Language schools offer chance to hold onto heritage (with video)

REGINA — Speaking just English might get the average school-aged child by in day-to-day life in Regina, but for some, the value of an extra language not offered in schools is worth waking up early on Saturday mornings and returning to the classroom.

That’s a trend Tamara Ruzic, the executive director of Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) has seen growing in the past two or three years.

“In Saskatchewan, we’ve seen the immigration rates skyrocket, and we have seen a huge increase not just in the attendance in the current languages schools, but also we’ve actually had an average of 10 new schools forming per year,” Ruzic said. More>>>

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