26.5% of British Columbians’ “mother tongue” is a non-official language, followed by Ontario (25.7%), Alberta (19.4%), and Quebec (12.3%). British Columbia has the highest percentage of language diversity of any Canadian province.
When a high school student in B.C. learns a new language, they get credit towards their graduation. Unless they’re a migrant student learning English.
Fresh Voices is campaigning to change the way the education system in British Columbia treats newcomer youth learning English. Ten percent of high school students in British Columbia are currently enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) courses. All students are learning English, it’s just those in ELL that aren’t getting graduation credit.
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