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According to two Montreal women, abundant anti-Semitic content is now surfacing on TikTok, the world's fastest-growing social media platform

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Every Anglo who has moved away from home to Montreal, for any length of time, have all been asked the same question:Oh you live in Montreal? I didn't know you were fluent in French! And in response, we have to say "Yeah, well I'm not 'fluent'...". This is also moment when many of us will begin judging ourselves, wondering ''...but why aren't I fluent, yet?''. Stop punishing yourself! Learning French is a process, and not an easy one at that. We need to let go of the romanticized vision we all had of just moving to Montreal, learning French (simply through being here) and living bilingually ever after. Languages are not acquired through osmosis! It takes a lot of time, effort and humility from a person to become 'fluent' in any language. Not to mention, Montreal constantly poses it's own special obstacles, considering it's bilingual dynamic, implicit communication norms and a particularly unique dialect.

Yet, regardless of the reasons why learning French has been particularly difficult for you; We understand what you're going through, and we want to help. That's why we've not only broken down the struggles we know our fellow Anglos will/are going through when trying to learn French, but also provided some suggestions on how to overcome them:

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