Language Identity and Diversity in Canada

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CAN218 - Language Identity and Diversity in Canada

In this course we'll explore sociocultural perspectives on how language and identity are represented in our immediate landscape and how we fit in Canada's multicultural vision for the future. The reality is that no matter what our status in Canada is, our language choices impact on the day to day creation of the unique and diverse Canadian narrative. The language we speak or need to learn, our customs, and our day to day interaction with others help define our roles in society, in Canada, in the GTA. What are our plans after graduation? After this course? How do we fit in Canada's multicultural vision for the future? Can the narrative be multilingual and not just multicultural? How can we use language as a tool for empowerment? In this course we'll find the answer to these questions and ask new ones. We'll learn about each other's cultures and work toward developing an understanding of how language shapes our identity and feeling of belonging in the making of the Canadian mosaic.


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