Francophone Education


Fusion - Pots o' Gold
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Pots o’ gold  Researchers sometimes illustrate the relative influence of English and French in a minority setting by drawing a balance that resembles a seesaw or teeter-totter. Now, it just so happens we renewed our poetic licence the other day, so let’s put it to use by describing what this research-inspired image is all about… Imagine your child perched on a seesaw that has a heavy pot of gold at one end. That pot represents the amount of English your child is exposed to from birth until he or she is old enough to vote. The sheer quantity of gold it contains means that your child will be able to understand and speak the language without any problem whatsoever.