July 14, 2012

Article: Cajun French Struggles for Survival

From http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/05/4611037/in-cajun-land-a-reveille-to-french.html

In Cajun land, a reveille to French heritage
July 5, 2012

There's a major effort in Louisiana, a state named for the French king Louis XIV, to reverse the trend [of language loss] and restore the French language. It's part of a resurgence in cultural pride, and there are signs that the decline in French speakers has slowed. Among the last hopes is the nation's largest French immersion program, in which every subject except English is being taught in French to kindergarteners through eighth-graders. Just under 4,000 students in nine parishes are in the program, typically with teachers imported from France, Belgium, Quebec and French-speaking African nations.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/05/4611037/in-cajun-land-a-reveille-to-french.html#storylink=cpy

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