Langley’s French program grads sought

Canadian Parents for French wants to hear from people who were in Langley French Immersion programs.

French programs have been in Langley since 1978 and the parent-led organization has launched Where Are They Now? to reconnect with them.

“Graduates of French immersion programs include Olympians, journalists, engineers, Ministers, teachers and so much more. For many others learning French created some unique opportunity, be it socially, culturally or professionally. We launched the WhereAreTheyNow.ca project to catch up with French immersion graduates from Langley, capture their experiences, and share their stories to help inspire current students,” said Patti Holm,  president of Canadian Parents for French BC and Yukon.

As part of summer-long project, Canadian Parents for French is on the search for many of these graduates from Langley.

Jeff Chang graduated from the Langley School District in 1993 and went on to study engineering physics at UBC.

“I had no idea where French Immersion would take me, but in 2001, it helped me secure a job with a very international client base, many of whom were in France,” he said. “During those first few years I spent many weeks per year in various parts of France. It is unlikely I would have gotten the job without French and would have been impossible to experience the successful trips I have had without the language skills I learned in French Immersion. I believe that the early introduction has assisted me in picking up bits and pieces of other languages as I travel.”

To learn more about the CPF program, go to WhereAreTheyNow.ca. The group wants to hear from graduates from your community so that we can learn how they used their French language education after high school.

This project will help reconnect with French language graduates, digitally capture many of their personal stories, and help inspire the current generation of French language learners, Holm said.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley Grand Prix gala likely to outdo last year, organizer predicts

For 250 people, a chance to watch international-calibre riding while raising funds for schools

VIDEO: Walking to fight MS

Annual event draws 150 participants

VIDEO: Langley walk to fight Alzheimer’s took place outdoors and in

Second annual fundraiser at Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Semis catch fire at wrecker off Highway 1 in west Abbotsford

Crews called to scene at around 2 p.m., finding up to six semis that had caught fire at the wrecker

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Most Read