Mr. Matt’s French Speaking Canada By Mr. Matt The Green School Spring 2009  Flag image source: Encyclopedia Britannica Onl...
<ul><li>Aim: Why is Canada a bilingual country? </li></ul><ul><li>Do Now: Write at least one complete sentence answering t...
Where is French-Speaking Canada? <ul><li>All of Canada is officially bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>The province of Q uébéc ...
How Many People Speak French in Canada? <ul><li>“ More than 9 million Canadians … speak French.” </li></ul><ul><li>There a...
What are the places to visit in French Canada? <ul><li>Montr é al is Canada’s second largest city. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ...
Why is Canada Bilingual? <ul><li>Colonized by the French from 1608 to 1700s. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonized by the British fr...
What Are Some Useful French Phrases? Au revoir! See you! Merci/De rien Thank you/You’re welcome Oui/Non/Peut- être Yes/No/...
What Some Most Important French Verbs? ils/elles sont il/elle/on est vous êtes tu es nous sommes je suis ê tre = “to be” i...
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  1. 1. Mr. Matt’s French Speaking Canada By Mr. Matt The Green School Spring 2009 Flag image source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online www.britannica.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Aim: Why is Canada a bilingual country? </li></ul><ul><li>Do Now: Write at least one complete sentence answering the Aim question. </li></ul><ul><li>HW: Practice some phrases in French. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is French-Speaking Canada? <ul><li>All of Canada is officially bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>The province of Q uébéc is monolingual: French is the only official language. </li></ul><ul><li>New Brunswick province is officially bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>In the rest of Canada, English is the first official language, French is recognized as a minority language. </li></ul>Source: Google Maps www.google.com/maps
  4. 4. How Many People Speak French in Canada? <ul><li>“ More than 9 million Canadians … speak French.” </li></ul><ul><li>There are French speakers in all Canadian provinces. </li></ul><ul><li>The most concentrated populations are in Q uébéc, Ontario and New Brunswick provinces. </li></ul><ul><li>Province and Number of French Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Newfoundland and Labrador 21,040 </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Edward Island 16,085 </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Scotia 91,055 </li></ul><ul><li>New Brunswick 312,280 </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec 6,739,050 </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario 1,362,025 </li></ul><ul><li>Manitoba 104,085 </li></ul><ul><li>Saskatchewan 49,355 </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta 204,795 </li></ul><ul><li>British Columbia 271,175 </li></ul><ul><li>Yukon Territory 2,940 </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Territories 3,165 </li></ul><ul><li>Nunavut 1,040 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 9,178,100 </li></ul><ul><li>Data Source: Statistics Canada, 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>www.statcan.gc.ca </li></ul>Fact source: Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages: www.ocol-clo.gc.ca
  5. 5. What are the places to visit in French Canada? <ul><li>Montr é al is Canada’s second largest city. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit museums, historical sites, go to shows and see movies in French. </li></ul>Photo source: Office of Quebec Tourism www.bonjourquebec.com
  6. 6. Why is Canada Bilingual? <ul><li>Colonized by the French from 1608 to 1700s. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonized by the British from the 1600s onward. </li></ul><ul><li>The British fought the French and won in 1763. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Seven Years War” aka “The French-Indian War”. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The French culture lived on, unrecognized from 1763 forward. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The motto of Qu ébéc is ‘Je me souviens.’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bilingualism officially recognized in the 1960s. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Are Some Useful French Phrases? Au revoir! See you! Merci/De rien Thank you/You’re welcome Oui/Non/Peut- être Yes/No/Maybe My name is… Je m’appelle… What is your name? Comment vous appelez-vous? Comment tu t’appelles? How are you ? (How is it going?) Comment ça va? Hello (good day) Bonjour English French
  8. 8. What Some Most Important French Verbs? ils/elles sont il/elle/on est vous êtes tu es nous sommes je suis ê tre = “to be” ils/elles ont il/elle/on a vous avez tu as nous avons j’ai avoir = “to have” ils/elles aiment il/elle/on aime vous aimez tu aimes nous aimons j’aime aimer = “to love or to like” ils/elles font il/elle/on fait vous faites tu fais nous faisons je fais faire = “to do or to make”

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