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For Abbotsford residents, some people would be interested to learn Punjabi language lessons but unlike Surrey, this community is just beginning to grasp the importance of reflecting diversity of the community with their products, programs and own people!
Here is a list of Punjabi resources in Abbotsford that will useful for children and adults intentionally seeking formal instruction.
For your information- Punjabi language is the 3rd most spoken language in British Columbia and 2nd most spoken language in Abbotsford. Learning any new language opens opportunities for understanding another civilization/culture and breaking down linguistic barriers in interacting with people, for business/professional or personal reasons alike.
1) Gurmat Center
Punjabi Classes for Children and Adults
Every week from 5pm to 7pm,
Kids classes starting ages 5 to Grade 12
Call Jatinder Singh (Coordinator) for more details 604-855-0020 for summer 2012 program.
2) School District 34 (Grades 5-12 only)
In Abbotsford, Punjabi is offered from grades 5-12. Students can learn Punjabi starting in grade 5 at Harry Sayers Elementary, continuing in grade 6 at Eugene Reimer Middle School and grade 9 at Rick Hansen. Punjabi 10, 11, 12 and Intro 11 courses are also offered via the Abbotsford Virtual School. (Source: SD34)
3) University of the Fraser Valley (adult)
Punjabi Classes Beginners 1 and 2 for Adults
Register directly at UFV Continuing Studies Languages Course
Check website at www.ufv.ca
4) City of Abbotsford, Basic Punjabi Lessons (adult)
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Register at Direct2rec.com
If you know of institutions/organizations that are offering Punjabi language courses to public, please send us the information so we can update our list. Private tutorials is also another option that parents and busy professionals can take to keep their language goals for 2012 happen. Good luck!