Language issues.... - page 2

Wherever you are nursing, is language an issue? Strictly french. I don't get this. I wish I could speak french fluently but I am not classified as bilingual. Therefore, I am never successful... Read More

  1. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    What part of NB is predominantly english speaking? I am curious.
    As I mentioned earlier, I wish I could speak french. My husband is french. It seems as though, I try and try. Take courses of conversational french beginners etc...and it is lost within no time. I can read french very well not practical for communicating with pts. Anyway, thanks for your input.
  2. by   epg_pei
    I'm in Fredericton Sarah, and I would say from here south to St. John is predominantly English-speaking. I think French is more dominant as you move closer to Quebec or the eastern shore.

    I think I should rephrase an earlier statement. No matter where you are, being biligual is sure to be a highly valuable asset. I have tried to learn as well, to no avail.
  3. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Thanks epg_pei.

    I am going to NB this summer for 2 wks. Do you have any tips. I'd love any information you may have.

  4. by   epg_pei
    I'm not actually a native of NB, I'm from PEI, and I'm going to school here in Fredericton. I guess I'd recommend a trip along the Fundy shore, see the highest tides in the world and all that. Fredericton and St. John are both historic cities, worth touring. If you or significant other are into fishing, the Mirimachi region has the best salmon fishing in the world. Great rivers for canoeing too I'm told. And there are beautiful beaches along the Northumberland Straight.

    Wow, to heck with nursing, I'm getting a job with the tourism bureau. LOL
  5. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Thanks for the tips I really appreciate them. We are planning to go to the island as well. Anne of Green Gables and all that. My mother and father honeymooned in PEI. I love their pictures. Take care.