Canada has two national languages: French and English. Therefore students in English-speaking Toronto, Vancouver and Manitoba are required to take French classes in school (or English classes, for the Québécois who speak mainly French).
Canadian citizens also have the right to receive federal services in French and/or English. Canada’s emphasis on the importance “bilingualism” is evident when you look at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s twitter account: each and every tweet is written once in English and once in French. (In fact, reading his French tweets is a good way to practice your French!)
But, the French skills that every day Canadians learn in school don’t always stick around, especially if they don’t live near the French speaking areas of Canada, like Quebec. Buzzfeed video gave a group of Canadian citizens a 5th grade French test, and let’s just say it didn’t go as well as they might have hoped.
Watch the video and test your own French skills! Are you better than the Canadians?