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Province launches website to boost French skills of Anglo students

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“Many stakeholders and rights holders expressed a need for better access to culturally authentic language learning in French and more learning resources,” said Education Minister Bill Hogan. (Roger Cosman/CBC – image credit)

The New Brunswick government has launched an online portal it says will bolster French-second-language learning resources for students in the anglophone school sector.

Education Minister Bill Hogan announced Tuesday in Hampton that the new “centre of excellence” website is now up and running.

This online centre was one of a number of initiatives announced last summer to improve education.

“Many stakeholders and rights holders expressed a need for better access to culturally authentic language learning in French and more learning resources,” said Hogan.

They also wanted to celebrate educators and successes in French-language programming, he said.

Site offers options for students, teachers

The website features many ideas for learning activities and opportunities for experiences for students and teachers at various grade levels.

For example, there’s a bilingual comedian doing a show next month about his personal experience learning about Acadian culture.

There’s a link to a YWCA program through which students can apply for summer jobs in French-speaking areas.

There’s an activity idea for elementary students to talk about winter clothing and outdoor activities and then get a free field trip to a provincial park.

Partnered with tourism industry

The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick is one of the partners in the new program.

“We need workers,” said Luis Cardoso, the group’s interim CEO.

“The sky is really the limit when it comes to careers in tourism and you can really elevate that experience through bilingualism," said Luis Cardoso, interim CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick.

“The sky is really the limit when it comes to careers in tourism and you can really elevate that experience through bilingualism,” said Luis Cardoso, interim CEO of the Tourism Industry Association

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