Society for the Advancement of International Languages (SAIL BC)

L2 Trends / Issues in BC


SAIL BC is proud to be the British Columbia voice for the Canadian Languages Association (CLA), which is a national organization committed to promoting a culture of language learning for all Canadians.Together with the CLA, we believe in the importance of Canadians maintaining and developing aboriginal, official, heritage and international languages. More here...

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BC is a multicultural province, and language classes at public schools, to a certain degree, reflect the province’s rich diversity. In addition to the popular choices of French Immersion, public schools offer German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian and First Nations languages. In fact, the BC Ministry of Education’s language policy requires that all students learn a second language in Grades 5 to 8. Students going to university are required to have a second language at high school level. More here...

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