I don’t live in Surrey, I live in Langley. I do spend a lot of time though in Surrey/Van/Richmond with school and work.
To those suggesting classes - I realize that CDs can only get me so far but the whole point of this was to do something productive WHILE DRIVING. I definitely don’t have time to take classes as I already am taking 5 classes along with working 24 hrs week… I could though easily practice at school(Surrey) as about 70% of my class is brown…
Why Punjabi ? Well, I’m a business student and I have always thought that it would be cool to learn another language that would actually be useful. I learnt French as a child but I’ve come to the realization that it’s practically useless: everyone who speaks french speaks English, there is way more people speaking Punjabi in B.C than French, I don’t really like french culture, it seems less applicable from a “business perspective” etc. Here in Vancouver it’s not uncommon to see job postings that advertise that Punjabi is required. Punjabi is the forth most widely spoken language in Canada ( English, French, Mandarin).
Why not Mandarin? I wont lie, I thought about it for a while… but… I don’t find Asian girls really that attractive, one the other hand, brown girls… F$ck me. That was the deal breaker for me. I have also heard that Mandarin is very difficult to learn.
Any more advice? The thought of trying to learn a tonal language seems VERY daunting…
How hard is it?
I’m from Abbotsford and worked contracting for a few years before going back to school. Many of the customers I dealt with spoke punjabi and the language barrier was often an issue. I wish I had even a modicum of knowledge of the language because my job would have been so much easier. Making connections within the community was great because it led to alot of business further down the road. Btw, are you going to SFU?
Oh and French was and is useless in BC. Unfortunately, my highschool did’t offer Punjabi classes until AFTER I graduated.