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Looking back on English in Quebec City

Language is the main way we communicate with each other, the way we function in society, and frequently the way we identify ourselves. In Quebec, language has been a central theme of what it means to live in this province. Quebec society is becoming increasingly bilingual, especially for Francophones seeking to learn English.

This week we begin a series called English 101. We wanted to understand the reality of bilingualism as it's lived by people here in Quebec City. Susan sat down over coffee at Cafe Krieghoff on rue Cartier -- a traditional meeting place in Quebec City --  with two women who have seen language change gradually over time in their city.

Joanne Coleman-Robertson is recently retired from St Lawrence College where she worked for 35 years, most recently worked as an academic advisor. Gina Farnell is vice principal at Quebec High School, where she has worked for 30 years.
       
Here is part 1 of that conversation:
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Part 2:
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