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How has French enriched students' lives? CPF aims to let people know

Canadian Parents for French is reaching out to people all across Atlantic Canada who learned French in school, asking them to share their experiences.

Canadian Parents for French plans promotional campaign

Have you been able to spend time abroad because you studied French in school? Canadian Parents for French wants to hear about it. (Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Canadian Parents for French is reaching out to people all across Atlantic Canada who learned French in school, asking them to share their experiences.

The group wants to hear from graduates of core French and French immersion programs, as well as from French first-language schools. It plans to collect a database of grads, and put together a promotional campaign to encourage children and families to consider studying French.

"What we hope to do by finding graduates is to produce videos and posters that show the journey that people have taken by learning a second language, and where that's brought them and how that has made their life richer," said project leader Linda Lowther.

"This project was done in the west, and it's really interesting to see the journey people have taken by speaking French."

Video production to start soon

Anyone who studied French at a school in Atlantic Canada can take part by filling out a form on the Canadian Parents for French website.

CPF is encouraging people to sign up in the next couple weeks, because they'll be contacting people to be interviewed for the videos by the end of June.

The form to fill out to be part of the database will stay up indefinitely.

With files from Kerry Campbell

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