Last year, Paul Leclerc (a current 3A in Jerusalem) published an infographic showing that most of the members of campus activities were French track students and that the majority of the activities functioned in French. This year, Nesma and Jackie decided to update his study with this year’s data. They found that while the majority of the members of activites are still French track students, the activities function more in English. Why is this so? They discovered that English seems to act like a dominant gene: Once an English track student enters the organization, the language of the activity changes to English. This is especially true when an English track student is the leader of the activity. Will this trend continue during the next school year?
By Jacquelyn Rudich & Nesma Merhoum