let’s Talk Bilingualism - Episode 1: Linguistic identity and security

May 26, 2022 - Living in Canada, you’ve probably heard that being bilingual and learning a second language can offer lots of advantages. But let’s be honest. For all the great things it gives you, bilingualism also comes with many challenges—challenges that often go unspoken. And, as we know well, the challenges that come with bilingualism aren’t just limited to spelling and grammar; they also involve politics, culture and identity!

 
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Date modified:
2022-10-24