Pample the Moose: Language Policy on a Global Scale

In this post marking my nine-year anniversary of blogging (less frequent postings now, to be sure), it seems fitting that my topic should be language policy.  I just got back from a two and a half week trip to Thailand and Vietnam, occasioned by a conference on language law and language policy in Chiang Mai, ...

Pample the Moose: Language Policy on a Global Scale

In this post marking my nine-year anniversary of blogging (less frequent postings now, to be sure), it seems fitting that my topic should be language policy.  I just got back from a two and a half week trip to Thailand and Vietnam, occasioned by a conference on language law and language policy in Chiang Mai, ...

Pample the Moose: French Immersion in Peel Region – Plus ça change

The Peel District School board in Ontario has made headlines this week for an all-too-familiar Canadian problem: burgeoning enrollment in French immersion, and limited capacity to accommodate the student demand.  Sadly, the board has resulted to a tried-and-failed approach to dealing with this problem – using a lottery system to determine which students will be ...

Pample the Moose: French Immersion in Peel Region – Plus ça change

The Peel District School board in Ontario has made headlines this week for an all-too-familiar Canadian problem: burgeoning enrollment in French immersion, and limited capacity to accommodate the student demand.  Sadly, the board has resulted to a tried-and-failed approach to dealing with this problem – using a lottery system to determine which students will be ...