I’m currently going through the process of applying for another year term in Korea.
I’ve decided not to stay at my school, so I’m dealing with a recruiter to get me a new job. I just noticed this little mistake under the “requirements” section for applicants on their website. Most people probably wouldn’t pick up on it, but being that I’m French and from the East coast, I see a big mistake.
- Be a citizen from a country where the only official language is English. Canadian citizens from the Quebec Province where English is a co-official language must have been taught in English-language schools from junior high school forth to the university level.
I’d like to quote the Quebec provincial government on this one. As of 1977, the government states:”Le français est la langue officielle du Québec. (French is Quebec’s official language.) “. It’s not, “French is the official language, but English is the co-official language. They share the status.” As I always say, New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada. I’m not trying to wage a big government campaign to get the Korean government to recognize my province’s (New Brunswick) true official status, I just think it’s a really big mistake and they should know better. I mean, it’s even the first reference on the Wikipedia entry for Quebec!