This section offers short videos that explain some of the issues related to exogamy regarding early childhood. You will find information and accounts to help you make an informed choice when it comes to deciding which language to use with your children.

Video 1, Rodrigue Landry

Title: Family, school, community: roles that encourage bilingualism

In this video, Professor Rodrigue Landry, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM), presents a model, the “compensating pendulum” (balanciers compensateurs), which explains how the use of English and French in school, in the family, and in the community influences bilingualism in children.

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Video 2, Rodrigue Landry

Title: The challenges of exogamy

In this video, Professor Rodrigue Landry, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM), discusses the particular linguistic challenges that exogamous families face. He also tackles a few ways to meet with success.

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Video 1, Dorothy White

Title: Your child and immersion

In this video, Professor Dorothy White, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, presents the options available regarding French immersion as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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Video 1, Jacinthe Beauchamp

Title: An exogamous experience

In this video, Jacinthe Beauchamp, a Francophone mother in an exogamous couple, talks about her experience with exogamy and the linguistic choices for her children.

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Video 1, Marianne Cormier

Title: Francization in preschool

In this video, Professor Marianne Cormier, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, talks about the choices available when selecting a day care centre or kindergarten for children from exogamous couples. She also offers advice for choosing a day care centre or kindergarten that will promote children’s language development.

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Video 2, Marianne Cormier

Titre: Francization in primary school

In this video, Professor Marianne Cormier, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, tackles the various approaches to francization available in primary school and discusses the choice of enrolling a child in a francization program.

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Video 1, Michel Doucet

Title: The exogamous family and Article 23

In this video, Michel Doucet, lawyer and professor, Faculté de droit at the Université de Moncton, presents Article 23 and its impact on children from exogamous families.

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Video 2, Michel Doucet

Title: Language of instruction and the Education Act

In this video, Michel Doucet, lawyer and professor, Faculté de droit at the Université de Moncton, tackles the legal aspects that determine linguistic choices in education.

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Video 1, Réal Allard

Title: Children from exogamous families and bilingualism

In this video, Associate Professor Réal Allard, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, talks about the various forms of bilingualism in relation to majority and minority languages.

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Video 2, Réal Allard

Title: Early childhood services: what language should you choose?

In this video, Associate Professor Réal Allard, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, discusses the language of service choices for children from exogamous couples and its effects on bilingualism.

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Video 3, Réal Allard

Title: Learning two languages at the same time

In this video, Associate Professor Réal Allard, from the Faculté des sciences de l'éducation at the Université de Moncton, explores certain preconceptions about children learning two languages at the same time, referring to bilingualism.

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Video 1, Valérie Roy

Title: The exogamous experience

In this video, Valérie Roy, a Francophone mother in an exogamous family, shares her experience with early childhood Francophone services.

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