Today we, children, have to go to school and have to take French starting at 4th grade all the way to 9th grade for mandatory reasons. The problem I have with this is why should we? We already have to focus on our studies and you’re just giving us another pile of stress to carry on our backs. I get the idea that they want us to be able to communicate with other provinces in Canada but you shouldn’t force us. We should have a choice. But worst part of it is that this will affect our grade. I don’t want to have to go to school and struggle learning a language that I barely know while my other peers have been taking it since it was mandatory to them. They are levels ahead of me while I’m trying to catch up.
Canada is a very open country to many different types of people. This will lead to children coming in to a country that speaks English, the universal language. The only problem is some of the children don’t know how to speak English. While they are trying to learn that language so they’ll be able to speak to the teacher and the students they also get upheld to learn another language. If they had known English pretty well then they would have been able to understand some relations between the words but they don’t and they have to learn two languages; one that will test their knowledge and put a mark on a piece of paper that will judge you and allow other people (i.e. high schools) to judge you, too.
Based on my school, a lot of people don’t like studying French because it’s a burden. We get a pile of homework a week. It’s pretty embarrassing when we have to do presentations and just having to worry about the language is a burden. I would have liked French a lot better if I were the one that chose to study it instead of having someone force it on me. We also have to go to a portable to learn French which is bothersome because of the cold air in the winter and snow that will have us to bring our snow boots. It’s pretty much how the saying goes: If you force it on someone, they won’t do it. If you give them a path, their decision will decide their own destiny. It’s also that if you tell someone to do something, they most liking won’t do it. But if you tell someone to not do something then they’ll go against everything you say, just to be controversial and go forward and do it. That’s why telling someone not to smoke, not to drink, not to stay up too long, not to watch a specific show, not to go to that party, etc. will cause them to do the exact opposite and take the risk just to show they will do whatever they want and that no one can control them. This happens a lot for teenagers in their rebel stage (i.e. Katniss Everdeen a.k.a. the girl on fire or the Mockingjay). Another example is when my cousin (who is also a teen) that was over-obsessive about Facebook and it was time for exams. Her mom was a bit worried about her because she needed to focus. Well, she still has her Facebook but when exams came she (based on information I overheard) gave away her password to a friend so that the friend can take care of her farm in Farmville.
…I am sorry but that is probably the most absurd things I have ever heard. I don’t see the fun in Farmville but I guess that’s just me.
Back to my point, I would suggest the government to change the ways so then the future children don’t have to suffer as much as I did (understatement), and will be able to live a carefree life (overstatement).